Curator of Education and Public Engagement, Department of Historic Museums-Georgia College & State University

  • May 09, 2023 10:42 AM
    Message # 13196554

    About Us: Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College & State University is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. Georgia College & State University enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

    The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by Georgia College & State University. Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

    Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

    Job Summary

    Under the supervision of the Director of Historic Museums, the Curator plans and coordinates the museum's tourism programs, develops and implements educational programming, outreach, and docent programs. The Curator also serves as a curator of Georgia College & State University affiliated sites; assists in providing archival and accession file maintenance; maintains the site's website and social media pages; conducts historical research; assists the Director in soliciting donations for the museum; develops and coordinates special events; and writes grants to support the museum's programming and initiatives. In addition, the Curator will all also train and supervise all paid museum interpreters.


    Operations - 30

    Develop and implement collections management program and coordinate all docent activities.

    Outreach - 30

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

    Event Planning - 20

    Coordinate and enhance university affiliated site's facility use and rental programs.

    Program Support - 20

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

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in History, Museum Studies, Public History, English, Creative Writing, or Education or similar discipline.

    Other Required Qualifications

    Demonstrated expertise applicable museum practices, including collections management;

    Program 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 PastPerfect, MS Office, and Outlook Calendar for scheduling events and sharing information;

    Must have working knowledge of all social media programs.

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

    Required Experience

    1-3 years' experience working in a museum environment or similar environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Educational Qualifications

    Master's degree in History, Museum Studies, Public History, English, Creative Writing, or Education or similar discipline

    Required Documents to Attach

    List of References


    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia College & State University 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 & State University. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College & State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

    Other Information

    This is not a supervisory position.

    This position has financial responsibilities.

    This position will not be required to drive.

    This role is considered a position of trust.

    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

    This position will not travel

    Background Check

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    Salary:  $43,729

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

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