Exhibitions & Collections Internship

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is seeking applications for Summer 2017 internships in Exhibitions & Collections Departments.

Our interns gain hands-on experience in the arts and history through constructive, educational projects at the Museum.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 14th. To apply, applicants are asked to email a cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Dianna Cameron, Exhibitions & Collections Director, at Questions can be directed to the provided email or by phone at (828) 295 - 9099.

Marketing & Communication Internship

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is seeking applications for a Summer 2017 internship in Marketing and Communications.

Interns will work closely with the Marcom Director in planning and implementing the Museums communications strategy including copywriting, brand management, public relations, website management, social media and email marketing. Interns will be challenged to grow their professional networks through participation in local business events as well as meet and interact with other communication professionals.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 14th.

To apply, applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Jonathan Smith, Marketing & Communications Director, at


Office Administrator

Job Brief

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is seeking a reliable Office Administrator that will analyze daily financial activities, manage human resources functions and coordinate office activities and operations to meet the policies and procedures of the Museum.

The goal is to enable the Museum’s management and Trustees to make sound business decisions, achieve BRAHM’s Mission Statement and maintain strong fiscal responsibility.

Position Responsibilities


  • Supervise all financial matters and ensure long-term financial stability.  Institute rigorous financial planning and performance metrics.  Determine areas of potential revenue enhancement, cost reduction, program improvement and policy change.
  • Advise on investment activities and provide strategies for management, Trustees and the Finance Committee.
  • Collaborate with Museum management and Trustees to maintain the financial health of the organization.
  • Oversee external reporting and prepare financial reports and analysis for the Executive Director, Board of Trustees and Finance Committee.
  • Enhance overall institutional reputation. Represent BRAHM at professional gatherings, civic social events, conventions and various committee and trustee meetings.
  • Analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the Museum’s actual performance compared to the business plans.
  • Develop trends and projections for the Museum’s finances.
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met.
  • Budget preparation and management.  Forecasting income / expense needs and performing cost benefit analysis.
  • Liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of Museum’s finances is maintained.
  • Provide regular accounting reports to department heads to apprise them of departmental budget performance.


Negotiate all insurance, manage risks and ensure adequate coverage for all aspects of Museum operations to include the fine art collection.

Human Resources

  • Oversee all Human Resources functions to include hiring, employment policies, safety and labor law compliance.
  • Serve as the point of contact for employment relations. Monitor adherence to internal policies and legal standards.
  • Monitor and track personnel leave to include vacation, paid time off and sick leave.
  • Deal with grievances and violations invoking disciplinary action when required.


  • Supervise, guide and train reception desk personnel.
  • Supervise Facilities Manager and oversee physical facilities functions.
  • Direct policies and procedures for fixed assets and physical facilities.
  • Correspond with various other departments, discussing Museum plans and agreeing on future paths to be taken.
  • Assist colleagues whenever necessary.
  • Vendor management and contractual negotiations.


  • Proficient with Intuit Quickbooks, MS Office, and email.
  • Proven experience as either a Financial Manager, Office Administrator or Office Manager.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
  • Familiarity with office management procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used.
  • A solid understanding of accounting principles. Working knowledge of labor legislation, regulations and human resources procedures.
  • BS/MA degree in Finance, Accounting or Office Administration.
  • Professional qualification such as CFA/CPA or similar will be considered a plus.
  • Sense of humor.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Lee Carol Giduz
Executive Director
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
PO Box 828
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Or by email at:

PO Box 828
159 Chestnut St
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

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