Historic Sotterley Plantation located in Southern Maryland about 60 miles south of Washington DC

The mission of Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is to preserve, research, & interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures & environments, & to serve the world as an educational, cultural, & community resource. Historic Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity organization.

Jobs Opportunities at Sotterley Plantation

There are so many ways to be a part of the Sotterley Plantation family! Positions, both paid and volunteer, all help keep this wonderful National Historic Landmark open to the public and remain an important part of our Southern Maryland landscape and history.

New job postings will be placed on the website as they become available.

Send Resumes to:
Mail: Historic Sotterley, Inc.
P.O. Box 67
Hollywood, MD 20636
Fax: 301-373-8474
Email: officemanager@sotterley.org


Education Coordinator

Historic Sotterley Plantation Education Coordinator
Part-Time 24 hours per week

The Education Coordinator works under the guidance of the Education Director to support Sotterley’s educational mission. Duties will include:

  • Coordinate with support team staff to schedule educational school-based field-trip programs for private, public school and home school participants at Sotterley or occasionally off-site.
  • Support teachers and schools who contract for programs, providing needed information and materials.
  • Keep database records of program attendance, feedback surveys and other pertinent information, able to use Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
  • Be trained to teach programs and train instructors using current methods, standards, and directives of the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • Schedule educational instructors to work K-12 programs.
  • Works to help train and schedule volunteer Junior Docents.
  • Helps to maintain, store and inventory educational materials used for programs.
  • Accompanies the education director to meetings with school and community representatives in order to provide outreach and market Sotterley’s educational programs.
  • Attends trainings offered by museums and educational organizations.
  • Helps research and gather information for program development.
  • Develops a good understanding of Sotterley’s grounds, buildings and mission. Learns and is able to give guided docent house tours.

Skill required:

The education coordinator must have excellent interpersonal, writing and organizational skills, being able to work and relate well with staff, visitors, teachers, and students of all ages, walks of life and diverse backgrounds to support Sotterley’s educational mission. Walking, hiking and other physical activity is often required. Prior teaching experience and education in the field with an associate’s degree or higher is preferred.

To apply, please send your resume with references to:

Education Instructors – Education Instructors work for the Education Department to present a variety of field trip programs to the many students who visit Sotterley Plantation. Past teaching experience is preferred, and educators must be able to work well with students of all ages and easily traverse Sotterley’s landscape. Educators are paid a stipend for each day worked.
To learn more, contact education@sotterley.org or send a resume to Historic Sotterley.

Internships – Historic Sotterley welcomes and supports college students in their academic and career goals. Sotterley has been fortunate to host talented, focused, and hard-working students from several local and out-of- state higher learning institutions. Sotterley can offer internships for college credit (upon approval by the institution), and Students can also volunteer or work for their museum experience when paid job positions are available. Students can fulfill their service learning hours at Sotterley, too. Interns from a variety of departments are welcome to inquire about opportunities including: History, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Curation, Marketing, Event Management, Education, and more. If you have an idea for an internship that is not listed, feel free to contact Sotterley to see if we may be able to accommodate your interest.
Click here to learn more about our Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteers are the heart of Sotterley, and some volunteers offer invaluable support on a regular basis during our guided tour season from May 1 – October 31.

  • Museum Docent: Sotterley Docents provide tours of the 1703 Plantation House that gives an overview of almost 300 years of site history. Training provided by Education Director.

  • Visitor Center & Museum Shop: Admission transactions and all areas of Museum Shop sales. Must courteously greet visitors and be comfortable operating a cash register. Training provided by Museum Shop Manager.

  • Audio Tour Guide: Needed on Fridays only to welcome visitors into the house and help monitor their tour. Audio tour guides are not required to learn the docent's guided tour, but should have some basic knowledge of the history of our site. Training provided by Education Director or Membership/Volunteer Coordinator.

To learn about all of Sotterley’s volunteer opportunities, view a full listing on the Volunteer Opportunity page, or contact coordinator@sotterley.org.



  Hours of Operation
Tickets and Admission
Tour Information
  •  Plantation House Guided Tours
  •  Self-Guided Tours
  •  Audio Tours
  •  General Visiting Information
Group/Specialty Tours
Colonial Revival Gardens
Land, Lives and Labor Exhibit
Things to Do
  •  Nature Trails
  •  Bird Watching
  •  Family Fun
  •  Exhibits
  •  Museum Shop
Visitor's Map of Sotterley
Photo Gallery
  Become a Member
The Sotterley Society
Ways to Give
CFC #13401
Corporate Circle Membership
Job Opportunities
Visit St. Mary's
  Wedding/Reception Venue
Corporate Events
Private Parties
Family Reunions
Photo Gallery
Calendar of Site Availability
  Field Trips
Field Trip Calendar
Book a Sotterley Field Trip
Day Care Outings
Homeschool Groups
Junior Docent Academy
Spring Break at Sotterley
  About Sotterley Plantation
Farmer's Market at Sotterley
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
Stay Connected
Site Map
  Preservation Needs
  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
Sotterley Today
  Ticket Sales
Plan Your Event
Photo Gallery
  Barn Bash
Family Plantation Christmas
Farmer's Market
Gala in the Garden
Ghosts of Sotterley

Homeschool Days
Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley
Small Fry Fridays
Speaker Series
Spring Break at Sotterley

Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

All National Trust members receive 10% off admission when visiting Sotterley Plantation.

Historic Sotterley Plantation    44300 Sotterley Lane (PO Box 67)    St. Mary’s County    Hollywood, Maryland 20636    officemanager@Sotterley.org    301-373-2280

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