Curator-Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion and Sallie Ellis Davis House, Milledgeville, GA

  • 02 Jun 2022 10:30 AM
    Message # 12803012

    About Us

    Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students –5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

    The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O’Conner, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O’Connor’s former home, Andalusia now owned by the College. Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.  

    Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity andinclusion in all of its forms.

    Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world. 

    Job Summary

    Under the supervision of the Director of Historic Museums, 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 Georgia College affiliated sites; assists in providing archival and accession file maintenance; maintains the site'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 museum's programming and initiatives. In addition, the Curator will all also train and supervise all paid museum interpreters.

    The position will pay $43,729.00 and will include full state benefits and retirement.  The position will close on July 14, 2022.

    Responsibilities

    Operations - 30

    Develop and implement collections management program and coordinate all docent activities. Direct outreach and educational/public programming for a variety of diverse external audiences.
    Develop strategies and programs to enrich onsite tours with hands on programming and interactive visitor experiences.
    Assist the Director in working with the Docent Staff on enhancing public tour programming for all site facilities.
    In consultation with the Director, develop and enhance existing educational collections.

    Outreach - 30
    Develop and implement K-12 and community internal and external programming. Direct outreach and educational/public programming for a variety of diverse external audiences.
    Develop strategies and programs to enrich onsite tours with hands on programming and interactive visitor experiences.
    Assist the Director in working with the Docent Staff on enhancing public tour programming for both facilities.
    In consultation with the Director, develop and enhance existing educational collections.

    Event Planning - 20
    Coordinate and enhance university affiliated site's facility use and rental programs. Coordination of various staff offices
    Ability to work with internal and external vendors and stakeholders
    Ability to effective manage multiple events
    Ability to maintain a calendar and scheduling information.
    Ability to maintain/manage budgets per appropriate university policy
    Ability to work with appropriate officers and stakeholders to promote and grow external rental program.

    Program Support - 20
    Assist the Director in the functions of the museum and other duties as assigned.Assist the Director in the management and installation of all exhibits and traveling exhibits.
    Assist staff in the operations, programming, and interpretation of university affiliated sites.
    Research and prepare grant proposals as needed for the development of programming.
    Assume other duties as assigned by the Director.

     

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements
    Bachelor's degree in History, Museum Studies, Public History, English, Creative Writing, or Education or similar discipline. 1-3 years' experience working in a museum environment or similar environment.

    Other Required Qualifications
    Demonstrated expertise applicable museum practices, including collections management;
    Program management; Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
    Highly self-motivated, team player;
    Innovative and creative thinking;
    Must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task;
    Must be able to exercise clear communication on a daily basis to all stakeholders
    Must have thorough knowledge and high comfort level in PastPerfect, MS Office, and Outlook Calendar for scheduling events and sharing information;
    Must have working knowledge of all social media programs.
    Experience in the development and implementation of successful external rental programs.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Educational Qualifications
    Master's degree in History, Museum Studies, Public History, English, Creative Writing, or Education or similar discipline. 1-3 years' experience working in a museum environment or similar environment.

    Required Documents to Attach

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Reference Letter
    • Transcripts
    • List of References 

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    ABILITIES
    Ability to work with internal and external vendors and stakeholders
    Ability to effective manage multiple events
    Ability to maintain a calendar and scheduling information.
    Ability to maintain/manage budgets per appropriate university policy
    Ability to work with appropriate officers and stakeholders to promote and grow external rental program.
    Flexibility, teamwork, and the ability to meet deadlines. Experience and/or ability to conduct standards and aged based educational programming. Ability to perform physical tasks required, such as climbing ladders and being able to lift up to 40 pounds

    KNOWLEDGE
    Experience with AAM standards on collections management and use of PastPerfect database.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

    Other Information

    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position has financial responsibilities.
    This position will not be required to drive.
    This role is considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check

    • Position of Trust + Credit 


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