Museum Jobs & Internships

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

 

OPEN POSITIONS

VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANT

Overview:

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia is currently seeking an energetic individual for the part-time position of Visitor Services Assistant. The Southern Museum is part of the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations Program and home to the steam locomotive “General.” The Museum includes Civil War and railroad exhibitions, a recreation of an early twentieth-century locomotive factory, a children’s education center, and a research library and archives. The Visitor Services Assistant is responsible for conducting retail and ticket sales as well as offering assistance in tours, facility rentals, events, and/or other tasks as needed. This position does not include benefits or a track to full-time city employment. More information regarding the Southern Museum and Kennesaw, Georgia can be found by visiting www.southernmuseum.org and www.kennesaw-ga.gov.

Job Responsibilities:

·    Open and close Southern Museum galleries.

·    Assist customers with ticket and retail sales.

·    Provide Museum and tourism information while stationed inside the Southern Museum ticket booth and/or gift shop.

·    Provide staff support for tours, facility rentals, and events as necessary.

·    Keep front Museum areas and visitor materials organized and neat in appearance.

·    Label and stock merchandise.

·    Assist with Museum gallery and site inspections.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must possess proven visitor services and/or retail experience and be computer proficient. Employee will use Microsoft Office, Outlook, and the Southern Museum’s point-of-sale system. A basic understanding of or interest in American history is a plus but not required for the position. A willingness to learn and present basic tour information for school students and adults is required. A high school diploma or GED is required. Please attach a cover letter and resume.


Schedule and Compensation:

This is a part-time position (approximately 25 hours per week) with days worked fluctuating based on the Southern Museum schedule and program needs. Employee must be willing to work at least one day of the weekend on a normal basis and work a flexible schedule as needed, including potential evening hours and holidays. Schedule is subject to change based on Museum/city needs. Compensation is $15 per hour.

Applicants should apply via the City of Kenensaw's website at https://kennesaw-ga.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers/581411000001993002/Visitor-Services-Assistant?source=CareerSite.

 

INTERNSHIPS

The Southern Museum 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 education, curation, and archivism. For further information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at kallen@kennesaw-ga.gov. To apply for an internship click on the link.