Employment Opportunities

NCMC's Employment Opportunities page aids both employers and job seekers.

Please use the Employment Listing Form to submit your job listing. Once your listing has been approved, it will appear below. Please allow up to 48 hours for your listing to be approved. Thank you.

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Employment Listing Form 

  • 6 May 2021 1:23 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 05/31/2021]
    Organization Name: Asheville Art Museum
    Organization Website: www.ashevilleart.org

    The Membership & Museum Events Manager is responsible for managing the Museum’s membership program including Member groups, Museum events, and Annual Fund campaigns and is an integral part of the External Affairs Department. This position requires excellent organization, communication, and leadership skills. This position works closely with volunteers and committees. This position reports to the Director of External Affairs.

    The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in arts management, museum studies, nonprofit management, or related field plus 3+ years’ work experience in membership, development, and/or fundraising. Candidates must have excellent organization, writing, and communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality and the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity; excellent computer and database management skills; ability to work independently, collaboratively, and efficiently; ability to multitask, prioritize, and find creative solutions in a fast-paced office environment; and ability to manage an annual budget.

    Hiring Salary Range: $38,000 - $41,000

    Apply via:

  • 5 May 2021 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 05/19/2021]
    Organization Name: North Carolina Museum of Art
    Organization Website: ncartmuseum.org

    This position is a state government position at the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The Art Handler & Preparator is responsible for the safe handling, installation, packing, and transportation of all art in the NCMA collection and all work on loan to the museum. Work usually takes place at the museum but on occasion will occur offsite. The position is responsible for preparing works for hanging or storage with minimal to no risk to the object.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Participating in the installation and deinstallation of 2D, 3D, and digital works of art while working collaboratively with others to determine the best and safest installation strategies.

    Participating in the movement of art within the museum, other institutions, galleries, private lenders’ homes and offices, the Executive Mansion, and other offices as required.

    Participating in the proper loading of art objects into trucks and ensuring the safe transit and delivery in the museum’s custom art delivery truck. Responsible for the maintenance and routine care of customized, climate-controlled truck used for this purpose.

    Managing the art storage areas. Working collaboratively with the Chief Art Handler and the Collections Management department to provide a safe, clean, and secure environment for works of art.

    Facilitating day-to-day operations and maintenance in art storage and tracking art movements in TMS software.

    Working collaboratively with Chief Art Handler and the Conservation Department to determine the most appropriate means for packing art objects.

    Executing the framing and unframing of works of art for photography and the cutting and installing of backing boards and mats.

    Acting as courier for loaned works nationally and internationally, as needed.

    Consulting and coordinating with exhibition and registration staff on exhibition logistics and production schedules.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

    Qualified Candidates must have:

    Demonstrated knowledge of the physical nature of art and demonstrated experience in art preparation and handling techniques.

    Demonstrated experience with carpentry, basic fabrication, and/or the familiarity with hand tools and installation hardware.

    Demonstrated experience with the installation of large outdoor sculptures.

    Must have excellent communication and teamwork skills, ability to collaborate and/or consult with other Museum departments.

    Demonstrated the ability to work on multiple complex projects and guard confidential information.

    Physical Requirements:

    Boom, forklift, and scissor lift training will be required once applicant starts position.

    Ability to work at heights up to 50ft. in a motorized personnel lift and up to 18ft. on a ladder.

    Ability to move and/or lift up to 50 pounds.

    Ability to drive and oversee the transport of works of art.

    Management Preferences:

    Matting and framing experience.

    Mount-making experience.

    Collections database system experience.

    Ability to judge risk and effectively minimize the danger to valuable art.

    Ability to work effectively with staff, outside vendors, contractors, and couriers.

    Ability to plan and/or work within budgets and deadlines.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and one year of experience as related to knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    How To Apply:

    Applicants must apply online through the N.C. Office of State Human Resources website. All positions for the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources can be found at this link:


    Hiring Salary Range: $31,200 - $40,000

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    Art Handler and Preparator | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

  • 28 Apr 2021 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 5/10/2021]
    Organization Name: Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

    Organization Website: www.coresound.com

    Experienced consultant to advise CSWM&HC Collections Team on best practices re Past Perfect management system including procedures for data entry for artifacts, oral histories, archives, historic photos and digital media, as well as public access capabilities for virtual programming.

    Hiring Salary Range: $1500

    Apply via:

    Only Resume required.

  • 19 Apr 2021 11:37 AM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 9/1/2021]
    Organization Name:  Port Discover: Northeast North Carolina's Center for Hands-on Science
    Organization Website: www.portdiscover.org

    Port Discover is a small hands-on science center located in beautiful, downtown Elizabeth City. The Executive Director at Port Discover is responsible for running all aspects of the small 501c3. Including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Identifying and applying for appropriate grant opportunities
    • Grant expense tracking
    • Basic bookkeeping
    • Generating Executive Director reports for the BOD
    • Generating financial statements
    • Grant reporting
    • Hiring and managing employees, including payroll
    • Training employees on best practices for Port Discover
    • Creating and implementing new educational programs and exhibits in center
    • Developing curriculum for Saturday STEAM programs
    • Pursuing outreach opportunities
    • Working with local schools to provide field trip opportunities
    • Teaching field trips that take place in center (or find suitable educator when necessary)
    • All aspects of center care, including, but not limited to: program development and implementation, animal care, cleaning, building care and upkeep.
    • Should be capable of using Quickbooks
    • Coordinating with other area non-profits and network museums to offer joint program opportunities
    • Managing and creating original content for social media
    • Managing membership at Port Discover
    • Administering and developing website content and square purchasing site
    • Maintaining relationship with local library to provide free community passes

    Pay is commensurate with experience.

    Hiring Salary Range: $35-40,000

    Apply via:

  • 12 Apr 2021 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    Dates: late May – early August subject to negotiation.
    10 to 20 hours per week.
    $12 per hour, approximately 160 hours total
    Location: Cullowhee, NC 

    DUTIES: Possible duties include roles within education programming and exhibit development. Intern will assist with development and delivery of educational summer camp program. Intern will also assist with the expansion of an exhibit, WCU Diversity Through the Years. The process will provide the intern the opportunity to research and possibly interview individuals and then produce material for both digital and print formats. Other duties will include ongoing collections efforts, participation in tours and programs related to current MHC exhibits, and assistance with development and installation of small-scale exhibits at Jackson County Public Library. 

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with experience in exhibit-related research, object handling, condition reporting, exhibit installation, and youth educational programming preferred. Also preferred, interest in Appalachian regional history, and enrolled or recently graduated from Undergraduate or Graduate public history, anthropology, history, parks and recreation, or related field. 

    HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and description of your qualifications and why you are interested in this internship. Include a list of three references. Deadline for application is April 30, 2021. Send by e-mail to: pkoch@email.wcu.edu

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