Annual Jekyll Island Management Institute

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October 31, 2014 - 5:00 pm JIMI 2015 applications deadline

The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) proudly announces the 15th annual Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI 2015).  Scheduled for January 20 - 27, 2015, 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.  The deadline for JIMI 2015 applications is October 31, 2014.

Located on historic Jekyll Island, GA, this highly successful training program provides a unique eight-day immersion for museum professionals seeking the opportunity to learn management, personnel and interpretive skills from leading experts.  Sessions include leadership and management styles, administration and trusteeship, strategic planning, fundraising and marketing, financial management, developing exhibits, public relations, collections management, disaster preparedness, interpretation, volunteer management, and museum ethics.

Through the generosity of friends and colleagues of the late Peter S. LaPaglia, the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) and the Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) are pleased to offer the Peter S. LaPaglia JIMI Scholarship to cover the cost of tuition. Apply Here.

In past years, several state associations, including the Arkansas Museums Association, North Carolina Museums Council, Mississippi Museums Association, and South Carolina Federation of Museums, offered scholarship and travel assistance to its members.  In addition, John and Cynthia Lancaster offer scholarship assistance to a member of the Tennessee Association of Museums.

Thanks to the generosity of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is pleased to offer the John Kinard Scholarship Fund for two staff members of AAAM institutional museums or individual AAAM members to attend SEMC’s Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI). The two annual scholarships of $1,500 each will cover the tuition for JIMI and travel expenses. The John Kinard Scholarship Fund is established in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Created by an Act of Congress in 2003, the Museum is scheduled to open on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2015. For information on the Museum’s current programs and exhibitions visit or call 202 633-4751. Please note AAAM membership on your JIMI application.