Deep Dish Theater Company seeks a Theater Manager

Friday, March 27th, 2015

deep dishDeep Dish Theater Company invites applications from highly qualified individuals to serve as the Theater’s next Theater Manager.  This position reports directly to the Artistic Director who reports to its Board of Directors.  This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

Deep Dish is a small professional theater producing four plays each season, in addition to other events, in its location at University Mall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  In the fourteen seasons since its inception, the Theater has established a reputation for an innovative repertoire in an intimate and easily accessible setting.

Our successful candidate will be a highly organized individual with fanatical attention to detail who understands and respects the necessary balance between the business needs and artistic needs of the Theater.  The Theater Manager is the conduit between Deep Dish and the public.  As such excellent written, verbal and customer service skills and a high degree of professionalism are essential.  A critical function of the position is the attraction and retention of season subscribers and donors through developing very personal and “high touch” relationships.  Our chosen candidate must have demonstrated experience in donor/subscriber development and marketing.   Proficiency in Quickbooks Pro for Nonprofits is essential.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1 year non-profit management experience.  An  undergraduate degree or certification in arts administration is preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  Previous experience in working with a board of directors and volunteers is strongly preferred.  Computer and social media competencies are required.

Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to Search Committee via email to dfriend3@bellsouth.net.  Deep Dish Theater is an EOE employer.

Twin City Stage announces auditions for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

twin city stageTuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 7 pm

Directed by Jim McKeny
Performance dates: May 29-31 & June 4-7, 2015

Roles available:

2 men & 4 women (ages 20-60)

Please know that we desperately want YOU to succeed. If you have any questions about the process, call and ask us – we are here to help!

At all auditions, you’ll be asked to complete an audition form and a conflict sheet (detailing dates you won’t be available for rehearsals) and we’ll take a photo of you. Then…

For non-musicals, the audition will consist of reading “sides” – that is, portions of the script. We do check out scripts for a $10 cash deposit, which will be returned to you when you bring the script back to us. It’s helpful (but not mandatory!) if you know which roles you are interested in. To check out a script, please see Megan in the front office between 10 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Matthews Playhouse announces auditions for “The Wizard of Oz”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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The Wizard of Oz (a musical)
Directed by June Bayless
Choreographed by Bo Broadwell
Musical Director: JohnSmith
Auditions: Tuesday, April 28th & Wednesday, April 29th; 6:30pm-­9:00pm

 

 

 

Matthews Playhouse Room 204,
Matthews Community Center
100 E. McDowell Street
Matthews, NC 28105

Performances June 12th-­‐28th, Friday evenings and weekend matinees; possible Thursday evening shows.

We are looking for:

  • adults in leading roles as well as young people ages 8 and up
  • children 55 inches or shorter, ages 8 and up who sing and dance (height is important and will be measured at auditions)
  • older teens and adults who sing, dance and act
  • adults in speaking roles who do not need to sing or dance

Please come prepared to read from the script. Prepare 16 bars of music to sing; please bring sheet music (no CD accompaniment or a cappella singing). Time permitting, we will do some simple choreography. Generally, rehearsals will be Monday – Thursday evenings and Saturday or Sunday afternoons. You must be available for all performances.

Toto – we will hold auditions for the role of Toto after we have the human auditions. Toto must be a 4-legged dog, small enough to be held in one arm. Toto must be comfortable with children and strangers. Toto must not bark at new experiences and situations. Toto must be available for all performances and the final 2 weeks of rehearsal.

Flying – The roles of Dorothy, Glenda, The Wicked Witch, The Wizard, Mrs. Gultch, and Nikko the Monkey will need to be prepared to fly during parts of the production. ZFX, a professional, licensed and insured flying company will be contracted to handle all flying logistics and needs.

Sign up for an audition slot: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4faeae2fa3f94-­‐wizard

For More Information:
www.matthewsplayhouse.com
704-­‐846-­‐8343
contact@matthewsplayhouse.com

Parkway Playhouse seeks Part-Time Development Director

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

parkway playhouseParkway Playhouse, a growing nonprofit theatre company, is seeking a highly motivated Development Director. The position will begin as a part-time time position (15-20 hours/week, with some evening weekend hours, with no insurance benefits), with the potential to grow with organization. Growth will be based on an annual review of clearly defined benchmarks for success.

