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Position Announcement

Georgia Institute of Technology

Museum Director


Oversee the functions of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute's Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking which houses collections related to the history of paper and paper technology. Responsibilities include management of daily museum operations, marketing, fund raising, budgeting and planning. Responsible for setting employee goals, assessing employee performance and providing feedback, and making pay recommendations.

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. In addition to more than 2,000 books, the museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts. The museum's mission is to collect, preserve, increase and disseminate knowledge about papermaking — past, present and future. The Museum features the Dard Hunter Collection of artifacts and books on paper and hand papermaking. The museum's exhibits feature Hunter's historic collection, tools from the early industrialization of papermaking, environmental issues related to papermaking, and changing gallery spaces.

The Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) is the current stage of the evolution of the Institute of Paper Chemistry (IPC), founded in October 1929 in the state of Wisconsin. IPC was created to provide science, technology and education in support of the pulp and paper industry, a growing sector of the economy whose executives recognized the need for employees trained in the scientific processes of papermaking. IPC became the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) and with the boom of information technology in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Board of Trustees approved a plan to relocate to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. The two officially merged in 2003. The integration was completed in 2004. That evolution would again entail a new name and an expanded scope of work and research in May 2014. The move enabled the Institute to broaden its appeal to biomass materials for a range of products, not simply limited to paper. Thus the Renewable Bioproducts Institute was born. That same month, RBI received a $43.6 million gift from the Institute of Paper Chemistry Foundation (IPCF), one of the single largest gifts in Georgia Tech's history. The endowment supports students working in chemical and biomolecular engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry covering a wide range of research areas in both bioproducts and bioprocessing.

Salary Range: $76,926–$90,428

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