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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.
Working on a self-initiated basis, the Archivist is responsible for accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, cataloging, and making available archival collections and other paper-based materials and objects within the collection of the Georgia Historical Society. The successful candidate will be an experienced, motivated, and productive professional able to meet the demands and productivity goals of a fast-paced environment. This is a full-time benefited position based in Savannah, Georgia. Read more.
The role of the Manager of the Archival and Reference Team is to actively supervise and manage all day-to-day operations of the Research Center and to ensure the provision of high-quality reference services to patrons. The Manager of the Archival and Reference Team works closely with the Director of Programs and Executive Vice President to ensure that the work in the library and archives fits within the broader work of the institution. He/she is responsible for maintaining the highest standards of collections management and cataloging, ensuring the archive meets current standards and is in line with GHS’s Collections Policy. Read More.
The Project Cataloger is responsible for the online creation of original and adaptive cataloging records at the Georgia Historical Society to ensure users can locate books, serials, and other documents. The successful candidate will be an experienced, motivated, and productive professional able to meet the demands and productivity goals of a fast-paced environment. This is a contract position based in Savannah, Georgia for approximately four months. Read more.
The Research and Writing Specialist will provide research, writing, and editing support across all of GHS’s programs and activities with primary focus on education, development, historical markers, and publications. He/she works closely with other team members to ensure all content is clear, readable, and complete; and may suggest rewrites when needed. The person in this position will work closely with senior staff to ensure mutual alignment with institutional messages, themes, and priorities. This is a full-time benefited position based in Savannah, Georgia. Read more.