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Department:         State Museum Commission            
Job Title:               Director of Operations
Salary:                   $46,169 - $65,000 Annually - Band 7
Job Type:              FTE - Full-Time
Location:               Richland County, South Carolina

Agency Specific Application Procedures:  Please submit resume to SC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC  29201 or email to

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00) Some nights and weekends required. 

The Director of Operations reports directly to the Museum Executive Director.

  • As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Operations will have considerable latitude with respect to day-to-day functioning of the department, staff supervision, and implementation of programs designed to fulfill the mission of the museum.
  • Furthers mission of museum by working with internal departments to fulfill group visits and museum-wide objectives.
  • Activities include generating master schedule of public programs, posting full listing of group visits and operational offerings on museum website, and utilizing multiple delivery methods to distribute printed and electronic education and public program materials.
  • The Director of Operations, as a the lead member of the department, will carry out the goals of the museum; develop programs and strategies to increase attendance and revenue, expand external partnerships, supervise staff, and manage departmental budgets
  • Furthers mission of museum by working with internal departments to fulfill group visits and museum-wide objectives.
  • Activities include generating master schedule of public programs, posting full listing of group visits and operational offerings on museum website, and utilizing multiple delivery methods to distribute printed and electronic education and public program materials
  • Manage departmental budget and business plan
  • Establishes budgets for resale purchases, retail revenue projections and profit goals in accordance with agency directives
  • Establishes target labor cost ratios and makes recommendations for retail operation personnel budgets
  • Collects and analyzes data relative to established goals and standards, and provides periodic and adhoc summary reports and conclusive feedback to various management levels
  • Identifies needs and assists with the coordination of training in the retail program
  • Assists with marketing and advertisement strategies by working closely with the Gift Shop Buyer
  • Oversees Facility Rentals management and develops strategies to increase facility bookings and increase revenue and operational oversight
  • Oversees Operations Manager and 4D Theater operation and programming.
  • Delegates responsibilities and assigns specific tasks, projects and deadlines to affect the accomplishment of established goals and objectives and fulfillment of agency directives in a timely manner
  • Monitors productivity and compliance with established policy and procedural guidelines
  • Performs evaluation of direct subordinates
  • Shares individual strengths, talents and skills as assigned to enhance office and agency operations and interaction with external stakeholders
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with co-workers and other departments.
  • Minimum Requirements:

    A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience. Minimum 5 years' experience in operational management.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Preferred experience in a public gated attraction such as zoo, museum, theme park, concert arena, FEC, etc.

    Benefits for State Employees

    State Employees may be eligible for a variety of benefits associated with their employment. From a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, to generous annual and sick leave policies, to a solid and secure retirement system, the State of South Carolina offers a competitive benefits program for state employees.

    Healthcare Benefits

    The State offers its employees a comprehensive health and dental program, along with a wide array of supplemental insurance programs. South Carolina has long been committed to providing its employees the best possible insurance benefits at the greatest possible value. We've maintained that commitment, too, even in the face of healthcare costs that continue to soar.

    Retirement Benefits

    In addition to our health and dental insurance programs, state employees are offered a generous pension program with options that can be tailored to meet employees' needs. South Carolina offers a traditional pension program, as well as the Optional Retirement Program in which employees have more control over their retirement investments. These programs are designed to help provide state employees secure retirement alternatives that will best meet their needs.

    Workplace Benefits

    In addition, state employees may be eligible for other benefits, such as holidays, annual leave, and sick leave. Check out the link above to see a summary of the other benefits that are available to state employees. You can even calculate the value of an employee's benefits by visiting our on-line benefits calculator .

    Note: The above benefits are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or none of these benefits based on the benefits associated with each position. For these positions, please contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available for the particular position.

    Site Director 
    Hagood Mill
    Pickens County, SC

    This is a full-time position in the Tourism & Marketing Department.  

    Responsibilities and Requirements 

    • This position reports directly to the Tourism & Marketing Director.
    • Daily operates the mill site as a public tourism attraction.
    • Performs routine administrative work (including but not limited to word, excel, email).
    • Schedules and leads informational tours of site.
    • Develops, coordinates, and supports educational programs and classes at the site.
    • Does daily assessments of buildings and grounds conditions; schedules cleaning and repairs as needed.
    • Supervises mill staff.
    • Attends classes, workshops and conferences to update or gain needed skill sets for this job.
    • Develops, forecasts and maintains yearly operational (capital & expense) budget for site using MUNIS software.
    • Identifies, writes, implements and administers grants for mill site.
    • Develops and coordinates monthly "Third Saturday Festivals" for site (includes but is not limited to theme, musicians, volunteers, demonstrators, vendors, sponsors, preparation and clean-up of site for event.
    • Operates and participates in maintenance on the Historic Grist Mill at site.
    • Writes and issues press-releases as needed for site events.
    • Identifies, implements, and grows sustainable revenue streams for site.
    • Day to day and event security at site.
    • Implements and supports all approved Pickens County policies that pertain to the site.
    • Coordinates mill volunteer efforts/activities for events and special projects.
    • Prepares special end-of-month reports needed for the site.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of the five-year plan for site. 


