Employment

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. 

Permanent Full-Time Positions Available

SECURITY GUARD

  • POSITION NUMBER: 60083581
  • DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
  • DIVISION/SECTION: Archives & History/Tryon Palace
  • SALARY RANGE: $26,159.00 - $40,366.00 Annually 
  • RECRUITMENT RANGE: $26,159-$28,879
  • SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 58 
  • COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
  • APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
  • WORK LOCATION: Craven County 
  • OPENING DATE: 11/09/17
  • CLOSING DATE: 11/29/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time
     

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

~Anticipated Vacancy~
**This position is posted at recruitment salary of $26,159-$28,879 and at
salary grade equivalent 58** 
 
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 Palaces' mission is to educate growing numbers of North Carolinians and visitors to this state about the contributions made by the inhabitants of New Bern and the central North Carolina coast to the history and culture of this state and the United States from the time of initial European-American contact through the nineteenth century.  This mission will be carried out through historical research; acquisition, interpretation, and preservation of historic objects and buildings; re-creation of period room settings and gardens based on historical documentation; public outreach in the form of tours, symposia, workshops, and seasonal interpretation; and dissemination of historical information through staff presentations and by other means.  All historical interpretation conducted as part of this mission shall be based on factual, balanced scholarship.

Description of Work:
This museum security guard position provides physical security for the collection objects, buildings, gardens and grounds, while providing a safe and secure environment for employees and visiting public.

This is protective, security and public work in a state facility containing irreplaceable cultural properties of high cultural value.

Work involves the responsibility for patrolling facilities for protecting life and property against fire, damage, theft, trespass and vandalism.

Provides general information to visitors and is responsible for their safety and comfort.

Duties require walking and standing for long periods of time and is responsible for the day-to-day security and protection of the site and the collection.

The Security Unit has responsibilities in site emergency preparedness and response functions.
Work schedule assigned may involve day, night, weekend and holiday work, as well as overtime.
Subject of environmental conditions both inside and outside.
 

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. **

  1. Demonstrated general knowledge of security procedures and basic fire prevention techniques and standard safety and security practices.
  2. Demonstrated working knowledge of standard methods of reporting & handling emergencies such as disturbances, fires and visitor accidents. 
  3. Demonstrated experience using electronic surveillance and monitoring systems.
  4. Must have knowledge of basic computer skills.
  5. Must have a valid driver's license.
  6. Ability to work day, night, weekend and holiday work, as well as overtime.
  7. Ability to work in environmental conditions both inside and outside.
  8. Ability to act quickly, effectively and responsibly in an emergency.
  9. Ability to express oneself in oral and written communication.
  10. Ability to demonstrate high-quality customer service skills and the ability to interact courteously yet firmly with the visiting general public.
  11. Ability to demonstrate work as a team member with museum staff members as well.
  12. Ability to use email for receiving and sending communications throughout the organization.  

Management Preference:
Applicants who possess at least two years' experience in related security work.
 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Completion of 10th grade.
 

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.

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) uses Merit-Based Recruitment practices to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application via the NEOGOV website. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect knowledge skills, and abilities.  When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised positions. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-VERIFY (Employment Eligibility Verification System).


Temporary Part-Time Positions Available

TICKET SELLER/SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Position: Ticket Seller/Special Events
  • Working Title: Ticket Seller/Special Events
  • Salary Range: $7.25 per hour
  • Hiring Range: $7.25 per hour
  • Department: Department of Cultural Resources
  • Division:  Archives & History
  • Type of Appointment:  Temporary Part-time
  • Location:  New Bern, NC
  • Posting Date: 11/16/17
  • Closing Date: 11/30/17
  • Number of Positions: 1

Description of Work:

Temporary employees at Tryon Palace are employees of Temporary Solutions, Temporary Services for NC State Government.

How to Apply:

Go to this link and apply per the instructions at

http://www.oshr.nc.gov/Recruit/tempsolu/completeapp.htm

You may also pick up an application at the North Carolina History Center Ticket Desk at 529 South Front Street in New Bern, NC or at the Tryon Palace Waystation Ticket Desk on George Street, New Bern, NC.

The Ticket Seller position works at the North Carolina History Center and Waystation on a temporary (without benefits) part-time basis. Position will have a flexible work schedule typically requiring both weekday and weekend work. Additional evening and Holiday work is occasionally required. Ticket Sellers work an average of 29 hours or less in a seven-day work week. Duties include greeting visitors, providing information about the site, selling tickets, handling money, completing financial reports, working with tourist groups, answering phones, and other duties as requested. Applicant must have a welcoming personality, professional demeanor and strong customer service skills. This position will include tracking Special Event information in Excel spreadsheets. Applicant must be available for weekend, evening, and holiday work as needed. Ticket Sellers are temporary employees (i.e., without benefits) of the State of North Carolina with starting pay at minimum wage.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Skills required: strong computer skills (including email, word processing & Excel), attention to detail, and good verbal/written communication skills. Previous Customer Service experience is helpful. Preference experience in Excel is required. Knowledge of United States, North Carolina and local history is helpful.

Training & Experience Requirements:

Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED.

 


 

HISTORIC INTERPRETER

  • Position: Historic Interpreter
  • Working Title:  Historic Interpreter
  • Salary Range: $7.25 per hour
  • Hiring Range: $7.25 per hour
  • Department: Department of Cultural Resources
  • Division: Archives & History
  • Type of Appointment:  Temporary Part-time
  • Location:  New Bern, NC
  • Posting Date: 11/16/17
  • Closing Date: 11/30/17
  • Number of Positions: 1

Description of Work:

Temporary employees at Tryon Palace are employees of Temporary Solutions, Temporary Services for NC State Government.

How to Apply:

Go to this link and apply per the instructions at

http://www.oshr.nc.gov/Recruit/tempsolu/completeapp.htm

You may also pick up an application at the North Carolina History Center Ticket Desk at 529 South Front Street in New Bern, NC or at the Tryon Palace Waystation Ticket Desk on George Street, New Bern, NC.

Temporary employees are managed by Temporary Solutions. Historic Interpreters are responsible for interacting with, engaging and educating visitors throughout Tryon Palace. These functions include: leading guided tours for tour groups and the general public; facilitating self-paced tour experiences; conducting historic craft demonstrations; and at times, portraying historical figures from the past. Work is performed in a variety of historic buildings and the North Carolina History Center. Historic Interpreter candidates should be interested in learning about history, in talking with people of all ages, and in helping visitors enjoy their experience at our site. Historic Interpreters are temporary employees (i.e., without benefits) of the state of North Carolina with starting pay at minimum wage. Applicant must be available for weekend, evening and holiday work as needed, and most of the 29 hours of work for these positions, will be Thursday through Sunday.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Skills required: Conduct scheduled demonstrations and guided tours. Facilitate self-paced touring experiences. Provide excellent customer service to all visitors. Perform other duties as assigned.

Training & Experience Requirements:

Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED.

How to Apply:

Pick up a NC State Application at the Ticket Desk at the North Carolina History Center, 529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC and mail the completed application to Michael VanRiper, Interpretive Programs Coordinator, P.O. Box 1007, New Bern, NC 28563. The completed application may also be dropped off at the Ticket Desk at the North Carolina History Center, Attention: Michael VanRiper, 529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562. For more information, contact: Michael VanRiper, Michael.vanriper@ncdcr.gov or 252-639-3581.