- Communication Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Driver's License
- Microsoft Office
**This position is posted at a salary range of $60,530 - $108,879 and at
salary grade equivalent GN16**
This position will be located at:
NC Museum of History
5 E. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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 traveling exhibitions produced by the Museum that travel to other institutions, including negotiating and reviewing contracts, managing traveling 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:
Demonstrated experience in museum exhibit planning and building, or experience in planning and building theater or movie sets.
Demonstrated experience managing museum exhibits or theater/film set design and construction technicians and staff.
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.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite software programs.
Must have a valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one for employment.
Requires occasional day or overnight travel as well as occasional evenings and weekend work.
Master's Degree in Art, Design, Museum Studies, Film or Theatre Set Design or Production.
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.
Four years' experience in managing an exhibit design staff or a staff building stage or film production sets.
Experience using Design software for designing exhibits or theater or film sets.
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.