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  • 28 Jan 2020 2:27 PM | Anonymous

    Organization Name: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Organization Website:  www.uncg.edu

    The Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director. Since its founding in 1941, WAM has worked to inspire acquisitions, exhibitions, and programming that support increasingly diverse academic and community audiences. A nationally recognized modern and contemporary art museum with seminal works by Robert Colescott, Willem de Kooning, Eva Hesse, and Alison Saar, the Weatherspoon serves more than 38,000 visitors annually and has an operating budget of just over $2 million.

    The next Director will lead a dynamic university art museum, with a high-quality collection and exceptional exhibitions, and help WAM reach its fullest potential through increased excellence and innovation. This is a remarkable opportunity for a forward-thinking leader, savvy in museum management, to work with a talented team, University faculty and leadership, and two volunteer boards, to set the vision for the future of the museum, provide focus, and establish priorities Reporting to the Provost, the Director will be a talented relationship builder who will utilize this remarkable and respected institution to increase regional and national visibility and recognition. This individual will connect the museum’s collection, exhibits and programs to the academic mission of the University in creative ways and engage the vibrant, growing arts community in Greensboro. The successful candidate will welcome and engage a diverse audience of visitors and supporters around interdisciplinary issues of local and global importance. The Director will inspire the staff and museum to reach its maximum promise.

    UNC Greensboro has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted online:

    Jackie Mildner, Partner
    Ryan Leichenauer, Senior Associate
    Isaacson, Miller

    In adherence to the UNCG Policy on Discriminatory Conduct, the University has been and will continue to be committed to the equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, creed, veterans status, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.

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  • 25 Jan 2020 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 2/20/2020]
    Organization Name:  Wake Forest University
    Organization Website:  www.wfu.edu

    *This position is in the Town of Wake Forest, NC, home of the original campus of Wake Forest University.

    Promotes and enhances the functions of the Wake Forest Historical Museum and Wake Forest College Birthplace Society with museum constituents through social media, publications, and direct contact. Promotes an active museum program by seeking and administering grants, and supporting the board and executive director in efforts to cultivate and secure gifts, and works to strengthen relationships to increase philanthropic support. Oversees the daily operations of the Museum in collaboration with the Executive Director.

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

    Essential Functions:

    Works in collaboration with the Manager of Community and Academic Learning to develop and implement a plan designed to encourage academic opportunities and programming.

    Develops, writes, and produces educational materials, newsletters, brochures, and other publications.

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

    Updates website and social media platforms to enhance communication with alumni, Society members, volunteers, community organizations, and the university community

    In collaboration with the Executive Director and Manager of Community and Academic Learning, designs and develops museum exhibits and interpretative panels.

    Follows standard museum best practices

    Processes weekly financial deposits and compiles monthly board financial statements.

    Acts as a liaison with various committees and organizations in the Town of Wake Forest

    Seeks new sources of funding through direct fundraising solicitation and grants; responsible for grant writing and administration, and developing and maintaining relationships at the local level to foster philanthropic support

    Maintains membership data and semi-annual solicitations for Birthplace Society.

    In collaboration with the Manager of Community and Academic Learning, supports recruitment and training of docents and other volunteers.

    Greets public and conducts small and group tours

    Develops and maintains relationships with constituents through programing, and direct communication.

    Develops multi-media programming associated with new and existing exhibits at the Wake Forest Historical Museum.

    Attends board meetings and acts as general secretary to the Board of Directors

    Manages the overall archival and artifact collection of the museum

    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.

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

    Strong writing and editing skills

    Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.

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

    Prefer knowledge of basic museum practices and standards.

    Commitment to the mission and values of Wake Forest University Advancement 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 and events coordination.

    Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities.

    Ability to multi-task 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/weekends, ability to travel occasionally, and meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance.


    Responsible for own work only.


    This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

    This position will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on February 20, 2020.

