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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.

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Trades Specialist IV
State Museum Commission
Richland County, SC

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 04/01/14 11:59 PM Eastern Time 
Salary: $25,627.00 - $47,413.00 Annually
Job Type: FTE - Full-Time
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Performs complex maintenance and repair tasks in such areas as carpentry, metal work, and model making. Builds exhibit components and completes assigned projects with a high degree of craftsmanship, meeting deadlines. Initiates preventative maintenance and repairs on exhibits in a timely fashion; initiates minor repairs and recommends improvements. Produces three dimensional components of exhibits and installs 2-D and 3-D exhibit elements. Assists in trouble shooting, installing, and maintaining exhibit and museum wide media equipment. Provides operational assistance with facility media equipment Performs high level trades skills in the maintenance and repair of exhibits and media equipment. Estimates and purchases materials for projects.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma and trade experience that is directly related to the area of employment.  At least 5 years experience in carpentry or related skilled areas, or a combination of maintenance, repair, construction and training that would enable the candidate to have acquired the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills for the job. Additional duties will be trouble shooting Audio/visual equipment and installations. Thorough knowledge of and skill in finish carpentry work, metal work, model making and related construction and repair tasks. Thorough knowledge of the use of power tools, lathes, planners and other related equipment. Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints, drawings, plans and specifications. Knowledge of conservation practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Must be able to interpret complex instructions and details. Must be able to use all shop tools and equipment. Must be able to operate a forklift and museum vehicles. Employee must be able to climb ladders for installation and maintenance of exhibits; must be agile to fit through tight spaces; have the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.; able to use two-way radios, and licensed to drive. Must pass SLED background check.

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. To learn more about the benefits of state employment, please explore the links below:

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.


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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