Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time




1555 Village Lane
New York
United States


The Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS), is looking for an Executive Director (ED) to lead us for our next chapter. Located in bucolic Orient, NY at the tip of Long Island’s North Fork, OHS has a remarkable collection of documents, art and historical objects housed in seven historic buildings on our verdant campus. 

Celebrating our 75-year anniversary in 2019, OHS serves as the cultural hub of our dynamic local community, which includes long-time residents with roots going back generations as well as more recent arrivals, and part-time and summer residents. 

With dedicated staff and committed volunteers, a fully engaged Board of Directors, and a broad base of donor support, this is an opportune moment for the right person to build on our stable financial position and growing momentum. We are looking for a new leader to shape strategy, deliver our exhibitions, programs, and events to the public with a high level of excellence and oversee our general and fiscal management. The ED will also be the primary face to the community and our chief fundraiser and marketer. 

We are looking for an individual who has strong experience in management, a passion for interpreting history, and enthusiasm for fundraising, and who embraces innovation and collaboration. The full job description is located here. Please submit your cover letter and resume to EDSearch@ohsny.org. For more information about OHS visit our website www.ohsny.org.


Commensurate with experience.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree