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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.

 

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