Historic Site Manager

Spring Hill Historic Home & Underground Railroad Site

Applications due May 16, 2021 by 5:00pm.

Emailed applications may be sent to
Mailed applications may be mailed to:
Spring Hill Historic Home Attn: Jobs
1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, Massillon, Ohio 44646

Spring Hill Historic Home & Underground Railroad Site is a privately-funded historic home and site located in Massillon, Ohio, open to the public since 1973. It was inhabited from the 1820s to the 1970s by the Rotch and Wales families, strong supporters of the abolitionist movement who opened their home to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. The Ohio Friends of Freedom Society and the National Park Service recognize Spring Hill as an Underground Railroad site.

Spring Hill’s mission is “to preserve unimpaired for future generations the house, outbuildings and grounds known as Spring Hill; to interpret Spring Hill and the families who lived there in light of their historical importance; and to maintain Spring Hill as an historic site open to the public.”

The Spring Hill Board of Trustees are seeking a dynamic, creative, self-motivated individual who is passionate about history and public programming; exhibits strong project management and organizational skills; and is looking for new challenges to lead volunteers and board members in celebration of Spring Hill’s bicentennial in 2021 and to reopen the site after a year of closure during the pandemic.


The Historic Site Manager’s most important responsibility is active engagement with the community regarding Spring Hill Historic Home & Underground Railroad Site. This active engagement assumes many different forms including communication; outreach; event creation; and program planning while stimulating attendance and contributions.

The community in which Spring Hill resides is comprised of numerous local civic organizations, non-profit groups, cultural assets, churches, and schools. It is located only a few miles from a revitalized downtown and is actively engaged as a major partner in community events and projects.       

If the engagement is the activity, and the community is the target audience, then the key to success is synchronizing these many moving parts, like a conductor of an orchestra, with support from the volunteers who are the backbone of Spring Hill.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Public Relations/Publicity
    1. writes news releases
    2. maintains media contacts    
    3. attends meetings (tourism, city partnerships, etc.)
    4. reads & acts on state & county tourism mailings
    5. represents Spring Hill in the community
  2. Programming
    1. leads planning of calendar of events / develops new opportunities in cooperation with the Collections Committee
    2. coordinates projects and programs
    3. works in cooperation with Activities/Women’s Committee to facilitate implementation & encourage involvement    
    4. reviews effectiveness of offerings
    5. manages rental of property
  3. Tours:
    1. schedules & organizes all tours
    2. recruits/trains/schedules Tour Guides
    3. receives payments / records attendance
    4. updates / writes tour materials
  4. Office Management
    1. responds in a timely manner to inquiries: phone/email/USPS
      -including filing/delegating to responsible person
    2. coordinates needed updates to website    
    3. manages social media platforms
    4. inventories gift shop / places order to maintain stock
    5. maintains board & committee minutes/financials for institutional archives
    6. develops budget in cooperation with the board & create reports
    7. reports directly to the President of the Board of Trustees
    8. manages volunteers    


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required
  • Museum experience preferred    
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills    
  • Strong computer operating system and database management experience. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products that include Word, Excel, Power Point, and Office 365    
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally    
  • Ability to work successfully with members, Board of Trustees, volunteers, and the general public    
  • Ability to function in a fast- paced environment with time constraints, and within established deadlines    
  • Ability to speak effectively with the public to communicate Spring Hill’s mission    
  • Ability to function and act independently    

Salary Range:

  • 40 hours per week, for 50 weeks per year
  • Annual salary of $30,000
  • 5 sick days per year. Paid vacation accrues after one year of employment. Some paid holidays.

Required Application Materials:

  • Cover letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Review of applications will be accepted through May 16, 2021 at 5:00pm
  • Walk-ins and phone calls will not be accepted.
  • Emailed applications may be sent to
  • Mailed applications may be mailed to:
    • Spring Hill Historic Home
    • Attn: Jobs
    • 1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, Massillon, Ohio 44646

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