Associate Director of Exhibitions

8 Feb 2021 10:37 AM | Anonymous

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

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

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PO Box 2603, Raleigh, NC 27602-2603
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