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Director of Public Affairs
Tryon Palace
New Bern, North Carolina, USA

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

JOB CLASS TITLE: Information & Communications Spec II
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
DIVISION/SECTION: Archives & History / Historic Sites
SALARY RANGE: $38,125.00 - $62,513.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $38,125 - $51,801
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Craven County
OPENING DATE: 10/13/17
CLOSING DATE: 11/03/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time


Recruitment Range: $38,125 - $51,801
Salary Grade: 69

Position Location: Tryon Palace 529 South Front St., New Bern NC

Department Information:
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision 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. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the NC Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit

Tryon Palace is an educational institution and heritage tourism attraction of statewide significance with museum, historic site, archives, and garden components. Tryon Palace's mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement and development of statehood through the mid-twentieth century by collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and sponsoring events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

Description of Work:
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.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the manager of Tryon Palace's Public Affairs division, which has a mission focused on growing attendance and admission receipts through a balanced combination of marketing, communications, development, special events and community engagement. Oversees 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. This position regularly oversees the distribution of press releases, graphic design materials, social media, fundraising efforts, grant applications, venue rentals, performing arts events and concerts. This position serves as the face of Tryon Palace and as the key tourism industry economic development position for the New Bern-Craven County Tourism Development Authority. Oversees 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.


To minimally qualify for this position, applicant must meet the posted Education and Experience, plus the below Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles and techniques for disseminating information to the public through a variety of media.
  2. Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of creating, printing and publishing magazines, brochures and other print media.
  3. Considerable knowledge with grant writing.
  4. Must be able to negotiate with printers, designers and advertising representatives to secure highest quality and best price.
  5. Must have considerable knowledge of marketing/public relations and regularly be available for interviews in all forms of media, including TV, radio, print, and social media.
  6. Ability to write according to correct English usage and accepted standards for magazine and press publications.
  7. Advanced skills in planning, follow up skills and the ability to organize.
  8. Ability to plan and maintain budget planning across multiple departments and needs.
  9. Ability to propose yearly fundraising events.
  10. Must have a valid NC driver's license; and
  11. Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Management preferences:
  1. Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in journalism, arts administration, history or art history and four years' experience in communications, public relations, marketing or publicity work for a museum, historic site or similar cultural institution.
  2. Experience working with a non-profit organization or government agency.
  3. Highly developed skills in desktop publishing, use of digital cameras, editing paper and electronic presentations, and skills in making effective public presentations.

Bachelor s degree in journalism or English 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.


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.

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: 919-807-7373


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

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This job posted by MERC from October 16 through January 16.

Marketing and Communications Director
Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Love writing? Recognize the power of a great ad? Know how to use a #hashtag?
AND you enjoy supporting a great cause?

We may have the perfect job for you!

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a highly-organized and energetic team player to join the NHA as the Marketing and Communications Director, focused on the promotion of NHA initiatives through strategic marketing campaigns and effective communications skills.

The NHA is seeking a candidate who understands and enjoys all aspects of public/media relations, marketing, and advertising. This candidate is comfortable creating and maintaining communications systems, developing organizational and event-based marketing plans, establishing relationships with the media and other stakeholders, and creating content such as press releases, e-newsletters, website copy, social media messaging, and marketing materials as required.

The successful candidate must possess strong writing, copy-editing and technology skills. Graphic design and photography skills are preferred. Candidates should hold a degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or another related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Current writing samples, cover letter, and names of three references should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller at, or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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This job posted by MERC from October 2 through January 2.

Assistant Director of Special Events
Montclair Art Museum
Montclair, New Jersey, USA

The Montclair Art Museum seeks to hire an Assistant Director of Special Events.

Full-time, year-round position. Some weekend/evening work as needed. 

The Assistant Director of Special Events will serve as the chief strategist and fundraiser for 25-30 annual Museum events. The Assistant Director plans, coordinates, and executes all events for MAM’s Development Department, including annual fundraising galas and other new revenue-generating events to be developed, on-going cultivation events for major donors and trustees, and member events. The Assistant Director must be able to use an entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to lead and drive the production of high quality events that advance donor involvement, cultivation, and stewardship for major gifts. 

An integral part of the Museum’s fast-paced Development Department, this person must bring to the position creativity, maturity, professionalism, and highly developed diplomatic skills. In order to be successful, she/he must be able to integrate fundraising goals and strategies into event planning, manage logistics and details with ease, and bring exceptional interpersonal skills to meet the needs of an influential and diverse audience. This person is an essential aspect of the fundraising effort, and not simply an event planner. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, those noted below.
  • Event planning: Coordinate, schedule, plan, and support 25-30 annual development events in collaboration with Trustees, Museum Director, Director of Development, other MAM departments, and volunteer committees. 
  • Budget and Accounting: Oversee the annual and specific special event budgets. Handle all event-related income and expenses. Ensure the budget is kept up-to-date and that expense budgets are followed. Prepare purchase orders, vendor payments, and track admission sales and tickets. Oversee tracking of all gifts and pledges related to fundraising events.
  • Vendor Management: Maintain excellent communication and relationships with event vendors. 
  • Marketing/Publicity: Work with MAM’s Communications department to oversee creation of all event materials, including event save the dates, invitations, rack cards, e-blasts and programs to help publicize the events to the widest audience possible.

