Job, Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

If you’re passionate about American history, the Civil War and/or railroading, the Southern Museum has exciting opportunities for employment, as well as volunteer and internship positions.

Museum Marketing Specialist

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia is currently seeking an energetic and creative individual for the position of Museum Marketing Specialist. The Museum Marketing Specialist is a member of the Development Team and coordinates all marketing for the Southern Museum.

Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Museum Marketing Specialist is responsible for museum marketing and public relation endeavors including, but not limited to, the following: securing and monitoring of advertising for museum events, design and creation of marketing materials, cultivating influence with media outlets and tourism agencies, and handling of press inquiries. The Museum Marketing Specialist will envision and implement strategic marketing campaigns in order to produce positive and quantifiable results in community relations and museum attendance. The incumbent will work with the Museum’s Development Team to assist with fundraising and sponsorship requirements.


  • Create press releases, advertisements, and graphic images (including banners, billboard, flyers, brochures, etc.).
  • Produce and implement marketing plans and projects for new and existing exhibitions, programs, events, and public relation endeavors.
  • Develop and manage marketing and communications budget.
  • Handle and maintain social media presence for museum.
  • Conduct media interviews regarding programs and events.
  • Compile clear and concise reports in order to analyze sales data to determine marketing impact and investment return.
  • Manage website and oversee SEO (Search Engine Optimization) data collection.

The Museum Marketing Specialist will normally work Monday through Friday and must be able to work a flexible schedule when needed, including weekends, evenings, and holidays. Schedule is subject to change based on city/ museum needs.

A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field along with a minimum of three to five years of relevant professional experience is required. Excellent public speaking and networking skills, competency in graphic design and website maintenance (WordPress, basic HTML coding, InDesign, Photoshop) is necessary.

Individuals applying for this position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

This is a salaried city government position with a starting annual pay of $45,000 to $49,000 and includes excellent benefits. Candidates may be eligible for partial relocation expenses.

Interested applicants should send a letter of introduction and resume by mail to: Human Resource Department c/o Museum Director, City of Kennesaw, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144 or electronically (title e-mail “Museum Marketing Specialist Application”) to Referred candidates will be contacted to provide a writing sample, graphic design sample, and three professional references. Applications should be received by 5:00 p.m. October 12, 2015, after which all applications will be opened and reviewed. Position will remain opened until filled. The City of Kennesaw is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

College Internship Opportunities

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History offers a variety of museum related opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our internships provide valuable firsthand experience in various aspects of the museum field such as museum education, curatorial department, and archives.  Please see the links below for further information or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 770.427.2117, extension 3169, or email

Internship Opportunities and Requirements

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Volunteer Opportunities

Support and donations from the community have helped the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History become a Smithsonian-affiliated, world-class facility. The Museum now seeks volunteers to help maintain the Museum's commitment to providing an exciting and impressive experience to visitors. Volunteers are integral to the continued success of the Museum and provide a valuable service, not only to the Museum, but to the entire community.

Opportunities for volunteers, ages 18 and up, include:


Volunteers provide assistance in the maintenance of the Museum’s three permanent collections: The Great Locomotive Chase; Railroads: Lifelines of the Civil War; and Glover Machine Works: Casting a New South.

Library and Archives

Volunteers help preserve and conserve the Museum’s archival collection by processing and cataloging archival materials (documents, maps, photographs, books, magazines) according to collections standards. Volunteers will be trained in the appropriate handling of archival materials.


Volunteers lead individual and group tours of the Museum, providing interpretation of the three permanent collections, and, when appropriate, of visiting exhibitions. Volunteers may also assist visitors and provide private tours during special events.


The Museum is looking for a person to help the small carpentry projects including train tables, props for events, and  more. This is the perfect volunteer opportunity for those who are handy and are available on an as-needed bases.

Gift Shop

Volunteers assist the Gift Shop Manager in re-stocking, organizing, pricing, and anything retail. People are able to volunteer in this position Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Special Events

Volunteers assist in a variety of areas during Museum-sponsored events throughout the year, such as exhibit openings, lectures, fundraising events, etc.

Volunteer Benefits

In addition to the satisfaction of working at a world-class Museum and meeting people who share a love of history and the community, volunteers will receive a FREE annual  membership to the Museum that includes:

  • Unlimited free admission for one year for Volunteer
  • 20% discount on Museum shop purchases.
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events, including exhibition previews.
  • Priority notice and seating for all lectures and community programs.
  • Subscription to Museum newsletter.
  • Opportunities to participate in continuing education trips and lectures.

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 770.427.2117, extension 3169 or for more information about volunteer opportunities at the Southern Museum.

Download the volunteer application

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