Salary Grade: GN06
Recruitment Salary: $31,200
This position will be located at:
Aycock Birthplace Historical Site
264 Governor Aycock Road
Fremont, NC 27830
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 Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site features a Mid-19th Century farmstead, including a house, kitchen and outbuildings. The house is furnished with pieces from the period. A corn barn and stables recall the days when men worked the land. Sheep and fowl, a field crop, and a three-season kitchen garden bring the farm to life. A one-room schoolhouse (1893) moved to the site represents the grassroots educational revival that became statewide after Governor Aycock's election in 1900's.
Description of Work:
The Historical Interpreter II position is responsible for developing and planning interpretive programs and special events; conducting appropriate artifact management; managing visitor services; supervising interns; serving as volunteer coordinator; serving as retail sales manager; assisting manager with budget management; scheduling group reservations; taking part in daily visitor services such as greeting and orienting visitors; serving as secretary for support group; cleaning historic buildings; and giving guided tours. The position regularly performs costumed interpretation and living history demonstrations. The position assists with site publicity, to include creating and disseminating press releases, coordinating with local visitor bureaus, updating and posting on social media sites, and sending out brochures. The position helps insure the security of the site to include assisting with monitoring the site grounds and serving on the alarm call list; and performing other duties as required (i.e. assisting with cleaning the visitor center). The incumbent in this position must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral form while also having the ability to write cohesive material based on documentation. Some travel, holiday, evening, and weekend work is required. Work schedule is Tuesday – Saturday 8:30am-5pm.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
*** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resumes 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:
Thorough knowledge of North Carolina and U.S. history.
Experience working with the public and speaking in groups.
Basic computer skills on programs such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel.
Physical ability to perform strenuous activities, conduct long distance walking tours in various weather conditions and on uneven ground.
The ability to work around and be exposed to wool.
Ability to climb ladders, stay alert for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs, unassisted.
Must have a valid North Carolina Driver's License, or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
Requires Tuesday through Saturday work schedule with occasional travel, holiday, evenings and weekend work.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and three years of experience in giving or developing museum tours; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor's degree in History, Public History, Museum Studies or other related field.