Historical Interpreter II, President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Pineville, NC

  • 27 May 2020 2:48 PM
    Message # 8996041



    invites applications for the position of:

    Historical Interpreter II

    JOB CLASS TITLE: Historical Interpreter II

    POSITION NUMBER: 60083492

    DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources

    DIVISION/SECTION: Archives & History/Historic Sites



    $31,200.00 - $48,058.00 Annually

    RECRUITMENT RANGE: $31,200-$31,980


    COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable

    APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time

    WORK LOCATION: Mecklenburg County

    OPENING DATE: 05/27/20

    CLOSING DATE: 06/09/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time


    Salary Grade: GN06

    Recruitment Range: $31,200 - $31,980

    This position will be located at:

    President James K. Polk State Historic Site

    12031 Lancaster Hwy

    Pineville, NC 28134

    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.

    President James K. Polk State Historic Site is located on land once owned by the parents

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    https://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2780780 5/27/2020

    of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president. The state historic site commemorates significant

    events in the Polk administration: the Mexican-American War, settlement of the Oregon

    boundary dispute, and the annexation of California. Reconstructions of typical homestead

    buildings--a log house, separate kitchen, and barn--are authentically furnished. The visitor

    center features a film on Polk's life and exhibits on his family and tumultuous presidency.

    Description of Work:

    The Division of State Historic Sites and Properties preserves, operates, and interprets 25

    historic sites across North Carolina. The Historic Interpreter II position performs the following


    • Historic interpretation, development and implementation of thematic tours and special


    • Directing the Polk internship & volunteer program
    • Care and maintenance of artifacts and collection records
    • Development of temporary exhibits
    • Research of President Polk and Piedmont NC related topics
    • Marketing of the historic site utilizing a variety of social media platforms
    • Off-site presentations and cleanliness of exhibits and public spaces


    **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 experience in leading tours and creating dynamic outside of the box

    programming relating to the subject matter

    2. Must have firsthand knowledge of working with volunteers across a wide variety of age


    3. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for artifacts and collections care

    4. Must have the ability to create well thought out presentations and present material to a

    large group

    5. Demonstrated experience in various social media platforms as it relates to promotion of

    the museum and its associated programming

    6. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds

    7. Must be able to lead groups in a variety of weather situations (cold, heat, etc..)

    8. Must be able to stand for long periods of time





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  • 25 Jun 2020 2:45 PM
    Reply # 9060148 on 8996041
    Tori Kleinpeter

    Hi there,

    Is this position still open?