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Posted: 11/07/2019

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. Division/Section Information: The Historical Research Office, Historical Resources Division, Office of Archives and History, serves the broad historical research needs of the agency by preparing in-depth historical reports, assisting with publications, websites, the historical marker program, and commemorative observances. Beyond that, the Office assists with detailed historical investigations, manuscript reviews, and public requests. Public outreach can include but is not limited to public speaking, involvement in professional organizations, and collaborative work internally and externally.

Civil War Roster Editor
Professional Opportunity
Raleigh, NC
Open Until

Description of Work:
This full-time permanent position serves as editor of the Civil War Roster, an inventory of the state's Confederate and Union troops which first went to press in 1966 and is currently in its twenty-first volume. Primary responsibilities include researching, compiling, checking, and contextualizing records of North Carolina's soldiers and sailors and preparing new volumes in the series in cooperation with the assistant editor and publications staff. Forthcoming volumes will primarily address Federal troops, irregular units, and addenda. This position reports to the research supervisor in the Historical Research Office.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research on North Carolina Civil War soldiers, sailors, and units
  • Preparing and checking drafts of troop rosters
  • Writing and editing unit histories
  • Preparing front matter, index, and cover
  • Adhering to production schedule and space considerations
  • Collecting information for addenda/errata files
  • Responding to public requests for information


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. 
In order to qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSA's listed below:

  1. Must have the ability to read, write, spell, transcribe, and communicate clearly.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of North Carolina and/or American and/or Southern history.
  3. Demonstrated experience conducting historical research in primary and secondary sources.
  4. Ability to read mid-nineteenth-century cursive handwriting.
  5. Demonstrated skills in writing historical material for an adult audience.
  6. Ability to produce finished copy according to a production schedule, subject to supervisor's review.

Management Preference:

  1. Ph.D. in history or closely related field preferred.
  2. Specialized knowledge of Civil War-era North Carolina history.
  3. Experience with book and/or manuscript production.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements


Master's degree in English, journalism, history, or related field from an appropriately accredited institution;


Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, history, or related field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in a profession requiring research and/or editing as a major job skill;

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to apply

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