Museum and Cultural Resource Job Vacancies

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Collections Historian
Montana Historical Society (MHS)
Helena, Montana, USA


The Montana Historical Society (MHS) seeks an energetic and talented museum professional for the position of Collections Historian. Our Museum Division is responsible for the care, preservation and management of the Society’s art and artifacts, while providing reference services to the public, technical users, and other museums. At the Montana Historical Society, we are striving to make our work environment a supportive and engaging place that fosters work/life balance.

The Collections Historian plays a leading role in advancing the Museum Program initiatives. Primary responsibilities include:
  • Development and implementation for diverse exhibits: long-term, short-term,  and traveling.
  • Oversees restoration and interpretive projects at the Museum and Original Governor’s Mansion.
  • Ongoing care, maintenance, and rotation of historical objects on exhibit.
  • Coordinates and executes complex historical research.
  • Ensures all aspects of exhibits meet sound conservation standards
  • Ensures that artifacts are exhibited in a manner that provides adequate protection against theft and vandalism.
  • Determines relationship among ambiguous, extensive, and diverse historical data from various sources; applies principles and theories from history, museum science, interpretive methods, and audience research; and synthesizes that content and data with analysis, selection, and placement of extant art, artifacts, and various primary sources in the physical exhibition spaces to create new interpretive content for exhibitions.
  • Assists with exhibit and event promotion.
  • Plans and executes complex projects which may require collaboration with other MHS departments and outside scholars.
Qualifications
  • Extensive knowledge of Western History and ability to perform historical research.
  • Skills in historical writing, editing, and interpretation for public display and publication. 
  • Master’s degree in History, American Studies, Museum Studies or a related field.
  • One to two years of job-related work.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and response to the supplemental questions. Your cover letter should address how your education, skills, and experiences have prepared you for this position. To apply for this position please visit the State of Montana Careers website:  https://statecareers.mt.gov/. This position will close at midnight on June 4th .

Supplemental Questions:
1. Please describe your experience performing primary research and working with museum collections
2. Briefly describe your experience with or knowledge of museum best practices, techniques, and philosophies.
3. Please describe your experience performing interpretive writing and disseminating information to diverse audiences

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.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from May 22 through June 4.

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Development Manager
Tryon Palace
New Bern, North Carolina, USA


STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA invites applications for the position of:
Development Manager

JOB CLASS TITLE: Development Associate

POSITION NUMBER: 60083555

DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources

DIVISION/SECTION: Archives & History/Tryon Palace

SALARY RANGE: $39,611.00 - $67,060.00 Annually

RECRUITMENT RANGE: $39,611 - $43,862

SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: GN10

COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time

WORK LOCATION: Craven County

OPENING DATE: 05/18/20

CLOSING DATE: 06/12/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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

Salary Grade: GN10
Recruitment Range: $39,611 - $43,862

Position Location:
Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

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.

Site Information:
The purpose of Tryon Palace is to 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 Tryon Palace Development Office works to build rapport with donors and contributors, manage fundraising efforts, and facilitate grant-writing efforts to support the overall mission of Tryon Palace. Private funding development includes initiating and maintaining relationships with prospective funding sources, conducting prospect research, maintaining a donor and prospect database, providing staff leadership for major capital campaigns and annual giving campaign, and soliciting gifts. The development team works within the Tryon Palace Public Affairs strategy to coordinate institutional outreach to the community, state, and nation through careful analysis of target markets. The Development Office conducts prospect research to support fundraising. It develops and recommends policy on naming opportunities, donor recognition, and fundraising practices that impact the public perception and effectiveness of Tryon Palace.

The Development Manager is primarily responsible for day-to-day operations of the Tryon Palace Development team. This position is a management position that has direct responsibility for managing the Development team efforts, providing guidance and assistance to the Tryon Palace Foundation Board of Directors, and supporting the daily operation of the Foundation. This position is responsible for setting meetings, writing correspondence, and scheduling assignments on behalf of and for Foundation Board of Directors to support fundraising efforts in capital campaigns, endowment, annual funds, corporate sponsorship, and planned giving programs. This position will assure Development Team compliance with nonprofit organization standards of donor relations, record keeping, budget tracking and management, and stewardship. The Development Manager serves as an integral member of the Tryon Palace Public Affairs team and represents Tryon Palace Public Affairs in the absence of the Director of Public Affairs. The person in this position must have a friendly, enthusiastic, professional, and helpful attitude. This person must also have a high level of grammatical accuracy while being able to write and speak in an exemplary manner.

