Job Listing: Community Programs Coordinator - NC
North Carolina Museum of History - Raleigh, NC
Closes: March 5
Salary range: $42,780-$45,582
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 Division of State History Museums collects and prpreserves artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina in a local, regional, national and international context to assist people in understanding how the past influences the present. The division interprets history through exhibitions, educational programs, and publications available to the visitor on-site or through distance-learning technologies. The North Carolina Museum of History is committed to creating a place where you can explore, learn, and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions that celebrate North Carolina's past, present, and future.
Description of Work: The Community Programs Coordinator researches, develops, and manages the implementation of a variety of annual family festivals, community celebrations, and associated programming. Currently, these events include the African American Cultural Celebration and the American Indian Heritage Celebration. The Community Programs Coordinator also assists with and/or supports the museum's Longleaf Film Festival. Other events include an annual program related to a specific exhibit or historic/cultural theme.
Other duties include:
• The position is responsible for developing and administering appropriate budgets and works closely with development staff on securing program funding when necessary.
• Manages two program advisory boards and serves as a liaison to the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs and the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission.
• Works to ensure programming is representative of the state's diversity of ethnic and other special communities.
• Develops age-appropriate lesson plans and curriculum for programs as needed.
• Recruits, trains and supervises contractual employees, program presenters, museum employees, interns and volunteers assisting in the implementation of programs and events, and develops and maintains good working relationships with the public, volunteers, and staff.
• Assists in the marketing and promotion of programs and events by composing all accompanying written materials including publicity information (ex: program calendar copy, event fliers and postcards, maintaining program Facebook pages, etc.), instruction manuals, and program handouts.
• Assists in the implementation of other Education Section programs and events as needed or assigned.
• Works as member of internal/public programs team to develop and implement annual programming plan.
• Oversees the development of evaluation tools and implementation of evaluation of programs as needed.
• Serve occasionally as project manager or team member for exhibit teams as assigned.
• Research skills and excellent written and oral presentation skills are required.
• Must have exceptional organizational skills.
• Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with some allowance for required evening and weekend duties and occasional travel.
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 working knowledge and familiarity with adult education programming, social media, educational theory, budgets, and the development of historically and culturally accurate curriculum are required.
2. Demonstrated experience in the planning and implementation of complex programs and events such as festivals, symposia, cultural events, or similar.
3. Demonstrated experience in working directly with ethnic communities such as American Indian, African American, Latino/Latinx, Southeast Asian, or similar in the planning, presenting, and implementation of programming.
4. Some experience in training and working directly with volunteers for a non-profit or cultural organization.
5. Must have demonstrated supervisory skills.
6. Must be able to lift 25 lbs., unassisted.
7. Must be physically able to move chairs and tables to set up for classroom programs and special events.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor s degree in Art History, Biology, Botany, Conservation, Education, History or Zoology from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of museum or related work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.