Employment & Internships



Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

The Oysterponds Historical Society celebrates and shares North Fork culture and heritage by preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the history of the Orient and East Marion communities, and our place in national history. We are currently seeking a part time Office Manager.

  • Must have strong computer skills and experience with common Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Publisher. The ideal candidate will also have experience with Quickbooks, PastPerfect museum software, and contemporary non-profit CRM software.
  • Must be a professional, flexible team player able to complement the work of the Director and all Committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Self-motivated with superior organizational skills with the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong inter-personal skills, detail oriented with an eye for accuracy.
  • Must have strong customer service skills and the ability to professionally represent the Oysterponds Historical Society to the public.
  • Must have excellent computer skills with the ability to adapt and learn new applications quickly.
  • Must be able to work well as part of a dynamic team environment with other paid and volunteer staff, committee members, trustees, and the community.
  • Undergraduate degree in liberal arts or humanities is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include:
Performing administrative duties including tracking and organizing minutes of board and committee meetings; sending out materials and notices; maintaining the board directory and trustee files, event and program files, organization files. Run payroll and maintain human resources files, postings, and reporting.
Acting as the Oysterponds Historical Society’s reception desk, which includes answering general telephone and in-person inquiries within your capacity and routing other calls/visits as appropriate.
Assist the Director in generating appropriate letters of thanks and recognition. Generate and mail out as appropriate all membership materials.

This is a part-time position, offering 25 hours/week. Salary $15-$20/hour.

Please submit cover letter, resume and references by email to: director@ohsny.org

Oysterponds Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Internships are available for high school and college students who are looking for in-depth projects with OHS. Our internship program is a great way to expand your education in history, the humanities, and museum studies. Projects are designed to meet the Society’s needs and your interests.

Hours and duties are flexible. Internships are unpaid and can be completed in conjunction with your school to fulfill community service and independent study requirements. Talk to your guidance counselor or department chair about receiving credit for your work.

Interested in an internship?  Contact the Office Manager at office@ohsny.org


Interested in volunteering?
Check out volunteer positions here.

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