Director of Public Affairs

30 Apr 2020 8:12 AM | Anonymous

[listing expires 05/28/2020]
Organization Name: Tryon Palace
Organization Website:

The Director of Public Affairs will be the direct manager of five permanent positions and the indirect manager of two positions. The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of journalistic principles and techniques for disseminating information to the public through a variety of media. A thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of creating, printing and publishing magazines, brochures and other print media is required. This position will oversee all of Tryon Palace's development efforts by providing guidance and management needed to achieve corporate sponsorship goals, yearly fundraising goals, grant writing, budgetary needs, and fundraising events. The incumbent in this position will also oversee the team responsible for all special events rentals at Tryon Palace, which includes weddings, performing arts series, and corporate events. Provides insight and leadership for promotional materials, policies, contracts, and vendor relationships. The incumbent in this position must be able to write according to correct English usage and accepted standards for magazine and press publications. This position will be responsible for maintaining budget planning & needs, while following up across multiple departments. Additionally, the incumbent must exhibit excellent organization skills.


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To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs listed below: 1.Demonstrated experience in grant writing and developing fundraising events.

2.Demonstrated experience in negotiating with printers, designers and advertising representatives to secure highest quality and best price.

3.Must have considerable knowledge of marketing/public relations.

4.Must be available for interviews in all forms of media, including TV, radio, print, and social media.

5.Must be able to work nights, holidays and weekends.

6.Must have management and supervisory experience to manage a team of seven permanent employees.

7.Must have a valid driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

Management preferences:

Highly developed skills in:•desktop publishing

  • use of digital cameras
  • editing paper and electronic presentations
  • making effective public presentations.


Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, public affairs, media journalism, English, or a related field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in communications, public relations, or publicity work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management preference:

Experience working with a non-profit organization or government agency.

Hiring Salary Range: $39,611 - $53,021

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The North Carolina Museums Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
PO Box 2603, Raleigh, NC 27602-2603
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