The Development Director is responsible implementing and guiding fundraising strategy and initiatives for Parkway Playhouse. This staff member reports directly to the Artistic Director and will coordinate closely with our active and engaged Board of Directors. The Development Director will serve as the primary staff coordinator of the Board’s Fundraising Committee This position offers an opportunity to build on a solid fundraising foundation and to affect materially the ability of an historic performing arts organization to reach new levels of engagement and create meaningful and transformative experiences for volunteers, artists, and students in Western NC.

 

Responsibilities
1. Plan, organize, direct, and expand the current fundraising program to increase the overall revenue for
Parkway Playhouse.

2. Lead a systematic and strategic program of fundraising, including implementing an ambitious annual fund,
writing grants, and organizing special events.

3. Work closely with the Staff and Board Leadership to develop and oversee a major gifts program, which
involves identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and prospective corporate, community,
foundation, and individual donors.

4. Manage donor database, thank you notes, and recognition.

5. Oversee all aspects of two to three annual direct mail appeals, press releases, social media outreach, and
preparing written materials, as needed.

6. Present public programs (e.g. Curtain Speeches, tours of theatre, visiting with community groups) as
requested.

7. Actively participate in a strong team that ensures the smooth operation of Parkway Playhouse and is a
supportive, inclusive environment for the creative experiences/work of patrons, volunteers, artists, and staff.

 

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor of Arts (required), Master of Arts (a plus)
2. 35 years’ experience in fundraising
3. Familiarity with and strong connections to the community
4. Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
5. Knowledge of development strategies for fundraising and for cultivating and soliciting annual and major gifts.
6. Ability to see and make connections between ongoing projects and potential donors
7. Experience in creating, planning, and implementing major events
8. Ability to communicate passion for our mission
9. Professional personal appearance and excellent public speaking ability
Please send résumé, cover letter, and at least 3 references to:

Andrew Gall, Artistic Director
Parkway Playhouse
PO Box 1432
Burnsville NC, 28714

Materials may be emailed to: personnel@parkwayplayhouse.com

This position will remain open until filled. Please do not call the theatre.

Parkway Playhouse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

www.parkwayplayhouse.com

Job Openings at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

CTC logo masterTitle of Position:                       Associate Director of Advancement

Date Position Available:           Deadline for applying is April 15, 2015

Position Reports To:                Linda Reynolds, Director of Advancement

Position is:                                Regular, Full Time, Exempt

 

Responsibilities:

The Associate Director of Advancement will provide creative leadership and execution for development activities in order to achieve relationship and contributed revenue goals. This position is also responsible for developing, implementing and managing solicitation strategies for individual and corporate support. Along with development work, the Associate Director of Advancement will cultivate and manage overall volunteer membership in ENCORE!  including special events and fundraising activities. Application instructions can be found at www.ctcharlotte.org/jobs.html.

Major Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Develop, propose, and implement Annual Campaign goals and strategies.
  • Introduce new approaches that will achieve increases in giving and participation.
  • Develop and direct Board and Volunteer solicitation efforts.
  • Solicit new prospects, recent and lapsed donors.
  • Cultivate and generate new funding sources.
  • Engage donors and prospects in conversations about CTC’s programs and activities while identifying their particular interests.
  • Develop and implement donor stewardship activities and programs.
  • Develop and implement donor cultivation and recognition events.
  • Assist with creating annual development materials and departmental budget.
  • Represent CTC at public functions and donor related events.
  • Inspire participation and engagement in ENCORE! membership.
  • Provide overall coordination for committees of ENCORE! to achieve both volunteer fulfillment objectives and financial goals.
  • Participate in development team’s strategic and tactical planning.
  • Perform all functions and conduct all communications with the goal of fulfilling the Mission Statement and Core Values of CTC.

