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  • 5 May 2021 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 05/19/2021]
    Organization Name: North Carolina Museum of Art
    Organization Website: ncartmuseum.org

    This position is a state government position at the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The Art Handler & Preparator is responsible for the safe handling, installation, packing, and transportation of all art in the NCMA collection and all work on loan to the museum. Work usually takes place at the museum but on occasion will occur offsite. The position is responsible for preparing works for hanging or storage with minimal to no risk to the object.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Participating in the installation and deinstallation of 2D, 3D, and digital works of art while working collaboratively with others to determine the best and safest installation strategies.

    Participating in the movement of art within the museum, other institutions, galleries, private lenders’ homes and offices, the Executive Mansion, and other offices as required.

    Participating in the proper loading of art objects into trucks and ensuring the safe transit and delivery in the museum’s custom art delivery truck. Responsible for the maintenance and routine care of customized, climate-controlled truck used for this purpose.

    Managing the art storage areas. Working collaboratively with the Chief Art Handler and the Collections Management department to provide a safe, clean, and secure environment for works of art.

    Facilitating day-to-day operations and maintenance in art storage and tracking art movements in TMS software.

    Working collaboratively with Chief Art Handler and the Conservation Department to determine the most appropriate means for packing art objects.

    Executing the framing and unframing of works of art for photography and the cutting and installing of backing boards and mats.

    Acting as courier for loaned works nationally and internationally, as needed.

    Consulting and coordinating with exhibition and registration staff on exhibition logistics and production schedules.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

    Qualified Candidates must have:

    Demonstrated knowledge of the physical nature of art and demonstrated experience in art preparation and handling techniques.

    Demonstrated experience with carpentry, basic fabrication, and/or the familiarity with hand tools and installation hardware.

    Demonstrated experience with the installation of large outdoor sculptures.

    Must have excellent communication and teamwork skills, ability to collaborate and/or consult with other Museum departments.

    Demonstrated the ability to work on multiple complex projects and guard confidential information.

    Physical Requirements:

    Boom, forklift, and scissor lift training will be required once applicant starts position.

    Ability to work at heights up to 50ft. in a motorized personnel lift and up to 18ft. on a ladder.

    Ability to move and/or lift up to 50 pounds.

    Ability to drive and oversee the transport of works of art.

    Management Preferences:

    Matting and framing experience.

    Mount-making experience.

    Collections database system experience.

    Ability to judge risk and effectively minimize the danger to valuable art.

    Ability to work effectively with staff, outside vendors, contractors, and couriers.

    Ability to plan and/or work within budgets and deadlines.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and one year of experience as related to knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    How To Apply:

    Applicants must apply online through the N.C. Office of State Human Resources website. All positions for the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources can be found at this link:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/3062899/art-handler-and-preparator?department[0]=Dept%20of%20Natural%20and%20Cultural%20Resources&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

    Hiring Salary Range: $31,200 - $40,000

    Apply via:
    Art Handler and Preparator | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

  • 28 Apr 2021 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 5/10/2021]
    Organization Name: Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

    Organization Website: www.coresound.com

    Experienced consultant to advise CSWM&HC Collections Team on best practices re Past Perfect management system including procedures for data entry for artifacts, oral histories, archives, historic photos and digital media, as well as public access capabilities for virtual programming.

    Hiring Salary Range: $1500

    Apply via:
    museum@coresound.com

    Only Resume required.


  • 22 Apr 2021 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 5/7/2021]
    Organization Name: NC Department of Natural & Cultural resources
    Organization Website: NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (ncdcr.gov)

    The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Memorial Institute is a 40-acre site with 15 structures, including a Visitors Center and a Historic House. The site offers regular tours of the Historic House, the campus, virtual presentations, and programming, all focused on the life and work of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown and the Palmer Memorial Institute. The Institute was a private boarding school for black students from 1902 to 1971. The work week will consist of Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with some work at night required during special events, etc.

    Description of Work:

    The Assistant Site Manager will be responsible for the development of interpretive programs and special events, greet and orient site visitors, conduct tours and special programs, operate the gift shop, give on-site and off-site presentations, plan and coordinate on-site special events, schedule, and coordinate group visits, provide interpretative programming, conduct artifact management and care, and conduct general office work. This position will also coordinate site publicity via media outlets and social media, answer rental inquiries, and coordinate rental logistics.

    The Assistant Site Manager will be expected to participate in long-term planning for the site by creating programming, applying for grants, and building community partnerships. This position will also work with local historical groups, convention, and visitor bureaus, and the site affinity groups to promote and raise awareness of the site. The person in this position must have the ability to cultivate external relationships and work with constituents to ensure House in Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Memorial Institute remains unique. The Assistant Site Manager must have the ability to speak before large groups, establish and maintain effective work relationships and enjoy working outdoors and with the public. They must also have excellent oral and written communication skills along with good organizational skills.

    Hiring Salary Range: $33,960.00 - $57,493.00

    Apply via:
    https://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3048712


  • 22 Apr 2021 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 5/10/2021]
    Organization Name: Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
    Organization Website: www.coresound.com

    Experienced consultant to advise CSWM&HC Collections Team on best practices re Past Perfect management system including procedures for data entry for artifacts, oral histories, archives, historic photos and digital media, as well as public access capabilities for virtual programming.

