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Career Opportunities - Vacancy Announcement

Assistant Editor/Public Information Specialist II

Job ID: 3003675
Date Closed: 07/24/2015
Location: Bismarck, ND
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Salary Range From: 1900.00 / Monthly
Salary Range To: 2500.00 / Monthly

This position is 20 hours per week, $1,900-$2,500 per month.

This position is eligible for the state benefit package.

Summary of Work
The Assistant Editor will perform a variety of communications tasks, writing and editing tasks, and serve as editor of the Plains Talk newsletter and annual report.

Duties and Tasks

  • Serve as assistant editor to write and edit text, research images, coordinate book reviews, and oversee agency distribution of quarterly issues of North Dakota History, an academic journal.
  • Research and write articles for public information; compose informational and promotional materials for print, kiosks, website, and social media outlets.
  • Serve as editor of three Plains Talk newsletters per year and an annual report.
  • Edit agency publications, articles, museum text, materials and books as needed.
  • Coordinate the writing and release of news articles.
  • Manage the production and distribution of assigned communications materials.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by law or assigned.

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Division Director, Museum Division

Job ID: 3003455
Date Closed: 07/20/2015
Location: Bismarck, ND
Salary Range From: 5690.00 / Monthly
Salary Range To: 7586.00 / Monthly
Status: Full-Time

Summary of Work

  • Represent the Museum Division in communication with other divisions of the State Historical Society, the State Historical Board, other entities, and the general public.
  • Interpret and promote activities and programs of the division; make presentations to the public.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and updating of long-range plans and initiatives in coordination with the other divisions of the State Historical Society and other entities.
  • Work with the Agency Assistant Director regarding the division’s budget and monitor the operations to ensure compliance.
  • Seek and secure grants, foundation and private funding, or collaborations for division projects.
  • Plan, organize, staff, direct, evaluate, and administer activities associated with the programs and/or functional goals and objectives assigned to the Museum Division.
  • Coordinate the hiring, work assignments, training and development of museum division personnel; evaluate overall division and individual performance; determine appropriate personnel actions, organization structure changes, staffing changes, and policy/procedural changes.
  • Serve as project manager for larger collections and exhibit projects. Tasks include, but are not limited to, developing project budgets and scope of work, development of bid documents or requests for proposals, coordinating the hiring of outside contractors, development of contracts, project oversight and contract administration.
  • Prepare and implement memoranda of understanding and agreements with other state and federal agencies, and private entities.
  • Approve and coordinate acquisition, cataloging, preservation, retention, disposal and management of artifact collections.
  • Conduct research or provide technical information to other agencies, educational institutions, contractors, and the public.
  • Plan or assist with the development, updating, and enhancement of information technology use for agency and division sites.
  • Provide input to publications and the agency website.
  • Maintain a state, regional, and national presence through participation in professional meetings, conferences and other organizations.

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