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  • 9 Feb 2021 5:02 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 03/24/2021]
    Organization Name: North Carolina Museum of History
    Organization Website: www.ncmuseumofhistory.org

    Department Information:

    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.

    Division Information:

    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, exhibits, and educational programs, 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:

    These positions interpret North Carolina’s history and material culture and conduct primary and secondary research related to either North Carolina’s economic and political history or to its social and community history, including the history and culture of historically marginalized and emerging communities, including North Carolina’s American Indian, Latinx, Asian, and LGBTQ+ communities. These positions will serve as team members on exhibition planning teams and work with other museum colleagues to create and execute museum exhibits. The curators will conduct research, help envision the exhibit storyline, and transform the storyline into label copy. These positions will manage and interpret the museum’s collections related to either the economic and political history or the social and community history of North Carolina. The curators will also conduct and accumulate scholarly research on the artifacts in the collection to aid in exhibition development and other museum initiatives. These positions will present public programs on North Carolina history, the museum’s collections, and its exhibits—both in person and online. These positions will respond to patron assistance requests from the general public, other museums or public institutions, and other members of state government. The curators will identify historical objects, provide information regarding artifacts in the museum’s collection or in a patron’s possession, and provide a variety of expertise to other museums, historical societies, and government agencies. These positions will produce written materials in the form of label copy, magazine articles, scholarly essays, exhibit catalogs, and social media or blog posts. Therefore, the persons in these positions must have effective communication skills, both written and oral, and must have clear and strong organizational skills. Limited overnight travel may be required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

    **To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit**

    In order to qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSA's listed below:

    1. Demonstrated experience researching and interpreting North Carolina and/or American history in a museum or academic setting.

    2. Demonstrated experience writing exhibit labels, scholarly articles, or other types of historical writing.

    3. Demonstrated experience acquiring and cataloguing artifacts or otherwise managing a collection of objects and/or using objects to interpret history.

    4. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite software programs.

    5. Be able to travel overnight when required.

    6. Must have a valid NC Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Biology, Botany, Conservation, Education, History or Zoology from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of museum or related work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Management preferences:

    Graduation from a four-year college or university (master's degree preferred), with a concentration in museum studies, history or public history.

    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. Note the following:

    Resumes and cover letters: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application nor will it be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will not be accepted with your application being rejected as incomplete. Cover letters are highly encouraged but not required.

    Transcripts: Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and a copy of your transcripts indicating the degree received can be uploaded with your application. If the position you are applying for requires verification of classes taken for the position, then your transcripts must be uploaded to be considered.

    Veterans Preference: To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

    Americans with Disabilities: Applicants requesting 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.

    Please refrain from submitting multiple applications, however; 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).

    If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the DNCR Human Resources Office.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    Division of Human Resources
    4603 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
    Phone: 919-814-6670

    Hiring Salary Range: $42,780 - $56,043

    Apply via:
    www.nc.gov/jobs


  • 9 Feb 2021 4:58 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 04/09/2021]
    Organization Name:  North Carolina Museum of History
    Organization Website:  www.ncmuseumofhistory.org

    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 Division of State History Museums collects and preserves artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina in a local, regional, national and international context to assist people in understanding how the past influences the present. The division interprets history through exhibitions, educational programs, and publications available to the visitor on-site or through distance-learning technologies.

    The North Carolina Museum of History is committed to creating a place where you can explore, learn, and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions that celebrate North Carolina's past, present, and future.

    Description of Work:

    The primary purpose of the Associate Director’s position is to act as the Deputy Director or Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the North Carolina Museum of History and the Division of State History Museums. Duties include overseeing 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. The COO 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. The COO also 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 and monitors, facilitates, and evaluates project work to ensure that the staff accomplishes strategic plans and annual goals. The COO 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. The COO reviews interpretative content and evaluates project work results as well as collaborates with other museum staff to identify and utilize relevant collections and historical research to develop exhibitions, programs, publications, and to provide quality patron assistance. The COO collaborates with peers, museum professionals, outside peer organizations, advisory boards, and focus groups in developing appropriate exhibitions and programs. The COO will make public appearances and presentations at professional conferences, meetings, and events as well as represent the museum at various civic and fund raising functions.

    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. **

    To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs listed below:

    1. Demonstrated thorough knowledge of management and supervision practices.

    2. Demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices regarding collections, exhibition development, historical interpretation, artifact conservation, design, educational programming, marketing, and historical writing.

    3. Demonstrated knowledge of history and culture studies material.

    4. Demonstrated experience in creating effective project teams, in directing and evaluating project work and in working on marketing plans.

    5. Demonstrated experience establishing budgetary priorities, organizing projects and adhering to deadlines.

    6. Must have the ability to work nights and weekends when needed as well as occasional day and overnight travel.

    7. Valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

    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.

