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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Director of Operations

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia, is currently seeking an energetic and responsible individual for the position of Director of Operations. The Southern Museum, located 22 miles north of downtown Atlanta, is part of the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations Program and home to the steam locomotive "General." The Museum includes Civil War and railroad exhibitions, a recreation of an early twentieth-century locomotive factory, the Jolley Education Center, and a Research Center Library and Archives. The Director of Operations is responsible for planning, managing, and directing daily museum operations. This is a supervisory position, second only to the Executive Director, which offers the unique opportunity to creatively contribute to the success of a progressive and dynamic institution. More information regarding the Southern Museum and Kennesaw, Georgia, can be found by visiting and

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in education, history, museum studies, or related field supplemented by five years of progressively responsible management experience in museum or learning center programing, curriculum development, educational event coordination, and/or museum operations. Excellent communication and writing skills including the ability to write educational curriculums and programs, develop operational policies, and make verbal presentations. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, Civil War and Reconstruction, industrialization, southern social history, and southeastern railroad history. Superior supervisory abilities, people skills, and management competencies. Effective organization and budgeting capabilities are also necessary.

Primary schedule is Tuesday through Saturday (although flexibility is required as based on supervisory and museum program needs). This is a full-time salaried exempt city government position with excellent benefits. Salary range is $52,045 to $79,417 based upon qualifications and years of relevant/professional experience. Candidates may also be eligible for partial relocation expenses.

Interested applicants should apply online here and attach a letter of introduction addressing how they meet the requirements of the position along with a resume. Only fully completed questionnaires with attached cover letter and resume will be considered.

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