Director of Education

Tryon Palace
New Bern, North Carolina, USA

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA invites applications for the position of: Director of Education

JOB CLASS TITLE: Museum Curator II


DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources


SALARY RANGE: $42,780.00 - $72,424.00 Annually

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $42,780 - $43,636



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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This job posted by MERC from June 19 through July 16.

Executive Director

Stonewall National Museum & Archives
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Stonewall National Museum & Archives in the search for an Executive Director.

The Executive Director of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) will excite organizational growth, drive significant fundraising efforts, and begin to develop a long-term plan to achieve heightened national visibility with an eye toward creating a physical presence in Washington, D.C., while maintaining a strong presence in the South Florida region.

To lead the organization in fulfilling this vision, the Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic, experienced leader who is committed to equality and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community on the national stage, who can inspire our community to think boldly about the future, and who will ensure that SNMA remains on sound financial, programmatic, and operational footing in South Florida as it aspires towards increased national impact.

Founded in 1973, the Stonewall National Museum & Archives is a 501(c)(3) cultural organization whose mission is to promote understanding through the collection, preservation, and sharing of the proud culture and heritage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their significant role in American society.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives is one of the leading independent museums and archives in the country solely devoted to the acquisition, preservation, and exhibition of LGBTQ+ history. Now in its 45th year of operation, SNMA offers research materials, archival collections, exhibitions, and educational and social programming that are unmatched by any other institution in the nation. Stonewall is built on four programmatic pillars: the Paul Fasana and Robert S. Graham Archive, the Stonewall National Library and Stonewall National Library Special Collection, the Stonewall Museum & Galleries, and the Stonewall National Education Program (SNEP).

SNMA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of sixteen committed local, regional, and national LGBTQ+ leaders and is guided by an impressive National Advisory Council, consisting of major thought and action leaders in the museum-world and in the LGBTQ+ equality movement. The Board of Directors is committed to furthering the diversity and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community within Board membership – consistent with SNMA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is all of its activities, events, and exhibits. The Executive Director will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors. SNMA's operating budget is currently supported by Board contributions, donors, state and local grants, special events, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, and partnerships.

A bachelor’s degree in business, the humanities or a field related to the duties of this position is required for this position, as is five years of experience in an executive or senior leadership role within a nonprofit cultural organization, preferably with an annual budget consistent with that of SNMA. An advanced academic/professional degree in not-for-profit leadership, finance, museum studies or any applicable field within the humanities is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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This job posted by MERC from June 17 through September 16.

Museum Deputy Director for Education and Special Programs

Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, Maryland, USA

Salary range begins at $69,469 - $88,871 negotiable
Closing date – June 26, 2019

The museum deputy director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Calvert Marine Museum – a regional institution that attracts 82,000 visitors annually. The deputy director directly supervises the education department staff, and supervises the curators of paleontology, estuarine biology, maritime history, and exhibits. In the director’s absence, this position functions as the director, and is part of the senior management team. The position reports to the director.

Training and/or Education:
Master's degree in education, museum studies, or related field.

Eight years of experience in museum education and administration which must include experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service, program development, and managing budgets.

Special Requirements:
  • Work is subject to deadlines and frequent interruptions.
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
  • County application required.

Where to Apply:

The Museum
The Calvert Marine Museum was founded in 1970 and is located in Solomons, Maryland at the confluence of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. The museum interprets three themes: the paleontology of the Miocene epoch, the estuarine biology of the river and bay, and the maritime heritage of Southern Maryland. Among its exhibits are the Drum Point Lighthouse, the Cove Point Light Station, the sailing skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s, the historic bugeye Wm. B. Tennison, and the J. C. Lore and Sons Oyster House.  The latter two are National Historic Landmarks. It also houses the largest collection of Miocene marine fossils outside of the Smithsonian and has a 15-tank aquarium featuring animals native to these waters. The museum is open year round.

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This job posted by MERC from June 6 through June 26.

Executive Director

The Congregational Library and Archives
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Congregational Library and Archives, a special library of books, manuscripts, and electronic resources in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking a new Executive Director. The Library (CL&A) preserves materials relating to and advancing the study and deeper understanding of the Congregational story, a crucial religious influence on America’s intellectual, civic, and cultural traditions.

The CL&A is poised to enter an exciting new phase of its development as a resource in American and global history. We believe that with the right visionary and entrepreneurial Executive Director, the CL&A can become the catalyst for profoundly important scholarship and discourse. For example, can the CL&A help lead the conversation about how to vitalize our Congregational denominations? Can it show how our history can play a meaningful role in reigniting civic discourse in our country? Working with the Board, the new Executive Director will lead the CL&A into its future.