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.

In order to qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSA's listed below:
1. Must have experience in fundraising from private sources for capital campaigns, endowment, annual funds, corporate sponsorship, and/or planned giving.
2. Demonstrated experience managing multiple employees or volunteers.
3. Must have administrative skills to include writing communications, scheduling meetings, taking meeting minutes, and budget tracking.
4. Demonstrated experience in meeting new people and attending social events.
5. Demonstrated experience in basic accounting while accurately maintaining expenses and generated revenue by using budget tracking methods.
6. Demonstrated knowledge of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Office Suite, data management software and donor research software.
7. Valid NC Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days.

Management preference:
1. Demonstrated success and expertise working with capital fundraising, planned giving programs, annual contributions, memberships, sponsorships, and grants.
2. Established professional with Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.
3. 3 – 5 years managing a team.
4. Knowledge of Blackbaud/Raiser's Edge software.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, business, or a related degree from an appropriately accredited institution, and three years of experience in public relations, communications, or fund-raising or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management preferences:
Bachelor's degree in communications or nonprofit management.

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).

CONTACT INFORMATION:
N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-814-6670

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html

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 May 19 through June 13.

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Director of Exhibitions
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, Pennsyvania, USA


The Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) seeks a Director of Exhibitions (DoE) to lead the department charged with creating, planning, developing and presenting innovative and engaging changing exhibitions, the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. Oversee a motivated and energized team of 8 exhibition professionals helping ensure CMNH remains one of America’s leading institutions of natural science, research, collecting and visitor experience. The DoE is a member of the senior staff reporting to the Museum Deputy Director and will have a record of strategic planning, master-calendar development and producing exhibitions that are exceptional presentations with content that engages diverse audiences. The DoE will be a proven collaborator and team builder working closely across departments, comfortable with distributed control and the importance of partnerships. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience developing exhibitions, a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred), excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to translate ideas into experiences. Scientific expertise is not required but sufficient understanding of natural sciences to effectively lead and collaborate is essential. The CMNH encompasses 115,000 square feet, 20 galleries and a collection of 22 million specimens. Annual attendance is 385,000. The Museum’s scientific sections are Anthropocene, Anthropology, Birds, Botany, Conservation, Herpetology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Mammals, Minerals, Mollusks, Vertebrate Paleontology, and Zoology, plus the Powdermill Nature Reserve research center. The position comes with competitive salary and benefits. For more information and full qualifications/how to apply to: searchandref@museum-search.com at: https://museum-search.com/open-searches/. Deadline: June 8, 2020. EOE. Nominations welcome.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from May 11 through June 8.

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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
POSITION NUMBER: 60083584
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
DIVISION/SECTION: Archives & History / Tryon Palace
SALARY RANGE: $39,611.00 - $67,060.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $39,611 - $53,021
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: GN10
COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Craven County
OPENING DATE: 04/28/20
CLOSING DATE: 05/28/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Recruitment Range: $39,611 - $53,021
Salary Grade: GN10

Position Location:
Tryon Palace
529 South Front St., 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 Public Affairs will be the direct manager of five permanent positions and the indirect manager of two positions. The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of journalistic principles and techniques for disseminating information to the public through a variety of media. A thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of creating, printing and publishing magazines, brochures and other print media is required. This position will oversee 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. The incumbent in this position will also oversee 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. The incumbent in this position must be able to write according to correct English usage and accepted standards for magazine and press publications. This position will be responsible for maintaining budget planning & needs, while following up across multiple departments. Additionally, the incumbent must exhibit excellent organization skills.

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 grant writing and developing fundraising events.
2.Demonstrated experience in negotiating with printers, designers and advertising representatives to secure highest quality and best price.
3.Must have considerable knowledge of marketing/public relations.
4.Must be available for interviews in all forms of media, including TV, radio, print, and social media.
5.Must be able to work nights, holidays and weekends.
6.Must have management and supervisory experience to manage a team of seven permanent employees.
7.Must have a valid driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

Management preferences:
Highly developed skills in:
• desktop publishing
• use of digital cameras
• editing paper and electronic presentations
• making effective public presentations.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, public affairs, media journalism, English, or a related field 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.

Management preference:
Experience working with a non-profit organization or government agency.

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).

If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the DNCR Human Resources Office.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-814-6670

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from May 1 through May 28.

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