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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.
The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for assisting GHS leadership in identifying and effectively engaging diverse audiences across the state, working with GHS staff to develop and implement targeted programming and initiatives, and evaluating the impact of GHS programs and initiatives in the community. This position will prioritize initiatives that focus on expanding engagement with previously underserved audiences as well as Georgia’s business community. Programs will include educational and collecting initiatives, with an initial focus on a new, priority initiative with statewide reach. Read more.
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.
The Facilities Supervisor will work to preserve and maintain the physical condition of the Georgia Historical Society Savannah properties in a condition of excellence, cleanliness, and safety, following preservation standards. The employee will handle a variety of facilities maintenance-related tasks aimed at upholding the appearance, functionality, safety, and long-term preservation of the built environment. This position of 40 hours per week is a Monday-Friday employee with occasional weekend or evening hours. 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.