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The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining and teaching Georgia history. The oldest cultural institution in Georgia, and one of the oldest state historical societies in the nation, since 1839 GHS has fulfilled its founding mission to collect, preserve, and share Georgia and American history by presenting a variety of educational programs, authoring publications on Georgia and southern history, and by operating a library and archives at its statewide headquarters in Savannah.
GHS is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, an equal opportunity employer, and provides its employees with industry competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes dental and disability insurance; a contributory retirement plan; paid holidays; and generous medical leave and vacation.
Unless otherwise noted in the descriptions of positions that are currently open, links to which are provided below, candidates for employment at GHS must have at minimum an undergraduate degree, preferably in history or related subject. In some cases graduate level coursework or a Master’s degree or Ph.D. may be required.
Research Center Director
The Georgia Historical Society is seeking an experienced and innovative Director of the Research Center who will serve as the team leader for the library and archives. The role of the Director of the Research Center is to lead, plan, manage, and oversee a private library and archival collection and to ensure the provision of high-‐quality reference services to patrons. The Director of the Research Center works closely with the Executive Vice President and the President to ensure that the work in the library and archives is in keeping with the strategic goals and objectives of the institution.
The role of the Outreach Assistant is to work with the Marker Manager to implement the statewide Historical Marker program as well as assisting with educational programs and events which fall under the Programs division of the Georgia Historical Society. In addition, this position will assist with Communications division activities. This is a full-time benefited position based in Savannah, GA.
The Georgia Historical Society seeks an energetic Communications Intern to assist with special projects and day-to-day operations– to include the 2019 Georgia History Festival events. Duties will include research, writing, and supervised management of social media platforms; assisting with event publicity; communication with local, state, and national media; media contact database management; providing support for the Georgia History Festival and Trustees Gala, the Georgia Historical Society Historical Marker Program and other GHS programs and events as needed.