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North Fork historical society seeks director

The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society maintains a group of

The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society maintains a group of historic buildings as a museum on Main Road in Mattituck. (Jan. 10, 2011) Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society is looking for a paid, part-time director to help shape the future of the organization that’s nearing its 50th anniversary.

This is the first time the society has considered adding a paid position, said President Nicholas Planamento. It is currently run by about eight officers, all volunteers, and about 80 other members that assist with various events.

Planamento said the board decided late last year to seek a paid director to help achieve continuity and long-term goals.

“We have a graying population of members,” he said. “Historically, we have fabulous volunteers but like any organization that is strictly volunteer, it’s very hard to achieve long-term planning when people come and go.”

The director will be required to work five hours a week at $100 per week. Initially, the position will be filled for a three-month trial period, Planamento said.

“We operate on a very strict budget,” he said. “So this is basically a $1,200 commitment to see if this idea works.”

He said the ideal candidate is someone not currently an officer at the society that lives in the community and has time to dedicate to the job. Rather than give a job description, the society would like the applicant to submit his own ideas about how he can help the organization.

To inquire about the position or apply, contact Planamento at 631-948-0143 or


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