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Museum Director - Savannah River Site Museum, Aiken, SC

06 Apr 2023 6:32 AM | Melissa Hanson

The Opportunity: Savannah River Site Museum, Aiken, SC

The Savannah River Site (SRS) Museum operates with the guidance of the Savannah River Site Heritage Foundation, a non-profit corporation, and New South Associates, Inc., a for-profit consultant.  The Museum also works in collaboration with the Aiken County Historical Museum.

The Position: Museum Director

The Director is a full-time position that reports to the SRS Heritage Foundation Board and New South Associates, Inc.  The Director holds a commitment to and passion for the SRS Museum mission. This position oversees day-to-day operations and handles a wide range of responsibilities contributing to the overall administration of the museum including strategic planning. The Director is an excellent communicator and is the face of the organization to the membership, community, and region. Through partnerships and outreach, the Director will expand awareness of the SRS Museum and demonstrate its importance to the city and the region.


  •  Plans, coordinates, and carries out the day-to-day operation of the museum.
  • Grant writing
  • Oversees museum budget
  • Handles the museum’s website, quarterly newsletters, and social media
  • Updates and maintains Museum collection inventories, loans, and Deed of Gifts
  • Engages with the public through outreach and tours.
  • Supervises a staff of two.
  • Works with an energetic board and docent group
  • Attends professional conferences.
  • Works with Board on Museum special projects/renovations  

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in Museum Studies, Public History, U.S. History, or related field and at least three years of professional senior level experience.

Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Proficient in social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and others as needed.

Candidate must be capable of working on a computer for extended periods and must be able to climb stairs and lift over 25 lbs. 

Estimated salary is between $48 and $52k.  This is a benefited position that includes paid insurance, personal leave, and paid holidays. 

New South Associates, Inc. will hire a qualified museum professional to serve as a full-time director. If interested, please send a resume with three references and a cover letter by email to Mary Beth Reed,  Applications will be accepted through April 30th, 2023.


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