Director of the Funk Heritage Center, Reinhardt University

  • 11 Apr 2018 8:33 AM
    Message # 6094337
    John Witek (Administrator)


    Director of the Funk Heritage Center

    Reinhardt University invites applications for the Director of the Funk Heritage Center. The mission of the Funk Heritage Center is to tell the story of the early Appalachian Settlers and Southeastern Indians through educational programming and the collection, care and exhibition of art and artifacts. The museum has recently become an interpretive site for the Trail of Tears.

    The University seeks a dynamic leader and experienced museum manager, engaging teacher/speaker, and servant-leader, who will actively contribute to the mission of the Funk Heritage Center and Reinhardt University’s mission, which is to educate the “whole person.” The University also seeks a Director who will actively work toward the institution’s strategic goal to become a “destination for faith, arts, culture, and learning.”


    The position requires at least an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in an academic field closely aligned with the position; master’s preferred. Candidates should also present managerial or curatorial experience in a museum. Candidates should show a record of setting and achieving organizational goals.

    Responsibilities & Duties:

    ·         establish the direction and vision for the Funk Heritage Center within the context of Reinhardt University’s strategic and master plans;

    ·         lead and manage a paid staff and an active body of volunteers; 

    ·         curate the museum collection; 

    ·         maintain and grow relationships with community and regional organizations;

    ·         work with an advisory board to garner community support and extend fundraising efforts;

    ·         organize programs and events designed for a range of visitors from K-12, university students, and community members; 

    ·         manage an annual museum budget and supplement the annual budget with grants, gifts and gift store receipts;

    ·         serve the University through participation in academic school meetings and University-wide committees;

    ·         write and submit annual assessment reports to University administration;

    ·         work with marketing and advancement to promote the museum and support fundraising efforts;

    ·         contribute to the development of a minor or concentration in museum studies or non-profit management.

    Ideal Candidate Will Demonstrate:

    • ·         ability to attract new visitors and new donors to the Funk Heritage Center.
    • ·         commitment to creating an inspiring atmosphere of learning and instills the values of diversity and diverse perspectives;
    • ·         ability to collaborate with institutional administrators and lead staff through planning and execution of goals;
    • ·         interest in developing pedagogical methods and techniques to improve the Funk Heritage Center experience;
    • ·         collegiality, integrity, good will, and a sense of humor.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee consideration, application materials must submitted by Wednesday, April 18.

    To Apply:


    Founded in 1883, Reinhardt University is focused on shaping lives and building futures. As a private comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Reinhardt offers 43 graduate and undergraduate programs, ranging from biology, business and education to music, theatre, and creative writing. Reinhardt is located in Waleska, Georgia, 45 miles north of mid-town Atlanta.

    Reinhardt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/M/V/H/V).

    Reinhardt University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award associates, baccalaureate and master's degree programs. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Reinhardt University.