    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
    • Three years of experience in a job requiring work and interaction with the public
    • Ability to obtain State Constable Commission within 6 months of hire
    • Valid SC Driver's License
    • Public speaking experience, experience working at a historic tourism site, experience in law enforcement and some retail experience is helpful
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered 


    $33,469.59 - $50,203.86 

    How to apply

    Applications can be made through Pickens County Human Resources, 222 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, SC or with the Department of Employment and Workforce, Tri-County Technical College, Easley Campus, 1776 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC.

    Further information: - click on job specified

    Application forms:

    Pickens County Museum of Art & History
    Pickens, SC

    This is a full-time position at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History. 


    • Executes the installation of objects and interpretive materials for museum exhibitions.
    • Design and construct pedestals, props, environments, casework, interpretive materials and museum graphics; fabricates shipping crates and storage systems, as needed.
    • Handle and prepare collection items for exhibition, including matting, framing, removal from storage facility, and transport to display site.
    • Manage the scheduling of exhibit production.
    • Coordinates with director and curator for timely installation of exhibits.
    • Responsible for museum facility operations (excluding security) which includes event set ups or facility maintenance/repair scheduling, clean-up and general maintenance.
    • Responsible for Educational Studio equipment and materials maintenance and set up.
    • Manage budget expenditures for assigned area and assist with budget planning, as directed.
    • Assist other museum staff, as directed.
    • Performs all work in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, regulations and standards of safety and quality; ensures the timely completion of all assignments. 


    • Valid state driver’s license;
    • High School Diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
    • Requires over one year and up to and including two years of experience.
    • Equivalent combination of related education and experience.
    • Knowledge of public history standards and practices, as well as, art and artifact handling and installation methods and materials.
    • This is a Tuesday through Saturday Position requiring Thursday Evening andSaturday hours.


    $11.97 / hour

    How to apply

    Applications can be made through Pickens County Human Resources, 222 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, SC

    or with

    the Department of Employment and Workforce, Tri-County Technical College, Easley Campus, 1776 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC.

    More details on the job can be seen by going to: and clicking in the position title.

     On line application forms available at:

    Pickens County Museum of Art & History
    307 Johnson Street
    Pickens, SC 29671 

    Program Coordinator
    Colleton Museum & Farmers' Market
    /Incubator Kitchen Project
    Walterboro, SC

    Colleton County is accepting applications for Program Coordinator at the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market/Kitchen Incubator.  The successful candidate will, under limited supervision, research, develop, promote, coordinate, and deliver the Museum/Farmer’s Market/Incubator Kitchen programs.

    The successful candidate will take a leadership role in coordinating the efforts of the Colleton Museum, Farmers Market, and Incubator Kitchen to promote educational opportunities and will create programs focused on the history, nature, art, and food culture of Colleton County.  Will design and  create new exhibits both on the interior of the buildings and on the exterior landscape that are pertinent to the history, art, nature & food culture/farming of Colleton County. Exhibits integrating technology are a priority. Exhibit design experience desired.

    Will have strong role in coordinating the efforts of the Colleton Museum, Colleton Farmers Market and Colleton Kitchen Incubator staff to aid and promote educational opportunities.  Directs and oversees all programming for the facility.

    Bachelor’s degree required plus three (3) years of  museum/design/education experience. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent computer skills a must. Expertise in using design software, social media, and other marketing tools desired.  Interest and/or educational background in history, archaeology, agriculture, and genealogy a plus.  Must meet and deal with the public comfortably.  Equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities will be considered. One to two years programming and grant writing experience desired.

    Weekend and night work frequently required.
    Reports to the Museum Director.
    Pre-employment drug screen and a satisfactory background check also required. 

    Salary commensurate with experience

    FULL-TIME (40 hrs. per week)


    Job Open until filled.

    Email: Gary Brightwell, Director at and/or mail a resume to:  Gary Brightwell, Colleton Museum & Farmers Market, 506 E. Washington St., Walterboro, SC 29488. 


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