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Posted: 01/20/2015

Jekyll Island Authority
Historic Resources

Jekyll Island, Georgia is a beautiful island located approximately 80 miles south of Savannah, Georgia. The Jekyll Island Authority is the self-supporting authority of the State of Georgia responsible for the overall management and stewardship of Jekyll Island.

Director of Historic Resources
Professional Opportunity
Jekyll Island, GA
$60,000 - $68,000


Job Summary:

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) seeks a Director of Historic Resources to manage and direct the Historic Resources of beautiful Jekyll Island Georgia.  Under limited supervision and utilizing broad objectives and guidelines, the Director of Historic Resources is responsible for directing and managing activities of the Historic Resources departments; Museum, Curatorial, Programs and Archives. Responsibilities include developing and implementing the Historic Resources strategic plan and priorities that promotes the visibility, awareness, and utilization of the Historic District, Historic sites, and programming.  The Director will develop and manage the staff, the operating budget and various projects.  

Description of duties:

  • Develops strategic direction of the Historic Resources according to JIA mission, vision and strategic plan.
  • Serves as primary spokesperson for the JIA on Jekyll Island history.
  • Establishes initiatives to increase awareness, visibility, and utilization of Historic Resources and Museum.  
  • Develops and manages departmental operating budget.
  • Responsible for the Historic District and sites, including buildings, grounds, signage, use of artifacts and exhibits, etc., will commonly work with other departments to meet objectives.
  • Collaborates with marketing department for appropriate materials to market Museum and Historic District.
  • Act as primary liaison with all vendors, lease holders and contractors associated with Historic District. 
  • Maintain positive relations and visibility with relative partner organizations. 
  • Coordinates projects and opportunities with funding partners, cultivates relationships.
  • Manage and develop Historic Resources staff including Museum Operations, Curatorial, Programs and Archives.
  • Responsible for the staff management of archive collections inventory and records.
  • Provides direction to staff developing and initiating educational programming. 
  • Directs staff in the production of all Museum events and management of the Museums annual calendar of events.
  • Analyzes visitation counts and other metrics necessary for assessing the success of the Museum.
  • Serves as Historic Resources staff representative to the Jekyll Island Board Historic Preservation Committee as necessary.
  • Ensure Museum compliance with all regulations, laws, and local ordinances in the daily operation of the Museum and its events. 
  • Administers record keeping including payroll time edits, leave approvals, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Bachelors degree in museum studies, history, historic preservation or related field from an accredited university plus 10 years of experience OR Masters degree from an accredited university plus 6 years of experience.  
  • Minimum of 3 recent years in management or leadership role required; knowledge of managing, mentoring and inspiring people; cultivating positive teamwork environment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to manage operating budgets.
  • Must have passionate interest in history, historic sites, and museums with knowledge of Georgia history; knowledge of late 19th- early 20th century American History preferred.
  • Knowledge of planning, designing and implementing effective programming and marketing efforts.
  • Knowledge of standard museum and historic site practices, protocols and ethics required.
  • Must work effectively with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with Past Perfect Museum Software
The majority of the work is conducted within an inside, office setting, however, on occasion work is performed outside with exposure to extreme heat, high humidity and occasionally adverse weather conditions as well occasional extreme cold.
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How to apply
Submit application, resume and cover letter through Employment Opportunities on our website: www.jekyllisland.com or through the application URL. Note: this posting will close 4:00pm on February 12, 2015
Jenna Johnson
Phone: 9126354085
100 James Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

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