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  • 24 Jan 2020 6:58 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 03/04/2020]
    Organization Name:
    North Carolina Museum of History
    Organization Website: ncmuseumofhistory.org

    The Community Programs Coordinator researches, develops, and manages the implementation of a variety of annual family festivals, community celebrations, and associated programming. Currently, these events include the African American Cultural Celebration and the American Indian Heritage Celebration. The Community Programs Coordinator also assists with and/or supports the museum's Longleaf Film Festival. Other events include an annual program related to a specific exhibit or historic/cultural theme.

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  • 9 Jan 2020 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    [Listing expires 1/29/2020]
    Organization Name:  Pullen Park
    Organization Website:  https://raleighnc.gov/places/pullen-park

    Be a part of Pullen Park, North Carolina's first amusement park. Our campus contains 72 acres of gorgeous park land and offers a variety of activities and amusements to keep crowds of all ages engaged and entertained. The carousel on property dates back to 1911 and is accompanied by the authentic sounds of an original Wurlitzer organ. When a guest takes a spin around the park on our CP Huntington miniature train, their imagination is sent back to the golden age of transportation as they explore our park grounds.

    As a Research Assistant, you will be responsible for finding primary and secondary information related to Pullen Park's more than 100-year history to later be displayed on wayfinding stations. This project is dedicated to researching and later showing our guests what used to exist at the park, how it has changed through time and why, and the role parks have played in shaping modern cities and public culture.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Research Assistants' core responsibilities include research, writing, and editing the content and visuals for public consumption.

    Applicants should be intellectually curious and familiar with the Gilded Age, urban history, and Raleigh's history in particular. The successful candidate will be an extremely organized and entrepreneurial self-starter who can multitask, prioritize, and work under strict deadlines.

    Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

    Organize, complete and maintain records

    Ensure accurate data entry

    Maintain records using Excel, Word and Publisher, and filing systems.

    Communicate findings and provide updates through written and verbal methods

    Review archival material on various electronic archives, as well as any physical documents the project may uncover

    Assist staff in the review, identification, and development of scholarly information describing research findings

    Assist under direction of the Curator of Collections in attaining permission for display of materials from any repositories not the City of Raleigh

    Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely effective manner

    Maintains the confidentiality of all research information

    Other administrative tasks as assigned

    Physical Requirements:

    Able to move equipment, which may include pushing, pulling, and lifting.

    Able to work in a considerably noisy environment.

    Must have full use of arms and legs to operate equipment, climb stairs, and have bimanual dexterity (full use of both arms and both hands).

    Able to work outside during the warm and cold months.

    Able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    Must be able to hear at least 40 decibels in an environment producing 500 – 4000 hertz.

    Must be able to perform the following movements: Balancing, Stooping, Crouching, Kneeling, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Grasping, and Talking.

    Typical Qualifications

    Strong educational background in history. Current enrollment in a program towards an advanced degree in an historical field a plus

    Strong research skills

    Ability to communicate research results clearly and concisely

    Prior non-academic project research a plus

    Ability to work independently and conduct research and literature review tasks

    Additional Information

    Applicants must pass a background check and controlled substance test.

    Applicants must be age 18 or over.

    Hours per week: Up to 36 between 9am – 5pm only

    Duration of Project: Through 30 June 2020

    Hiring Salary Range:
    9.25 per hour

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  • 9 Jan 2020 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    [Listing expires 2/6/2020]
    Organization Name:  NC African American Heritage Commission
    Organization Website:  aahc.nc.gov

    The NC African American Heritage Commission Associate Director will support organizational operations; provide technical assistance to a broad network of stakeholders; and lead organizational communications focusing heavily on digital tools.

    The ideal candidate will possess experience working with or in African American cultural institutions; experience developing and executing social media strategies and developing web content, and/or digital media; and experience organizing and implementing successful programs and activities centered around African American history, art and/or culture.

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  • 9 Jan 2020 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    [Listing expires 2/1/2020]
    Organization Name:  Earl Scruggs Center
    Organization Website:  www.earlscruggscenter.org

    The Earl Scruggs Center seeks an experienced, full-time Curator. The curator must be approachable with strong interpersonal skills, a team player, able to multi-task and prioritize exhibit projects, and provide oversight of the museum’s displays and collection. The Curator handles all aspects of long-term exhibits, two special exhibits per year, programming in coordination with other staff, care of the exhibits, and exhibit technology in coordination with exhibit tech company.

