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Raleigh, North Carolina - $60,530 - $108,879 Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601, United States
Position Title: Associate Director of Exhibitions
Company Name: The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR)
Sector: Admin/Clerical/Secretarial
Job Type: Full-time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: Master's Degree
Required Travel: 0-10%

Description of Work

*This position is posted at a salary range of $60,530 - $108,879 and at
salary grade equivalent GN16*

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:
This position serves as overall manager of the Museum's program of exhibitions from conception and development through completion. To that end, the position coordinates the activities of the Museum's departments as they relate to exhibition projects including budget development and oversight.

This position includes managing the daily activities of the Exhibition Design and Construction Section, currently comprised of nine positions located at the NC Museum of History (NCMOH). This position works closely with the Exhibition Designers to ensure that all design projects maintain the high standards and aesthetics of the Museum.

This position coordinates exhibits at all of the Division of State History Museum locations, emphasizing the sharing of exhibits developed within the Division among the Division's museums, as well as with other entities within the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Primary responsibilities include planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordinating all non-curatorial aspects of exhibitions. Position prepares long-range exhibition plans with appropriate key personnel, including the Director, Deputy Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Curator. Position involves assisting in fund raising and grant writing for funding museum exhibitions.

This position serves as Chair of the Exhibit Review Committee (ERC) which selects the exhibitions to be displayed. As part of that job, the position researches exhibition proposals from outside institutions, forwarding them to the Exhibit Review Committee (ERC) and composing accept/decline letters accordingly; tracking and monitoring proposals for future consideration.

Position oversees travelling exhibitions produced by the Museum that travel to other institutions, including negotiating and reviewing contracts, managing travelling exhibit schedules, overseeing exhibit shipping and coordinating artifact loans with the Collections section and coordinating the installation of those exhibits at other institutions. Position coordinates the marketing of NCMOH exhibits to other institutions.

Must have effective communication skills, both written and oral.
Must have strong interpersonal skills, along with clear and strong organizational skills.

This position involves occasional day or overnight travel as well as occasional evenings and weekend work.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 experience in museum exhibit planning and building, or experience in planning and building theater or movie sets.
  2. Demonstrated experience managing museum exhibits or theater/film set design and construction technicians and staff.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of new trends in exhibit design, exhibit building techniques and interactive technology or similar knowledge in theater or movie set trends in design and construction.
  4. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite software programs.
  5. Must have a valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one for employment.
  6. Requires occasional day or overnight travel as well as occasional evenings and weekend work.

Management Preferences:
  1. Master's Degree in Art, Design, Museum Studies, Film or Theatre Set Design or Production.
  2. Four years' experience in exhibition design and production in a museum, public historical program or institution or planning, design and production of theatre or film sets .
  3. Four years' experience in managing an exhibit design staff or a staff building stage or film production sets.
  4. Experience using Design software for designing exhibits or theater or film sets.
  5. Experience in fund raising activities, including assisting in the preparation of grants and fund-raising materials.

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.

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).

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
$60,530 - $108,879
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR)
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR)
2/12/2020 2:15:45 PM

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