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.


Administrative Assistant

The role of the Administrative Assistant is to provide administrative support to the Executive Vice President and Director of Programs. Duties include support for travel, calendaring, filing, mailings, and acknowledgements. The position also assists with programs and events, financial matters, facilitating office operations, and other duties as assigned. Read more.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to and oversees the operation of the Executive Office. The Executive Assistant is responsible for 1) supporting the President and Executive VP in administrative matters to include scheduling, travel arrangements, and recordkeeping; 2) assisting with Board of Directors/Board Committee communications and meetings/conference calls/events; and 3) facilitating office operations by implementing the duties described below. Excellent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, organize, and execute in a timely manner a diversified workload. This position requires excellent phone skills, discretion/tact, and 100% attendance and punctuality (unless approved absences by the supervisor). This is an excellent opportunity for an administrative professional interested in supporting a meaningful mission and interacting with a wide variety of notable Georgians. Read more.

Historical Marker Associate

Under the direction of the Marker Manager, the Historical Marker Associate will coordinate the development and maintenance of new and existing historical markers across the state. This includes managing a comprehensive plan for the repair and maintenance of over 2,100 historical markers. Duties include providing information about the historical markers and GHS marker programs and initiatives to a variety of audiences through telephone and written communications, as well as public presentations both in-person and online. Marker projects will include regular communication with community volunteers, paid contractors, and municipal agencies at the state and local level. Read more.

Membership and Outreach Coordinator

The Membership and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for, under the guidance of the Education Manager, GHS membership and outreach programs and initiatives such as the Membership and Affiliate Chapter Programs, activities related to K-12 education such as Georgia History Festival, lectures, workshops, and other programs and events. This is a full-time position based in Savannah, Georgia. Read more.

Reference Assistant– Part-time

The Reference Assistant is responsible for assisting with the administration and organization of the GHS library and archives. Duties include helping visitors with locating reference and other information, providing excellent customer service to patrons, and maintenance of reference resources.  GHS is hiring part-time employees (20-25 hours per week) and the position is based in Savannah, GA. Occasional pre-scheduled Saturday hours once or twice per quarter may be required. Read more.