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.


Bookkeeper/Office Associate

The role of the Bookkeeper/Office Associate is to assist with A/R, A/P and other financial transactions as well as generate reports as needed.  The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure accuracy, manages A/P files, and handles various other accounting tasks related to vendors, donors, and suppliers.  The position is also responsible for providing support with development transactional activities.  This is a part-time position (20-30 hours per week) based in Savannah, GA but may be full-time for the right candidate. Read more.

Director of Community Engagement

An educational and research institution, GHS is committed to teaching the full story of America’s past while holding firmly to the belief that an unflinching examination of our nation’s failures, as well as our successes, is crucial to maintaining our democratic republic and encourages us to live up to our ideals and aspirations.  GHS is seeking an outgoing, organized, and politically savvy individual to join our team as Director of Community Engagement to oversee an initiative focused on examining the history of race and inequality in America. The ideal candidate will focus on engaging diverse community and business leaders in the exploration of our collective history while delving into difficult, but necessary, conversations that move us toward solutions to systemic racism in our society. 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.

Manager of the Archival and Reference Team

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.

Reference Assistant

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 full and/or part-time employees (20-40 hours per week) and the position is based in Savannah, GA.  Occasional pre-scheduled Saturday hours may be required. Read more.