Thursday, November 15, 2012

Employment Opportunity with Tryon Palace

invites applications for the position of:
Director, Tryon Palace

JOB CLASS TITLE: Director Tryon Palace
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Cultural Resources
SALARY RANGE: $56,393.00 - $94,037.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $56,393-$102,000
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Craven County
OPENING DATE: 09/21/12
CLOSING DATE: 10/19/12 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary range augmented with anticipated private organization funding to reflect hiring range. State benefits are based only on the salary range of $56,393 - $94,037.00. Salary grade pending OSP approval in BEACON. The Director provides overall leadership and museum management of Tryon Palace.  The Director is responsible for the daily activities of permanent, temporary staff and volunteer staff. Duties include oversight of the preservation of historic buildings and artifacts, safety of staff, visitors and contractors; collections management and historic interpretation; exhibits development and planning; infrastructure and building maintenance, preservation and maintenance of archival and library collections; security of all building objects; operational oversight of the museum store; accounting services, forecasting and reporting; institutional research; fundraising; membership growth; special events planning; public relations and community outreach.

Position responsibilities include marketing and promotion; internal and external meeting planning, assessment and application of human resource policies and practices and overall administrative support to the Tryon Palace Commission, the Tryon Palace Council of Friends and the Kellenberger Historical Foundation. Also community outreach and networking with various organizations, such as tourism, and other professional organizations. This position is a bridge-builder across many constituents, including local citizenry, community, and the NC General Assembly. Duties as otherwise assigned by the Deputy Secretary or Secretary.

The Director must have strong leadership and management skills and be able to interact successfully with diverse groups and individuals. This position requires outstanding listening and communication skills and the ability to promote, establish and maintain partnerships and consensus. The Director position requires excellent organizational skills and familiarity with group dynamics and meeting facilitation. The Director must have a keen awareness and interest in history, education, decorative arts and material culture.

Networking, Diplomacy, Collaborative, Flexible, Persuasive, Detail Focused and Leadership are all competencies or job characteristics required to be successful as the Director.  

Training and Education: A Masters or Doctorate degree in a liberal arts discipline is required preferably in History or Material Culture with five years of progressive experience in management or administration of a public history agency.  The position requires training or experience in business management and knowledge of organizational theory and practices.

Alternative: A Bachelor’s degree in History or a related subject with at least eight years of progressive and outstanding administrative role in a public history agency may offset the primary education and experience requirement. 

This position requires skills in the use of Microsoft Office suite software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and familiarity with computer applications in diverse areas of the operation. This position also requires extensive skills in public speaking, writing, persuasiveness and creativity. Must have excellent planning skills and the ability to understand financial management, financial reports and accounting standards, policies and practices. The desired applicant should have demonstrated experience and proven success in fundraising and development, including experience in attaining significant gifts in the $100K to $1M range.  Director must have experience/understanding of the process of developing and maintaining donor prospect base, relationship building and knowledge of dealing with high-level corporate/foundation/individual donors.

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above.

To receive credit for your work history and education, you must list the information on the application form.  Any information omitted from the application form and listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment, will not be considered for qualifying credit. 

Persons eligible for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214. 

Cultural Resources uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants.  When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.  The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Status updates are not given.

N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
Human Resources Office



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

Position #60083590

Employment Opportunity with Monroe County Historical Museum

Museum Director (Monroe, MI)
Job Posting Date: November 9, 2012
Application Deadline: December 7, 2012

Agency Profile:
The Monroe County Historical Museum has a ten-year voter approved millage. The Museum is an integral part of the history and culture of Monroe County, from the War of 1812 and the Battle of the River Raisin, the Civil War, as well as General Custer’s hometown. The Museum has several historical sites including the Museum itself, the Trading Post, Log Cabin, and an interactive relationship with the River Raisin Battlesite, and the recently established National Park at the Battlesite. The Museum Director will oversee two fulltime staff as well as volunteers who provide tours and educational experiences to various groups, as well as managing historical documents and artifacts.

Under the supervision of the County Administrator with operational direction from the Monroe County Historical Commission, directs the development and operations of the historical museum, trading post, log cabin, and related sites. Supervises a staff engaged in the preparation and interpretation of exhibits, preservation of historical documents and artifacts and serves as an educational resource. Responsible for all administrative functions of the museums including budgeting, long range planning, public relations, donor relations, and capital fund raising. Acts as coordinator/liaison for the Commission trust.

Employment Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Historical Administration, Education, History or a closely related field preferred. Five (5) to Seven (7) years experience in museum administration with some supervisory experience. Prior fund raising and  endowment/development experience desirable. May work some evening hours.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license and the use of a vehicle during working hours;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to excellence;
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources;
  • Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

Physical Demands:

  • Stooping, bending and kneeling to store or locate museum items.
  • Prolonged periods of standing to assist patron, search storage areas and retrieve materials.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs, carry, push cart and transport museum materials.
  • Ability to travel throughout the county and state to various locations.

$42,839.68-$47,937.76 DOQ/ annual to start plus excellent fringe benefits.

How to apply:
Complete job description and application available on the County of Monroe Website @ An updated resume, copy of transcripts and completed application are required. Apply to County of Monroe HR Dept., 125 E. Second St., Monroe, MI 48161, by December 7, 2012. EOE.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Employment Opportunity with Upcountry History Museum

Upcountry History Museum-Furman University
Executive Director

The Upcountry History Museum-Furman University in Greenville, SC, seeks an experienced and dynamic professional to lead the Museum to prominence among small-to-medium sized American historical museums and to strengthen its role in upcountry South Carolina as a multi-faceted cultural and educational resource.

The Executive Director will possess a comprehensive knowledge of and the highest standards in museum leadership and administration. While specific experience in historical museums would be preferable, the Search Committee and the Board of Directors will be considering professional experiences and personal qualities that demonstrate success in establishing and achieving strategic mission and business goals;
show evidence of capable administrative leadership, including financial and human resource management, curatorial judgment, and programming; exhibit skills in fundraising and marketing; represent a commitment to broad collaboration and transparency. 

In February 2012, the Museum and Furman University formed an innovative partnership that brings together the discrete strengths of those two outstanding institutions. The Museum’s mission is to promote, present and preserve the rich history of upcountry South Carolina through education, research, and service. Its modern and sophisticated facility, which opened in 2007, is located on historic Heritage Green in Greenville, SC. Furman University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. With a residential undergraduate student enrollment of 2,650, Furman provides a rigorous academic curriculum, singular programs in the visual and performing arts, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) with five to seven years management experience in a comparable environment with demonstrated ability to lead and manage effectively. A complete position listing, link to a detailed prospectus, and application information can be referenced at the Furman HR website

Review of candidates will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.  

Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity within its community.