    The ideal candidate will work with the Director and other staff to accomplish the mission/vision and accomplish responsibilities to highest standards on time and within the budget.

    The Curator also manages all aspects of the Earl Scruggs Center collection as well as the Cleveland County Historical Collection, which are housed together.

    The Curator must interact professionally and productively with members of public, museum staff, board, volunteers, and visitors. While the majority of the Curator’s time will be spent on-site during operating hours, a portion of time will be spent in the community promoting the Center using the collection. In addition, a small percentage of time will be spent at an off-site storage facility managing volunteers/interns and/or working with the collection.

    Position requires 40-45 hours per week and may include occasional evening, weekend, or holiday hours as needed. Weekly schedule rotates between Monday-Friday and Tuesday-Saturday, in coordination with other staff. Salary range of $36,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience and skills. Benefits include health insurance, holidays, and paid vacation.


    Exhibits/Collection Management

    • Develop or secure temporary exhibits (2 per year) which meet the Earl Scruggs Center mission and vision at a high level of professionalism and scholarship.
    • Recruit, manage, educate, and train curatorial interns and volunteer docents (coordinate with Operations Coordinator/other staff).
    • Manage care of collection through pest control, building security, access to objects/artifacts, tracking of temperature, humidity, and other conditions of artifact storage and exhibit areas to appropriate museum standards.
    • Insure collection/loans appropriately and keep policies current.
    • Plan for rotation of objects/artifacts, photos, text panels, etc. for conservation.
    • Maintain all licensing agreements, renewals and payments for photos and films used in primary and special exhibits, website, film work, etc.
    • Maintain all music licensing used in primary and special exhibits, film work, ambient music, etc. including compliance with monthly, quarterly BMI/ASCAP music licensing data reports.
    • Maintain and manage the Earl Scruggs Center Oral History Collection and future oral history gathering efforts as well as digital editing and storage of the oral history collection.
    • Document and manage all acquisitions and ongoing reporting on collection and loans.

    Community Engagement

    • Present items/programs at the Center and in the community to assure objects/collections are accessible to the public.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with community groups, (including libraries, local history and others, universities, etc.) as well as granting agencies to develop mutually beneficial partnerships, awareness of the Center, secure sponsorship for exhibits, and programming.
    • Communicate with internal and external partners/shareholders including DCC Board, County government and community groups about exhibits and county historical collection.
    • Network with museum and non-profit professionals and strive to apply current museum best practices in all areas of responsibility.
    • Serve as key partner in development of educational programming relative to long term and special exhibits for K-12 as well as public programs in coordination with appropriate staff.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Effectively research as required for all areas of responsibility.
    • Handle inquiries from researchers and the public (communication, research, paperwork)
    • Utilize computer-generated imagery and digital media in various aspects of duties.
    • Budget planning, forecasting and reporting specific to curatorial responsibilities.


    • A minimum of 3-5 years of curatorial experience working with history collections in a museum or other collecting institution with a public audience
    • Demonstrated experience with exhibit development and production/fabrication
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including evidence of scholarly research and writing and lectures and public programs for a variety of audiences
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse community groups, colleagues, scholars and researchers, and partner organizations
    • Demonstrated experience with collections databases, proficiency in PastPerfect is a plus
    • Ability to use Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is a plus


    • Some physical activity such as climbing ladders, lifting tables, boxes, objects up to 40 pounds, and kneeling is required

    FULL-TIME position.

    Reports to: Executive Director Staff reporting to this position: None. Will work closely with and manage some volunteers and intern(s).

    The Earl Scruggs Center: Music and Stories from the American South

    The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region where he was born and raised. The Center presents exhibits about the life and legacy Mr. Scruggs, Cleveland County history, and other subjects relating to music and stories from the American South. In addition, the Center offers programming such as concerts, music classes for children, field trip opportunities, and a wide variety of cultural programs.

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    Please send resume, cover letter, and salary history to:
    Mary Beth Martin, Executive Director
    PO Box 2063
    Shelby, NC 28151

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