Employment Opportunities

Director of the Museum of the Albemarle

Posted: February 20, 2018, 3:42 pm

**This position is posted at recruitment salary of $50,238-$68,000 and at salary grade equivalent 76** This position will be located at: NC Museum of the Albemarle 501 S. Water Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 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 operates the NC Museum of History, 3 regional museums and 3 maritime museums to collect and preserve the history of NC and educate the public on that history through exhibits, educational programs and cultural festivals. Description of Work: This position serves as the Director of the Museum of the Albemarle, in Elizabeth City, NC; one of the regional museums in the division. The job duties include: 1. Overall administration and management of the staff and the museum facility, including budget preparation and management, day-to-day operations of the museum facility, and local staff personnel management. 2. Lead the development of long-range and annual planning for the museum, and oversee the overall exhibition and program development of the museum, including developing exemplary exhibitions, programs and activities which make the full resources of the Museum accessible in the regional context. 3. Lead effective program execution, coordination of consultations and service programs for other museums and cultural organizations of the region. 4. Participate in fundraising activities, including grant writing, to raise funding for exhibits and programs and work closely with the Friends of the Museum support organization to promote the museum. 5. Engage with community organizations and local, state and national governmental and educational organizations (Elizabeth City State University and United States Coast Guard) to promote the museum and create new programs and exhibits. 6. Develop effective internal communications within the museum to keep the staff updated on museum and Department activities and develop external communications related to publicity, advertising, and the overall public and professional image of the museum. 7. Ability to communicate effectively in both public and scholarly contexts through writing and public speaking. Management Preferences: 1. Prefer five years' experience in a museum director or assistant director role. Ten years supervisory experience with demonstrated writing and communication skills in a museum setting. 2. Additional years of experience in an academic or interpretive public historical program and/or a PhD degree are desirable. 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.** 1. Must have demonstrated knowledge of the museum field, current museum practices, and demonstrated experience in promoting positive relationships between the museum and the community. 2. Must have demonstrated knowledge of, and familiarity with, historical and material culture research, the issues and trends in regional public history, and general familiarity with American history. 3. Must have demonstrated experience in supervising a wide range of staff positions both professional and non-professional in planning and developing complex projects, such as museum exhibits or programs. 4. Must have demonstrated experience in fundraising activities and working with support organizations. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements A Master's degree in history, museum administration, museum studies or a closely related field and three years of progressive experience in public or private museum work or historical research including one year in an administrative capacity; or an equivalent combination of training 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 must scan 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). CONTACT INFORMATION: N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Division of Human Resources 4603 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4603 Phone: 919-807-7373 Agency State of North Carolina Address NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government. Website http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html