The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, (NSCDA-GA) headquartered in Savannah, is seeking a highly motivated professional to serve as its Executive Director.
Founded in 1893, the mission of the NSCDA-GA is to actively promote our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service, and educational projects. Membership in the organization is by sponsorship only, and members must be lineal descendants of an ancestor who rendered significant service to his or her country during the Colonial period.
NSCDA-GA owns and operates the c. 1848 Andrew Low House, a National Historic Landmark, as a museum open to the public. The house is known for its superlative collection of decorative arts which includes approximately 2000 objects ranging from books, exceptional neo-classical furniture, and fine art dating from 1800 to 1850, including items related to Andrew Low and his family and their life in mid-nineteenth century Savannah. The Andrew Low House has steep and long exterior steps leading to and from entrances and exits, steep and winding interior staircases from floor to floor, and uneven and stepped thresholds between some rooms. There is no elevator. Therefore, climbing, descending, and ambulatory negotiation are essential functions of the position. Accordingly, applications by prospective candidates who lack such abilities, unfortunately, cannot be considered.
Candidates for this position should have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree, and be well versed in history and the decorative arts, as well as possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills, planning and organizational skills and strong interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate should have previous experience with historical and/or cultural institutions in the areas of administration, fundraising and grant writing, museum oversight and personnel management, as well as the ability to prepare and manage a budget.
Interested candidates please submit a resume and cover letter to:
NSCDA-GA Executive Director Search Committee, c/o Lisa White, P.O. Box 10344, Savannah, GA 31412.
Availability and salary requirements should be stated in the submittal.
Resumes will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.