Employment Opportunities

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Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design Arts – Director of Education and Engagement

The Director of Education and Engagement is responsible for all educational, event and outreach activities at the Bellamy Museum.  The Bellamy Museum serves a diverse audience of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  For decades, we have worked with great purpose to tell the antebellum site’s full complex story.  Its construction by free and enslaved Black artisans was extensively documented by a young architect from New Jersey just before the Civil War and is central to the interpretation of the site.  On-site is one of the very few urban slave quarters open to the public in the United States.  The museum’s innovative programming on subjects related to slavery, Reconstruction, the 1898 Wilmington Massacre, segregation, and related topics, make it an inclusive site that has fostered healing and thoughtful discourse and will continue to do so.

The position works directly with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, Site Manager, Board Members, Volunteers and the general public.  The position will enhance current community relations, tours, lectures, exhibits, and publications.  Direct interaction with schools and under-served communities is an emphasis.  The mission of the museum is to explore regional social history via place-based learning.

The essential functions of the position are:

  • Educational Programming
  • Tours
  • Events
  • Outreach
  • Exhibit Management
  • Collaborative responsibilities with other staff, which may include grant writing, internship liaison, interacting with volunteer and retail functions.

This is a full-time (40-hours per week) salaried position at the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington.  The hours for the position are Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm with evening and weekend hours as events require.

Qualifications:  At least two years event management and/or nonprofit experience; attention to detail and organizational skills are imperative; excellent oral and written communications skills; willingness to take initiative; personable manner; knowledge of computer systems and data and word processing software including Microsoft Office suite and Office365.  Educational background and interest in historic preservation are a plus.

Review the full description for this position here.

All submissions must include both a cover letter and resume with three professional references for consideration, and should be emailed to gareth@bellamymansion.org.

Equal opportunity employer.


Volunteers Needed!

Our Regional Offices are in need of volunteers!

Are you interested in historic preservation and have some time to help out at one of our Regional Offices?  We are searching for volunteers who are available to dedicate a few hours every week, bi-weekly or monthly to help with the following tasks:

  • Take photos of historic properties within the region, specifically properties currently available for purchase.
  • Respond to property inquiries, including scheduling showings and answering basic questions.
  • Show properties to prospective buyers.
  • Schedule and conduct inspections of protected properties.
  • Assist with filing and other organizational needs.
  • Research information about historic properties (for newly acquired option or donated properties).
  • Create floor plans for properties currently available for purchase (volunteers would need AutoCAD or similar for this task).
Eastern Office
210 E. Church Street, Tarboro
Piedmont Office
735 9th Street, Durham
Western Office
2 ½ E. Warren Street, Suite 8

If interested, please complete and return a Volunteer Interest Questionnaire (download the file to your computer and then open it using Adobe Reader rather than a web browser) to Marilyn Drath at volunteers@presnc.org.  Please include the days of the week/month and hours you are available (office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm).

For a list of counties within each region, go to www.presnc.org/about/regional-offices.