North Carolina Maritime Museum Seeking Maritime Curator

Maritime Curator

$42,780.00 – $72,424.00 Annually
Carteret County, NC
Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
Job Number
18-AH60083657 AH60083657
2/15/2019 5:00 PM Eastern
Description of Work
Anticipated Vacancy
This is a reposted vacancy announcement. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.
**This position is posted at recruitment salary of $42,780-$50,391 and at
salary grade equivalent GN11**

This position will be located at:
Maritime Museums
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC  28516

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.

The Division of State History Museums collects and preserves artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina in a local, regional, national and international context to assist people in understanding how the past influences the present.  The division interprets history through exhibitions, educational programs, and publications available to the visitor on-site or through distance-learning technologies.

The Maritime Museums Group of the Division of State History Museums, includes the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, and the Maritime Museum at Southport and is dedicated to the preservation, advancement, and presentation of maritime history, shipwrecks, and the broader maritime cultural landscape of North Carolina. The interpretive region of the group stretches from the Virginia border through Brunswick County and all contiguous sound and ocean waters.  These museums preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret their collections for the benefit of the general public and diverse audiences in order to:  inspire appreciation; encourage discovery; promote an active, responsible understanding for the maritime history and heritage of the coastal region in a local, regional, national and international context; and encourage visitors to reflect on their own lives and place in history.

Description of Work:
The duties of the Maritime Curator II position are:

  • Oversees all maritime components of the Maritime Museum System: collections, exhibitions, programs, publications and presentations.
  • Supervises all aspects of operations and programs in the Watercraft Center and watercraft storage at NCMM Beaufort.
  • Researches, records and interprets all aspects of the maritime culture of North Carolina for the Maritime Museum System.
  • Assists other agencies, museums, institutions, and researchers on an “as requested ” basis and responds to inquiries from staff, volunteers, authors, students, and the public.
  • Must have strong writing skills.

Management Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history or maritime studies from appropriately accredited institution.
  • Four years of experience in museum or related work in the field of maritime studies and small craft delineation and documentation or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in oral history interview techniques.
  • Mechanical drawing / drafting training / experience.
  • Training /experience in proper handling of archival materials.
  • Knowledge of conservation / preservation of ships / boats.
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 broad knowledge of local, national, and international maritime history.
  2. Demonstrated broad knowledge of the historical development of boats and boat building techniques.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of naval architectural history and practices.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of wood species used in ship / boat construction.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of basic tools and woodworking techniques in ship / boat construction.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of the history of sailing and seamanship.
  7. Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering programs / lectures for diverse audiences.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge and background in archival and primary source research.
  9. Valid North Carolina Driver’s License or the ability to obtain for employment.
  10. Ability to lift 50 lbs, unassisted, climb ladders and stairs and travel as required.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Biology, Botany, Conservation, Education, History or Zoology from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of museum or related 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.

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. 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.

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving 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.

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).

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone:  919-807-7373

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