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

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

  • Job Class Title: Information & Communications Spec II
  • Position Number: 60083584
  • Department: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Division/Section: Archives & History / Historic Sites
  • Salary Range: $38,125.00 - $62,513.00 Annually
  • Recruitment Range: $38,125 - $51,801
  • Salary Grade: 69
  • Appointment Type: Permanent Full-Time
  • Work Location: Craven County
  • Opening Date: 10/13/17 
  • Closing Date: 11/03/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Department Information: 

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision 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. NCDNCR's 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.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the NC Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov. 

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.

Description of Work:

The purpose of Tryon Palace 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.  
 
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the manager of Tryon Palace's Public Affairs division, which has a mission focused on growing attendance and admission receipts through a balanced combination of marketing, communications, development, special events and community engagement. Oversees all of Tryon Palace's development efforts by providing guidance and management needed to achieve corporate sponsorship goals, yearly fundraising goals, grant writing, budgetary needs, and fundraising events. This position regularly oversees the distribution of press releases, graphic design materials, social media, fundraising efforts, grant applications, venue rentals, performing arts events and concerts. This position serves as the face of Tryon Palace and as the key tourism industry economic development position for the New Bern-Craven County Tourism Development Authority. Oversees the team responsible for all special events rentals at Tryon Palace, which includes weddings, performing arts series, and corporate events.  Provides insight and leadership for promotional materials, policies, contracts, and vendor relationships.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES: To minimally qualify for this position, applicant must meet the posted Education and Experience, plus the below Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles and techniques for disseminating information to the public through a variety of media.
  2. Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of creating, printing and publishing magazines, brochures and other print media.
  3. Considerable knowledge with grant writing.
  4. Must be able to negotiate with printers, designers and advertising representatives to secure highest quality and best price.
  5. Must have considerable knowledge of marketing/public relations and regularly be available for interviews in all forms of media, including TV, radio, print, and social media.
  6. Ability to write according to correct English usage and accepted standards for magazine and press publications.
  7. Advanced skills in planning, follow up skills and the ability to organize.
  8. Ability to plan and maintain budget planning across multiple departments and needs.
  9. Ability to propose yearly fundraising events.
  10. Must have a valid NC driver's license; and
  11. Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays.

Management preferences:

  1. Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in journalism, arts administration, history or art history and four years' experience in communications, public relations, marketing or publicity work for a museum, historic site or similar cultural institution.
  2. Experience working with a non-profit organization or government agency.
  3. Highly developed skills in desktop publishing, use of digital cameras, editing paper and electronic presentations, and skills in making effective public presentations.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor s degree in journalism or English from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in communications, public relations, or publicity work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

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.


Temporary Part-Time Positions Available

HISTORICAL 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: 10/19/17
  • Closing Date: 11/2/17
  • Number of Positions: 2

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.

This ad is for two (2) positions for Temporary Historic Interpreters.

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.


TICKET SELLER

  • Position: Ticket Seller
  • Working Title: Ticket Seller
  • 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: 10/4/17
  • Closing Date: 10/18/17
  • 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. 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 and word processing), attention to detail, and good verbal/written communication skills. Previous Customer Service experience is helpful. Knowledge of United States, North Carolina and local history is helpful.

Training & Experience Requirements:

Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED.


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: 10/4/17  
  • Closing Date:  10/18/17
  • 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.