Topic ID #34510 - posted 1/17/2015 1:21 AM

Director of Historic Resources - Jekyll Island Authority, GA

Jennifer Palmer

Director of Historic Resources
Department/Division:    Historic Resources / Operations
Status:    Regular, Full time, Exempt
Pay Grade/Pay:    PG21S / $60,000 - $68,000
Reports to:    Chief Operations Officer
Benefits:    Full Benefits eligible, Amenities & Parking
Retirement:    State Employee Retirement System (GSEPS)
Closing date:    4:00pm February 12, 2015   *Note: This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.  
Job Summary:
The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) seeks a Director of Historic Resources to manage and direct the Historic Resources of beautiful Jekyll Island Georgia.  Under limited supervision and utilizing broad objectives and guidelines, the Director of Historic Resources is responsible for directing and managing activities of the Historic Resources departments; Museum, Curatorial, Programs and Archives. Responsibilities include developing and implementing the Historic Resources strategic plan and priorities that promotes the visibility, awareness, and utilization of the Historic District, Historic sites, and programming.  The Director will develop and manage the staff, the operating budget and various projects.  
Develops strategic direction of the Historic Resources according to JIA mission, vision and strategic plan.
Serves as primary spokesperson for the JIA on Jekyll Island history.
Establishes initiatives to increase awareness, visibility, and utilization of Historic Resources and Museum.  
Develops and manages departmental operating budget.
Responsible for the Historic District and sites, including buildings, grounds, signage, use of artifacts and exhibits, etc., will commonly work with other departments to meet objectives.
Collaborates with marketing department for appropriate materials to market Museum and Historic District.
Act as primary liaison with all vendors, lease holders and contractors associated with Historic District. 
Maintain positive relations and visibility with relative partner organizations. 
Coordinates projects and opportunities with funding partners, cultivates relationships.
Manage and develop Historic Resources staff including Museum Operations, Curatorial, Programs and Archives.
Responsible for the staff management of archive collections inventory and records.
Provides direction to staff developing and initiating educational programming. 
Directs staff in the production of all Museum events and management of the Museum’s annual calendar of events.
Analyzes visitation counts and other metrics necessary for assessing the success of the Museum.
Serves as Historic Resources staff representative to the Jekyll Island Board Historic Preservation Committee as necessary.
Ensure Museum compliance with all regulations, laws, and local ordinances in the daily operation of the Museum and its events. 
Administers record keeping including payroll time edits, leave approvals, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned. 
Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, historic preservation or related field from an accredited university plus 10 years of experience OR Master’s degree from an accredited university plus 6 years of experience.  
Minimum of 3 recent years in management or leadership role required; knowledge of managing, mentoring and inspiring people; cultivating positive teamwork environment.
Ability to interact effectively with others.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Effective public speaking and presentation skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to manage operating budgets.
Must have passionate interest in history, historic sites, and museums with knowledge of Georgia history;  knowledge of late 19th- early 20th century American History preferred.
Knowledge of planning, designing and implementing effective programming and marketing efforts.
Knowledge of standard museum and historic site practices, protocols and ethics required.
Must work effectively with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
Familiarity with Past Perfect Museum Software
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 
More than 50% of the typical work day may be spent walking, sitting and standing. 
Between 25% and 50% of the typical work day may be spent climbing stairs, pushing and pulling.
Less than 25% of the typical day is spent balancing, stooping and/or crouching, kneeling, reaching, sitting and repetitive motions of the wrists, hands or fingers. 
Sensory abilities required are feeling, grasping and touching with more than 50% of the time spent talking and hearing.
Visual abilities to perform tasks required are to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment and determine the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures. 
The majority of the work is conducted within an inside, office setting, however, on occasion work is performed outside with exposure to extreme heat, high humidity and occasionally adverse weather conditions as well occasional extreme cold.
Will be exposed to hazards such as moving mechanical parts and moving vehicles.
May be subject to atmospheric conditions such as fumes, oils, odors, dusts, mists, or poor ventilation.
May be subject to close quarters, such as narrow aisles or passageways/hallways.
Noise levels are considered normal

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