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NCMC Awards Scholarships for SEMC’s JIMI program

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) will hold its 11th Annual Jekyll Island Management Institute from January 18 to 25, 2011. The NC Museums Council will provide one $600 tuition scholarship to attend the Institute to one lucky applicant.

The Council has presented a scholarship, covering tuition for the intensive marketing-related seminar, in past years as well. The NCMC JIMI scholarship awardee for 2010 was Charlotte Fitz, Executive Director, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC. There was no one from NC in 2009, so the scholarship went unclaimed. In 2008, Ashley Poteat, director and curator at Blandwood, Greensboro, was the recipient, preceded in 2007 by Monica Moody, site manager at Historic Halifax State Historic Site. NCMC selected a candidate for this scholarship as well in 2005 (Catherine Coulter) and 2006 (Nathan Moehlmann).

JIMI, a program created by the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), is specifically designed for administrators from new and emerging museums and for museum professionals with subject area expertise desiring knowledge of general museum administration and operations.

Situated on historic Jekyll Island, GA, this highly successful training program provides an eight-day immersion for museum professionals seeking the opportunity to learn management, personnel and interpretive skills from leading experts. Sessions include management styles, administration and trusteeship, financial management and fundraising, public relations and marketing, working with consultants, disaster preparedness, volunteer recruitment and management, exhibition planning and interpretation management, current trends and professional ethics.

The deadline for applications FOR THE NCMC TUITION SCHOLARSHIP will be OCTOBER 31, 2010. Applications to ATTEND JIMI for 2010 are ALSO due by OCTOBER 31, 2010. The scholarship application is available as a PDF and can also be found at the SEMC website.

JIMI is specifically designed for administrators from new and emerging museums and for museum professionals with subject area expertise desiring knowledge of general museum administration and operations. 



Located on historic Jekyll Island, GA, this highly successful training program provides an eight-day immersion for museum professionals seeking the opportunity to learn management, personnel and interpretive skills from leading experts.

Sessions include management styles, administration and trusteeship, fundraising and marketing, financial management, developing exhibits, public relations, collections management, disaster preparedness, education and interpretation, volunteer management, and museum ethics.

JIMI is sponsored by SEMC, Jekyll Island Museum and Historic Preservation, North Carolina State Historic Sites and LaPaglia & Associates, Inc. For more information and application, contact SEMC at (404) 378-3153; visit www.semcdirect.net; or call Martha Battle Jackson, JIMI Administrator, at (919) 733-7862, extension 236. Applications for the program are due on October 31.

You can also ask Ms. Jackson for information about the NCMC scholarship for 2010, or indicate a need for a scholarship on your JIMI application and mail by October 31, 2010, to:

Martha Battle Jackson, Curator of Technology
North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites and Properties
Mailing Address: 4620 Mail Service Center , Raleigh , NC   27699-4620
martha.jackson@ncdcr.gov.

Be sure to provide detail in your application about your museum, your own qualifications, and why you would be a qualified recipient for the NCMC JIMI Tuition Scholarship.

 

News and Resources

NCMC Annual Conference Update: Poster Session, Conference Program, Conference Registration, Leadership Forum, Hotel Information.  Early bird registration ends February 26th.

The January 29th deadline for submitting Award Nominations is quickly approaching.   This is your chance to recognize, encourage, and promote excellence and professionalism within the North Carolina museum community. Please consider submitting a nomination or encouraging a colleague or friend to do so.

The American Association for State and Local History bestows annual awards to encourage excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. AASLH encourages all size institutions to apply, and to self-nominate. The awards recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, exhibits, multimedia, publications, public programming, and special projects) and individual achievement. All accomplishments occurring since October 1, 2014, are eligible. Submission deadline is MARCH 1, 2015.   Visit http://about.aaslh.org/awards/ for more information. Have questions or need help with your nomination? Contact NC state representative RaeLana Poteat at raelana.poteat@ncdcr.gov or 919-807-7960.

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With excellent museums and galleries in every region of North Carolina, it’s easy to make a museum stop part of your travel plans. The Museums in a Minute series shares with you a variety of art collections to experience with family and friends. Whether you’re looking for European or American Art, the art of ancient civilizations, contemporary art, folk art, studio craft, works by artists from our state or from around the world, Museums in a Minute shows you where to find it. Let Museums in a Minute be your guide to experiencing rich collections of art that are just a car trip away!

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