The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is excited to announce an open call for instructor applications for the relaunch of The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) which will run January 17 - 24, 2023 on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
The 2023 Institute will be structured as a tour of the museum that will allow JIMI participants to identify and discuss best practices in a range of visitor-facing and behind-the-scenes roles in a museum. Rather than taking a deep dive into any particular role, participants will receive an overview and come away with a better understanding of how the roles in a museum work together to form an institution.
We are looking for museum professionals with excellent teaching skills to lead 90-minute sessions during the 8-day Institute. Applicants are invited to submit materials on one topic area or individual subjects within a topic. Instructors should be able to integrate principles of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion as well as the use of current technologies into topics they plan to teach.
Instructor Selection Criteria
Applications will be reviewed by the JIMI2023 Instructor Selection Committe comprised of SEMC Council members, JIMI alums and museum subject matter experts.
SEMC will provide a $700 honorarium per JIMI instructor as well as on-island lodging at the host hotel (Hampton Inn & Suites, Jekyll Island) for up to two nights. Transportation arrangements and costs to/from Jekyll Island will be the responsibility of the Instructor. Transportation to and from Jekyll Island from the local airport in Brunswick, GA may be provided for those that choose to fly in. Sessions will be held at Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum.
Instructor positions are considered as work for hire. The Southeastern Museums Conference retains the right to record and use images and video of the sessions in any format or medium in perpetuity, but instructors are welcome to include and/or link to them in their portfolios. Instructors are encouraged to share links to finished products with their networks.