NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Coordinator, North Carolina Literary Festival
Temporary Position (January 14, 2013 – May 17, 2014)
The North Carolina State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Coordinator for the North Carolina Literary Festival. The Coordinator will organize and coordinate the North Carolina Literary Festival, which will be held in April 2014 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus. This free public festival is an educational event for people of all ages from the surrounding communities and across the state. The program includes readings and discussions, exhibits, performances, book signings and sales, and interactive programs. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Program Planning and Outreach.
The Coordinator will:
- Work closely with the Director of Program Planning and Outreach to design, develop, and implement all aspects of the North Carolina Literary Festival, with the assistance of a planning committee, library leadership, other library staff, and volunteers.
- Work with Library Development staff to secure sponsorships, both in-kind and cash, and perform fundraising and grant writing activities in support of the Festival.
- Assist with planning the Festival program; site planning; identifying authors and arranging their visits; recruiting, managing, and supervising temporary staff and a full suite of volunteers who will carry out Festival activities.
- Select and negotiate contracts with service vendors; serve as a liaison to relevant University service departments.
- Work with the Libraries’ Director of Communication Strategy to develop and carry out a marketing and communications plan for the festival, including news releases, advance schedules of events, a festival program, and comprehensive festival web site.
Required: A Bachelor’s degree. Successful experience in large-scale event planning and coordination. Experience with budgeting and financial procedures. Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Ability to perform under strict deadlines. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to interact effectively in a research university setting. Ability to manage a large, diverse work team.
Preferred: Knowledge of North Carolina and Southern writing communities. Experience with literary or cultural festivals. Experience managing volunteers.
The Libraries, the University, and the Area
The NCSU Libraries and its staff have won numerous awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and six Movers and Shakers awards. The library system currently consists of the D. H. Hill Library and branch libraries for design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, with the James B. Hunt Jr. Library opening soon. With a staff of 260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than 4.4 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than 62,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $25 million, with approximately $9.5 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents.
The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 17 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $30 million.
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities in science and technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 34,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61 fields of study. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents. NC State is a national leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking system infrastructure in the nation.
North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill lies between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks lies. One of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities. Businessweek rated Raleigh as “the best American city” in 2011, recent rankings by Forbes name the Triangle as the number-one place for business and careers and as the number-two spot for young professionals.
Salary and Benefits
The salary for this position is $54,000 on an annual basis. This is a temporary, full-time EPA professional position through 30 April 2014. Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave (on an annual basis); State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. More benefits information is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/
Application process and schedule
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available 01/14/13.
Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00103044. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148