Education and Training and Work Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years related special events and development or project management experience required.

Skills and Abilities: Self-starter with extraordinary organizational skills; the ability to prioritize with great attention to detail. Must be high energy with the stamina necessary to oversee a busy event calendar with accuracy and under pressure. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose, edit, and proof correspondence and documents. Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with CRM software preferred. Interest in museums and nonprofit fundraising and administration. Job requires evening hours in order to oversee MAM events. Sense of humor and grace under pressure.


Physical demands: occasional long work week with morning and evening meetings; sitting, walking, standing, climbing stairs, hearing, lifting no more than 5–10 lbs.

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Montclair Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The company does not tolerate discrimination against any employee, and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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This job posted by MERC from August 2 through November 2.

Contract Position: Exhibition Sales and Business Development Manager
Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia (Virginia Highlands), USA

Imagine Exhibitions is the global resource for all things related to traveling exhibitions. From design and creation to placement and presentation, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible exhibition for any venue.

Imagine Exhibitions is looking for an independent contractor for the role of Exhibition Sales and Business Development Manager. The contractor must possess a high level of sales aptitude, creativity, attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time. This position will report directly to and support the VP of Exhibitions.

The Exhibition Sales and Business Development Manager will sell Imagine Exhibitions’ products and experiences to museums, science centers and other venues worldwide. The successful candidate will be resourceful, results-oriented and will specifically have the ability to:
  • Promote/pitch/secure sales from existing and prospective clients around the world through a relationship-based approach;
  • Develop clear, researched, targeted and effective sales plans to generate sales leads, create sales opportunities and gain new business;
  • Identify and pursue growth opportunities to expand existing markets, penetrate new markets or market segments; match product offerings to target markets using effective communication to reach those specific audiences.
We are looking for an outgoing team player with excellent presentation and sales skills.  A minimum of five years of experience in the industry or sales is preferred. The position is open geographically, primarily work-from-home, and requires approximately 15-20% travel domestically and internationally. Must have a current, valid passport without restrictions for global travel.

The Exhibition Sales Manager is primarily responsible for:
  • Actively pursue and develop new sales prospects, research and identify potential clients and opportunities to maximize revenue.
  • Lead promotional and communication strategies that enhance the visibility of Imagine Exhibitions products.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supply management with oral and written reports on customer needs, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new opportunity development.
  • Participate in industry trade shows, conferences, networking events, etc.
  • Coordinate logistics for trade shows to include booth rental, furniture, printing of sales decks,
    registrations, hotel bookings, programs, and sessions.
  • Create and lead activities for development of materials/activities to support sales efforts, including promotional materials, newsletters, web presences, social media and other sales campaigns for promotion of products.
  • Create marketing and sales presentations for CEO and VP of Exhibitions for conferences and as needed
  • Assist the VP of Exhibitions as assigned
  • Travel to deliver sales presentations to prospective clients.
  • Develop sales and business development ideas for email blasts and hard mailings.
  • Research promotional ideas for b to b conferences, direct mailings, etc.
  • Manage all sales presentations, Dropbox, and Website as changes are made to the Exhibition.
  • Implement agreed-upon best practices for sales and marketing materials.
  • Maintain records of attendance for all exhibitions and create stats based on this information.
  • Manage the sales database: ensure accuracy of information, regularly update contacts and account information.
  • Perform a strategic watch on your market and share it with the sales and marketing team.
  • Research best practices for marketing materials and suggest changes.
  • Write content for Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications and other technical documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Experience in the sales and/or communications industry
  • A bachelor’s degree and/or diploma that lends to the position
  • An aptitude for problem-solving
  • Superior people and presentation skills
  • A results-oriented work ethic with ability to negotiate and close deals
  • Financial literacy regarding sales
  • Client-oriented with a service personality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using contact management software (Basic Excel skills required)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally; with a valid passport and no travel restrictions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Out-of-the-box thinker with a good attitude
  • Experience in sales, minimum of 5 years is preferred
  • Experience with the traveling exhibition, museum or attraction industry
  • Ability to speak a second language
All applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Debbie Donohue at

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This job posted by MERC from July 17 through October 16.

The last update to this page was 10-16-17.