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  • 22 Nov 2022 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 12/1/2022]
    Organization Name: NC African American Heritage Commission
    Organization Website: aahc.nc.gov

    The primary purpose of this position is to act as a history Research Fellow for A Tale of Two Ships: Part Deux. The Research Fellow will be charged with the principal duty of performing archival research in Nantes, France and the island of Martinique to investigate further the scope and potential of international archives for more about the origins of La Concorde, its provisioning and people. The Research Fellow will also engage in site visits on the island of Guadeloupe to gain insight and benchmark international best practices for interpreting the Global Slave Trade at monuments, museums and historic sites. Finally, the Research Fellow will develop scholarship, resources, programs, and digital content, based on their research.

    The History Research Fellow will do the following:

    • Perform archival research in Nantes, France to (1) investigate further the scope and potential of French archives for more about the origins of LaC, as well as its provisioning, and peoples and to (2) consult with and develop contacts with conservators, curators, archaeologists, and educators with similar research interests.
    • Perform archival research in Martinique to (1) learn more about the fate of those held captive aboard LaC and to (2) consult with and develop contacts with conservators, curators, archaeologists, and educators with similar research interests.
    • Execute site visits in Guadeloupe to (1) consult with and develop contacts with conservators, curators, archaeologists, and educators with similar research interests and to (2) gain insight and benchmark international best practices for interpreting the Global Slave Trade at monuments, museums and historic sites.
    • Contribute to writing a white paper summarizing best practices in international archival research and education to interpret the history of the Global Slave Trade in the Southeastern United States.
    • Prepare one scholarly journal article on research findings, to be submitted to the NC Historical Review or the Journal on African American History.
    • Develop an academic conference paper or poster presentation centered around research findings; present paper or poster at one (1) conference in 2023.
    • Support the planning and implementation of two (2) project convenings: one two-day internal staff interpretation workshop, and one scholars’ symposium.
    • Support the development of digital content designed to share a more comprehensive understanding of LaC.
    • Contribute to project internal and progress reports.


    • Demonstrated experience conducting academic historical research. Must have the ability to analyze and interpret primary and secondary source materials in various settings.
    • Must have the ability to read French.
    • Excellent writing and public speaking skills required.
    • Must have the ability to manage communication with various departments/channels, including: AAHC and QAR Lab staff, NCMM, and other state agencies.
    • Valid driver’s license, ability to travel within the state of North Carolina and work some evenings weekends, for meetings, research and events, required.
    • Passport (or ability to procure one) required.
    • Must have the ability to work both independently and as a team member. As well as having excellent time- and project management skills. Management Prefers
    • Ability to speak, read and write French.
    • Currently enrolled at, or recently graduated from, an HBCU or MIHE.
    • Graduate student with demonstrated experience studying the 18th century U.S. History, African American history, Africana Studies, the Global Slave Trade, the 18th century Atlantic World or Material Culture of the Middle Passage, Public History, anthropology, archaeology or Maritime Studies.
    • Knowledge of and experience researching African American history and the Global Slave Trade.
    • Demonstrated experience planning and implementing programs for public audiences.

    Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

    A master's degree in history with one year of experience in a related graduate program; or a master’s degree in history with two years of progressive experience in a historical agency that has included research experience.


    An equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Hiring Salary Range: $25.40/hour

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  • 8 Nov 2022 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 12/6/2022]
    Organization Name:  Wake Forest University
    Organization Website:  www.wfu.edu

    Summary: Oversees the daily operations of the Museum and manages the upkeep and support of the museum facilities. Manages financial operations and oversees Birthplace Society membership. Promotes and enhances the functions of the Wake Forest Historical Museum and Wake Forest College Birthplace Society (WFCBS) with museum constituents through social media, publications, and direct contact. Position is in the Town of Wake Forest, NC, home of the original campus of Wake Forest University.

    The Wake Forest Historical Museum preserves, shares, and supports the early history of Wake Forest University before its move (1956) from its original home in the Town of Wake Forest to Winston-Salem, NC. It includes the Calvin Jones House (c. 1820) and a 7,000-square-foot facility (2010) with large permanent exhibit spaces, auditorium, meeting space, offices, and archival space. The WFCBS is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and oversees the operations of the Wake Forest Historical Museum.

