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Position Announcement

Berry College

Director of the Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum


Berry College invites applications and nominations for the full-time position of Director of Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum. The position reports to the Chief of Staff. Berry is located midway between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn., on a 27,000-acre campus just north of Rome, Ga. For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for practical work experience. The College's residential community cultivates moral and spiritual growth with an emphasis on meeting the needs of others. This commitment to applied learning — expressed as an "education of the head, heart and hands" by college founder Martha Berry — remains just as relevant today as it was when the institution was found more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry College is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students. The College offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's ongoing mission is to make an exceptional private liberal arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.

The Director is responsible for overall management and operations of Oak Hill, the Martha Berry Museum, and other historic Berry properties. The director is the public face of Oak Hill and the museum and is responsible for generating interest in and visitors to Oak Hill as an introduction to the Berry College story and the campus. The director is responsible for developing positive community relations and partnerships with national, state, local organizations and for developing strategic initiatives in areas of community outreach, educational programming, exhibits, public history and tourism.

The ideal candidate will be able to create a dynamic vision for the museum and its programs that takes advantage of Berry's distinctive story, an historic home, and a campus committed to stewardship of its history and its historic structures. The director is responsible for supervision of the curator, a shared staff member for educational programs and event management for the Christopher Browning Pavilion, student interns and work teams. The director is expected to be a leader on campus and in the Rome community.

Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, strong leadership and mentoring abilities, and the ability to create a culture that is engaging and caring while leading with integrity. The director is responsible for managing budgets, fund-raising, public relations, and the development of partnerships with key campus departments, alumni and friends of the college.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred in a relevant discipline. Four–five years of progressive experience in public relations, community relations, public history, or museum operations including supervisory experience.

This position includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to:

DOH Recruitment
PO Box 495037
Mount Berry, GA 30149

Application review will begin immediately and continue until a qualified individual has been hired. Berry College is an equal opportunity employer. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator VTTY 706-233-4062.

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