Director of Public Affairs - Archives and History/Tryon Palace

  • 29 Apr 2020 4:41 PM
    Message # 8936203
    invites applications for the position of:
    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 / Tryon Palace
    SALARY RANGE: $39,611.00 - $67,060.00 Annually
    RECRUITMENT RANGE: $39,611 - $53,021
    COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
    APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
    WORK LOCATION: Craven County
    OPENING DATE: 04/28/20
    CLOSING DATE: 05/28/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time


    Recruitment Range:  $39,611 - $53,021
    Salary Grade:  GN10

    Position Location:
    Tryon Palace 
    529 South Front St., New Bern NC

    Department Information:

    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. 

    Division / Site Information:
    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.

    Description of Work:
    The Director of Public Affairs will be the direct manager of five permanent positions and the indirect manager of two positions. The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of journalistic principles and techniques for disseminating information to the public through a variety of media. A thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of creating, printing and publishing magazines, brochures and other print media is required. This position will oversee 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. The incumbent in this position will also oversee 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. The incumbent in this position must be able to write according to correct English usage and accepted standards for magazine and press publications. This position will be responsible for maintaining budget planning & needs, while following up across multiple departments. Additionally, the incumbent must exhibit excellent organization skills.


    ** 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 experience in grant writing and developing fundraising events.
    2. Demonstrated experience in negotiating with printers, designers and advertising representatives to secure highest quality and best price.
    3. Must have considerable knowledge of marketing/public relations.
    4. Must be available for interviews in all forms of media, including TV, radio, print, and social media.
    5. Must be able to work nights, holidays and weekends.
    6. Must have management and supervisory experience to manage a team of seven permanent employees.
    7. Must have a valid driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
    Management preferences:
    Highly developed skills in:
    • desktop publishing
    • use of digital cameras
    • editing paper and electronic presentations
    • making effective public presentations.


    Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, public affairs, media journalism, English, or a related field 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.
    Management preference:
    Experience working with a non-profit organization or government agency.


    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.
    Please be sure to complete the application in fullNote the following: 
    Resumes and cover letters:  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application nor will it be considered for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will not be accepted with your application being rejected as incomplete.  Cover letters are highly encouraged but not required.    
    Transcripts:  Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and a copy of your transcripts indicating the degree received can be uploaded with your application.  If the position you are applying for requires verification of classes taken for the position, then your transcripts must be uploaded to be considered.   
    Veterans Preference:  To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders. 
    Americans with Disabilities:  Applicants requesting an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.  Please call the human resources office for assistance.
    Please refrain from submitting multiple applications, however; 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.
    Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.  Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.  
    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).
    If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the DNCR Human Resources Office.
    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    Division of Human Resources
    4603 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
    Phone:  919-814-6670


    NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting
    An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government
    Position #20-03317 AH60083584

    Last modified: 24 May 2020 11:12 AM | Susan Perry (Administrator)