New Hanover County, located on the North Carolina coast with a population of more than 220,000, seeks a Manager of Collections and Exhibits for the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science to be part of a dynamic, professional county organization with a clear vision as a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come. The Museum Manager has primary responsibility for overseeing the management of the Museum's collections, exhibits, research, and facilities and the supervision of staff assigned to accomplish the mission of the Exhibit and Collections Units. The Museum Manager will also oversee and implement initiatives developed as part of a recently-completed strategic plan to better serve existing and new audiences in the museum and the community. This position works collaboratively with other Museum units and facilitates department-wide communication regarding unit mission and goals. Essential to the position is an adherence to the highest museum standards and best practices, and the ability to work collaboratively and to contribute meaningfully to the museum's strategic plans and overall mission.
The current salary range for this position is $61,910.00-$105,247.
The hiring range for this position is $61,910- $83,579. Salary is negotiable within the hiring range, depending on qualifications.
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred in Museum Studies, Administration, Management or a related academic discipline in history or science. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in supervision, project management, collections management and exhibit development with a thorough understanding of related practices and principles or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday with occasional weekends. Must be available to work during emergency situations.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to candidates submitting applications by Monday, March 3, 2017. It is strongly recommended that applications are submitted by this date.
The first stage of the interview process for highly qualified applicants who are selected to participate, will be conducted during the week of March 6, 2017.
For additional information and to apply for additional for this position, please go to http://humanresources.nhcgov.com/employment/
Only applications submitted online with a cover letter and resume will be considered.