NCHS Director Job Opening
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is searching for a full time Director to manage NCHS, and to run the McRitchie-Hollis Museum and the Historic Newnan Train Depot.
The position is currently open and will be full time with compensation negotiable based on experience.
To apply, please ensure your resume is responsive to the following Job Description and email it with three references to:
Please use the same email address to ask any questions. This posting will remain open until the position is filled:
Position Title: Director
Full time Position at the pleasure of the Board of Directors of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, a Georgia nonprofit corporation and 501(c)(3).
Office Location: Newnan, Georgia
Salary: Negotiable based on experience. Compensation split 75% Museum (Trust)/25% Society.
Provides executive management for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, facilities NCHS owns or uses by agreement (currently the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, the Historic Newnan Train Depot, and a Collections Building), staff, volunteers and programs on a day-to-day basis under the oversight and policy guidance of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society Board of Directors. Is the only NCHS employee reporting directly to the Board; hires, contracts, evaluates, promotes, and terminates all other personnel and volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure the continuous improvement of NCHS, its facilities and programs; work with the Board of Directors on short and long-term strategic planning, annual goals and objectives, and budgets; supervise NCHS staff, interns, contractors, and volunteers; develop annual budgets with Board Treasurer for Board approval, and collaborate with Board Treasurer to develop quarterly budget reports for Board meetings. Develop and implement a five-year strategic plan with the Board.
Responsible for marketing, outreach, and public relations to increase community awareness, donations of historic artifacts for collections and external funds/grants, NCHS memberships, fundraising support, and visitor attendance. Serve as NCHS spokesperson.
Partnership Development and Fundraising
Strengthen existing partnerships with City of Newnan/Trustee; community nonprofits, schools and colleges, and churches; and develop and grow new strategic partnerships. Secure external funds and grants in support of NCHS mission.
Manage collections; develop exhibition content and opportunities for existing and new exhibits; improve revenue stream from Depot rentals; acquire new facilities in keeping with NCHS mission.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
– Expert (or able to become an expert) in the history of Coweta County, including knowledge specific to municipalities, communities, past events and residents.
– Effective manager, innovator, strategic goal setter; accomplished at implementing approved plans
– Excellent writer, speaker and presenter; a compelling communicator.
– BA/BS with three years of experience working in one or more of the following: management, communications, partnership development, fundraising, and museums; Master’s Degree preferred.
– Pass routine law enforcement background check.
Must be physically and mentally able with or without reasonable accommodations to perform all of the duties listed under Duties and Responsibilities, all of which are deemed “essential functions of the job.”