    Hiring Salary Range: $1500

    Apply via:
    museum@coresound.com


  • 19 Apr 2021 11:37 AM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 9/1/2021]
    Organization Name:  Port Discover: Northeast North Carolina's Center for Hands-on Science
    Organization Website: www.portdiscover.org

    Port Discover is a small hands-on science center located in beautiful, downtown Elizabeth City. The Executive Director at Port Discover is responsible for running all aspects of the small 501c3. Including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Identifying and applying for appropriate grant opportunities
    • Grant expense tracking
    • Basic bookkeeping
    • Generating Executive Director reports for the BOD
    • Generating financial statements
    • Grant reporting
    • Hiring and managing employees, including payroll
    • Training employees on best practices for Port Discover
    • Creating and implementing new educational programs and exhibits in center
    • Developing curriculum for Saturday STEAM programs
    • Pursuing outreach opportunities
    • Working with local schools to provide field trip opportunities
    • Teaching field trips that take place in center (or find suitable educator when necessary)
    • All aspects of center care, including, but not limited to: program development and implementation, animal care, cleaning, building care and upkeep.
    • Should be capable of using Quickbooks
    • Coordinating with other area non-profits and network museums to offer joint program opportunities
    • Managing and creating original content for social media
    • Managing membership at Port Discover
    • Administering and developing website content and square purchasing site
    • Maintaining relationship with local library to provide free community passes

    Pay is commensurate with experience.

    Hiring Salary Range: $35-40,000

    Apply via:
    portdiscoverdirector@gmail.com


  • 12 Apr 2021 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    Dates: late May – early August subject to negotiation.
    10 to 20 hours per week.
    $12 per hour, approximately 160 hours total
    Location: Cullowhee, NC 

    DUTIES: Possible duties include roles within education programming and exhibit development. Intern will assist with development and delivery of educational summer camp program. Intern will also assist with the expansion of an exhibit, WCU Diversity Through the Years. The process will provide the intern the opportunity to research and possibly interview individuals and then produce material for both digital and print formats. Other duties will include ongoing collections efforts, participation in tours and programs related to current MHC exhibits, and assistance with development and installation of small-scale exhibits at Jackson County Public Library. 

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with experience in exhibit-related research, object handling, condition reporting, exhibit installation, and youth educational programming preferred. Also preferred, interest in Appalachian regional history, and enrolled or recently graduated from Undergraduate or Graduate public history, anthropology, history, parks and recreation, or related field. 

    HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and description of your qualifications and why you are interested in this internship. Include a list of three references. Deadline for application is April 30, 2021. Send by e-mail to: pkoch@email.wcu.edu


  • 6 Apr 2021 2:26 PM | Anonymous

    [listing expires 05/07/2021]
    Organization Name: Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
    Organization Website: www.capefearmuseum.com

    New Hanover County is seeking a Museum Director to lead the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science and steward the next phase of the museum’s growth. This leadership position will build on the museum’s century of service to the community and be a part of a dynamic, professional county organization that is looking to position the museum as a model for modern in-person and virtual museum experiences.

    The museum director is responsible for leadership and vision, overall operations, and day-to-day management of the museum. This position directs and evaluates the work of 21 staff members; prepares and administers a $1.5 million county budget and $1.4 million in non-profit funds; directs the museum’s strategic plan and policies, as well as intellectual and programmatic direction in accordance with its mission; conducts oversight and maintenance of facilities; manages board relations and resources donated from the private sector; and communicates the museum’s activities to the Board of Commissioners, county management, staff, and the public. Work is also performed in collaboration with an advisory board (appointed by the Board of County Commissioners) and a 501(c) (3) board of directors.

    Cape Fear Museum of History and Science (CFM) is an AAM-accredited museum and became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2018. The Museum has been a department of New Hanover County since 1977 and its founding collection dates to 1898. Cape Fear Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret objects relating to the history, science, and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. CFM strives to educate and serve the community with a vision to be welcoming, engaging and meaningful to all and participates in the national initiative, Museums for All.

    The Museum building is approximately 40,000 square feet with 50% dedicated to public use – exhibits, classrooms, lobby, and amenities. The collection consists of more than 56,000 artifacts with approximately 1,000 objects on long term display. The 6,000 square foot exhibition, Cape Fear Stories, provides an overview of the region's history, cultures, and related science from prehistory through the end of the 20th century utilizing artifacts, interactives, and vignettes to highlight a wide range of events from the development of the naval stores industry to the 1898 Coup D’état. Children and adults explore STEM concepts in Space Place and the ecosystems of the Cape Fear area in the Discovery Gallery. Changing exhibits rotate several times per year. Current traveling exhibits include H2O Today and One Half of the People: Advancing Equality for Women. In 2015, the Museum transformed a parking lot into a community park that features interactive exhibits, native plant gardens and educational programs.

    Hiring Salary Range: $76,381 - $103,114

    Apply via:
    https://humanresources.nhcgov.com/job-opportunities

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