Director of Hay House, Macon, GA

  • 10 Jan 2020 11:31 AM
    Message # 8535712
    John Witek (Administrator)

    The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

    1516 Peachtree Street, NW

    Atlanta, GA  30309


    Director of Hay House

    The Georgia Trust seeks motivated, responsible, organized individual to coordinate daily operations of Hay House in Macon, Georgia and manage all aspects of the use of Hay House as a historic house museum/tourist destination/educational resource and site for rentals and special events. The Director of Hay House is responsible for the stewardship of Hay House as a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark.  The Director ensures that Georgia Trust policies are implemented and that all Hay House activities further the mission of the Trust. The Director is charged with serving as a liaison between the Board of Hay House and The Board of Trustees of The Georgia Trust; facilities management; development, budgeting and financial oversight; planning and implementation of fundraising events, rentals and interpretive programs; supervision of all full-time and hourly staff, volunteers, and contracted service providers; and promoting Hay House within the community at large.

    Reports to:

    President and CEO of The Georgia Trust

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Operations and Management

    • Acts as liaison between The Georgia Trust Board of Trustees and the Hay House Board, a committee of The Georgia Trust Board of Trustees. With the Nominating Committee, recruits, trains and maintains relationships with board members through committee work and monthly board meetings
    • Supervises and evaluates two full-time staff members and 9 to 12 hourly staff members, thereby overseeing all education programs, rentals, museum shop, and databases
    • Oversee strategic direction and implement tactics to grow and sustain the membership solicitation and renewal program
    • Ensure accurate data management, timely deposits and acknowledgements, effective policies and procedures and excellent customer service
    • Drafts annual budget for Hay House and provides financial oversight of the operating budget. Monitors accounts payable and receivable to ensure that revenues and expenditures remain at expected levels coordinating with the Georgia Trust Director of Finance
    • Manages all aspects of maintaining the facilities, including monitoring of burglar and smoke alarms, landscaping and irrigation, all building repairs and cleaning services, basic security, technology and equipment maintenance. Coordinates aspects of on-going restoration by providing access and operational needs for conservators and contractors. 
    • Promotes and markets Hay House through local, regional, state and national media outlets. Oversees graphic design, photography, and all published advertisements, brochures, program books and press releases. Represents the interests of Hay House with other non-profit entities (such as CVB, Macon Arts, Cherry Blossom Festival, etc.) and works closely and collaboratively with organizations with related missions (such as Cannonball House and Historic Macon). Promotes Hay House periodically at civic and community organizations.  


    • Work with the President & CEO, Board of Trustees and the Hay House Board to develop strategic direction and tactical implementation of development goals
    • With the Hay House Board, coordinates all development and fund-raising efforts as directed in the organizational budget including Patron Memberships, Corporate Sponsorships, multiple Special Events annually, Annual Fund, and Grants. Lead the staff in assisting Board committees in implementing special events to insure they are highly performing in terms of fundraising and a positive reflection of the Hay House in the community
    • Oversee strategic direction and implement tactics to grow and sustain the Patron solicitation and renewal program
    • Develop strategies to increase special event sponsorship, ticket sales and net revenue, and work collaboratively with board members and volunteers to leverage relationships for revenue generation
    • Initiate, cultivate and maintain relations with corporate sponsors and individual patrons including oversight of sponsorship levels and benefits packages

    House Museum

    • Ensures that all museum policies such as the Collections Policy, Interpretive Plan and Master Plan are kept up to date and are followed
    • Works with the Hay House Restoration Committee to pursue grant funding and other fundraising efforts and closely supervise restoration work and review and process payment requests


    Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field related to the mission of Hay House and its administration, plus 5 years of professional experience in management, including the supervision of staff, budget management responsibilities and fundraising abilities for candidates who hold a Master’s degree. Candidates who hold only a bachelor’s degree should have more than 6 years of professional experience in the same areas as stated above.  Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal skills, computer literacy, and interpersonal relations with donors are essential. Ability to work/live in Macon, Georgia.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to Mark McDonald at