Additional Skill Requirements:

  • Effectiveness and persuasiveness in both written and oral communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with volunteers and colleagues.
  • Ability to organize own work, coordinate projects with others, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and establish procedures for good information management and research.
  • Highly proficient in use of Microsoft Office software; proficient in use of fundraising software.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Lead ENCORE! volunteer council activities.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years successful development/leadership experience.
  • B.S. or B.A. required.
  • Proven successful experience in recruiting, engaging and leading volunteers.

Salary Range:  Competitive; Based on Experience

Application Procedures and Special Instructions: 

To apply, applicants must submit the following:

  • CTC General Employment Application (http://www.ctcharlotte.org/jobs-application.html)
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • The ability to create a powerful and convincing message is an important skill in development. To complete your application, please craft an original letter with an ask of support for the Theatre. The letter should be directed to a family who has just attended their first performance at Children’s Theatre.

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Education Curriculum Coordinator

This is a regular, full time exempt position serving under the supervision of the Director of Education. The Education Curriculum Coordinator leads the creation, implementation, alignment and assessment of curriculum for all aspects of our Education Programs. CTC is seeking a candidate who is self-motivated, detail oriented and able work under his/her own initiative and in cooperation with other staff.  The candidate must be able to work, plan and prioritize under pressure, and work to agreed deadlines as required.  Candidates must have strong organizational skills, with the ability to create, implement and maintain systems and processes and provide excellent customer service.

This position requires working periodically on weekends and evenings.

 

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Responsible for the implementation and assessment of curriculum for all education and shared programming with input from the education team. Leads teacher implementation of curriculum in-house and in the community alongside the Education Programs Coordinator.
  • Helps to facilitate the logistics of programmatic activities, workshops, and audience engagement experiences, and participates as a teaching artist for pre/post workshops/residencies as needed.
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates Learning Through Drama Residency and After School Enrichment Program teaching artists and serves as point of contact for teaching artists. Works as teaching artist onsite as needed.
  • Assists with training summer staff and summer teaching artists as needed.
  • Supports, observes and consults with teaching artists throughout the year. Performs classroom observations and evaluations alongside Education Programs Coordinator.
  • Assists Education Team with professional development training opportunities for teaching artists.
  • Actively participates in building relationships with families and engaging students in communication about education and other CTC events. Creates community opportunities to connect with the theatre, reaching internally and externally with educational programmatic opportunities.
  • Works with Education team to facilitate all additional educational programming

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or at least two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree or experience in Education preferred; Masters degree a plus.
  2. 3-5 years experience as teaching artist.
  3. Strong writing, editing and grammar skills
  4. Administrative and analytical skills and experience necessary to manage systems and workflow processes.
  5. Possesses skills to utilize these software programs: Microsoft Office; graphic design programs such as Microsoft Publisher; correspondence software such as PatronMail; Google Calendar; and On-line Forms such as Wufoo.
  6. Proficient in the use/execution of social media sources and outlets.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS – INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.

Candidates should submit the CTC General Employment Application. Within the application, you will be prompted to include the following:

  1. Cover letter. In the letter please include a statement on the following:
    1. Based on your understanding of the position, why are you interested in working for CTC in this capacity?
    2. Describe how your education and experience makes you a “stand out” candidate.
  2. Résumé.

Target deadline for filling the position is April 17, 2015.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Arts and Science Council seeks Program Director

