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Outreach Coordinator

Recruitment #21-002711-0079


The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, is seeking to hire a full time Outreach Coordinator for the Jefferson Patterson and Museum (JPPM). Located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, JPPM is home to over 65 archaeological sites, more than 30 historic buildings and structures, and the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. JPPM supports the preservation of Maryland's cultural resources and connects people to the past through the preservation and interpretation of our onsite historical and archaeological resources.




10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide support to JPPM programs by recruiting, scheduling and supervising volunteers for programs, tours, projects and events; managing social media accounts; assisting with website updates; and conducting offsite outreach activities at relevant local and regional institutions, organizations, and events to promote and support park activities. In addition, the position will provide visitor services to onsite guests and respond to offsite inquiries related to JPPM programming and operations.

Work hours are flexible and include evenings and weekends.


Develop and maintain a volunteer program at JPPM including recruiting volunteers; developing volunteer policies, procedures, and standards for volunteer service; managing volunteer orientation, training, and recognition; scheduling all volunteer activity; and serving as the point of contact for communications between volunteers and JPPM staff.

Enhance JPPM’s online presence by developing and managing JPPM’s social media accounts. This includes working with JPPM staff including the Education Department, MAC Lab, and Marketing Coordinator to post interpretive content and notify the public of all events and programs through social media outlets.

Conduct offsite outreach activities to promote and support park activities. This will include attending community fairs and festivals; interfacing with Calvert County Library to promote JPPM activities; coordinating with JPPM staff and Marketing Coordinator on items to promote; printing and distributing flyers, signs, and promotional materials to the public; and building relationships with local organizations such as neighboring parks and museums.

Conduct public satisfaction surveys and integrating that data with website and social media metrics to analyze the success and impact of educational and outreach programming. 

Assist with editing and maintaining the JPPM website and calendar of events.

Provide staff coverage at JPPM’s Visitor Center and participate in JPPM events and programming.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One (I) year experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Experience with web page design and publishing. 

The ability to interpret the results and take action to increase the effectiveness of social media campaigns.

Experience developing and managing a volunteer program.  

Experience using various data sources to analyze the success and impact of educational and outreach programming.

Experience conducting public satisfaction surveys and using that data to inform program revision and development.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management
Recruitment and Examination Division  
301 W. Preston St., Suite 608  
Baltimore, MD 21201

Attn: For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950.  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.