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Coastal Georgia Historical Society

Development Director

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society on St. Simons Island is currently seeking a highly motivated professional with a proven track record in development to join us in serving our community.

Founded in 1965, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society annually impacts the lives of over 100,000 visitors and residents. The Society is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is one of only 15 nationally accredited museums in Georgia. The Society's mission is to preserve the artifacts and historic buildings that are the treasures of our coastal heritage and to provide education to our members and the public about Coastal Georgia history. Our energetic schedule of tours, lectures, field trips and other programs attracts diverse audiences, including residents, visitors, local and regional school children, civic and heritage organizations, researchers, and a membership of over 800 households.

The Society is a faithful steward of the iconic historic structures entrusted to its care: the St. Simons Lighthouse and Keeper's Dwelling (built 1872) and the Historic Coast Guard Station (built 1936). These sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are open to the public every day of the year except major holidays. The Society has been operating a museum at the Lighthouse and Keeper's Dwelling since 1975 and at the Historic Coast Guard Station since 2006. A new World War II Home Front Museum will open at the Historic Coast Guard Station in October 2018.

The Development Director will initiate and cultivate relationships with Society members, donors, foundations, and others supportive of the Society's mission. This position is responsible for all membership activities, fundraising, grants, and capital and endowment campaigns.

Qualified candidates will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail; planning and organizational skills; and strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated by an advanced degree, advanced training, and/or career experience.

The ideal candidate for this position would have a love of coastal Georgia history and previous experience with an historical or cultural institution in the areas of development, membership, fundraising, and grant writing. Required qualifications include:

The Society offers paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave as well as participation in a retirement plan. Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience.

Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Teamwork Services, Inc.
Attn: Baylie Lane, Human Resources
700 Gloucester Street, Suite 302
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: (912) 265-8500

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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