Description of Work
This is a reposted vacancy announcement. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.
**This position is posted at recruitment salary of $60,530-$85,053 and at
salary grade equivalent GN16**
This position will be located at:
NC Museum of History
5 E. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state’s history, conserve the state’s natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.
The North Carolina Museum of History Division promotes the understanding of the history and material culture of North Carolina for the educational benefit of North Carolinians. Through collections and historical interpretation, its museums encourage citizens and visitors to explore and understand the past; to reflect on their lives and their place in history; and to preserve state, regional, and local history for future generations.
Description of Work:
The primary purpose of this position is for the planning, administrative, and managerial work to develop, produce, and implement all museum exhibitions, educational programs, marketing activities, and historical publications for the North Carolina Museum of History, and to support the Division Director in the planning and management of the Division’s regional and maritime museums. Position chairs directs, and oversees the museum’s strategic, annual, marketing, and interpretative planning by setting institutional priorities, by identifying and setting long-and short-term goals and objectives, resource needs and funding opportunities, interpretative and marketing strategies, project schedules, and staffing assignments; directs special project teams and section chiefs in the development and completion of mission-driven work that utilizes the museum collection and historical research to interpret the collection and the state’s history; monitors, facilitates, and evaluates project work to ensure that the staff accomplishes strategic plans and annual goals. Oversees staff in the development, documentation, and preservation of the museum’s artifact collection, ensuring that all professional standards are adhered to regarding stewardship of the museum’s collection; reviews interpretative content and evaluates project work results; collaborates with other professionals and outside peer organizations to identify and utilize relevant collections and historical research to develop exhibitions, programs, publications, and to provide quality patron assistance. Ability to collaborate with peers, advisory boards, and focus groups in developing appropriate exhibitions and programs. Must have the ability to make public appearances and presentations at professional conferences, meetings, and events.
Master’s degree in museum studies, history, or public history, or a related area specific to the requirements of the position, with five years of experience in a museum or in a related cultural institution, including three years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience; Master’s degree in museum studies, history, or public history with ten years of experience in a museum or in a related cultural institution, including five years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, is preferred. Knowledge of North Carolina history.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.**
- Demonstrated thorough knowledge of management and supervision practices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices regarding collections, exhibition development, historical interpretation, artifact conservation, design, educational programming, marketing, and historical writing.
- Demonstrated knowledge of history and culture studies material.
- Demonstrated experience in creating effective project teams, in directing and evaluating project work and in working on marketing plans.
- Demonstrated experience establishing budgetary priorities, organizing projects and adhering to deadlines.
- Valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain for employment.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s degree in History, Business Administration, Public Administration, Marketing, Management, Education, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of progressively responsible experience in planning, directing, and managing all aspects of a business, governmental program, a museum, or a public historical program or institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.
Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application. To obtain veterans preference, you mustscan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.
Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.
Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.
If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.
It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).
N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603