Museum Director

Museum Department

Work Schedule

The Museum Director manages full and part-time employees as well as all project-based labor or interns. Responsible for opening and closing security for the Museum and collections.

Responsible for Museum Store cash balance and inventory security.

Employment Status: Full time, Salary (exempt) position with benefits


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manages Museum department full-time and part-time staff, as well as project-based contract labor or interns
  • Ultimately responsible for opening and closing security of Museum and collections storage.
  • Ultimately responsible for Museum Store cash balance and inventory security.


  • Supervises daily activities of staff in Museum department, facilitating retention, hiring, and strategic planning, including operations of the Museum Store
  • Manages annual income and expense budgets for department and special projects
  • Collaborates with Center staff across Production, Education, and operational departments on strategic planning and future visioning for the Center, with a special focus on COVID pandemic recovery and programming strategy
  • Conducts outreach for acquisition, loan, exhibition, and partner programming plans
  • Sets departmental season calendar
  • Curates and/or coordinates annual exhibitions
  • Oversees and guides priorities in collecting plan and main gallery rotations
  • Curates purchasing for mission-aligned Museum Store
  • Manages strategic size of inventory and organized reporting from inventory and sales
  • Researches and writes for various audiences: database notes, collection labels, exhibition copy, digital engagement content, and marketing copy
  • Strategizes opportunities on the virtual and digital platforms
  • Plans and delegates operations for programs, events, exhibition rotation, store inventory changeovers

Required Skills / Abilities

  • Candidates must have knowledge of standard museum policies and procedures according to AAM standards and knowledge of standard museum cataloguing systems.
  • Academic research
  • Writing for difference audiences
  • Exhibition design and development, with a foundation on project management skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ease of working alone, collaboratively, and with the general public
  • Ease of working across various digital platforms and software from relational databases to in-gallery technology


  • 5+ years progressively responsible experience within a museum or cultural organization.
  • Masters in History, Public History, Museum Studies, or related field preferred.
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of collections-focused research, such as publications or exhibition curation

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 20 to 30 pounds and climb ladders.

Salary Range

  • $60,000 to $80,000 per year, commensurate with experience


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 403(b)
  • Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Vacation/Personal Days – 14 days
  • Sick Leave – 6 days
  • 8 paid holidays off
  • Museum Store Discounts
  • Free show tickets
  • Free parking

How to Apply

Please send resume to: No phone calls, please. Or mail to: Center for Puppetry Arts, Attn:  HR, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta, GA  30309-2820. 

Please note any attachment over 10 MB may need to be sent in separate emails. 

No phone calls please.  If you have questions, please email

  • Complete the form below or call 404-873-3391 to contact our Ticket Sales Office for this program. You should expect to be contacted by our Ticket Sales Office within 48 hours. Thank you!