Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is currently seeking an Executive Director to oversee the operation of the McRitchie-Hollis House Museum in Newnan, Georgia. This position requires the candidate to have proven expertise and experience in museum administration, finances/budgeting, and collection management. He/she must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. In addition, the candidate must present a successful track record of fundraising initiatives including grant writing, corporate sponsorships, marketing and public relations. The individual must be passionate about the preservation and presentation of history, highly motivated, and committed to the success of the NCHS's direction and goals for continued growth.
Planning: The Executive Director will work with the Executive Committee and other committees on strategic planning as well as long term, short term, and annual goals & objectives.
Community Outreach: The Executive Director will direct and coordinate with NCHS to develop and implement educational programs, exhibits and displays. Also, he/she will be responsible for marketing, outreach, and public relations strategies (quarterly newsletters, web site, Facebook, e-mail outreach, speaking engagements and positive corporate and governmental relationships) to increase community awareness and increase visitor attendance. He/she will implement programs, community activities and appropriate meetings which will enhance the image of the Society & encourage donations of both artifacts and funds.
Grants & Fundraisers: The Executive Director will plan and organize events and identify and apply for relevant grants and sponsorships to raise significant funds for the Society.
Hours: Full time (40 hours per week). Some flexibility within these parameters required for occasional weekend and evening hours for special events, meetings, projects or becoming acquainted with weekend volunteers.
Education and experience requirements: BA degree (Museum Studies or related major) and 4 years museum operations experience with at least 2 years at management level.
Compensation: Salary range $40,000 – $50,000 per year, included within will be health insurance, paid vacation and holidays.
Other: The Executive Director will receive an annual performance review by the president. The Director will be required to reside in Coweta County. Please send resume to:
98 Greenville St.
Newnan, GA 30263.
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