Job Opportunities

Director of Development

JOB SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy for the Museum.  The Director will oversee, design, and execute a comprehensive fundraising program to develop donors for the museum as well as communicate the museum’s mission and success to established donors.

The Director of Development is charged with planning, developing, and directing the development, fundraising, and membership programs for the purpose of improving funding through increased donations and grants to support the museum’s operations. 

The position is responsible for securing exhibition, program, general operating, and capital support from corporations, foundations, individuals, and government entities and works to ensure effective cultivation and stewardship of funders. 

The Director of Development will expand and diversify the Museum’s donor base and work closely with other team members to secure funding for key initiatives, with a strong emphasis on supporting the Museum’s education, exhibit, and program initiatives and general operations.

Among the positions key priorities is the expansion of the donor base with a special effort directed at identifying the next generation of donors and leaders. As a member of the senior management team serves as the key staff fund advisor for the Museum and provides vision, leadership, and overall supervision for all fundraising efforts.

For the full job description Director of Development.


Curator of Oral History

JOB SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Executive Director the Curator of Oral History establishes and manages the museum’s oral history program, including its scope, standards and future direction.  The Curator of Oral History will serve as a steward for existing oral history collections, will manage current oral history projects, and will help plan and execute new projects. This position is responsible for providing a program that conveys the Museum’s unique identity as the community’s history museum and furthers the Museum’s mission of bringing history and the public together.

The Curator of Oral History will support the use of oral histories and oral history practice in exhibitions, public history projects, educational initiatives, public programs, partnerships, and more.  

The position will work closely with the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions and the Director of Operations regarding description, access and storage of oral history collections. 

As a member of the Museum’s senior management team, this position collaborates with a wide range of community organizations and partners, and will be enthusiastic about community outreach and making the critical themes of history accessible to the public.

For full job description Curator of Oral History.

To apply for either position, send your resume and cover letter to:

Dana Thorpe, Executive Director
Upcountry History Museum – Furman University
540 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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