The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) will hold its next annual Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) in January 2019. The NC Museums Council proudly supports this valuable professional development opportunity by providing one $600 tuition scholarship to attend the Institute each year.
Recent Recipients of the NCMC JIMI Scholarship
Corinne Midgett,High Point Museum, 2018
Michael Moore, House and the Horseshoe, 2017
Sgt. Gary C. Spencer, NC National Guard Museum & Learning Center of Excellence, 2016
Emily Epley, Earl Scruggs Center, 2015
Michael Ausbon, NC Museum of History, 2014
Gennifer Reiter, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 2013
Mary Hauser, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, 2012
Sara Cromwell, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, 2011
Charlotte Fitz, Greenville Museum of Art, 2010
Ashley Poteat, Blandwood Mansion and Gardens, 2008
Monica Moody, Historic Halifax State Historic Site, 2007
Nathan Moehlmann, 2006
Catherine Coulter, 2005
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 scholarship application is available as a PDF and can also be found on SEMC's JIMI webpage.
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 SEMC JIMI, or call Martha Battle Jackson, JIMI Administrator, at (919) 733-7862, extension 236. Applications for the program are due on October 31, 2018.
You can also ask Ms. Jackson for information about the NCMC scholarship for 2019, or indicate a need for a scholarship on your JIMI application and mail by October 31, 2018, to:
Martha Battle Jackson, Chief Curator of NC Historic Sites
North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites and Properties
Mailing Address: 4620 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4620
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.