[listing expires 03/24/2021]
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 North Carolina Museum of History Division 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:
These positions interpret North Carolina’s history and material culture and conduct primary and secondary research related to either North Carolina’s economic and political history or to its social and community history, including the history and culture of historically marginalized and emerging communities, including North Carolina’s American Indian, Latinx, Asian, and LGBTQ+ communities. These positions will serve as team members on exhibition planning teams and work with other museum colleagues to create and execute museum exhibits. The curators will conduct research, help envision the exhibit storyline, and transform the storyline into label copy. These positions will manage and interpret the museum’s collections related to either the economic and political history or the social and community history of North Carolina. The curators will also conduct and accumulate scholarly research on the artifacts in the collection to aid in exhibition development and other museum initiatives. These positions will present public programs on North Carolina history, the museum’s collections, and its exhibits—both in person and online. These positions will respond to patron assistance requests from the general public, other museums or public institutions, and other members of state government. The curators will identify historical objects, provide information regarding artifacts in the museum’s collection or in a patron’s possession, and provide a variety of expertise to other museums, historical societies, and government agencies. These positions will produce written materials in the form of label copy, magazine articles, scholarly essays, exhibit catalogs, and social media or blog posts. Therefore, the persons in these positions must have effective communication skills, both written and oral, and must have clear and strong organizational skills. Limited overnight travel may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
**To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit**
In order to qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSA's listed below:
1. Demonstrated experience researching and interpreting North Carolina and/or American history in a museum or academic setting.
2. Demonstrated experience writing exhibit labels, scholarly articles, or other types of historical writing.
3. Demonstrated experience acquiring and cataloguing artifacts or otherwise managing a collection of objects and/or using objects to interpret history.
4. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite software programs.
5. Be able to travel overnight when required.
6. Must have a valid NC Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Biology, Botany, Conservation, Education, History or Zoology from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of museum or related work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Graduation from a four-year college or university (master's degree preferred), with a concentration in museum studies, history or public 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: $42,780 - $56,043