Jobs / Internships

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.


Director of Finance and Administration

The Director of Finance and Administration will work closely to implement the operational infrastructure and systems needed to support institutional mission and strategic objectives.  She or he will be responsible for the oversight, management, coordination, and communication in the areas of finance, accounting, human resources, facilities, information technology, and administration.  As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance and Administration will be involved in a range of strategic planning and internal planning initiatives. Read more.

Senior Development Officer

The Senior Development Officer is responsible for supporting development and implementation of annual and campaign-specific fundraising plans designed to obtain philanthropic gifts to advance GHS’s research and educational mission. They will support the efforts of the CEO, the Board of Curators, key volunteers, and others to raise funds to meet specific measurable fundraising goals, and to monitor progress against those goals. The successful candidate will be energized by the opportunity to strengthen the existing development program and enhance the fundraising results of GHS. GHS boasts an influential, dynamic Board of Curators comprised of leaders from across the state of Georgia; the board is actively engaged in fundraising efforts. Read more.


The Accountant/Bookkeeper will perform functions for the institution including entering accounts payable, collecting/processing accounts receivable, and assisting with monthly financial reports/reconciliations.  This is a part-time position for an Accountant or Bookkeeper working approximately 20-30 hours per week based in Savannah, GA. Read more.

Reference and Cataloging Librarian

The Reference and Cataloging Librarian is responsible for managing reference staff, scheduling the day-to-day operations of reference services, providing in person and remote reference services, and performing copy cataloging and original cataloging of library and archival materials according to accepted national standards.  This position works under the direction of the Manager of Archival and Reference Team. Read more.