Jekyll Island Management Institute
Congratulations to JIMI Class of 2013
From left to right:FrannMarie Jacinto
, Director, Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation, Haymarket, VA; Donna R. Butler
, Executive Director, Harper Fowlkes House, Savannah, GA; Kim Coryat (Arkansas Museums Association JIMI scholarship)
, Archivist, Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock, AR; Merritt Giles
, Curator of Art, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA; Rebecca A. Rose
, Registrar, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA; Timothy J.D. England
, Manager, Museum of the Everglades – Collier County Museum, Everglades City, FL; Gennifer L. Reiter (North Carolina Museums Council JIMI scholarship)
, Director, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, Statesville, NC; Ben Kristy
, Aviation Curator, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA; Steven C. Jeffcoat (South Carolina Federation of Museums JIMI scholarship)
, Director of Docents and Exhibit Research, South Carolina Military Museum, Columbia, SC; Emily Erwin Jones (Mississippi Museums Association JIMI scholarship)
, University Archivist, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS; Matthew J. Edwards
, (Murphy•Catton, Inc. JIMI scholarship)
, Executive Director, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Mount Airy, NC; Debbie Shaw
, (John & Cynthia Lancaster JIMI scholarship)
, State Coordinator, Tennessee Association of Museums, Nashville, TN; Stefan Rohal
, Registrar, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA; Keith Forrest Post
, Executive Director, St. Marys Submarine Museum, St. Marys, GA; Erika Katayama
, Registrar, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; Lee A. Gray
, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; Michael Scott
, (Peter S. LaPaglia JIMI scholarship)
, Educational Programs Coordinator, North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC; Andrew J. Farrell
, Development Associate, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
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The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) seeks to provide affordable leadership and management training to museum professionals. At JIMI, participants have the opportunity to learn current methods in the field and build networks with other museum professionals. Faculty members provide subject area expertise and practical approaches to administrative challenges. To learn more about the institute, download the JIMI 2014 Brochure
Application InformationTo Apply for JIMI 2014
This annual Institute provides an eight-day, total immersion environment professionals to learn more about general administration and operations. JIMI gives administrators the key resources imperative to orchestrating personnel efficiency, staff morale and overall organizational improvement.
JIMI offers opportunities for participants to learn management skills through presentations, small group discussions, projects and participatory exercises. Participants discover their management styles through self-tests and activities, groups project assignments and presentations.
JIMI 2014 will be held Tuesday, January 21 through Tuesday, January 28. Tuition of $650 for SEMC Members, $700 for non-members includes all materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and the final banquet.
Rooms have been reserved at the beautiful seaside Beachview Club on Jekyll Island, GA. Single rooms will be approximately $85-$105/per night, and suites are approximately $120/per night, including taxes.
Peter La Paglia Scholarship Fund
Thanks to the generosity of friends and colleagues of the late Peter S. LaPaglia (co-founder of JIMI), the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) and JIMI are pleased to offer a tuition scholarship. Apply Here
John Kinard Scholarship Fund
Thanks to the generosity of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is pleased to offer the John Kinard Scholarship Fund for two staff members of AAAM institutional museums or individual AAAM members to attend SEMC’s Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI). The two annual scholarships of $1,500 each will cover the tuition for JIMI and travel expenses. The John Kinard Scholarship Fund is established in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Created by an Act of Congress in 2003, the Museum is scheduled to open on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2015. For information on the Museum’s current programs and exhibitions visit www.nmaahc.si.edu or call 202 633-4751.
Additional JIMI Scholarships
Other scholarships may be offered if funds are available. To apply, submit a one-page letter of justification, including estimated expenses, the amount your institution can afford, and the amount of your scholarship request. Include this letter with the JIMI application packet.
SEMC and JIMI gratefully thank the Arkansas Museums Association, the North Carolina Museums Council, the Mississippi Museums Association, and the South Carolina Federation of Museums for providing scholarship support for its members. In addition, the John and Cynthia Lancaster JIMI Scholarship provides funding for a museum professional from Tennessee. In 2013, Murphy Catton, Inc. also provided a tuition scholarship.
Tuition refunds will be issued only when a written cancellation is received in the SEMC Central Office via mail, fax, or email by 10 January 2014. A 25% cancellation fee will be deducted. Refund checks will be sent after 31 January 2014. After 10 January 2014, no refunds will be given. SEMC is not responsible for cancellations that were not received. Applicants may choose to delay participation for one year for a $100 fee; due upon the postponement.
For additional information, contact either:
Southeastern Museums Conference
|Martha Battle Jackson
Jekyll Island Management Institute
NC State Historic Sites
4620 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4620
Phone: 919.733.7862 ext. 236