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North Carolina's first permanent capital comes to life every day because of people like you. Find out what it's like to connect with colonial America's past, and continue that legacy into the future, by joining the team at Tryon Palace. 

Executive Director

Development Manager

 

 

Executive Director

JOB CLASS TITLE: Tryon Palace Director
POSITION NUMBER: 60083590
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
DIVISION/SECTION: Archives and History / Tryon Palace
SALARY RANGE:    $57,393.00 - $95,037.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $57,393 - $91,918
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 79
COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Craven County 
OPENING DATE: 04/04/17
CLOSING DATE: 05/04/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Salary Grade:  79
Recruitment Range:  $57,393 - $91,918

This position is designated as "exempt managerial" which is exempt from the Human Resources Act.  The selected candidate will be required to submit a statement of economic interest to the NC Ethics Commission for evaluation prior to actual employment.  Go to  http://www.ethicscommission.nc.gov/  for a full explanation of this agreement.

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 the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

DNCR is looking for an Executive Director for one or our most popular historic locations located in New Bern, NC.  Tryon Palace is an educational institution and heritage tourism attraction of statewide significance with museum, historic site, archives, and garden components. Tryon Palace's mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement and development of statehood through the mid-twentieth century by collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and sponsoring events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

The Executive Director is a leadership role and provides the unified vision that coordinates both the long-term, strategic plan and daily operations of the site. The selected candidate must demonstrate a belief in the value of history and its role in the community while encouraging high quality customer service for visitors, and among staff and supporters. Responsibilities include managing approximately 50 full-time staff members, as well as additional temporary staff, collaborating with approximately 300 volunteers, overseeing the State financial and physical resources of the site and ensuring all state and federal laws and regulations, departmental policies, and professional ethics are followed. Management duties include oversight of preservation of artifacts, archives, and historic structures; safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors; exhibit development, interpretation, and programming; special event planning, contracted services, and other receipt-generating activities; operational oversight of museum store(s); accounting services, forecasting, and reporting; and all human resources activities. The director is the public face and lead spokesperson for Tryon Palace and must diplomatically coordinate the advice and guidance provided by multiple stakeholders and support groups. This position is also the lead fundraiser, collaborating and networking with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to generate essential funding for this historic resource.  The Executive Director serves as a division director and takes part in the development and execution of departmental policies and cross-divisional activities as directed by the department's senior leadership.

This position reports to the Deputy Secretary/Director of Office of Archives and History and maintains active communications with DNCR.  All staff employed by Tryon Palace report to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources through the Executive Director.  The Executive Director coordinates with the Tryon Palace Commission who acts as an advisory body to the staff while fulfilling certain statutory responsibilities, including the statutory mandated supervision, management and maintenance of Tryon Palace. These responsibilities include decisions with regards to the preservation and use of historic structures and the accessioning, deaccessioning and loan of artifacts (powers vested in the North Carolina Historical Commission for other Office of Archives and History institutions).  This position also coordinates with the Tryon Palace Foundation which is the private, non-profit fundraising arm of the Palace. The Foundation has its own separate board. The state employees (reporting to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources), Commission, and Foundation all work together to achieve Tryon Palace's mission.  The Executive Director serves on the Tryon Palace Foundation Committee and attends Tryon Palace Commission meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:

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

Applicant must meet the minimum Education and Experience requirements and possess the below Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to be considered.  Applicant must also consider the supplemental questions.

Leadership – advanced working knowledge and experience to lead employees and/or stakeholders toward the vision and mission of the organization.
Strategy – advanced working knowledge and experience of proven strategic planning and project management skills.
Fund Raising – advanced working knowledge and experience with fundraising skills.
Management – advanced working knowledge and experience with expertise in personnel, financial and marketing management.
Communications – ability to operate with both strong written and presentation skills and the ability to engage with all stakeholders effectively.
Content – advanced knowledge of American history and North Carolina's role in that history; general understanding of and appreciation for core museum practices in non-formal, interactive educational activities; curation and collection management; exhibitions and programming.
Management prefers a candidate with: 
Experience as a leader in a museum or non-profit educational or cultural organization that has 1) collaborated with multiple organizations and 2) was successful in revenue generating activities (earned income) – concert series, tours, facilities rentals, and profit-making public programming.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Masters degree in history, museum administration, business administration or a closely related field and four years of progressive experience in public or private museum work or historical research including two years in an administrative capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
 
SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

To apply for this position, please apply at http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/. In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form.   Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit.  Using "See Resume" or "See Attachment" instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application.  Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit.  Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.

 

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:    $39,632.00 - $63,372.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $39,632-$48,000
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 70
COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Craven County
OPENING DATE: 04/03/17
CLOSING DATE: 04/21/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

**This position is posted at recruitment range of $39,632-$48,000 and at
salary grade equivalent 70** 
 
This position will be located at:
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 the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina's first permanent state capitol, but we're remembered for capturing imaginations. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830's with 21st Century technologies.

Description of Work:
Professional Development position at Tryon Palace, has direct responsibility for collaborative planning of fundraising goals from private sources for capital campaigns, endowment, annual funds, memberships, sponsorships and planned giving. Direct supervision of two positions.  Provides professional leadership, expertise, guidance and direct support to the Tryon Palace Foundation; for management of gift, prospect and donor records. Initiates, plans and manages a wide variety of fundraising and institutional development projects. Oversees fundraising feasibility studies, strategic plans, and case statements. Organizes the process of fundraising, developing prospects, cultivating donors, soliciting financial gifts and donor stewardship. Uses professional methods to achieve fundraising goals through direct contact with private sources. Provides regular public programs to support public outreach and fundraising. Works collaboratively with Executive Director, Foundation President and Commission Chairman.
 
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. **
 
Qualified candidates must possess:
Working knowledge and experience of effective fundraising techniques and procedures, such as Capital Campaigns, Endowments, Annual Funds, Memberships, Sponsorships or Planned Giving.
Thorough knowledge of presentation equipment and PowerPoint.
Ability to initiate, plan, organize and follow-up on fundraising projects.
Must have the ability to target potential statewide funding sources and federal sources.
Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and persuasively in writing and speaking.
A valid NC driver's license is needed.
Management Preference (But not required):
An established career professional with demonstrated success and expertise working with capital fundraising, planned giving, annual giving, membership, sponsorships and grants.
Knowledge of museum methods and practices.
Leadership of successful fundraising; and
Knowledge of Blackbaud/Raiser's Edge software.
 
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a degree in communications and three years of experience in public relations, communications or fund-raising; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

To apply for this position, please apply at http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/. In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form.   Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit.  Using "See Resume" or "See Attachment" instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application.  Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit.  Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.