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  • 6 Apr 2021 2:26 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 05/07/2021]
    Organization Name: Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
    Organization Website: www.capefearmuseum.com

    New Hanover County is seeking a Museum Director to lead the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science and steward the next phase of the museum’s growth. This leadership position will build on the museum’s century of service to the community and be a part of a dynamic, professional county organization that is looking to position the museum as a model for modern in-person and virtual museum experiences.

    The museum director is responsible for leadership and vision, overall operations, and day-to-day management of the museum. This position directs and evaluates the work of 21 staff members; prepares and administers a $1.5 million county budget and $1.4 million in non-profit funds; directs the museum’s strategic plan and policies, as well as intellectual and programmatic direction in accordance with its mission; conducts oversight and maintenance of facilities; manages board relations and resources donated from the private sector; and communicates the museum’s activities to the Board of Commissioners, county management, staff, and the public. Work is also performed in collaboration with an advisory board (appointed by the Board of County Commissioners) and a 501(c) (3) board of directors.

    Cape Fear Museum of History and Science (CFM) is an AAM-accredited museum and became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2018. The Museum has been a department of New Hanover County since 1977 and its founding collection dates to 1898. Cape Fear Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret objects relating to the history, science, and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. CFM strives to educate and serve the community with a vision to be welcoming, engaging and meaningful to all and participates in the national initiative, Museums for All.

    The Museum building is approximately 40,000 square feet with 50% dedicated to public use – exhibits, classrooms, lobby, and amenities. The collection consists of more than 56,000 artifacts with approximately 1,000 objects on long term display. The 6,000 square foot exhibition, Cape Fear Stories, provides an overview of the region's history, cultures, and related science from prehistory through the end of the 20th century utilizing artifacts, interactives, and vignettes to highlight a wide range of events from the development of the naval stores industry to the 1898 Coup D’état. Children and adults explore STEM concepts in Space Place and the ecosystems of the Cape Fear area in the Discovery Gallery. Changing exhibits rotate several times per year. Current traveling exhibits include H2O Today and One Half of the People: Advancing Equality for Women. In 2015, the Museum transformed a parking lot into a community park that features interactive exhibits, native plant gardens and educational programs.

    Hiring Salary Range: $76,381 - $103,114

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  • 26 Mar 2021 2:54 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 4/13/2021]
    Organization Name: Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historic Site
    Organization Website: www.historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/charlotte-hawkins-brown-museum

    The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Memorial Institute is a 40-acre site with 15 structures, including a Visitor's Center, and a Historic House. The site offers regular tours of the Historic House, the campus, virtual presentations, and programming, all focused on the life and work of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown and the Palmer Memorial Institute. The Institute was a private boarding school for black students from 1902 to 1971. The workweek will consist of Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 to 5:00 pm with some work at night required during special events, etc. The Historic Interpreter II will be responsible for the development of interpretive programs and special events. Greet and orient site visitors, conduct tours and special programs, operate the gift shop, and give on-site and off-site presentations. Plan and coordinate on-site special events, schedule, and coordinate group visits. Provide interpretative programming, conduct artifact management and care, and conduct general office work. Coordinate site publicity via media outlets and social media, answer rental inquiries, and coordinate rental logistics. Assist with internships and volunteer recruitment and assist with site maintenance and cleaning. The person in this position must have good written and oral communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. This person must also enjoy working outdoors and with the public, as well as have good organizational skills.

    Hiring Salary Range: $31,200 - $48,058

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  • 26 Mar 2021 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 4/17/2021]
    Organization Name: NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    Organization Website: www.ncdcr.gov

    The Deputy Secretary of the Office of Archives and History provides managerial and professional work directing divisions/programs within the Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The position reports directly to the Department Secretary and involves high level policy review and policy making decisions. Further, the position is critical in the development of strategic plans for Divisions and the Department. The selected candidate will be responsible for directing six divisions composed of an overall workforce of approximately 650 permanent and 150 temporary employees throughout the state. Work involves overseeing significant programs that include archives and records management; historical publications; historic preservation; archaeology; state history museums; and state historic sites, including Tryon Palace and Battleship North Carolina. Other responsibilities include general supervision of immediate division staff, operations, budgets, human resources, planning, program development, and information dissemination about programs and policies to constituents. The Deputy Secretary has considerable contact with state and local government officials, stakeholders, the public, and national and state-level historical organizations. The Deputy Secretary of the Office of Archives and History serves as the North Carolina State Historian, North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer and oversees the State's archaeology and historic preservation program in accordance with the Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The position also serves as Secretary for the North Carolina. Historical Commission and as the Chair of the State Historical Records Advisory Board.

    Hiring Salary Range: $77,224 - $147,078

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  • 26 Mar 2021 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 4/17/2021]
    Organization Name: NC African American Heritage Commission
    Organization Website: www.aahc.nc.gov

    About the NC African American Heritage Commission:

    The North Carolina General Assembly created the African American Heritage Commission (AAHC) in 2008 to “assist the Secretary of Cultural Resources in the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of African American history, arts, and culture.” With this legislation the AAHC has identified African American heritage practitioners, such as curators, docents, and museum directors, as priority service populations. The AAHC was

    recognized as a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in 2016, after being housed in the Office of Archives and History and the North Carolina Arts Council. The commission works across the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to achieve the mission of preserving, protecting, and promoting North Carolina’s African American history, art, and culture, for all people.

    Hours & Stipend

    - The internship will last for 10 weeks.

    - Students should be prepared to commit 10-15 hours/week to the internship.

    - The intern will be compensated with a $2,000 stipend.

    Fellow Objectives:

    - To uplift and promote African American art, history, and culture from North Carolina.

    - Engage virtually with AAHC constituents.

    - Share resources and information related to African American heritage preservation.

    - Clarify and promote the work of AAHC.

    Major Tasks to be Performed:

    - Brainstorm, research, and draft content for AAHC’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

    - Develop social media campaigns related to AAHC’s ongoing events and initiatives.

    - Develop an editorial calendar for social media posts.

    Anticipated Outcomes:

    - The creation of social media content related to African American art, history, and culture from North Carolina.

    - The creation of an editorial calendar.

    - The completion of 3-5 social media campaigns.


    - Writing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills

    - Good analytical skills

    - Ability to work independently and remotely

    - Knowledge of/interest in African American history, arts, and culture

    Management Prefers:

    - Experience with various social media platforms

    - Experience with museums/cultural institutions

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

    Student must be a rising junior, senior, graduate student, or recent graduate in History, Public History, African American History/Studies, Communications, Arts Administration, or related field.

    To Apply:

    - Submit your resume, and letter of interest.

    - Please submit all materials to ncaahc@ncdcr.gov. Please use subject line Social Media Fellow.

    Application Deadline: April 20, 2021

    Hiring Salary Range: $2,000

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