Celebrating its 25th year as a community history museum, the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History seeks to tell the story of Wrightsville Beach through the years and across a range of experiences. The museum is housed in two turn-of-the-century cottages, filled with exhibits about the beginnings of Wrightsville Beach with its grand hotels as well as exhibits featuring the working people of the beach and the community that they built. Wrightsville Beach is the birthplace of East Coast surfing, and the museum hosts the Waterman’s Hall of Fame, which is regularly updated.
The museum is governed by a hands-on board of directors who meet monthly and take the lead on donor relations, budget and event planning, and community collaboration.
The museum is seeking a part-time director who will manage day to day operations of the museum, including (but not limited to): supervising volunteer docents, managing technology and social media, participating in fundraisers and events, daily banking and record keeping, giving tours to visitors and groups, overseeing the small gift shop, coordinating maintenance and repairs, and working well with an active board. Hours are 20-25 per week and will include Saturday and some evening work for special events and a monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month. This is a grant-funded position for one year with hopes to carry on into the future and possibly expand in hours and duties.
The ideal candidate is personable and flexible, tech-savvy, works well on tight deadlines, is creative, and willing to learn. An appreciation and genuine curiosity about the history and culture of Wrightsville Beach is necessary. Some experience in event planning and implementation, donor relations, gift shop work, exhibit maintenance, and grant writing would be ideal. The Board is willing to train a candidate who exhibits key qualifications.
Please submit a resumé and cover letter to: info@wbmuseumofhistory, addressed to The Museum Board. The position is open until filled.