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Type of Opening
Old Governor’s Mansion
Full Time Staff
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
Job Summary/Basic Function
Under the supervision of the Director of the Old Governor’s Mansion, the Curator plans and coordinates the museum’s tourism programs, develops and implements educational programming, outreach, and docent programs. The Curator also serves as a curator of the Mansion collection; assists in providing archival and accession file maintenance; maintains the Mansion’s website and social media pages; conducts historical research; assists the Director in soliciting donations for the museum; develops and coordinates special events; and writes grants to support the Mansion’s programming and initiatives. In addition, the Curator will all also train and supervise all paid museum interpreters, students, and graduate assistants. Finally, the Curator will be responsible for the development and implementation of programming at the Sallie Ellis Davis Cultural Arts Center.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities
Extensive historical knowledge
Knowledge of educational programming and curriculum standards
Understanding of basic curatorial practices and methodology
Knowledge and understanding of museum ethics and principles
Knowledge of historic preservation
Knowledge of Georgia and US history
Understanding of the operations of a non-profit entity
Proven success in the development and implementation of educational programming
Ability to effectively communicate and work in a public environment
Ability to deal with a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders
Confidentiality and the ability to work as a team player
Ability to write effectively
GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.
Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies, Public History, Education or similar discipline.
1-3 years experience working in a museum environment or similar environment
Master’s degree in History, Museum Studies, Public History, Education or similar discipline
Experience in using the Past Perfect Museum Software System
Successful grant writing experience
Proven success in the development of dynamic educational programming
Additional Information About This Posting
Strengthened by Diversity
GCSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-445-5596.
Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation.
This position will be required to have physical fitness examination based on essential functions.
The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Applicants will be required to pass a physical fitness examination at time of conditional job offer.
This position is not required to have a physical fitness examination because lifting is not the essential function. However, this position may have light, medium, moderately heavy, heavy, very heavy on occasional basis. Click onAttachment for Criteria for determining the five physical demands.
Option 1 – Review of application materials will begin on DATE, and will continue until the position is filled.
Option 2 – The position is open until filled, but DATE is the priority date for receipt of application materials to be considered in the initial selection committee review. The position may close for consideration of application materials on the above priority date or any time thereafter, and interested persons are encouraged to submit their application materials so that they are received not later than the priority date.
Option 3 – Closing Date – application will be accepted for a period of two weeks and then the application process is closed.
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