Museum: Assistant Director Position

Posted By: Beverly Foster Career Center ,

Museum

Assistant Director Position

Walker County African American History Museum and Cultural Center

Walker County African American Historical and Alumni Association, Inc

 

 

Opportunity and History

The Walker County African American Historical and Alumni Association, Inc (WCAAHAA) was organized in 2000.  Our mission is to teach ourselves and others, preserve and document the history of African Americans of Walker County, Georgia with the motto of promoting positive images in our community. Presently, WCAAHAA hosts a television show,Beverly’s Historical Moments, on UCTV/265, Fort Oglethorpe. Also, we highlight the African American heritage of counties of the Lookout Mountain Judicial District: Walker, Chattooga, Catoosa and Dade. We have published books, historical articles, placed Chickamauga Masonic Lodge Hall #221 on the National Register of Historical Places, and assist with the preservation of cemeteries and community support.

 

The assistant director position will be supervised by the director of the museum, the executive officers of WCAAHAA who serve as the board of trustees and their appointees. We are looking for someone who is energetic, computer savvy, detail oriented, self-motivated, dependable, and enjoys historical and multi-cultural interactions. We are looking for a person who is capable of not only engaging the normal middle age museum attendee but also capable of assisting with programs that capture the attention of children and young adults.

 

This museum and cultural center, located in La Fayette, Georgia, is in its initial phase of development. Therefore, this is a golden opportunity to be on the ground level of a new direction for Walker County and assist with mapping of a new and more multicultural face for Walker County’s historical footprint, a footprint highlighting Walker County beyond the antebellum years into the twenty-first century. Organized in 1833, Walker County has focused mainly on antebellum and Civil War history; however, Walker County wishes to venture beyond those borders into the county’s 150 years of historical importance beyond the American Civil War. Also, there will be an opportunity to work with a capital campaign for the development of an African American memorial park in La Fayette.

 

Responsibilities

Assist museum director

Develop inventory system

Assist with museum layout

Assist with capital champagne

Host during museum open hours

Engage with the community

Attend meetings beyond the walls of the museum

Promote a positive presentation of the museum, memorial park and WCAAHAA

Other duties as assigned by museum director

 

Qualifications

__College graduates in the field of marketing, history, liberal arts, tourism will be considered.  

However, work experience in the above areas will be a plus.

 

__Non-degreed persons with a minimum of three years of leadership experience in a nonprofit,

business, museum or tourism.

__Passionate about promoting history and the development of new opportunities such as historical  

museums and historical tourism

__Excellent communication skills

__Ability to work independently

__Self motivated

__Ability to manage multiple projects,

__Adaptability and flexibility

__Social Media Skills

__Computer skills as spread sheets

__Able to work extended computer hours

__Able to lift 30 pounds and walk distances of one mile, stoop, bend

__Ability to work flexible hours including weekends at the museum

 

 

Anticipated Salary Range

__This is a forty hour per week position with scheduling flexibility. There will be Saturday work days.

__This position is funded for 12 months by a grant and is not guaranteed beyond 12 months

__The annual salary is anticipated to be $25,000 to $30,000 with two weeks paid

vacation and five paid holidays. Due to the small size of our organization, WCAAHAA is unable to offer health insurance coverage.

 

Application Process is now open

__Email resume with minimum of three references to wcaahaa.com or

__Slow USA mail resume with references to WCAAHAA, c/o Beverly Foster PO Box 1695, Lithonia,

Georgia 30058

__We are hoping to have an employee to begin work by August 1, 2022

__Questions: [email protected]

 

Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

WCAAHAA is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (must be of legal age for employment in Georgia), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

 

 

Walker County African American Historical and Alumni Association, Inc

Twenty-Two Years Strong

 

Teaching Ourselves and Others

Preserving and Documenting

Walker County and Northwest Georgia

African American History

 

Promoting Positive Images In Our Community