    Management preference:

    1. 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.

    2. Knowledge of North Carolina history.

    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. Note the following:

    Resumes and cover letters: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application nor will it be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will not be accepted with your application being rejected as incomplete. Cover letters are highly encouraged but not required.

    Transcripts: Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and a copy of your transcripts indicating the degree received can be uploaded with your application. If the position you are applying for requires verification of classes taken for the position, then your transcripts must be uploaded to be considered.

    Veterans Preference: To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

    Americans with Disabilities: Applicants requesting 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.

    Please refrain from submitting multiple applications, however; 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).

    If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the DNCR Human Resources Office.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    Division of Human Resources
    4603 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
    Phone: 919-814-6670

    Hiring Salary Range: $60,530 - $90,000

    Apply via:
    www.nc.gov/jobs

  • 8 Feb 2021 10:37 AM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 04/04/2021]
    Organization Name:  North Carolina Museum of History
    Organization Website:  www.ncmuseumofhistory.org

    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 (NCMOH) promotes the understanding of the history and material culture of North Carolina for the educational benefit of North Carolinians. Through collections, exhibits, and educational programs, 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:

    This position serves as overall manager of the Museum's program of exhibitions from conception and development through completion. To that end, the position coordinates the activities of the Museum's departments as they relate to exhibition projects including budget development and oversight. This position includes managing the daily activities of the Exhibition Design and Construction Section, currently comprised of nine positions located at the NCMOH. Works closely with the Exhibition Designers to ensure that all design projects maintain the high standards and aesthetics of the Museum. Position coordinates exhibits at all the Division of State History Museum locations, emphasizing the sharing of exhibits developed within the Division among the Divisions museums, as well as with other entities within the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Primary responsibilities include planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordinating all non-curatorial aspects of exhibitions. Position prepares long-range exhibition plans with appropriate key personnel, including the Director, Deputy Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Curator. Position serves as Chair of the Exhibit Review Committee (ERC) which selects the exhibitions to be displayed. As part of that job, the position researches exhibition proposals from outside institutions, forwarding them to the ERC and composing accept/decline letters accordingly; tracking and monitoring proposals for future consideration. Position oversees traveling exhibitions produced by the Museum that travel to other institutions, including negotiating and reviewing contracts, managing traveling exhibit schedules, overseeing exhibit shipping and coordinating artifact loans with the Collections section and coordinating the installation of those exhibits at other institutions. Position coordinates the marketing of NCMOH exhibits to other institutions. The person in this position must have effective communication skills, both written and oral and must have strong interpersonal skills, along with clear and strong organizational skills.

    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. **

    To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs listed below:

    1. Demonstrated experience in museum exhibit planning and building, or experience in planning and building theatre or movie sets.

    2. Demonstrated experience managing museum exhibits or theatre/film set design and construction technicians and staff.

    3. Demonstrated knowledge of new trends in exhibit design, exhibit building techniques and interactive technology or similar knowledge in theatre or movie set trends in design and construction.

    4. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software programs.

    5. Must be able to work nights and weekends when needed, as well as occasional day and overnight travel.

    6. Must have a valid NC Driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

    Management preference:

    Experience using Design software for designing exhibits or theatre or film sets.

    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.

    Management preference:

    Master's degree with a concentration in either design, museum studies, theatre or film production and four years of experience in museum exhibit production, theatre or film production or equivalent setting.

    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. Note the following:

    Resumes and cover letters: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application nor will it be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will not be accepted with your application being rejected as incomplete. Cover letters are highly encouraged but not required.

    Transcripts: Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and a copy of your transcripts indicating the degree received can be uploaded with your application. If the position you are applying for requires verification of classes taken for the position, then your transcripts must be uploaded to be considered.

    Veterans Preference: To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

    Americans with Disabilities: Applicants requesting 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.

    Please refrain from submitting multiple applications, however; 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).

    If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the DNCR Human Resources Office.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    Division of Human Resources
    4603 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
    Phone: 919-814-6670

    Hiring Salary Range:  $60,530 - $85,000

    Apply via:
    www.governmentjobs.com


  • 13 Jan 2021 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 03/10/2021]
    Organization Name:  BRAHM
    Organization Website:  www.blowingrockmuseum.org

    BRAHM is a mid-sized museum located in the resort community of Blowing Rock, NC nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains. The museum opened to the public in 2011 although was founded as an organization in 2001. The museum building is a LEED certified, state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot building located just off of Main Street. It has a staff of ten full and part-time people and operates on a budget of around $750,000 per year. The museum is healthy financially and survived 2020 without any layoffs of staff and without using any funds from cash reserves. The museum staff are very collaborative.

