Meadow Garden operates with the guidance of the Georgia State Society, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit, nonpolitical service organization. Meadow Garden welcomes visitors to step into a piece of American history at the home of George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The historic house, built in 1792, connects modern visitors to this man who played a vital role in the founding of our country.
The Director is a full-time position that reports to the Meadow Garden Board. The Director holds a commitment to historic preservation, education, and patriotism. This position oversees day-to-day operations and handles a wide range of responsibilities contributing to the overall administration, programming, maintenance, and restoration efforts of the museum. The Director is an excellent communicator and is the face of the organization to the membership, community, and state. Through partnerships and outreach, the Director will expand awareness of Meadow Garden and demonstrate its importance.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in liberal arts, marketing, communications, history, or related fields. A degree is not required when practical experience working with a public or
nonprofit agency can be demonstrated to show proficiency in the requisite skills and duties (at least three years of professional senior level experience preferred). Experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising are highly desirable talents. The successful applicant will ideally have a special interest and some knowledge of local history and architecture. A familiarity with the interrelationships among similar organizations and agencies in the Augusta community would be helpful.
Skills: Important skills include communication, writing, public relations, networking, diplomacy, ability to manage various projects at once. Volunteer management is integral to the job. High organizational skills are essential. Excellent writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Management and utilization of social media, especially Facebook and Instagram, will be required, including keeping up with the changing platforms that may be useful to the organization. Use of a personal cell phone with a camera is also expected. Familiarity with museum collections management systems and Square Point of Sale software are preferred. The ability to learn applications as needed is vital. Use of digital photography is required. Candidate must be able to climb stairs and lift over 25 lbs.
- Plans, coordinates and carries out the day-to-day operation of the museum
- Oversees museum budget
- Updates and maintains Museum collection inventories
- Engages with the public through outreach and tours
- Works with volunteers and docents
- Special events management and coordination
- Communication through print, electronic, and social media
- Marketing and publicity through all available media outlets and social media
- Development, sponsorship cultivation, grant writing, and administration
- Affinity group participation
- Other duties as assigned
This is a full-time position under the direction and supervision of the Chairman of the Meadow Garden Board. All new employees are subject to a three-month trial period.
Estimated salary is commensurate with experience ($36K-40K). This position also includes paid vacation time, paid holidays, sick leave, and personal leave.
How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample, and three (3) references with contact information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.historicmeadowgarden.org for additional information on the organization.
Position will be open until filled. Offer is contingent upon a background check.