Job Opportunities
The Columbus Museum is an equal opportunity employer which strives to employ qualified individuals based upon job related qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other classification prescribed under applicable law.




Specialist Accounting

 Purpose Statement
The job of the Specialist Accounting I is to maintain the museum’s financial records and troubleshoot computer/server problems and administrative duties as directed by the Deputy Director, Operations.

This job reports to the Deputy Director, Operations.

Essential Function

– Responsible for all cash receipts and disbursements, and for making deposits. Is responsible for all bank    account and trust fund reconciliation’s, associated journal entries and daily cash balances. Also responsible for initiating bank transfers between accounts.

– Initiates purchase requests and tracks spending for the MCSD budget.

– Is responsible for certain balance sheet account reconciliation’s monthly.  Responsible for preparation of 1099’s at year-end.  Provides data to independent accountants for annual audit.

– Assists the Deputy Director, Operations, with oversight of all supplemental funds, special accounts and grant accounts for the museum’s ancillary organizations and programs.  Maintains staff benevolent funds and oversees the staff room.

– Responsible for handling and reporting all employee health insurance, life insurance and workman’s compensation and similar records and claims.  Maintains records and files claims for museum’s fine arts insurance and property insurance.

Other Functions

– Responsible for operation of all museum office equipment (postage machine, copy machine, phones,etc.).  Secondary telephone responsibilities as needed.  Responsible for maintaining mailing label database and printing mailing labels for all Museum mailings.  Responsible for other duties as assigned.

– Responsible for supporting Office software programs, troubleshooting and installing updates. Coordination of technical support with local IT contractor.

–  Responsible for tracking supply inventory.

– Daily attendance and punctuality are required for the purpose of ensuring that the goals of the work unit can be met.

– Maintain and increase knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars and in-service training sessions for the purpose of supporting the needs of the Museum.

– Perform other related duties listed above which are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position for the purpose of ensuring the efficient, effective functioning of the work unit can be met.

– Serves as support for Museum Gift shop and volunteers.


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: demonstrated organizational skills; good communications skills; excellent project and time management skills. 

KNOWLEDGE is required of: Fundamental accounting principles and techniques for Not for Profits

ABILITY is required to: operate computerized bookkeeping program.  Understanding of museum’s complex financial organization.  Familiarity with requirements of grant applications and reports pertaining to budget figures.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods, and working with other persons within a department, large work unit, and/or across several small work units. Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job’s functions.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred.

Experience : 3-5 years accounting experience, Knowledge of Blackbaud and Quickbooks software preferred. 


Apply on the Muscogee County School District website.

You may also send a resume to but an application must be submitted to Muscogee County School District.

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Columbus Museum seeks a Director of Marketing and Public Relations to provide leadership in developing, managing, and conveying the Museum’s identity and mission through multi media channels. This position is responsible for overseeing the Museum’s brand–including its upcoming redesign—and for messaging, and internal and external communication strategies. The Director of Marketing and Public Relations generates interest and excitement about The Columbus Museum through accurate and widespread media coverage of the Museum’s work, including programs and exhibitions. The Director of Marketing and Public Relations is an enthusiastic advocate for the Museum and serves as the leading spokesperson to the media and broader community about the Museum. The position is responsible for creating, gathering, and editing the content for publications, including the quarterly membership newsletter The Muse, and must collaborate and communicate with all departments.  The Director of Marketing and Public Relations leads the online and traditional media strategies (messaging, implementation, and analysis). The position is part of the senior management team and heads a department that includes a full-time graphic designer and a part-time social media coordinator.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

– Develops and coordinates ongoing publicity and media relations programs to present a positive, professional and consistent image to our members, the industry and the general public.

– Maintains and improves media contacts and outreach functions. Responds to press inquiries, arranging interviews, developing story lines and articles as appropriate. Represents the Museum as spokesperson in normal and emergency situations.

– Communicates with the Museum’s external marketing and PR consultants and oversees the consultants’ execution of the Museum’s marketing and communications initiatives to drive member and public engagement.

– Manages the department, including staff (graphic designer and social media coordinator) and creates and implements the department’s budget.

– Maintains the Museum’s website to include online purchase and giving capabilities.

– Subject matter expertise in latest communication trends to ensure The Columbus Museum is always at the leading edge of best practices.

– Responsible for providing all content for all Museum publications to insure a smooth transition to print or exhibition of this information.

– Responsible for final editing of all Museum publications for content and grammar and certifies that these are ready for printing and other media venues.

– Works interdepartmentally to direct all paid and unpaid advertising to maximize the advertising budget with the most diverse audiences for any given event or program. Collaborates with other departments to determine budgets for project-specific advertising.

– Develops and manages internal style guides, publication tools, and branding.

– Recognizes, creates and develops marketing opportunities.

– Maintains and takes a leadership role in developing working relationships with other arts organizations; represents the Museum with the Cultural Arts Alliance marketing committee on a regular basis.

– With the Development Department, works with Affiliate Groups (Young Art Patrons, Alma Thomas Society) to generate interest in these groups.

– Performs tasks outside the job description if needed.


Knowledge and Skills Required

Must have five or more years of experience in marketing and public relations; experience with museums or other nonprofit organizations a plus.  Exceptional writing, editing, and oral communication skills and ability to manage publications.  Advanced technical skills required.  Experience in developing and managing marketing and branding plans.  Ability to meet multiple deadlines is essential. Strong interpersonal skills, with a capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels. Conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results. Work is complete, accurate, on time, and cost effective.


Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field.

Salary is commensurate with experience. By January 15, submit a letter of interest, résumé, and the contact information for three references to The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA  31906; Attn:  Patricia Butts or via email at:  Position open until filled. The Columbus Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Exhibition Preparator

The Columbus Museum seeks an Exhibition Preparator to assist with all aspects of exhibit preparation, construction, installation and dismantling as part of the museum’s design team.
The museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, has a collection of American art and a collection of regional historical artifacts and a garden designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm in the 1920s for homeowner and noted industrialist W. C. Bradley.


Duties and responsibilities include: working with the art and artifacts handler and registrar in installing and transporting artworks and historical objects, assisting with the exhibition coordinator/designer and graphic designer in producing and installing graphics; assisting the art and artifacts handler in lighting galleries, in matting and framing and in building mounts for art and historical objects, and painting exhibition areas.  The ability to work as a member of a team is essential.  The Exhibition Preparator works under the supervision of the Exhibition Coordinator/Designer.

Skills, education, and experience

Skill in the use of Macintosh computers and programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other applicable CAD software; skill in the operation of power and hand tools used in woodworking; skill in light welding and working with foam core, Plexiglas, fabrics, paints, and other finishes; good communication skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

Knowledge:  Standards for exhibition fabrication and installation; safety requirements associated with such work; knowledge of American art and regional history objects a plus.

Education:  bachelor’s degree in fine arts or closely related design field, job-related experience desirable.  Associates degree with comparable experience and training may be substituted for bachelor’s degree.


This is a full-time position with full benefits. Interested applicants should visit the Muscogee County School District website at to submit an online application (art preparatory, ).  The Columbus Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.




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