Director - Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA

  • 30 Nov 2018 8:16 AM
    Message # 6939318
    Susan Perry (Administrator)

    Director-Museum (Job Number: 0178308)


    Job Purpose: Oversee the functions of the Institute of Paper Science and Technology's Robert C. Williams Paper Museum which houses collections related to the history of paper and paper technology. Responsibilities include management of daily museum operations, marketing, fund raising, budgeting and planning. Responsible for setting employee goals, assessing employee performance and providing feedback, and making pay recommendations.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the care and preservation of collections housed in the museum including traveling exhibitions.
    • Lead museum tours and workshops.
    • Conduct outreach efforts in support of the museum; lead/participate in promotional and fund raising efforts.
    • Develop and administer museum budget.
    • Serve as representative of the Museum on a local, state, national and international levels.
    • Preside over the Museum Advisory Board meetings and sub-committee meetings.
    • Supervise staff and interns.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Education: Bachelor's degree in Arts and Sciences or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Work Experience: Ten or more years job related experience
    • Certifications: N/A
    • Skills: This job requires working knowledge of all facets of museum management to include fund raising, design, creation and care of exhibitions, media relations, staff and volunteer organization and supervision, marketing and promotion. Use of office related computer applications is required.


     Preferred Qualifications
    •Preferred Education: 
    •Preferred Work Experience: Seven or more years job related experience 
    •Preferred Certifications: N/A
    •Preferred Skills:
    • Knowledge of papermaking processes, including proficiency in hand papermaking;
    • Knowledge of the history of papermaking and familiarity with major innovations in paper; 
    • Portfolio rich in graphic design projects and other related experience relative to this position; 
    • Knowledge and experience as a curator 
    • Knowledge and experience in library and museum accessioning; 
    • Experience in structuring and providing K-12, teacher and adult education programs; 
    • Experience in managing broad-based museum operations including exhibitions and gift shop
    •Working knowledge of all facets of museum management, including fundraising; design, creation and care of exhibitions; media relations; staff and volunteer organization and supervision; marketing and promotion; and interfacing with a variety of stakeholders, including donors, visitors, students, etc. Use of office-related computer applications such as Microsoft Office is required.
    Additional Information: N/A
    Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: Museum members, visitors, faculty and students, current and potential donors and representatives of various agencies and foundations. This position typically will advise and counsel: staff, volunteers and interns. This position will supervise: Museum staff.

    Department Description 

    The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology.  In addition to more than 2,000 books, the museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts.  The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, increase and disseminate knowledge about papermaking – past, present and future. The Museum features the Dard Hunter Collection of artifacts and books on paper and hand papermaking. the museum’s exhibits feature Hunter’s historic collection, tools from the early industrialization of papermaking, environmental issues related to papermaking, and changing gallery spaces.

    The Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI). RBI is the current stage of the evolution of the Institute of Paper Chemistry (IPC), founded in October 1929 in the state of Wisconsin. IPC was created to provide science, technology and education in support of the pulp and paper industry, a growing sector of the economy whose executives recognized the need for employees trained in the scientific processes of papermaking. IPC became the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) and with the boom of information technology in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Board of Trustees approved a plan to relocate to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. The two officially merged in 2003. The integration was completed in 2004. That evolution would again entail a new name and an expanded scope of work and research in May 2014. The move enabled the Institute to broaden its appeal to biomass materials for a range of products, not simply limited to paper. Thus the Renewable Bioproducts Institute was born. That same month, RBI received a $43.6 million gift from the Institute of Paper Chemistry Foundation (IPCF), one of the single largest gifts in Georgia Tech’s history. The endowment supports students working in chemical and biomolecular engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry covering a wide range of research areas in both bioproducts and bioprocessing.

    Job: Administration

    Primary Location Georgia-Atlanta

    Organization: Executive VP of Research

    Job Posting: Nov 16, 2018, 7:57:21 AM

    Hiring Range: $76,926-90,428

    Schedule: Full-time

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