Exhibits and Buildings Manager, Augusta Museum of History, Augusta, GA

  • 19 Sep 2023 11:53 AM
    Message # 13256363


    Participates in all aspects of installation of exhibitions and displays; management of the carpentry shop; collaborates with Executive Director, Deputy Director, Registrar, and Education Manager in developing exhibition designs, layout, schedule, signage, and other graphic treatments; participates in exhibition implementation; designs and fabricates bases, pedestals, cases, and other supports for display of the collection that ensures the safety and attractive display of the objects, with economical and efficient use of materials; working with the Registrar, moves collections of varying sizes and weight in and out of storage areas as needed. Oversee the Museum’s building systems and the Harris House property and buildings; supervises Buildings and Grounds personnel and implements the building maintenance schedule and monitoring environmental needs in museum galleries and collection storage. 

    Knowledge, abilities, skills

    • Ability to learn how to handle collections, as well as to learn how to fabricate exhibition/display furniture and mounts
    • Position requires use of computer programs relevant to job responsibilities
    • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage a variety of activities with deadlines 
    • Supervisory skills
    • Ability to work effectively with museum staff and outside vendors
    • Must have physical ability to use diverse hand and power tools (including cabinet and shop equipment of varying sizes and complexity), hydraulic lifts, dollies, etc.
    • Must have the ability to climb and work on ladder; to reach hands above shoulder level; and to stand or walk for a seven-hour day
    • Must be able to lift and/or move heavy objects (minimum 50 pounds)


    A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in construction and building maintenance


    At least five years’ experience in building maintenance, building systems, and exhibition-preparation in a museum or equivalent construction experience 

    Please submit a resume to deputydirector@augustamuseum.org

    Deadline: October 12, 2023

    Starting salary: $31,000 (full employer-paid insurance, in addition to salary)

    Please no telephone calls; the Augusta Museum of History is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Last modified: 19 Sep 2023 11:54 AM | Nancy Glaser