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Job Opportunity: Manager at the Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island, Georgia State Parks

Jan 19, 2023

Vacancy recruitment for Park / Historic Site Manager 3 (Manager at the Reynolds Mansion), McIntosh County

State Parks & Historic Sites Division

Park / Historic Site Manager 3 – McIntosh County

Reynolds’s Mansion

State Parks & Historic Sites Division

POSITION #00099123


ENTRY SALARY $53,000.00


Under limited supervision, plans, directs, manages, or coordinates activities of a Georgia State Parks facility (state parks, historical sites, golf courses and/or lodges). Organizes processes and develops procedures to manage administrative aspects of park. Responsible for the management of staff, budget, and revenue.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

• Supervises and plans work of assigned staff

• Answers inquiries pertaining to policies and services, and resolves occupants' complaints

• Collects payments and records data pertaining to funds and expenditures

• Coordinates activities and resolves complex problems

• Coordinates use of facilities with internal and external consumers

• Ensures Site security and visitor/associate safety

• Implements and evaluates cash management procedures

• Manages the recruitment of volunteers

• Markets and implements an ongoing program of interpretation, outdoor recreation, and public relations

• Observes and monitors to ensure efficient operations and adherence to facility's policies and procedures

• Oversees generation of revenue from multiple sources

• Oversees the management of the facilities

• Prepares budget requests and maintains the budget through effective budgeting decisions

• Provides a comprehensive program of educational opportunities for the benefit of site visitors

• Reviews and prepares all reports, documents, and information for the operation of a Facility

NOTE: The selected candidate must reside in housing provided. If not currently residing in DNR housing, the selected candidate will be required to pay 100% of residence utilities.

If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR Application for Employment to the e-mail address highlighted below or mail a completed DNR Application for Employment to the following address:

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

State Parks and Historic Sites Division

ATTN: Sandra Harris

1 Conservation Way

Brunswick, Ga 31520

Reynolds Mansion and Sapelo Island Information

"Nestled in the isolation of a barrier island rich with Gullah-Geechee culture and heritage and surrounded by centuries old moss draped live oaks, panoramic beaches, estuaries and marshes, the Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island is a 200-year-old estate developed during the heyday of the tycoon era on Georgia’s coast."

This small barrier island is a unique destination along Georgia's famed Colonial Coast. Guests begin their day at the mainland visitor center, where they can learn about Sapelo's cultural history, coastal wildlife, and complex beach and dunes systems. After a 30-minute ferry ride, they arrive at this 12-mile-long island. Guided tours highlight the African American community of Hog Hammock, Reynolds Mansion, Nanny Goat Beach, University of Georgia Marine Institute and a restored 1820 lighthouse. Learn more about the mansion.

Groups may stay overnight on the island at the historic Reynolds Mansion or Cabretta Campground. The unusual and lovely Reynolds Mansion features marble sculptures, an ornately decorated Circus Room, murals by Athos Menaboni, a bowling lane, billiards, library and more. Cabretta Campground is sheltered by live oaks and is just a short walk to the beach. Pets are not allowed but service animals are welcome.

It is a spectacular location but does require a 30-minute ferry ride or use of the park vessel. A residence is provided on the island, which is 3-bedroom/3.5 bath. Seeking an individual with parks experience but also hospitality including food and beverage experience. Supervision does include the small campground. It’s a great opportunity for a career-employee or an individual that has retired and seeking a second career. Sapelo is truly one of the most beautiful barrier islands.

More info:

Brad Ballard
Region 6 Manager | Park Range O: (912) 262.3180 | C: (706) 969.4857

Sunset Pictures from the residence backyard