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Employment Opportunities


Kings Mountain Historical Museum (KMHM)

Kings Mountain, NC
Applications Contact: January Costa
Job Announcement Date: August 4, 2023

Appointment Type: Part Time Hourly Employee (average 24 hours per week)

Schedule: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (some Saturday hours additionally)

Compensation: Hourly rate is $14.00 per hour

Deadline to Apply: August 18, 2023


The Director’s Assistant is hired by and reports to KMHM’s Director & Curator, under the direction of the Board of Directors.  KMHM is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiast, and dynamic individual to serve as the Museum’s Director’s Assistant.

As a critical support staff member of a small museum, the ideal candidate must be willing to “wear many hats” and perform in various roles as necessary.  The role requires a creative and hardworking self-starter with exceptional multitasking and problem-solving skills.  Essential duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Director with Museum operations and administrative tasks.

  • Provide gracious visitor assistance.  Greet visitors, provide guided tours, answer phones, direct tourists, and provide an exceptional customer service and sales experience.  Represent the Museum with professionalism and integrity.

  • Assist with museum events and programs (may require working occasional weekend and evening hours)

  • Assist with fundraising and development activities.  For annual fundraising event:

    • Serve on Annual Fundraiser subcommittee

    • Manage cake auctions (planning, preparation, and event assistance)

    • Maintain accurate ongoing database of in-kind donors, including cake bakers

    • Prepare thank you letters for in-kind donors and cake bakers

  • Act as Gift Shop Manager:

    • Promote and process sales

    • Order supplies and sales items

    • Close out each month, manage/replenish cash drawer

    • Close out each quarter (calculate sales, taxes due, artist remittance checks)

    • Close out each year and prepare comparisons with previous years

    • Prepare monthly reports for bank deposits and credit card charges

    • Manage inventory

    • Handle contracts with authors and artists, calculate selling prices and commissions

  • Work with Director to manage volunteers.

  • Attend Board Meetings

  • Assist with Curatorial Duties

    • Accession items into Collection

    • Research and written interpretation for exhibits

    • Assist with Exhibit Rotation

  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate would possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • 2-5 years of experience in an administrative capacity, museum experience a plus

  • A passion for history; ability to learn about and interpret the history of Kings Mountain and the surrounding region

  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service

  • Strong relationship building skills 

  • Business/financial acumen and accounting ability will be needed to manage and improve the operations and profitability of the Gift Shop

  • Track record of being detail-oriented, organized, reliable, and flexible

  • Ability to identify needs and the initiative to address them

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required, QuickBooks experience preferred. PastPerfect experience preferred

  • Fundraising experience a plus

Minimum Physical or Ability Requirements:

Candidate will be asked to work occasional Saturdays and evening hours as needed.  Must be physically able to navigate through historic buildings with multiple flights of stairs and tight spaces, and able to lift up to 25 lbs.


Application Procedure:

Email cover letter, resume/CV to  Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position to which you are applying and where you learned of the opportunity.  Please note that only those candidates invited for screening will be contacted.

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