Davenport House Museum Director, Historic Savannah Foundation

  • April 24, 2023 5:12 PM
    Message # 13179153

    Purpose of Position: The Davenport House Museum Director is responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the Davenport House Museum. The Davenport House staff (Assistant Museum Director, Tour Coordinator, Shop Manager, and docents) report to the DH Museum Director


    • Coordinate the development of long and sort range plans, resource development, collection and preservation priorities, and program development with the HSF CEO
    • Manage DH Committee and DH Endowment Committee
    • Work with HSF Controller to provide proper fiscal management, financial reporting procedures, budget development and management; and to meet budgeted fiscal objectives.
    • Work with HSF CEO and HSF Development Director on fundraising objectives.
    • Develop special events, educational tours, etc. with HSF staff to enhance fundraising.
    • Develop best practices for museum shop with CEO and DH Shop Manager to promote robust sales plan
    • Develop volunteer support with Assistant Manager of museum and tour coordinator.
    • Supervise DH Museum staff and ensure that Historic Savannah Foundation’s personnel policies, federal, state, and local laws are applied in hiring, supervising and evaluating all employees.
    • Alert HSF CEO of any liability issues – accident reports must be provided to HSF CEO in a timely manner.
    • Represent the DH Museum in the community and among fellow museum professionals.
    • Work with HSF’s Assistant Director on implementation of the site’s plan for preservation, day-to-day maintenance, and conservation of the buildings and grounds.
    • Manage preservation and documentation of all collections.
    • Collaborate with HSF CEO to develop marketing strategies and programs to build daily visitation, and plan and implement special events/receptions.
    • Direct the implementation of public programs, including accurate and professional interpretation to the public though daily tours, educational programs, and special events, as well as the Museum Shop.
    • Direct research programs for the building, grounds and collections and ensure that documented information is integrated into interpretation, planning and published materials.
    • Direct procedures to ensure property security and safety of staff and visitors.
    • Perform other duties and functions as directed by the Historic Savannah Foundation CEO.

    Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree

    5+ years museum management experience

    Salary: $60,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience

    Apply to sadler@myhsf.org

Georgia Association of Museums is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 2133, Marietta, GA 30061

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