Call for Instructors

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is excited to announce an open call for instructor applications for the relaunch of The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) which will run January 21 - 28, 2025 on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

The 2025 Institute will be structured as a tour of the museum that will allow JIMI participants to identify and discuss best practices in a range of visitor-facing and behind-the-scenes roles in a museum. Rather than taking a deep dive into any particular role, participants will receive an overview and come away with a better understanding of how the roles in a museum work together to form an institution. 

We are looking for museum professionals with excellent teaching skills to lead 90-minute sessions during the 8-day Institute. Applicants are invited to submit materials on one topic area or individual subjects within a topic.  Instructors should be able to integrate principles of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion as well as the use of current technologies into topics they plan to teach.


 Visitor-Facing  Operations
 Interpretation   Budgeting
 Education  Human Resources
 Curation   Staff /Volunteer Management
 Exhibition Design   Facility Management
 Community  Development
 Community Engagement  Membership & Donor Relations
 Public Programming  Capital Campaigns
 Public Relations  Sponsors/Corporate Giving 
 Marketing  Major Gifts 
 Collections  Leadership/Museum Futures
 Collections Planning  Boards and Trustees
 Collections Care Strategic Planning 
 Archives & Records  Accreditation 
 Disaster Preparedness Ethics 

       Instructor Selection Criteria

      • Demonstrated experience/success in the topic areas.
      • Experience delivering skill-building/skill-based training in an educational setting.
      • Excellent teaching skills, responsive, and learner-centric.
      • Articulated approach to integrating principles of DEAI and current technologies into the sessions.

      • Preference will be given to individuals who can address multiple topics/subjects.

      • Museum experience and prior teaching experience preferred, but not required.

      Applications will be reviewed by the JIMI2025 Instructor Selection Committee comprised of SEMC Council members, JIMI alums and museum subject matter experts. 

      View the selection rubric for 2025 Instructors.

      June 8, 2024: The application period for JIMI2025 instructors has closed.

      All applicants will be notified of outcome by late July 2024. Thank you for your interest in the Jekyll Island Management Institute. 

      Special Notes

      SEMC will provide a $700 honorarium per JIMI instructor as well as on-island lodging at the host hotel (Hampton Inn & Suites, Jekyll Island) for up to two nights. Transportation arrangements and costs to/from Jekyll Island will be the responsibility of the Instructor. Transportation to and from Jekyll Island from the local airport in Brunswick, GA may be provided for those that choose to fly in. Sessions will be held at Villa Ospo, Jekyll Island

      Instructor positions are considered as work for hire. The Southeastern Museums Conference retains the right to record and use images and video of the sessions in any format or medium in perpetuity, but instructors are welcome to include and/or link to them in their portfolios. Instructors are encouraged to share links to finished products with their networks.

      Please direction question about JIMI2025 Instructors to:

      Katie Ericson, JIMI2025 Instructor Selection Committee Chair at


      Zinnia Willits, SEMC Executive Director at