    BRAHM is seeking a Curator of Exhibitions and Collections. This position is full-time, salaried, and exempt. A successful candidate needs a Bachelors Degree in Art History or Art Management (Master’s Degree preferred) and at least three years of experience as a Curator or Curatorial Assistant. This person must have knowledge and experience in all aspects of exhibitions and collections management. We are a small staff that are doing big things, and staff members are encouraged to strive for greatness. We have a number of significant upcoming exhibitions, as well as a growing permanent collection, that require the expertise of a museum professional and need someone who is ready to jump in and take the reins. We seek a person dedicated to art and history who works well with others, is a skilled multitasker, and has strong managerial skills.

    Exhibitions

    • Conceptualize the exhibitions, perform needed scholarly research, select artworks and objects for display, create exhibition layouts, arrange transportation, create all written and visual content for the exhibition
    • Oversee the development and production of exhibitions that have guest curators and exhibitions that are travelling to the museum on loan
    • Lead gallery preparations, gallery design, installations and deinstallations.
    • Collaborate with other staff and Docents as needed for marketing, programming, education, and interpretation
    • Manage all paperwork for incoming and outgoing loans
    • Participate in and oversee installation and deinstallation
    • Conduct regular gallery checks and work with the appropriate staff on issues with HVAC, security, lighting, etc.
    • Be available for some afterhours and weekend events

    Collections

    • Manage the care, interpretation and organization of the museum’s collections.
    • Maintain all paperwork and documentation of objects in the collections
    • Ensure the safe storage and display of objects in the collections to best museum standards
    • Manage all records related to gifts and loans with the donors and lenders
    • Continue to refine the scope of collection
    • Continue to refine the Collections Policy and Procedures

    Docent Program

    • Oversee the volunteer Docent Program
    • Create Gallery Guides for Docents to use to study the exhibitions and guide them through all new exhibitions
    • Manage the tour scheduling

    Graphic Design

    • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
    • Create or collaborate on all graphic design for the exhibitions from design to printing to installation

    Budgeting and Fundraising

    • Set budgets for each exhibition
    • Assist in grant writing and fundraising to support exhibitions

    Collaborate with Staff

    • Curator helps with the planning for a comprehensive experience for our visitors. Curator works with other staff to help with the development of programs, educational programs, and marketing that coordinate with the exhibition schedule

    Advocacy

    • Curator serves as an ambassador for the museum by regularly engaging with members, being a positive member of the community, speaking on behalf of the museum, and in general representing the museum well in public.

    Have fun!

    Salary commensurate with experience, $35,000 - $41,000. Healthcare stipend, Simple IRA match, generous PTO, and the benefit of working in wonderful community in the mountains of North Carolina

    Hiring Salary Range:  $35,000 - $41,000

    Apply via:
    leecarol@blowingrockmuseum.org

  • 2 Dec 2020 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 02/27/2021]
    Organization Name:  The Mitford Museum
    Organization Website:  None

    The Mitford Museum of Hudson, North Carolina, located in the newly restored Hudson Uptown Building (HUB) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Mitford Museum Director. Reporting to a Board of Trustees, the Director will participate in the final planning and installation of the collection as well as oversee all aspects of museum management. The Director will also supervise and develop the Museum Bookstore/Gift shop.

    The Mitford Museum plans to open its doors to the public in June 2021. The Museum Director will have responsibility for curatorial and financial decision making in consultation with the Board of Trustees and have wide latitude in the development and implementation of museum educational programming both live and digital, fund raising, and retail operations. It is anticipated that the Museum Director will recruit and lead a cadre of volunteers.

    The successful candidate will possess the personal qualities necessary to interact with and engage museum visitors, donors and potential donors, collaborators, educators and the Board, as well as leadership skills and familiarity with the intricacies of running an active museum. Experience in managing and promoting a Museum Bookstore is a priority. Prior knowledge of the literary works of Founder Jan Karon will be a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    Individual must have substantial experience in the areas of financial development and management including grant writing, fundraising, budget preparation, and administration. Additionally, the Director must display the capacity to supervise, motivate, and work effectively with staff, Board of Trustees, members, vendors, volunteers, visitors, and the general public. The ideal candidate has experience as part of a visitor-centered museum and is dedicated to the development of self-supporting walk-in visitor experiences that create a level of comfort for all visitors.

    Educational/Experience Requirements:

    Masters degree or equivalent in museum studies, history, public administration, or related field of study Experience in museum or historical site administration, exhibit design, community relations, and fundraising is required Excellent oral and written communication skills and comfort with technology is required Knowledge of regional and American history is desired.

    Physical Demands:

    Able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs as needed. Ability to handle and/or supervise daily housekeeping responsibilities.

    Hiring Salary Range: $48,000 and up, commensurate with qualifications. Benefits: Health insurance allowance.

    Apply via:
    Send cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to The Mitford Museum, 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, North Carolina 28638 Attention: KGoss. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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