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Kessell (Loray Mill) History Center Director –

The Kessell (Loray Mill) History Center Director will maintain and refine the exhibits in the Kessell History Center, develop outreach and programming related to the rich history of the Loray Mill, and build and manage a volunteer pool along with all activities of the History Center.  The Loray Mill and its adjacent Mill Village represent a significant investment in downtown Gastonia, with the goal of revitalizing the surrounding area while promoting businesses, shopping and living opportunities.  The History Center interprets the property and adjacent village, the history of its occupants, architectural history, preservation, education and outreach, and restoration processes and techniques.  The successful candidate’s skills will include:  program development, community relations, member programs, entrepreneurial thinking, public relations and marketing, long-range planning, a strong sense of community collaboration, and fundraising.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have at least two years experience in managing a non-profit or public preservation or history program.  An MA or strong interest and experience in public history, historic preservation or museum studies is preferred, along with strong oral and written communications skills; the ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds; willingness and ability to work occasionally on weekends and/or evenings as needed; and adept knowledge of computer systems; photography; data, graphic design, public presentation, and word processing software; and social media.

This is a part-time, salaried position (24 hours a week, which is negotiable) at the History Center in Gastonia.  With the exception of off-site meetings and events, presence at the History Center during operating hours is generally expected.  Due to the nature of museum-related work, some evening and weekend work may be required.

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Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org.