Historic Museum Director

16 Jun 2024 7:46 AM | Anonymous

[Listing expires 6/16/2024]

Organization Name: City of Raleigh - Historic Resources and Museum Program

Organization Website: https://raleighnc.gov/parks/places/city-raleigh-museum

Job Description 

This position is being re-advertised to provide a brief extension for applications to be submitted through Sunday, June 16 at 11:59 PM.

Candidates who have previously submitted an application and were referred to the hiring manager are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

The City of Raleigh is looking for an innovative and visionary leader to direct the City of Raleigh and the Dr. M.T. Pope House Museum located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The COR Museum Director serves as the chief executive officer for both institutions and is responsible for all facets of curation, exhibits, operations, planning, and programs, as well as advising city wide cultural enterprises. The COR Museum Director supports an affiliate private museum friend 501(c)(3) organization tasked with fundraising for the museum. The COR Museum Director will also support programs at the future John P. “Top” Greene African American Cultural Center and South Park Heritage Walk, currently under design and scheduled to open in 2028. The COR Museum Director reports directly to the Museum Section Head within the Historic Resources and Museum Program (HRM) Program.

The HRM Program employs 15 full time staff, ~100 part-time staff, and ~350-400 volunteers and is administratively divided into three sections: museums, historic sites, and historic attractions. It offers a diverse system of operations and programs ranging from actively run museums and historic sites, to moving facilities aboard the Raleigh Trolley program, to archaeological resources at the nationally designated Latta University Historic Park. Currently, the City of Raleigh HRM Program manages, protects, and programs the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department's cultural assets for the current and future use and enjoyment of the citizens of Raleigh. The HRM Program is responsible for both programs and operations at Borden Building, City of Raleigh Museum, Dr. M.T. Pope House Museum, Fred Fletcher Amphitheater and Stone Circle at Fletcher Park, John P. “Top” Greene Community Center, Latta University Historic Park, Moore Square, Mordecai Historic Park, Pullen Park Historic Attractions, the Raleigh Trolleys, Tucker House, and stewardship of the John Chavis Memorial Park carousel.

Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees revenue and expenditure accounts for City of Raleigh Museum and the Dr. MT Pope House Museum.
Provides administrative and management support to identified cultural facilities and assets that shall include, but not limited to program maintenance, staff supervision, administrative management, and facility operations.
Directly supervises one (1) full time report at the City of Raleigh Museum and two (2) permanent part-time staff at the City of Raleigh Museum and the Dr. MT Pope House Museum. Approves full-time and part-time payroll, coordinates work schedules.
Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Reviews all programs, special events, and classes prior to implementation. Oversees development and distribution of marketing materials within departmental guidelines.
Promotes programs, special events, and recruitment of staff through presentations to universities, local organizations, and civic groups.
Works with other Department and City program areas to develop and implement new and innovative Cultural programs for the public.
Supports public/private partnerships.
May assist the City in cleanup and repair during inclement weather situations.
Typical Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in museum studies, education, history, public history, architectural history or equivalent


Master's degree in museum studies, education, history, public history, architectural history, design and/or specific content area or field of expertise, or equivalent preferred.

Five years of relevant experience. Applicants may also substitute additional relevant education for the required education and experience.

Computer Skills
Working knowledge of spreadsheet software, word processing software. Experience using RecTrac payment software, PAST Perfect artifact software, and/or PeopleSoft business software considered a plus.


Valid North Carolina Class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record

Hiring Salary Range: 52,858.00 - $67,000.00

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The North Carolina Museums Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
PO Box 2603, Raleigh, NC 27602-2603
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