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

PrintTitle: Program Director

Reports To: VP, Cultural & Community Investment

Department: Cultural & Community Investment

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

The Program Director (PD) is a key member of Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) Cultural and Community Investment (CCI) department. Reporting to the ASC Vice President for Cultural & Community Investment (VP), the PD has responsibility for implementation of CCI’s project grant and creative individual service programs. This work includes advising on the design and execution of guidelines and systems including contracts and evaluations, serving as a liaison to grant and selection panels and operational accountability in accordance with ASC’s mission, vision and values as set by the Board. The PD will represent ASC as a lead community level staff person, serving as a primary ASC liaison to cultural organizations as well as creative individuals throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the delivery of grants, programs and services. The PD must have the capacity to guide and lead CCI’s grants and other programs in the context of best business practices and their impact on the community’s growing demands for relevance, access and excellence.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Manage ASC project grant programs that impact community-based arts and culture organizations and creative individuals including but not limited to: – Cultural Project Grants – Cultural Festival Grants – Town Grants – Regional Artist Project Grants
  • Manage ASC programs that support creative individuals including but not limited to: – Community Supported Art – ArtPop
  • Provide technical assistance and a broad understanding of ASC’s funding, capacity building and other support opportunities through hands-on work with cultural organizations and creative individuals operating across Mecklenburg County.
  • Provide assistance, advice and counsel in grant preparation and interpretation of ASC policies to all potential applicants.
  • Serve as primary liaison between ASC and cultural programming staff in each of Mecklenburg County’s six suburban towns.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with staff and board of area cultural organizations, area parks and recreation personnel, ASC grantees, community and civic leaders, volunteers, media and the general public.
  • In partnership with VP, advise on the development and implementation of guidelines and policies for all CCI programs.
  • In partnership with VP, create activities that build and nurture the local cultural community within the scope of ASC Cultural Vision Plan, town cultural plans and at the neighborhood level.
  • In partnership with VP, cultivate and secure qualified panelists to assess the strengths and weaknesses of applications for funding.
  • Assist with the submission of accurate and timely reports and updates to the North Carolina Arts Council and other government entities and funders.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data, including the collection of ASC grantee statistics and appropriate grant-related data, on all ASC grant programs.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of program delivery through: – Regular on site visits to funded programs and activities. – Consistent program and grant evaluations. – Quarterly statistical reports and other grants-related data.
  • Perform other duties as apparent or assigned by the Vice President of Cultural & Community Investment.

Qualifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, industry-related (performing/visual arts, museums, science, history, etc.) preferred, and minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in practical arts administration. Professional experience in a nonprofit cultural organization is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success managing simultaneous programs with competing priorities
  • Successful track record of setting goals and implementing plans
  • Strong problem solving, listening, coaching and counseling skills
  • Independent and cooperative decision making and proactive strategic thinking, with demonstrated ability to apply overall mission of the organization to make informed decisions
  • Commitment to service excellence and added value for organization stakeholders
  • Understanding of the role of cultural planning in economic development
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors and community representatives
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Computer skills – must be adept in use of MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Prior database experience is an added value.

Environment

  • Work is performed in a fast-paced office environment with frequent interruptions from phone calls and conversation.
  • Occasionally will be asked to lift, carry, set-up and clean-up materials
  • Attendance and participation at events and activities throughout the cultural community will be expected from time-to-time outside of normal office hours and on weekends.

How to Apply

Please email application – cover letter and resume – using subject header: Program Director, CCI to: ryan.deal@artsandscience.org by April 3, 2015. No phone calls please.

Theatre In The Park seeks Administrative Assistant

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

theatre_in_the_park_email_header_finalTheatre In The Park seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant reporting to the Financial and Marketing Directors. Main roles are receptionist, ticket sales, administrative and event support, and other duties as needed. Requirements: Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of basic IT maintenance and troubleshooting. Accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills are a must. Previous customer service, CRM database, and/or box office experience a plus. Position is 35-40 hours per week and must be available to work nights and weekends during performance runs and other events. Benefits including health insurance and retirement available after ninety (90) day probationary period.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/cv to hr@theatreinthepark.com with three (3) references:  two (2) professional and one (1) personal. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. All inquiries must be directed to hr@theatreinthepark.com.

Auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Theatre Charlotte

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

theatre charlotteMarch 22 and 23, 2015 at 7 pm

Callbacks March 24

Seeking strong singers, ages 16 +, for the following cast:

Jesus Christ – Male, High Tenor. Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews. Portrays his spiritual ministry, as well as his personal experience and political role in the world.

Judas Iscariot – Male, High Tenor. One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus’ fame. A tragic figure, conflicted man, and powerfully passionate. Desirous of being pure as Jesus is, and believes he is doing the right thing.

Mary Magdalene – Female, Mezzo. Follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. A woman of great strength that tries in her way to care for Jesus, with tenderness and desire.