The Organization
CL&A is a vigorous 166-year-old organization dedicated to the idea that “history matters” for people in the present. The Puritans who migrated to New England in the early seventeenth century created a unique church polity rooted in spirited debate and principled self-governance, the so-called Congregational Way. Congregational churches and leaders have had a profound impact on America’s social, political, and religious life. Eager to preserve their heritage, leading Congregational clergy in New England formed the Congregational Library Association in Boston in 1853. Their initial collection of 53 books has grown to a unique collection of over 225,000 manuscripts and printed materials covering Congregational history and a broad array of related topics, including colonial-era records documenting the settlers’ efforts to establish a civil and religious society. Although CL&A’s origins and holdings are religious, it is not a church institution; its focus and approach is broadly historical, not narrowly denominational.

CL&A’s rare book section is rich in works of English and early American Puritanism. Complete collections from historically significant churches are indispensable for researchers, libraries, historical societies, and genealogists. Missionaries’ memoirs and reports reveal cultural transferences and transformations in all their global complexity. CL&A has a collection of some 15,000 sermons from the 1600s to the twentieth century that illuminate trends across time in all aspects of American life. As the designated archive of the Congregational Christian churches, the Library holds major institutional records and some 1,500 periodicals regarding social reform, human rights, and education. CL&A also holds rare newspapers from the Christian Connection, a denomination that merged with the Congregational churches in 1931. Travel grants, fellowships, and office space are provided to independent scholars, and the Library promotes innovative scholarship with its signal publication, the Bulletin of the Congregational Library, and its e-newsletter History Matters.

CL&A offers educational programs, including exhibits, author talks, book discussion groups, and meet-and-greets for a broad range of audiences. It provides wide and free access to the collection through the New England’s Hidden Histories initiative, excellent patron services, and the global reach of modern technology.

CL&A moved to the Congregational House at 14 Beacon Street when the building was dedicated in 1898. In 2017, it sold its interest in the building and entered into an ultra-long-term lease. Proceeds from the sale have created a position of financial strength that will allow CL&A to pursue its aspirations. A graceful Victorian Reading Room remains a quiet haven for researchers, while the newly renovated facility accommodates state-of-the-art library equipment and archival processing and storage. By capitalizing on technological innovations, the organization has been advancing scholarship and sharing its rich repositories in fresh ways. CL&A has an expansive vision for the future, and it invites its next leader to approach forthcoming opportunities with enthusiasm and creativity.

CL&A has a dedicated staff of six full-time and four part-time employees and an annual operating budget of $1.3 million, comprising grants, memberships, philanthropy, and earned income. It is governed by a 14-member Board of Directors. Long-time Executive Director Peggy Bendroth will be retiring this fall. To learn more about this position, please visit and, and The Beacon Street Diary blog.

Responsibilities include:
Organizational identity and vision
  • With the Board, create a vision of the future for CL&A;
  • With the Board, create and drive the strategic plan;
  • Build support for the mission among important constituent groups and attract new ones;
  • Promote and represent the history of American Congregationalism in a way that will stimulate both broad interest and serious academic study.
Fundraising and development
  • With the assistance of the Board, prioritize fundraising;
  • Develop and implement strategies for donor relationship building and solicitation;
  • Cultivate new and existing donors, sharing a new and dynamic vision of CL&A’s mission and future;
  • Oversee grant solicitation as well as the research and writing of grant applications.
Executive leadership and management
  • Oversee the Library Director and all Library operations;
  • Oversee the hiring, goal setting, directing, review, and termination for all CL&A personnel;
  • Work with Board leaders to recruit new Board members;
  • Make all final decisions on Library collection development.
Program development and implementation
  • Increase the use of the library;
  • Oversee the strategic vision for the website’s organization and content;
  • Oversee editorial development of the Bulletin and other regularly published materials;
  • Plan and support Library events and host visiting groups;
  • With the Library Director, oversee the Project Director’s work on New England’s Hidden Histories and attract new research endeavors;
  • Direct the creation of promotional materials.
Financial management
  • Work with the Board’s Finance Committee on financial planning and to set investment goals and policies;
  • Monitor external investment managers, auditors, risk management professionals, and other contractors;
  • Develop and implement the annual budget and monitor ongoing expenses and income.
Qualifications Desired
  • Demonstrated passion for the mission of CL&A;
  • Advanced degree and experience in a highly relevant field, e.g., library and information science; museum studies; American history; church history; the humanities; and/or nonprofit management;
  • History of building and maintaining a cohesive team and providing strategic direction;
  • Inspiring leadership and strategic thinking;
  • Record of building partnerships;
  • Ability to persuade, negotiate, achieve consensus, and build collegial relationships with stakeholders;
  • Significant experience with board development, fundraising, and marketing/branding;
  • Well-developed written, verbal, and presentation skills;
  • Financial savvy and solid general management skills;
  • Comfort in working with faith communities.
To apply in confidence: Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at

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This job posted by MERC from May 30 through August 29.