    *This is a fixed term, 2 year position.

    Essential Functions:

    Manages WFHM facilities to oversee the physical plant’s maintenance and operations, working with the University Facilities department and private contractors as needed

    Greets public visitors in person and by telephone; conducts small and group tours

    Coordinates and manages external and internal event calendar, acts as liaison to community groups, oversees museum events

    Processes weekly financial deposits, including contributions and sales, compiles monthly board financial statements for the WFCBS Treasurer

    Manages purchase orders for general supplies and gift shop inventory

    Attends board meetings and serves as recording secretary to the Board of Directors

    Maintains membership data, including membership recruitment, engagement and renewals

    Develops, writes, and produces newsletters, brochures, and other publications

    Conducts media relations; maintains contacts with local print and broadcast media outlets

    Develops social media and communications strategy and standards that include interpretive and promotional content

    Supports media relations and maintains contacts with local print and broadcast media outlets

    Uses website, social media platforms, multimedia, and email to enhance communication with museum constituents which include alumni, Society members, volunteers, community organizations, and the university community

    Liaises and collaborates with Community and External Relations in University Advancement

    Designs and develops museum exhibits and interpretative panels in collaboration with museum staff

    Follows standard museum best practices

    Contributes to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical and equity policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff

    Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, history, museum studies, or reasonably related discipline or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

    Experience with museum/ historic sites management or equivalent

    Experience in planning and executing events

    Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

    Strong administrative skills to include experience managing budgets and knowledge of Quickbooks or other financial management software; familiarity with Past Perfect a plus

    Strong writing and editing skills

    Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques

    Proficiency in web-site design, social media communications, and graphic design software

    Commitment to the mission and values of Wake Forest University and a commitment to equity, particularly racial equity, with a willingness to proactively learn about it and integrate it into all aspects of the work

    Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people

    Accuracy and attention to detail regarding print media

    Ability to organize workflow, coordinate activities, multitask, and meet deadlines

    Employee development and performance management skills

    Ability to recruit, train, supervise and motivate volunteers in multiple areas of responsibility.

    Ability to foster a cooperative work environment

    Ability to work evenings and weekends. Regular Sunday hours are expected with the exact daily schedule to be determined by the executive director.

    Ability to travel occasionally, and meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance

    Responsible for own work only.

    Hiring Salary Range: 48,000-50,000

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  • 31 Oct 2022 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 11/30/2022]
    Organization Name: Matthews Heritage Museum
    Organization Website: www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org

    Will oversee the operation of the Heritage Museum including training of volunteers, installation of exhibits, collection managements and general operation.

    Hiring Salary Range:  $20 per hour (part time)

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  • 31 Oct 2022 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 12/15/2022]
    Organization Name: Museum of Durham History
    Organization Website: www.museumofdurhamhistory.org/blog/modh-is-hiring

    Looking for experience in Museum work and educational programming? We have great news for you: we’re hiring!

    Weekend Manager/Programming Coordinator Job Description

    Weekend Managers are responsible for opening and operating the Museum on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, some evenings and holidays. This position also includes overseeing volunteers, ensuring visitors are welcomed, ensuring exhibit areas are kept tidy, and ensuring all policies and procedures are followed.

    The Programming Coordinator will effectively organize and operate the Museum’s outreach initiative to local schools and other organizations for visitation. The coordinator will primarily be responsible for engaging school groups with the museum’s educational programming during scheduled visits. They will also work to increase visibility of programming throughout the community and develop new programs for a variety of audiences. The successful applicant will have previous experience in coordinating group visits and conducting educational programs for students. The coordinator will provide tours as scheduled throughout the week.

    This is a part-time position at $17/hour, time and a half on holidays.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Educational Programming: Conduct programming for school groups during their visits. Work with educators to schedule visits and effectively communicate information about content and logistics. May develop new programs.

    Group Visits: Work with the Operations Manager on scheduling any group visits. Promote visitation within the Durham community to groups such as senior organizations, philanthropic organizations, businesses, churches, etc.

