Employment Opportunities

Position Announcement
Public Information and Events Director


Join a dynamic team of professionals who serve a thriving and scenic beach community. The Town of Duck, North Carolina, located on the Outer Banks, is recruiting for the position of Public Information and Events Director, and seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative individual to join our dedicated staff committed to maintaining high professional standards in support of the Town’s core values of Service, Ownership, Accountability, and Respect (SOAR).

Reporting directly to the Town Manager, this position serves as a key member of the Town’s management team and will be responsible for all facets of community engagement within the Town, including social media, print media, preparation and distribution of news releases, planning, promoting, managing, and coordinating summer events, the Duck Jazz Festival, and other special events.

A successful candidate displays excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to exercise independent judgment and to work collaboratively to resolve issues while seeking innovative approaches to the work. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public relations, event management, business administration, political science, or closely related field; supplemented by local government experience and previous experience and/or training involving research and administrative support work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Supervisory experience is also preferred. Salary hiring range is $76,000-$80,000, negotiable depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits.

If you would like to join the Town of Duck team, please submit your resume, letter of interest and Town application to Lori Ackerman, Town Clerk, Town of Duck, P.O. Box 8369, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949. Applications will also be accepted via email at lackerman@townofduck.com. Applications will be accepted until filled with an application review process beginning on September 9, 2022. Town employment applications and the full job description are available at the Town of Duck Administrative Offices, 1200 Duck Road, on the Town’s website at townofduck.com/employment-duck, or by calling (252) 255-1234.

The Town of Duck is an Equal Opportunity Employer.