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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.
Working independently and on a self-initiated basis, the Archivist is responsible for accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, cataloging, and making available all archival collections and other paper-based materials and objects within the collection of the Georgia Historical Society.
Senior Executive Assistant
Working independently and on a self-initiated basis, the Senior Executive Assistant provides administrative support to, and oversees the operation of, the Executive Office. The Senior Executive Assistant is responsible for 1) supporting the President and Executive VP in administrative matters to include scheduling, travel arrangements, and financial recordkeeping; 2) assisting with Board of Directors/Committee communications; and 3) facilitating office operations.