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Posted: 01/02/2012

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Director of Hay House
Professional Opportunity
Macon, GA

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/education 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 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.


  • Acts as liaison between The Georgia Trust Board and the Hay House Board, which itself is a committee of The Georgia Trust Board. With the Nominating committee, recruits, trains and maintains relationships with board members through committee work and monthly board meetings
  • With the Hay House Board, coordinates all development and fund-raising efforts, including Patron Memberships, Corporate Sponsorships, three Special Events annually, Annual Fund, and Grants
  • Ensures that museum policies such as the Collections Policy, Interpretive Plan and Master Plan are kept up to date and are followed 
  • Supervises and evaluates two full-time staff members and 9 to 12 hourly staff members, thereby overseeing all Education programs, Rentals, Museum Store, and Databases 
  • Drafts annual budget for Hay House and provides financial oversight of an operating budget. Monitors accounts payable and receivable to ensure that revenues and expenditures remain at expected levels 
  • 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) and works closely and collaboratively with organizations with related missions (such as Cannonball House and Historic Macon Foundation). Promotes Hay House periodically at organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis.


Masters degree in history, historic preservation, art history, museum studies or related field, plus 2 years of professional experience in management, including supervisory and budget responsibilities and fund raising OR Bachelors degree and 3-5 years of experience in management. Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal skills, computer literacy, and interpersonal relations with donors essential. Ability to work/live in Macon, Georgia.

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How to apply
To Apply: Send cover letter stating interest and qualifications, resume, and three professional references to mmcdonald@georgiatrust.org. No phone calls please. Submit by January 20, 2012.

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