GSA Job Opportunity

Relocation Project Manager

Geological Society of America
Position Description (posted 27 November 2023)

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Position/Project Summary

The Geological Society of America (GSA) is seeking a dedicated Project Manager for our upcoming headquarters relocation initiative. The chosen candidate will be responsible for organizing, planning, and executing the move of valuable items that have historical and scientific significance, as well as the planning and execution of the removal of non-value items throughout the building. This role requires a comprehensive understanding of best practices in moving and storing precious and fragile items. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in project management with an emphasis on relocations or museum artifact management.


GSA Headquarters, Boulder, Colorado (3300 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301)


Contract position for approximately eight months, anticipate starting in January/February 2024


$20,000 – To be in three project progress payments


  1. Review and evaluate Inventory & Categorization: Conduct a thorough review of the status of the inventory lists that have been created to date of all items within the headquarters building, update and categorize items based on value, fragility, historical significance, and disposal criteria.
    1. It is anticipated that the Relocation Project Manager may interact with a ‘GSA historical assets group’ to be established consisting of GSA leadership volunteers able to help identify and preserve items that may be intangible assets of the organization in that they preserve or highlight GSA’s history.
  2. Stakeholder Communication: Collaborate with GSA staff, a select group of stakeholders, and external experts to determine the best methods of storage, transport, and display for high-value items and those items determined to be historical/intangible assets of GSA.
  3. Resource Allocation: Allocate resources effectively, ensuring the most critical items are prioritized for relocation.
  4. Vendor Management: Identify, vet, and manage third-party services, such as professional movers, storage facilities, and artifact conservation specialists.
  5. Budget Management: Oversee and manage the project budget, ensuring the best value without compromising the safety and integrity of GSA assets.
  6. Disposal: Organize the appropriate disposal, sale, or donation of items that will not be retained. This will include museum donations.
  7. Timeline Management: Develop a detailed project timeline and ensure all tasks are completed on schedule, aiming for the end-of-year 2024 deadline.
  8. Documentation: Ensure proper documentation is maintained for all aspects of the relocation, including itemized lists, condition reports, and any transactions or disposals.
  9. Safety and Compliance: Ensure all activities comply with safety standards and any relevant regulations or guidelines.
  10. Reporting: Regularly report progress to GSA leadership and other relevant stakeholders.


  1. Minimum of 3-5 years of project management experience, preferably in relocations or artifact management.
  2. Knowledge of best practices in caring for, handling, and storing historical and scientific items.
  3. Demonstrated ability to manage budgets effectively.
  4. Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  5. Excellent communication skills.
  6. Proficiency with project management software.
  7. Ability to collaborate with diverse teams and work under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Previous experience with geological or museum artifact management.
  2. Professional certifications in Project Management.

The Geological Society of America is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and at least two references to