Gullah Geechee Corridor seeks executive director

The commission working to preserve the culture of slave descendants on the sea islands of the Southeast is looking for its first executive director.

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission is working with a consulting firm to fill the position. A management plan for the corridor including coastal areas in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida was approved this year.

The executive director will be required to help oversee the implementation of the plan. The last day to apply is Aug. 29.

The culture survived for decades because of the relative isolation of the sea islands. The management plan focuses on educating people about the culture, documenting sites important to it and developing economic opportunities for those who live there.

Click here to apply.