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Job Opportunities with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants provides education and understanding of why the Pilgrims were important, how they shaped western civilization, and what their 1620 voyage means today. As the preeminent authority on the legacy of the Pilgrims, GSMD plays a crucial role when it comes to increasing public awareness of the importance of the Pilgrim’s lives and legacies as well as maintaining the highest standards possible for genealogy research into the lineage of the Pilgrims.
Along with our 12 Executive Committee members, the officers of our 53 Member Societies, and many dedicated volunteers that fill a myriad of roles, GSMD’s mission is supported by a growing staff at our national headquarters in Plymouth, MA.

Open job positions 

Sales Manager
Responsible for the management and oversight of the Mayflower Society House Gift Shop and GSMD webstore including merchandise development, inventory management, sales promotion and sales results.  As a GSMD representative to our membership, provide excellent customer service for Society sales and promotion of items, fulfilling all customer sales for incoming orders received by telephone, email and website, from receipt to shipping. Working with Insignia Committee Chair, effectively support Insignia sales, coordinate reordering of low inventory items and in sourcing and researching new products.
Download the full job description here. 
To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to by April 10th, 2018.


Genealogist: Lineage Verification Supervisor
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) has a full-time opening in the Department of Genealogy and Research Services at its Plymouth headquarters. This position will work as part of a team to process membership applications, by evaluating lineage information and documentation for completeness, validity, and correctness.  Extensive experience in professional genealogical research and methods is key to this role. We expect a qualified candidate will need to learn what is unique about the Mayflower Society processes before completely assuming full supervisory responsibilities. 
The position will oversee and manage workloads and be responsible for training and coaching of staff.  The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying process improvements to enhance efficiencies without sacrificing quality.  Position serves as an ambassador to our state society volunteers in support of their new applicants for membership.
Download the full job description here. 
To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to by April 16th, 2018.


If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for GSMD’s Research Library or the Mayflower Society House, please email


If you do not see a job listing here, but feel as if you would make a great addition to our staff please email your resume and a cover letter to


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