Assistant Site Manager | Rockport, TX
Texas Historical Commission
Job Vacancy Notice
Position Title: Assistant Site Manager, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
Classification Title: Assistant Park/Historic Site Superintendent I
Job Posting Number: 22-1000-8R
Salary Group/Class#: B-19/2692
Opening Date: 01/10/2022
Closing Date: Until filled
Duration: Regular, Full-time
Work Location Address: Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, 317 South Fulton Beach Road, Rockport, Texas 78358
JOB OBJECTIVE: Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Site Manager at Fulton Mansion, the Assistant Site Manager helps to ensure all aspects of effective administration, management and operation of the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site. This includes, but is 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 Assistant Site Manager may also work with the Site Manager and Director of Historic Sites Operations in the 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.
1. Confer with the Site Manager in the hiring and supervision of site staff.
2. Oversee the day-to-day operations of the site, including visitor services, programs, safety and security.
3. Assist in program planning, development, and implementation.
4. Assist in the development and implementation of effective techniques for evaluation of operation and programs.
5. Prepare and review reports of findings and recommendations.
6. Prepare recommendations for and assist in implementing procedural changes and policy compliance.
7. Work with the Site Manager and program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems.
8. May liaise with and speak to community and professional groups to help coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in
the program and to secure support for local programs.
9. Confer with the Site Manager to evaluate employee performance and identify mentoring, coaching and training
opportunities for staff members.
10. Provide the Site Manager with recommendations on staffing needs and organization.
11. Assist in communicating THC policy, business and information to staff in a timely basis.
12. Assist in communicating issues, opportunities, Friends group ideas and initiatives to supervisor in a timely and effective
13. Maintain knowledge of current historic preservation and museum best practices.
14. Participate with the Division, THC leadership and Commission in defining site mission.
15. Communicate mission to stakeholders, Friends and community.
16. Assist with the identification of priorities and resources in annual and long-range planning for the program.
17. May represent THC and the Historic Sites Division as needed in public meetings, seminars and other events.
18. Assist in the coordination of public relations, media and marketing activities with Public Information and Education
19. Assist in collections care in consultation with the Division of Historic Sites’ Chief Curator and assigned Regional 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.
20. Assist in maintenance and preservation planning, and the implementation of cyclical maintenance and housekeeping
21. Confer with the Site Manager to oversee the interpretive program for the site, including research, planning,
development of programs and exhibits and conducting special and educational programs and audience research
22. 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.
23. Assist the Site Manager in the preparation of an annual budget proposal, and monitoring site expenditures to prevent
24. Direct the site in the absence of the Site Manager.
25. May develop procedure manuals and planning documents.
26. May train others.
27. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
28. Follow all THC safety guidelines, policies and procedures and ethics requirements.
29. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Business, History, American Studies, Museum
Studies or closely related field that included course work in museum studies;
• Minimum three years’ work experience in the museum field with one year 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
• 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.
• Master’s degree in History, American Studies, Museum Studies or a closely related field that included museum studies
course work with two years’ work experience in the museum field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of historic site administration and operations;
• Knowledge of cultural resource management;
• Knowledge of museum interpretation/education;
• Knowledge of safety rules, regulations, practices and procedures including county health regulations and state hotel
• Skill in overseeing facility/equipment/grounds repair programs and repair techniques;
• Ability to develop marketing, promotional activities and special events;
• Ability to manage programs and projects;
• Ability to develop and maintain financial systems;
• Ability to develop relationships and professional partnerships with diverse communities;
• Effective verbal and written communication, human relations and organizational skills;
• Effective critical thinking skills;
• Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and external customers;
• Skill in operating a personal computer with word processing, database and spreadsheet software;
• Ability to analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend effective solutions;
• Ability to process information in a logical manner and to assess validity;
• Ability to work in a setting requiring self-motivation/cooperative decision-making and to work effectively with diverse
groups of people;
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet strict deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail;
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
• Ability to adapt successfully and quickly to change and deliver quality results in a timely manner;
• Ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as within a team environment;
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; and
• Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE:
Must have or obtain a valid Driver’s License and Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles.
ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: Workplace setting is a historic site, in an office and outdoor setting where
occasional exposure to weather, dust, insects, and traveling on uneven and unpaved surfaces, and lack of environmental
control are part of the working conditions. Required to work 40 hours per week including flexible scheduled hours other
than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Must be able to safely lift up to 30
pounds and required to respond to emergency situations. Require to travel with an occasional overnight stay.
REMARKS (Application procedures, Special requirements): State of Texas application must be submitted through the
CAPPS website. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be
accepted in place of a completed application.
The Texas Historical Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age or disability in recruitment, selection, appointment, training,
promotion, retention or any other personnel action or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities which it
Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective Service
registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.
As part of the employment process, THC will conduct a driving and criminal background check. Unsatisfactory information
relevant to the position may disqualify the applicant from employment.
Disability access for testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice by contacting Human
Resources at 512-305-6729.
THC participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of
Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.
For New Hires/Rehires: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.
All applications must be submitted through the CAPPS website. For additional information about our jobs, please visit https://www.thc.texas.gov/job-opportunities.
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