Byway Manager
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

Job Description:
The Byway Manager is a grant funded position, administered by Dorchester County Tourism. The Byway Manager will work under the direction of the Dorchester County Tourism Director. This individual will serve as a grassroots organizer, project and grant manager, and contact person to implement the Corridor Management Plan and the Interpretive Plan for the 125-mile HTURR Byway through Caroline and Dorchester Counties, MD and to coordinate with Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and ultimately Canada.

Primary management tasks include:
● Coordinate with partner organizations to begin planning for the Tubman 200th .
● Coordinate with byway leaders in Pennsylvania, New York and Canada to strengthen the byway through sharing best practices for product development in Maryland.
● Determine priority projects for the byway and pursue outside funding for implementation.
● Serve as the primary point of contact for information about the Byway, including but not limited to website and social media.
● Apply for project grants, maintain and prepare reports for grants and other funding sources.
● Encourage sound conservation and stewardship to ensure the essential long-term sustainability of the Byway.
● Assist in promoting volunteer led activities and events along the Byway.
● Assist in marketing the Byway in cooperation with partner organizations.
● Assist in organizing events and projects along the Byway, including serving as a liaison to the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Education, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, History, Outdoor Recreation, Urban Planning, or a closely related field. Applicants should have at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Experience in grant writing, community organizing, small business development, project management, or developing and sustaining interpretive byway/trail systems is a plus.

50-week part-time position, with a maximum of 20 hours per week for the period of employment (one year). Year two may expand to full-time, pending grant funds. Mileage and travel expenses will be reimbursed through the departments operating expenses.

Dorchester County Gvmt seeking part time Byway Manager for the Harriet Tubman Byway. $22 per hour, no benefits. Coordinate with local and regional partners, grants and project management and marketing. BA in Communication, Education, Museum Studies or closing related field. 2 years of relevant work experience preferred.

Please submit a completed County application to HR, 501 Court Lane, Cambridge, MD 21613 by January 8, 2021 for best consideration.. This position will remain open until filled.  Application can be downloaded at