The Wellesley Historical Society

229 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Date Posted:
August 08, 2018

Central Massachusetts





The Wellesley Historical Society seeks a collaborative, energetic and experienced professional for the position of Curator. This part-time role reports to the Executive Director and provides an opportunity to develop and take ownership of new exhibits for the Society. The Curator will be responsible for maintaining, preserving, documenting and educating the public on the collections.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in History or related field with nonprofit, professional experience. Master’s degree is preferred. Grant writing proficiency and successful grant management, exhibit development and installation experience, Past Perfect and research skills, and collections management and preservation experience are required. 3-5 years of curatorial experience required. Must possess strong public-speaking skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, and an enthusiasm for local history.
How To Apply:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to
Apply by:
September 17, 2018
About this Organization:

The Wellesley Historical Society was founded in 1925 and incorporated in 1965. Until 1975 it resided in a number of locations, including the Town Hall and the Wellesley Hills Branch Library. In 1975 the Dadmun-McNamara House was purchased from the McNamara family for $1 and moved to its current location at 229 Washington Street. The house had been built in 1824 by Daniel Dadmun, one of the early tollkeepers on the Worcester Turnpike.

The mission of the Society is to serve as the historical resource center for the town of Wellesley; to provide educational programs; to collect, interpret, and display materials pertaining to the history of the town and its people; to inspire public involvement in and appreciation of its heritage and culture.

The Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization funded entirely by membership dues, the annual appeal, fundraising events, and grants. The Society receives no funds from the tax rolls of Wellesley or the state.