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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History


The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia, is currently seeking an energetic and responsible individual for the position of Curator. 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 Curator is responsible for overseeing the artifact collection and museum galleries and assists with other duties regularly, such as tours, programming, events, and visitor services. More information regarding the Southern Museum can be found by visiting

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in education, history, museum studies, or related field supplemented by three years of paid, professional experience in museum collection management or historic preservation. Excellent writing skills including the ability to conduct historical research, create interpretive text and labels, develop short- and long-range plans, and make verbal presentations. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrialization, southern social history, and southeastern railroad history. Familiarity with PastPerfect is preferred along with demonstrated collections management skills and ability.

Primary schedule is Tuesday through Saturday (although flexibility is required based on museum, event, and program needs). This is a full-time salaried exempt city government position with excellent benefits. The salary range is $45,176.79 to $67,765.18 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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