Education and Interpretation Specialist - NC African American Heritage Commission, Raleigh, NC

  • 06 May 2022 10:55 AM
    Message # 12769937
    The NC African American Heritage Commission 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.
    The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission (NCAAHC), a division of the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR), was established in 2008. The Commission has consistently produced informational and educational resources and interpretive materials, like lesson plans and exhibits, for statewide audiences.

    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.
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    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or expertise in African American history, art, and/or culture.
    • 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:
    • Familiarity with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s 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.
    • Familiarity with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  
    • Excellent written communication and public speaking skills.
    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Bachelors 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.

    Full post available here.

    Position open through June 1, 2022.

    Recruitment Range: $36,677-$50,450

    Last modified: 19 May 2022 1:13 PM | Anonymous