Pontius Pilate – Male Bari-Tenor. Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus’ crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream. One of the most complex characters in the play, a man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience.

Caiaphas – Male Bass. Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution.

Annas – Male, High Tenor. Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat.

Peter – Male, Baritone. One of Jesus’ 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus’ arrest to save himself.

Simon Zealotes – Male Tenor. One of Jesus’ 12 apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans.

King Herod – Male Baritone. The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate

Ensemble
Male and female singing ensemble consisting of Priests, Lepers, Cured Lepers, Merchants, Soldiers, Judas’s Tormentors, Reporters/Camera Operators and Soul Girls.

Please come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song that best exhibits your vocal abilities. Bring sheet music in the proper key. Do not prepare a song from this show. An accompanist will be provided.

Director: Billy Ensley
Music Director: Ellen Robison
Choreographer: Lisa Blanton

Performance dates: May 15 – May 31, 2015

Anyone interested in performing on stage at Theatre Charlotte is welcome to audition. For musicals, generally you will be required to prepare a song and bring the sheet music to the audition and come dressed to move. For non-musicals you will most likely be asked to read scenes from the script. Perusal copies of scripts are often available for those interested in auditioning. Rehearsals are usually held Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Magnolia Arts Center announces auditions for “MVP”

Friday, March 20th, 2015

magnolia artsAuditions to be held for “MVP,” a play about Jackie Robinson.

Sunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30

Call backs will be held on Wednesday, April 1

 

Auditions will be held at the Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 East 14th Street in Greenville, located near the Perkins Athletic Complex and behind Sports Connection.

Our dual mission for community theater is to help foster a learning AND growing opportunity for actors/actresses, directors, stage managers, sound and tech crew.  If you fit into any of these categories (or are interested in learning more about them), then make sure to sign up for our Call Board mailing list.

The Magnolia Arts Center is a non-profit cultural arts organization with a mission to provide the Greenville area residents with the opportunity to express their creativity, participate in the arts, and attend quality cultural events. Founded by a small group of devoted individuals in 2005, the MAC has been putting together creative productions in theater, music, and film to inspire the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists in innovative ways.

Visit our website for additional information!

Rocky Mount Community Theatre seeks Theatre Coordinator

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

rocky mountTITLE:  Theatre Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Parks and Recreation, City of Rocky Mount

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for the department’s performing arts program.

 

 

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Directs or hires guest directors for productions including community theatre.
  • Develops contracts and initiates performing arts programs, workshops and camps for youth and adults.
  • Develops the annual theatre budget.
  • Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
  • Identifies and books performers for special events and the annual production series.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts for theatre arts programs.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises theatre volunteers.
  • Serves as a theatrical liaison to local schools, churches, and other organizations.
  • Oversees and trains ushers.
  • Coordinates opening night receptions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Knowledge of community theatre standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of the performing arts industry, including production standards and production marketing.
  • Knowledge of box office operations.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Skill in the supervision of personnel.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and identifying solutions.
  • Skill in preparing clear and accurate reports.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Skill in evaluating and establishing written policies and procedures.
  • Skill in setting priorities for competing projects.
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in operating computers and other standard office equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Recreation Services Supervisor (Imperial Centre) assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include the City Administrative Policy Manual; the City of Rocky Mount Personnel Manual; theatrical contracts; and royalty and licensing agreements. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and supervisory duties. Time and budgetary constraints contribute to the complexity of the position.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to direct the City’s performing arts programs. Success in this position provides theatre arts programming for area residents.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, volunteers, teachers, performers, members of arts organizations, media personnel, and members of the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and motivate and influence persons.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently standing or walking. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and in a theatre.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has direct supervision over Theatre Program Specialist (1) and Theatre Assistant (1).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

o    Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

o    Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.

o    Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

o    Possession of or ability to obtain NRPA Certified Parks and Recreation Professional within 12-36 months of hire.

o    One to three years of successful operation in a municipal or county Parks and Recreation setting preferred.

o    Ability to learn required software systems.

o    CPR/First Aid certification is required within 6 months of hire.

 

Visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/rockymountnc/default.cfm for more information and to submit your application.