Senior Program Manager, Davenport House Museum

  • April 09, 2024 11:25 AM
    Message # 13340835
    Rebecca Bush (Administrator)

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    Davenport House Museum

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    About the Davenport House Museum: The Davenport House Museum is the historic 1820 Federal-style home and iconic Historic Savannah Foundation property that began the modern-day preservation movement in Savannah, Ga. In 1955, seven local women joined forces to save the Davenport House from demolition. Today, this award-winning house museum is dedicated to sharing the stories of the Davenport family and the enslaved workers who lived in this home overlooking Columbia Square, showcasing period artifacts of life in Savannah from 1820 to 1827. Highlights include the new Urban Enslaved Exhibit, which opened to the public in November 2023. Owned and operated by Historic Savannah Foundation, the Davenport House is the winner of the Preserve America Presidential Award — the highest national award honoring historic preservation achievement — and welcomes more than 40,000 visitors annually. More info:

    Position Summary: The Davenport House Museum seeks a dynamic Senior Program Manager to oversee a variety of key responsibilities aimed at enhancing visitor experiences and engaging the community. The successful candidate will coordinate staff and docent schedules, organize special tours and events, and collaborate with the Executive Director to develop and implement public programs. Additionally, the Senior Program Manager will manage weddings, events, and rentals, create compelling social media content, evaluate program effectiveness, and assist in exhibitions development. Ideal candidates possess a passion for history and education, strong organizational and communication skills, and proficiency in social media management.

    Primary Responsibilities: Scheduling & Training Staff and Docents: Coordinate and manage the scheduling of staff and volunteer docents to ensure adequate coverage for museum operations, tours, and events. Train and evaluate new staff and docents on tour and program information. Special Tours - Coordination: Organize and facilitate special tours, including private group tours, thematic tours, and VIP experiences, ensuring smooth operation and a high level of visitor satisfaction. Education and Public Programs: Work with the Executive Director to develop, plan, and implement public programs hosted by the Davenport House Museum, including lectures, workshops, and cultural events. Weddings/Events/Rentals: Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of weddings, events, and rentals held at the Davenport House Museum, ensuring exceptional experiences for clients and guests.

    Additional Responsibilities: Social Media Content Creation and Marketing: Create engaging and informative content for the museum's social media platforms to promote events, programs, and exhibits, and engage with the museum's online community. Work with the Executive Director to create and execute comprehensive marketing strategies to increase museum visibility and attract diverse audiences. Evaluation and Reporting: Generate reports to assess the effectiveness and impact of museum programs, events, and initiatives, and provide recommendations for improvement based on evaluation findings. Exhibitions Development: Assist in research and coordination for development of special exhibitions and related programs.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, History, Education, or a related field (Master's degree preferred). Previous experience in museum management, event planning, education, or hospitality. Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, clients, and visitors. Proficiency in social media management and content creation. Knowledge of museum best practices, educational theories, and audience engagement strategies. Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 40 pounds as a requirement for the job.

    If you are passionate about history, education, and creating memorable experiences for museum visitors, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join the team at the Davenport House Museum! This is not an exhaustive list of job responsibilities. We are searching for a team player with a flexible mindset willing to adapt to evolving job requirements as needed. Flexible hours are offered to support work-life balance (35-45 hours a week). Some weekend and work-week after hours will be required. Salary Range $38,000 - $40,000

    To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Executive Director, Danielle Hodes at The interview process will include a 1-1 with the executive director, interview with the executive director and CEO of the Historic Savannah Foundation, and the opportunity to meet with Davenport staff.

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Georgia Association of Museums is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 2133, Marietta, GA 30061

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