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

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC IV

  • POSITION NUMBER: 60083559 
  • DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources 
  • DIVISION/SECTION: Archives & History / Historic Sites / Tryon Palace
  • SALARY RANGE: $33,001.00 - $52,644.00 Annually
  • RECRUITMENT RANGE: $33,001 - $39,095 
  • SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 65 
  • COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable 
  • APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
  • WORK LOCATION: Craven County 
  • OPENING DATE: 12/11/17
  • CLOSING DATE: 12/27/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

~Anticipated Vacancy~
Salary Grade:  65
Recruitment Range:  $33,001 - $39,095
 
Position location:  
Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Department Information: 
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision 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. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the NC Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov. 

Site Information:
Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina's first permanent state capitol, but we're remembered for capturing imaginations. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830s with 21st-century technologies.  For more information visit https://www.tryonpalace.org/.

Description of Work: 
The Maintenance Mechanic IV will perform the full range of duties, for the interior and exterior of buildings (modern and historic structures) and gardens infrastructure. Provides for installation, repair and maintenance of heating/air conditioning systems, associated air handling, chilled water distribution and control mechanisms. Maintain refrigeration units and their control systems, boilers, gas packs, etc. Duties also involve some plumbing, electrical maintenance and repairs. In addition, provides for the maintenance and repair of pumps, underground cistern, irrigation systems, misc. equipment, security and fire alarm systems and door locking systems. When outside expertise is required, position will work with vendors & contractors to ensure successful project completion. Assists painters, carpenters, exhibit techs, multi-media and special events staff. Work schedule is normally M-F, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:

Applicant must meet the minimum Education and Experience plus the below Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) to be minimally qualified.  

  1. Advanced working knowledge of methods, materials & equipment used in operation, maintenance & repair of air conditioning & refrigeration systems, boilers & gas packs with an emphasis on troubleshooting.
  2. Advanced working knowledge of electrical codes & life safety compliance.
  3. Demonstrated working knowledge in performing mechanical, electrical, plumbing repairs & maintenance.
  4. Demonstrated working knowledge in reading blueprints & drawings, operating all equipment in a safe manner, maintaining knowledge of regulations regarding supplies & equipment.
  5. Demonstrated working knowledge in operating the more common types of machine shop equipment & tools including acetylene & electrical welding equipment.
  6. Must be willing to work occasional evenings or weekends.
  7. Must have a valid NC driver's license.

Management Preferences:

  1. Completion of high school or equivalent and three years of progressive experience in the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing trades.
  2. Preservation or museum experience in sustaining acceptable climate and humidity control systems and low energy use operations.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

High school or General Educational Development diploma and two years of progressive experience in the assigned trades areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Will require certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a type I, II, III or universal technician as required by title 40, code of federal regulations part 82, subpart f

To apply for this position, please apply at http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/. In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form.   Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit.  Using "See Resume" or "See Attachment" instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application.  Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit.  Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.


HORTICULTURE/GROUNDS TECHNICIAN

  • POSITION NUMBER: 60083577
  • DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
  • DIVISION/SECTION: Archives & History/Tryon Palace
  • SALARY RANGE: $27,903.00 - $43,416.00 Annually 
  • RECRUITMENT RANGE: $27,903-$30,202
  • SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 60
  • COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
  • APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time 
  • WORK LOCATION: Craven County 
  • OPENING DATE: 12/04/17
  • CLOSING DATE: 12/18/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

~Anticipated Vacancy~
Recruitment Range: $27,903-$30,202
 Salary Grade: equivalent 60
 
This position will be located at:
Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562
 
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 the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

Tryon Palace is best known for being North Carolina's first permanent state capitol, but we're remembered for capturing imaginations. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830's with 21st-Century technologies.

Description of Work:
The Horticulture Technician/Gardener position located at Tryon Palace will be responsible for general daily care of landscape including lawns, trees, shrubs, annual and perennial beds. Will also include the following: weeding, watering, fertilizing, mowing, pruning, shearing hedges and applying pesticides. Provides daily care of marl paths, sidewalks and mulched beds by raking, blowing and weeding. Prepares seasonal high quality horticultural displays in assigned garden areas for public view. Reviews planting plans, selects culturally adapted and historical plantings. Works to improve appearance of the gardens. Contributes to educational quality and historical accuracy of horticultural exhibits. Answers public questions regarding gardens and plantings.  Supports special events by preparing gardens and grounds for interpretive/educational events and third party events. Assists in the planning and growing of heritage plants for bi-annual sale.  Requires weekend work on a regular rotation and as needed for special events.
 

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.**

 Qualified candidates must possess:
 

  1. Must have considerable knowledge in plant maintenance procedures used in landscape installation and ground maintenance, including pruning, weeding, mulching, fertilizing and spraying of plant material.
  2. Must have considerable knowledge in observing and identifying plants and plant problems; including assessing the condition and health of plants while proposing solutions to fix the problem.
  3. Must have considerable knowledge in the procedures for the safe handling and application of pesticides and fertilizers.
  4. Must be able to lift heavy material, unassisted, plus perform manual tasks and operate power equipment.
  5. Must have basic computer skills for research, record keeping and time entry.
  6. Must be able to work weekends and special events as needed.
  7. Must obtain and maintain a North Carolina Driver's License.
  8. Must be able to obtain a North Carolina Pesticide License within 9 months of employment.

Management Preference:
Associates Degree in Horticulture and two years of continuous garden experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

High school or General Educational Development diploma and two years of progressive experience in horticultural work; or associate's degree in agriculture and natural resources, greenhouse and grounds maintenance, horticulture technology, landscape gardening or closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary special qualification: may require NC Pesticide License or NC Commercial Driver's License.
 

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 apply for this position, please apply at http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/. In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form.   Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit.  Using "See Resume" or "See Attachment" instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application.  Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit.  Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.


Temporary Part-Time Positions Available

TICKET SELLER/SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Position: Ticket Seller/Special Events
  • Working Title: Ticket Seller/Special Events
  • 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: 11/16/17
  • Closing Date: 12/15/17
  • 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:

Go to this link and apply per the instructions at

http://www.oshr.nc.gov/Recruit/tempsolu/completeapp.htm

You may also 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. This position will include tracking Special Event information in Excel spreadsheets. 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, word processing & Excel), attention to detail, and good verbal/written communication skills. Previous Customer Service experience is helpful. Preference experience in Excel is required. 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: 11/16/17
  • Closing Date: 12/15/17
  • 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:

Go to this link and apply per the instructions at

http://www.oshr.nc.gov/Recruit/tempsolu/completeapp.htm

You may also 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.

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, Attention: Michael VanRiper, 529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562. For more information, contact: Michael VanRiper, Michael.vanriper@ncdcr.gov or 252-639-3581.