Curator of Education and Public Engagement

  • 31 Jan 2019 4:45 PM
    Message # 7139878

    Business Title Curator of Education and Public Engagement
    Position Number
    Home Department Historic Museums (OGM, SEDH, Andalusia)
    Employment Type Regular (Continuous)
    Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
    Appointment Staff (12-Month)
    Time Limited? No
    Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
    Work Schedule

    Monday-Friday from 8-5, some nights and weekends.

    Work Hours per week 40
    Travel Required? N
    Primary Function of Organizational Unit

    Completed in 1839, Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation. Designed by noted architect Charles Clusky, an Irish immigrant and built by Timothy Porter of Farmington, Connecticut, the Mansion looms over Milledgeville with its stately columns and imposing facade. Serving as the residence for Georgia’s chief executives for over thirty years, the Mansion’s history encompasses the antebellum, Civil War, and early Reconstruction phases of the state’s history. Such noted state leaders as George Crawford, Howell Cobb and Joseph E. Brown resided in the building and used it as a stage for speeches and also to introduce guests of national standing.

    The Mansion also served as a stage on which many elements of the complex social issues of the antebellum period were played out. Slavery and the complexity of society and gender roles are among the issues that shape the history of the building and are explored in tandem with the issues of politics.

    During the Civil War, the Mansion was claimed as a “prize” in the “March to the Sea,” when General William T. Sherman headquartered in the building on November 23, 1864. Following the war, Georgia’s seat of government was relocated to Atlanta, and the Mansion was abandoned. Given over to Georgia Normal & Industrial College (currently known as Georgia College) in 1889, the Mansion served as the founding building of the institution and is the campus’s most treasured structure.

    Beginning in the late 1990s, an initiative was begun to return the Mansion to its antebellum splendor. Following five years of intensive historical, structural and material research, the Mansion began its long awaited historic restoration in November of 2001. Funded through the Georgia General Assembly and a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation, over three years of painstaking work has restored the original layout, colorations, lighting and appearance of the building. Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion now serves as an historic house museum whose mission is to care for, collect, interpret and exhibit items (including artifacts, structures, and gardens) that illustrate the history of the site and its inhabitants during the years the Mansion was the official residence of Georgia’s governors (1839-1868) in order to make these objects available to the public for educational benefit. Tours focus on the history of the building, its occupants both free and enslaved, and the myriad complexities of Antebellum society in Georgia and its history.

    The Mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973 and is an accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums. In 2015, Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion was named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

    The Sallie Ellis Davis House was the home of a dedicated and passionate Baldwin County educator. Ms. Davis worked her entire career as a teacher and principal at the Eddy School to touch the lives of Baldwin County children. She believed that through a combination of hard work and education one could accomplish anything. Ms. Davis was an inspiration and a pillar of the African American community in segregated Milledgeville. Her legacy, preserved in her home, is one of excellence. She encouraged her students to excel in all they did and to “reach for the stars” no matter what obstacles lay before them. Since April 2012 her home is available for historic tours that celebrate the life and times of Sallie Ellis Davis.

    The Sallie Ellis Davis House is a meeting place for the community of Baldwin County and greater Georgia. This space is available for tours, special events and rentals.

    Primary Purpose of Position

    Under the supervision of the Director of Historic Museums, the Curator of Education and Public Engagement works with museum staff and internal/external stakeholders to implement the Mansion and Davis House’s educational and outreach programming.

    Key Functions and Related Job Duties
    Key Function Outreach
    Job duties performed for the above function

    Develop and implement K-12 and community internal and external programming.

    Key Functions and Related Job Duties
    Key Function Event Planning
    Job duties performed for the above function

    Coordinate and enhance the Mansion and Davis House’s facility use and rental programs.

    Key Functions and Related Job Duties
    Key Function Program Support
    Job duties performed for the above function

    Assist the Director and Curator in the functions of the museum and other duties as assigned.

    Other Duties and Responsibilities
    Other Duties and Responsibilities
    Equal Opportunity Statement

    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.

    Minimum Requirements
    Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

    Bachelors in Education, History, Public History, or related disciplined required.

    Department Required Skills

    Proven record of success in development of educational programming.

    List any other requirements

    Demonstrated expertise in content, curriculum development, and mentoring as demonstrated by an advanced degree, advanced training and/or career experience;

    Classroom 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 Outlook Calendar for scheduling events and sharing information;

    Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

    Experience in the development and implementation of successful external rental programs.

    Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

    Candidates with Master’s degrees in Education, History, Public History, or related fields preferred.

    1-3 years’ experience in K-12 or museum education.

    Posting Detail Information
    Posting Number S0656
    Desired Start Date
    Position End Date (if temporary)
    Open Date 01/29/2019
    Close Date 03/01/2019
    Open Until Filled No
    Minimum Pay Rate-Annually $36,200.00
    Special Instructions Summary

    Reference Letters

    Reference Letters

    Accept References No
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    Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference
    Applicant Special Instructions

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a bachelors in Education, Public History, or related discipline?
      • Yes
      • No

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Unofficial Transcripts
    5. List of 3 References and Contact Information