Employment

North Carolina's first permanent capital comes to life every day because of people like you. Find out what it's like to connect with colonial America's past, and continue that legacy into the future, by joining the team at Tryon Palace. 

Permanent Full-Time Positions Available


Temporary Part-Time Positions Available

TICKET SELLER

  • Position: Ticket Seller
  • Working Title: Ticket Seller
  • Salary Range: $7.25 per hour
  • Hiring Range: $7.25 per hour
  • Department: Department of Cultural Resources
  • Division: Archives & History
  • Type of Appointment: Temporary Part-time
  • Location: New Bern, NC
  • Posting Date:  5/16/18
  • Closing Date:  5/31/2018
  • Number of Positions: 1

Description of Work:

Temporary employees at Tryon Palace are employees of Temporary Solutions, Temporary Services for NC State Government.

How to Apply:

Pick up an application at the North Carolina History Center Ticket Desk at 529 South Front Street in New Bern, NC or at the Tryon Palace Waystation Ticket Desk on George Street, New Bern, NC.

The Ticket Seller position works at the North Carolina History Center and Waystation on a temporary (without benefits) part-time basis. Position will have a flexible work schedule typically requiring both weekday and weekend work. Additional evening and Holiday work is occasionally required. Ticket Sellers work an average of 29 hours or less in a seven-day work week. Duties include greeting visitors, providing information about the site, selling tickets, handling money, completing financial reports, working with tourist groups, answering phones, and other duties as requested. Applicant must have a welcoming personality, professional demeanor and strong customer service skills. Applicant must be available for weekend, evening, and holiday work as needed. Ticket Sellers are temporary employees (i.e., without benefits) of the State of North Carolina with starting pay at minimum wage.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Skills required: strong computer skills (including email and word processing), attention to detail, and good verbal/written communication skills. Previous Customer Service experience is helpful. Knowledge of United States, North Carolina and local history is helpful.

Training & Experience Requirements:

Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED.

 

HISTORIC INTERPRETER

  • Position: Historic Interpreter
  • Working Title: Historic Interpreter
  • Salary Range:  $7.25 per hour
  • Hiring Range:  $7.25 per hour
  • Department: Department of Cultural Resources
  • Division:  Archives & History
  • Type of Appointment:  Temporary Part-time
  • Location:  New Bern, NC
  • Posting Date: 5/16/18
  • Closing Date: 5/31/18
  • Number of Positions: 1

Description of Work:

Temporary employees at Tryon Palace are employees of Temporary Solutions, Temporary Services for NC State Government.

Temporary employees are managed by Temporary Solutions. Historic Interpreters are responsible for interacting with, engaging and educating visitors throughout Tryon Palace. These functions include: leading guided tours for tour groups and the general public; facilitating self-paced tour experiences; conducting historic craft demonstrations; and at times, portraying historical figures from the past. Work is performed in a variety of historic buildings and the North Carolina History Center. Historic Interpreter candidates should be interested in learning about history, in talking with people of all ages, and in helping visitors enjoy their experience at our site. Historic Interpreters are temporary employees (i.e., without benefits) of the state of North Carolina with starting pay at minimum wage. Applicant must be available for weekend, evening and holiday work as needed, and most of the 29 hours of work for these positions, will be Thursday through Sunday.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Skills required: Conduct scheduled demonstrations and guided tours. Facilitate self-paced touring experiences. Provide excellent customer service to all visitors. Perform other duties as assigned.

Training & Experience Requirements:

Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED.

How to Apply:

Pick up a NC State Application at the Ticket Desk at the North Carolina History Center, 529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC and mail the completed application to Michael VanRiper, Interpretive Programs Coordinator, P.O. Box 1007, New Bern, NC 28563. The completed application may also be dropped off at the Ticket Desk at the North Carolina History Center, Amber Satterthwaite, 529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562. For more information, contact: Amber Satterthwaite, amber.satterthwaite@ncdcr.gov.

 


 

Volunteer Positions Available

The Tryon Palace Jonkonnu is currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions: 

Town Crier

Informs the people of the historical roots associated with the Jonkonnu celebration in Eastern Carolina. The Crier precedes the parade, announcing & describing the main characters, their positions and relevance to the actual celebration. Must interact with the crowd setting the mood to receive performances.

Fancyman

The leader of the group, must possess the ability to interact with others, sing, dance, be energetic during all performances

Ragman

Must possess the ability to sing and dance with electrifying energy and animation during each performance; positive interaction with crowd to encourage others to get involved.

Banjo

Must know how to play a banjo, can sing (optional), dance energetic during each performance

 

NOTE: Participants must be available for occasional weekday and weekend travel.

If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position with Jonkonnu, please e-mail info@tryonpalace.org.