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  • 17 Jun 2019 11:32 AM
    Message # 7583867


    invites applications for the position of:
    Director of Education
    JOB CLASS TITLE: Museum Curator II
    POSITION NUMBER: 60083549
    DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
    DIVISION/SECTION: Tryon Palace
    SALARY RANGE: $42,780.00 - $72,424.00 Annually
    RECRUITMENT RANGE: $42,780 - $43,636
    COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
    APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
    WORK LOCATION: Craven County
    OPENING DATE: 06/17/19
    CLOSING DATE: 07/15/19 5:00 PM Eastern Time


    **This is a reposted vacancy announcement and previous applicants do not need to reapply to be considered**

    Salary Grade:  GN11
    Recruitment Range:  $42,780 - $43,636

    Position Location: 
    Tryon Palace
    New Bern, NC

    Department Information:
    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. 

    Division / Site Information:
    The purpose of Tryon Palace is: To educate growing numbers of North Carolinians and visitors to this state about the contributions made by the inhabitants of New Bern and the central North Carolina coast to the history and culture of this state and the United States from the time of initial European-American contact through the nineteenth century.  This mission will be carried out through historical research; acquisition, interpretation, and preservation of historic objects and buildings; re-creation of period room settings and gardens based on historical documentation; public outreach in the form of tours, symposia, workshops, and seasonal interpretation; and dissemination of historical information through staff presentations and by other means.  All historical interpretation conducted as part of this mission shall be based on factual, balanced scholarship.

    Description of Work:
    The Director of Educational Services (Museum Curator II) is responsible for overall direction and administration of the Branch which spans education and outreach, and interpretation. Develops program goals and assesses program needs, sets priorities. The position's major duties include development, refinement, and presentation of all educational experiences, materials, demonstrations, tours, programs, events and outreach to enhance the learning experience of all visitors, thus expanding audience and increasing visitation to Tryon Palace and making Tryon Palace a leader in the museum field. Responsible for developing, submitting & monitoring the overall branch budget. Plans, supervises and evaluates work of professional staff. Position directly supervises 7 employees, temporary employees and a growing number of volunteer interpretative staff that presents the history of the site and region to the public. Supervisory functions include: recruitment, training, scheduling, performance management, time monitoring and approval. Integral member of the management team and Program Committee; coordinates with other sections and managers on site-wide projects and events, and for the benefit of Tryon Palace as a whole.

    This position is responsible for overseeing the research, development, implementation, and evaluation of costumed first- and third-person interpretive programs and tours for schools and adults. This position has responsibility to ensure that the public receives an accurate and engaging interpretation of the history of the site, region, and state in line with Tryon Palace's mission. This position is responsible for overseeing the quality of the visitors' experience and maintaining the highest level of customer service standards.


    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. 
    In order to qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSA's listed below:
    1. Must have considerable knowledge of standard museum practices regarding educational experiences at a historic site.
    2. Must have considerable knowledge of the 18th and/or 19th Century history of the English-speaking world.
    3. Demonstrated experience in planning and/or maintaining a budget.
    4. Must have supervisory experience in managing and motivating employees, including permanent, temporary and volunteer staff, and/or have ability to provide constructive criticism and discipline to staff when needed.
    5. Must have immediate computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office software.
    6. Demonstrated experience in familiarity with educational and/or interpretive programming to meet the curriculum requirements of public-school systems.
    7. Demonstrated experience in researching, planning, writing, training, and/or scheduling staff, along with time approval
    8. Must have willingness to work some weekends for educational special events and programs.
    9. Must have a valid NC Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
    10. Must be able to walk on over 14 acres of land.


    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.

    Management preferences:  
    1. A bachelors degree in Museum studies, education, history, public history and architectural history.
    2. Five years of progressively responsible work as a professional educator at an accredited museum & a background in colonial & expertise in NC history.


    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. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted. 
    Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application. To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders. 
    Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.
    Applicants requesting and receiving 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).
    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    Division of Human Resources
    4603 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
    Phone:  919-814-6670


    NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting
    An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government

    Position #19-03637 AH60083549

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