    Front Desk: Provides oversight of front desk operations and supervises volunteers. Oversees processing of sales and donations at the front desk. Provides general information about the museum and exhibits. Collects and tracks visitor feedback.

    Facilities: Ensures the museum is kept clean, orderly and safe. Sets exhibit areas in the morning before opening the museum. Ensures volunteers create a positive, welcoming atmosphere for visitors. Assesses and resolves any visitor concerns and provides feedback to the Directors as needed.

    Events & Programs: Provides oversight of any programs or events that take place during evening and weekend hours. The Museum of Durham History is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Assists with other tasks and special projects as outlined by the Directors and based on the skillset of the Weekend Manager.

    Works in tandem and coordinates their monthly schedule with the Operations Manager.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    High School Diploma/GED with 1-3 years work experience involving guest services, management, retail and/or sales

    Must possess strong organizational and managerial skills

    Excellent problem-solving skills

    Ability to interact positively with visitors and volunteers.

    General knowledge and interest in the Durham community

    Must have availability on the weekends, occasionally Friday evenings, and some weekdays when scheduling school groups.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree or higher in museum studies, education, history, or other related field.

    1+ years of experience in providing educational programming.

    1+ years of experience working with K-12 students.

    Hours: Up to 20hrs/week. Saturdays 10AM-5PM. Sundays 12PM-5PM. Flexible weekday shifts. Some Fridays 5-8PM. Holidays as needed. Must have weekend availability.

    This position reports directly to the Director of Educational Programming and Exhibits.

    For more information, contact Operations Manager Clay Harrison at manager@modh.org or 919.246.9993 ext. 5

    To apply, email the following to manager@modh.org:

    • a cover letter
    • resume/CV
    • 2-3 references with affiliation, phone, and email.

    Hiring Salary Range: $17/hour

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  • 16 Oct 2022 1:20 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 11/16/2022]
    Organization Name: North Carolina Preservation Consortium
    Organization Website: www.ncpreservation.org

    The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) is seeking qualified applicants for its Executive Director position. We are looking for applicants who are committed to preserving the cultural heritage of North Carolina, and who enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues across the state. The Executive Director is a critical part of the ongoing success of NCPC. Responsibilities include organizational support, communications, financial management, outreach and promotion, and specific committee assignments. This position reports to the Board of Directors, and receives a stipend that is approved by the Board of Directors each fiscal year. A stipend of $1,500 has been approved for the 2022-23 fiscal year and will be prorated based on start date. For a full job description, please visit NCPC's website at https://ncpreservation.org/ and scroll down to the Executive Director job posting. Interviews will begin in mid-November 2022.

    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references via email to:

    Arleen Fields, NCPC President
    Application Deadline: November 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM

    NCPC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of tangible and intangible heritage in the collections of libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites, as well as individual family and community collections. Over the last thirty years, NCPC has been a key supporter of preservation in North Carolina, providing educational opportunities and resources that empower communities to protect their most treasured artifacts, stories, memories, and histories.

    Hiring Salary Range: prorated $1,500 annual stipend in FY2022-23

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  • 10 Oct 2022 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 12/7/2022]
    Organization Name: North Carolina Aquarium Society
    Organization Website: www.ncaquariums.com

    (Updated as of October 3, 2022)
    Applications requested before November 7 and accepted until position is filled.

    The North Carolina Aquarium Society is seeking an experienced and passionate leader for the role of President/CEO. This position is based in the Society’s Raleigh, N.C. office. Formed in 1986 and based in Raleigh, the N.C. Aquarium Society is a 501c3 nonprofit that has been joined with the NC Aquariums and the State of North Carolina in a public/private partnership. The Society supports the mission of the Aquariums and their work in conservation, education and research through advocacy, philanthropic engagement and enhanced guest experiences. The Society does not provide administrative or programmatic oversight for the NC Aquariums. The Society leads fundraising efforts for capital projects and conservation programs, operates gift shops at the Aquarium and Pier locations, manages membership programs, and advocates for support from government and private sources. The President is expected to live and work in the Raleigh, NC metro area, with frequent travel across eastern NC, especially the coastal region. Learn more at https://mossandross.com/jobs/active-searches/

    Hiring Salary Range: $130,000 to $165,000

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