Education & Interpretation Specialist, NCAAHC - Raleigh, North Carolina

  • 10 Apr 2024 2:24 PM
    Message # 13341511

    Description of Work

    **This Is A Repost, Previous Applicants Need To Reapply** 

    Salary Grade: NC12 Recruitment Salary: $44,588- $52,468

    This position will be located at:

    109 East Jones Street,   

    Raleigh, NC 27601 

    This position is deemed eligible for hybrid telework under DNCRs Telework Policy. 

    Primary Purpose of Position:   

    The Education and Interpretation Specialist develops educational resources and initiatives for stakeholders of the NCAAHC. This position also works with curriculum, toolkits, educator trainings, and educator workshops. These resources must meet the needs of a diversity of stakeholders—from families and students to public school educators and museum educators. The education and interpretation specialist cultivates relationships with internal and external education partners to conceptualize and implement initiatives and resource development opportunities that meet the needs of some of the division’s core stakeholder groups: public schools, colleges and universities, and cultural institutions. This position will also offer guidance in best practices for interpreting African American history, arts, and culture spaces across North Carolina.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Cultivates relationships with external partners and stakeholders (including colleges and universities, statewide public-school systems, the Department of Public Instruction, libraries, and cultural institutions); connect division resources to, and implement relevant initiatives with, these partners.  
    • Develops curriculum to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders, including families, educators, and museum educators.
    • Conceptualizes, plans, and implements educator trainings and workshops centered on North Carolina African American history, art, and culture. 
    • Creates family and youth programs for diverse statewide audiences centered on North Carolina African American history, art, and culture. 
    • Creates newsletters, toolkits, blogs, and other informational resources for families, youth, and educators. 
    • Crafts and implements a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Outreach Plan to grow connections with faculty and students focusing on African American history, art, heritage, and culture.
    • Shares interpretive resources and execute interpretation trainings across DNCR divisions and among external stakeholders, providing colleagues with best practices for developing materials, resources, and programs centered on North Carolina African American history, art, and culture. 
    • Creates and maintains interpretive guides, plans, and other resources centered on best practices for interpreting and sharing North Carolina African American history, art, and culture in statewide cultural institutions.  
    Click here to learn about employee perks and benefits.  

    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 have or be able to:

    • Demonstrated experience developing educational resources. 
    • Demonstrated experience working with or in diverse organizations and/or individuals.
    • Demonstrated experience organizing and implementing public and/or large-scale programs.
    Management Preferences:
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or expertise in African American history, art, and/or culture. 
    • Demonstrated familiarity with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, teaching, elementary education, higher education, adult education, library and information science, history, public history, museum studies, African American studies (or a related major), or certification in curriculum development.
    • Demonstrated excellent written communication and public speaking skills. 
    • Demonstrated familiarity with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.” If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See for details.

    Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two (2) years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Supplemental and Contact Information

    The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) takes care of the things that people love about North Carolina, literally from A to Z.  The Arts to the Zoo, and so much else – parks, aquariums, historic sites, archaeology, African American Heritage Commission, science and history museums, the state Symphony, Library, and Archives, historic preservation, land, and water stewardship, and more.  These places, and the ideas they represent, create a shared identity in North Carolina. They provide common ground.  Everyone is welcome.  The Department’s 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 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. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.
     Please visit our website a for more information.       
    Check out this amazing video about our Department.    

    The African American Heritage Commission is legislatively mandated to preserve, promote, and protect the state's African American history, arts and culture, across the state.  Commissioners are appointed to the NC African American Heritage Commission by the Governor and the General Assembly for three year terms. 
    Please visit our website at for more information.  

    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, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), disability, National Guard or veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or political influence. 

    Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted. 

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    Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. To receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the "Work Experience" section of the application, to support your answers.  

    Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.? Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application. 

    To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders. 

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    If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date. 
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    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). 

    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    Division of Human Resources
    Devyn Kirksey
    109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
    Phone: 919-807-7373
    Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.  

    AgencyState of North Carolina

    AddressNOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government


    Last modified: 10 Apr 2024 2:26 PM | Adrienne Nirde