The Massachusetts Historical Society is a center of research and learning dedicated to a deeper understanding of the American experience. Through its collections, scholarly pursuits, and public programs, the Society seeks to nurture a greater appreciation for American history and for the ideas, values, successes, and failures that bind us together as a nation. Over the past decade we have made great strides in making our resources available to a wider public, both to meet our mission and to increase support. This aim has been greatly enhanced by the use of technology, especially through an improved website. Our public programs and exhibitions play a central role in reaching the public and dispensing knowledge. Exhibitions highlight our collections or important themes and events, attracting a growing audience. Our education programs, designed to enhance the teaching of history to school-age audiences, have grown substantially. Through its activities the MHS has built a national and international network of scholars who work in the fields in which we focus. The MHS operates with a staff of 45 and a $5.3 million budget.
The Controller reports to the Director of Finance and Administration, working closely with him to ensure the Society’s business operations are managed in an efficient and cost-effective manner and support the mission of the MHS. The individual serving as Controller may succeed the Director of Finance and Administration at his retirement.
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Applications, including cover letter, CV, and three references will be accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 13, 2016.