Overview

Education

Skills

Under the direction of the Director of Historic Sites Operations, the Site Manager is responsible for effective administration, management and operation of the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: budget development and management; maintenance of site; resource management and curatorial care of museum artifacts and documents; visitor services, interpretive and educational program planning, development, scheduling, production and evaluation; development of beneficial partnerships and ongoing cultivation of a close partnership with the site’s non-profit friends group, volunteer management, media relations, promotional and marketing activities; records management and reporting; management of minor repair and maintenance projects; and personnel management and supervision. The Site Manager assists the Director of Historic Sites Operations with effective coordination and interaction with headquarters staff, community stake holders, and local government entities on matters affecting the site. Provide leadership to site staff, volunteers and other stakeholders to successfully manage and conserve the site’s natural and cultural resources. Work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Hiring and supervision of site staff, including an Educator, Administrative Assistant, Customer Service Representatives, and Maintenance staff.
  • Direct the day-to-day operations of the site, including visitor services, programs, safety and security.
  • Responsible for program planning, development, and implementation.
  • Develops and implements effective techniques for evaluation of operation and programs.
  • Studies and analyzes operations and problems and prepares reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Prepares justifications for and assists in implementing procedural changes and policy compliance.
  • Works with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems.
  • Works with and speaks to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the program and to secure support for local programs.
  • Evaluate employee performance and identify mentoring, coaching and training opportunities for staff members.
  • Provide recommendations on staffing needs and organization.
  • Communicate THC policy, business and information to staff in a timely basis.
  • Communicate issues, opportunities, Friends group ideas and initiatives to supervisor in a timely and effective way.
  • Maintain knowledge of current historic preservation and museum best practices.
  • Participate with the Division, THC leadership and Commission in defining site mission.
  • Communicate mission to stakeholders, Friends and community.
  • Identify priorities and resources in annual and long-range planning for the program.
  • Provide effective liaison with site Friends group and assists them in annual planning, submission of annual program and timely reporting to Division as required.
  • Represent THC and the Historic Sites Division as needed in public meetings, seminars and other events.
  • Coordinate public relations, media and marketing activities with Public Information and Education Division.
  • Oversee collections care and management in consultation with the Division of Historic Sites’ Chief Curator, to ensure that artifact and paper collections are under the site’s physical and intellectual control, appropriately stored and documented collections include historic buildings and features of the site.
  • Oversee maintenance and preservation planning and identify needed projects and appropriate resources to accomplish them.
  • Implement cyclical maintenance program for the historic site.
  • Direct the interpretive program for the site, including research, planning, development of programs and exhibits and conducting special and educational programs and audience research needed.
  • Provide subject matter expertise related to the historic site and its period of Texas history and insures the accuracy of material produced about the program or site.
  • Prepare annual budget proposal, monitor site expenditures to prevent overspending and approve expenditures from site budget.
  • May develop procedure manuals and planning documents.
  • May train others.
  • Adheres to established work schedule with regular attendance.
  • Follows all THC safety guidelines, policies and procedures and ethics requirements.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Business, History, American Studies, Archeology, Museum Studies or closely related field that included course work in museum studies;
  • Minimum four years work experience in the museum field;
  • Minimum three years of administrative and supervisory experience in directing a museum or historic site;
  • Work experience in managing museums and historic sites’ and demonstrated success in developing business operations;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 10% of the work period.

PREFER:

  • Master’s degree in History, American Studies, Archeology, Museum Studies or a closely related field that included museum studies course work with two years’ work experience in the museum field.

Please visit our website for a complete job description and application instructions: http://www.thc.texas.gov/about-us/job-opportunities

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $4,500.00 to $5,166.67 /month

Experience:

  • managing museums and historic sites’: 1 year (Required)
  • Museum Field: 4 years (Required)
  • Administrative and supervisory: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

License:

  • Driver’s License (Required)