Job Opportunities with The Mayflower Society

The Mayflower Society provides education about the Pilgrims, their contributions and what their 1620 voyage means today.  As the preeminent authority on the legacy of the Pilgrims, The Mayflower Society plays a crucial role when it comes to increasing public awareness of the importance of the Pilgrims’ lives and legacies, as well as maintaining the highest standards possible for genealogy research into the lineage of the Mayflower Pilgrims.

Along with our 12 Executive Committee members, the officers of our 54 Member Societies and many dedicated volunteers that fill a myriad of roles, our mission is supported by a growing staff at our international headquarters in Plymouth, MA.

Employment Opportunities:

To apply:  Send your letter of interest and resume to

Research Center Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Full Time Position: Management


The General Society of Mayflower Descendants is seeking a Research Center Director to oversee its Research Center and staff. The Research Center Director, a member of senior management, leads the genealogy team in the application and verification process, and oversees all research functions. The Research Center Director is responsible for collaborating with Member Society Historians. This position reports to the Executive Director.


    • Manage and develop large staff
    • Directs the preliminary and verification process of lineage applications;
    • Oversees and directs research functions
    • Analyzes and recommends process efficiencies without sacrificing quality;
    • Responsible for staff and contractor training, coaching, development and schedules;
    • Manage the annual department budget
    • Maintains regular and productive communication with Society Historians. 
    • Create, edit and facilitate on-going programs for genealogy training (including videos, tutorials and the Historian’s Manual);
    • Coordinates with the Historian General on lineage and genealogy questions.
    • Coordinates with Silver Books Project Director and DNA Project Chair on research.
    • Implements an on-going plan for records retention,
    • Digitization of application files and documents in accordance with GSMD recordkeeping policies;
    • Hire, recruit and manage Research Center staff
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.



    • M.A. Degree with demonstrated experience in management;
    • Demonstrated experience in managing a team with technically varied backgrounds
    • Understanding of advanced genealogical methods recommended but not required;
    • Skilled in various computer programs including business and genealogy software;
    • Strong interpersonal, writing, communication and organizational skills.
    • Ability to multitask
    • Experience working with nonprofit organizations and communicating with a Board of Directors

Relocation stipend negotiable.

To apply: Send letter of interest and resume to

Staff Accountant

Reports to: Director of Finance

weekly hours: 24-28


Performs a wide range of accounting tasks to support the Director of Finance.  Creates, updates and maintains Excel spreadsheets, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions.  Inputs financial transactions into various software programs.  Assists with special projects as needed.


  • Assist with month-end close process including but not limited to creating/posting journal entries and maintaining reconciliations for balance sheet accounts
  • Create, update, and maintain various Excel spreadsheets (i.e. prepaids, payroll, fixed assets, etc.)
  • Process invoices and assist with weekly check run process
  • Enter financial transactions into various software programs
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Assist with month-end reconciliations of sales and bank accounts
  • Investigate and resolve variances
  • Provide assistance with processing bi-weekly payroll (process time sheets and enter data into payroll software)
  • Compile reports/data for month-end close, fiscal year-end audit, annual budget, and miscellaneous projects that arise
  • Other duties as needed or required


REQUIRED:   Proficient in Excel.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Positive, professional attitude; an ability to work individually and as part of a team.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.  The ability to take & learn from direction.  The ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary information.

PREFERRED: Experience with QuickBooks a plus.