Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society seeks paid director

Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society is looking to fill its director position, and for the first time it will be a paid job.

The board of directors decided last month to add a $100 per week salary for a part-time employee to work about five hours a week, helping the organization boost membership and get in touch with the community, using social media.

“We’re looking for a self-starter, but someone who would recognize it’s not a traditional employment situation,” said board president Nicholas Planamento.

Mr. Planamento said he wants all applicants to have three ideas for how they would help the organization with such items as holding a membership drive, writing grants or suggesting how they could incorporate an event with Love Lane for Valentine’s Day.

“The candidate will ideally be from our community or a family who has been here for a long time,” he said. “They must certainly have an interest in local history, our community and volunteerism or nonprofits.”

The organization has already received inquiries from “two super people with a strong track record with working for nonprofit organizations,” Mr. Planamento said.

Call (631) 948-0143 if you’re interested in the position or send your thoughts or résumé to [email protected].

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