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1500 East Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
P 704-866-6900
F 704-866-6041

Career Opportunities

Marketing Director

General Summary: The Marketing Director is responsible for planning and implementing branding and marketing activities that will promote The Schiele Museum of Natural History throughout the region. Responsible for overseeing the visitor’s first impression of the museum through signage and quality customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Develops proactive public relations to promote The Schiele Museum’s exhibits, programs, events, and other activities in accordance with the Mission and Long Range Plan of the Museum.

a. Develops and implements an annual marketing strategy, beginning with Gastonia and branding concentrically outward.

b. Integrates in the community to build good-will for the museum.

c. Writes and distributes press releases and monitors press coverage and other promotional material as needed; including the quarterly newsletter, summer camp guide, field trip guide, and annual report.

d. Maintains media contacts and media lists and cultivates these relationships.

e. Conducts media events and actively creates opportunities for media coverage.

f. Organizes a speakers’ bureau and coordinates speaking opportunities in the region.

g. Conducts systematic evaluation of marketing effectiveness for programs, exhibits, and visitor experiences.

h. Develops a marketing task force.

i. Develops promotional materials and oversees the marketing and sales related to rental of the museum building and grounds.

j. Develops guidelines for delivering high quality customer service and oversees Front Desk Guest Services Specialist activities.

k. Ensures distribution of publications to visitor centers and other outlets.

2. Works in conjunction with the Executive Director and Director of Advancement to develop an annual marketing budget.

3. Updates and maintains The Schiele Museum website, as well as Facebook and

Twitter accounts.

Education/work experience: Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or communications or commensurate education. Previous marketing experience is highly preferred.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities: Strong written and verbal communication skills (writing samples will be required at the interview); ability to multitask; strong organizational skills; technical skills in website development and maintenance, as well as proficiency management of social media efforts. Ability to work a flexible schedule that will include some work on evenings and weekends. Other duties as necessary to fulfill the requirements of this position. 10/7/2014

Supervisor: Director of Advancement

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000

The Schiele Museum currently offers a strong benefits package that includes the following:

• Fully paid medical insurance for the employee (begins the first day of October);

• Fully paid dental insurance for the employee (begins the first day of October);

• Fully paid life insurance for the employee (begins the first day of October);

• A retirement program with TIAA – Creff (employer pays 5.8%, employee pays 6.0%; 6 months after employment begins);

• 10 paid holidays throughout the calendar year;

• A personal paid holiday;

• 10 annual leave days per year (3.08 hours per pay period);

• 12 sick leave days per year (3.69 hours per pay period);

• Membership to the museum (ASTC reciprocal admissions program benefit)

To apply, click here:


The Schiele Museum of Natural History Job Application


Executive Assistant

Position available at The Schiele Museum of Natural History:


This position is responsible providing administrative support for the Executive Director and Senior Staff, including preparation of reports, correspondence research and presentations. The Executive Director is actively involved in fundraising and public relations, and maintains a high profile in community and region. The Executive Assistant provides support for these activities and interfaces with the City Staff, Board Members, Elected Officials, Museum Staff, and the general public in a professional manner.

• Performs administrative and clerical work requiring a proficiency in word processing, PowerPoint, and Excel, and database administration
• Work is performed under regular supervision of the Executive Director
• Meets and interacts effectively with Board Mernbers, Elected Officials, and the general public
• Applies concepts, establish formats, enter text for a variety of documents such as letters, memorandums, technical and statistical reports, data for publication, specifications, and/or meeting minutes; ability to print, retrieve, modify and store all text; Answers routine correspondence for supervisor independently
• Reviews and checks records, forms and other documents for accuracy, completeness and conformance to rules and regulations
• Does research in areas related to the Museum. and compiles data for special and periodic reports
• Makes appointments and sets up meetings, prepares agendas, and produces meeting minutes
• Interprets Museum policies and procedures for employees and the public
• Assists in development of office procedures
• Commissioned as a Notary Public
• Maintains the record

• Ability to push, pull, or lift up to 30 pounds occasionally.

• Possession of or ability to obtain commission as a Notary Public in the .State of North Carolina
• Valid North Carolina driving license.

To apply, please send your resume to smnhexecasst@gmail.com.

Additional Opportunities

We also have opportunities available for volunteers and interns. Click below to read information about: