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Special Projects Coordinator [Welty House Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 22, 1973 in job announcements |

Apply for this position online at www.mspb.ms.gov . For more information
contact (601) 576-6866.
ANNUAL SALARY: $29,500.00
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: April 8, 2013
The Eudora Welty House (EWH) is one the nationʼs most intact literary
homes and is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and
History. Its mission is to educate the public about the importance of Weltyʼs
literary legacy, thereby encouraging the love of reading and literature in
others, to develop an appreciation for the arts, and to inspire the creative
endeavors of future artists and writers.
The Special Projects Coordinator implements and administers the
volunteer program for the Eudora Welty House and Garden, manages the
siteʼs gift shop, and assists in other special projects at the discretion of the
director. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the director;
however, incumbent may have supervisory responsibilities in their section.
Essential Functions and Skills
These include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manages the Welty House docent and garden volunteer programs;
recruits, trains, evaluates, schedules and supervises volunteers.
Works directly with the Departmentʼs Volunteer Services Administrator
on volunteer recruitment and reporting matters.
Schedules and processes all group tours and serves as the primary
contact for such; arranges for additional volunteer or staff assistance
as necessary.
Develops and implements docent enrichment programs in conjunction
with the director and the Welty Scholar-in-Residence at Millsaps
College.
Works with staff and the Welty Scholar in Residence to review and revise
the docent manual as necessary.
Conducts research and presents programs and/or develops exhibits as
requested, or on a rotating basis.
Oversees and manages the daily operations of the Welty House gift shop
including its Point of Sale (POS) system, generates new ideas and
products for sale, and maintains all record keeping for such.Assists with the daily operations of the Eudora Welty House and the E.
W. Education and Visitors Center.
The incumbent must have experience in a public service environment
working with a diverse pool of volunteers. Developing and
maintaining effective communications with volunteers and staff and
strong organizational skills are crucial.
Education must meet the following criteria:
Bachelorʼs degree from an accredited four-year college or university in
American or Southern Studies, Communications or Public Relations,
English, History, Museum Studies, or Public History.
Preferred qualification include one year of work experience in volunteer
management within an academic institution, historical organization
or agency, museum or other professional organization.
Applicants are encouraged to submit by attachment a separate cover letter
and resume in addition to the required materials posted to the MSPB.
MDAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Stacey K. Everett
Director of Education
Museum Division
MDAH
PO Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205
Telephone: 601-576-6932
Facsimile: 601-576-6815
Email: severett@mdah.state.ms.us

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