[listing expires 04/09/2021]
Organization Name: North Carolina Museum of History
Organization Website: www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
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 collects and preserves artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina in a local, regional, national and international context to assist people in understanding how the past influences the present. The division interprets history through exhibitions, educational programs, and publications available to the visitor on-site or through distance-learning technologies.
The North Carolina Museum of History is committed to creating a place where you can explore, learn, and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions that celebrate North Carolina's past, present, and future.
Description of Work:
The primary purpose of the Associate Director’s position is to act as the Deputy Director or Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the North Carolina Museum of History and the Division of State History Museums. Duties include overseeing the planning, administrative, and managerial work to develop, produce, and implement all museum exhibitions, educational programs, marketing activities, and historical publications for the North Carolina Museum of History, and to support the Division Director in the planning and management of the Division's regional and maritime museums. The COO chairs, directs, and oversees the museum's strategic, annual, marketing, and interpretative planning by setting institutional priorities, by identifying and setting long-and short-term goals and objectives, resource needs and funding opportunities, interpretative and marketing strategies, project schedules, and staffing assignments. The COO also directs special project teams and section chiefs in the development and completion of mission-driven work that utilizes the museum collection and historical research to interpret the collection and the state's history and monitors, facilitates, and evaluates project work to ensure that the staff accomplishes strategic plans and annual goals. The COO oversees staff in the development, documentation, and preservation of the museum's artifact collection, ensuring that all professional standards are adhered to regarding stewardship of the museum's collection. The COO reviews interpretative content and evaluates project work results as well as collaborates with other museum staff to identify and utilize relevant collections and historical research to develop exhibitions, programs, publications, and to provide quality patron assistance. The COO collaborates with peers, museum professionals, outside peer organizations, advisory boards, and focus groups in developing appropriate exhibitions and programs. The COO will make public appearances and presentations at professional conferences, meetings, and events as well as represent the museum at various civic and fund raising functions.
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 thorough knowledge of management and supervision practices.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices regarding collections, exhibition development, historical interpretation, artifact conservation, design, educational programming, marketing, and historical writing.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of history and culture studies material.
4. Demonstrated experience in creating effective project teams, in directing and evaluating project work and in working on marketing plans.
5. Demonstrated experience establishing budgetary priorities, organizing projects and adhering to deadlines.
6. Must have the ability to work nights and weekends when needed as well as occasional day and overnight travel.
7. Valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
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.
1. Master's degree in museum studies, history, or public history, or a related area specific to the requirements of the position, with five years of experience in a museum or in a related cultural institution, including three years of supervisory experience.
2. Knowledge of North Carolina history.
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
Hiring Salary Range: $60,530 - $90,000