Assistant Site Manager | Brazoria, TX

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Texas Historical Commission 

Job Vacancy Notice 


Position Title: Assistant Site Manager, Varner-Hogg and Levi Jordan Plantations, Sabine Pass Battleground  

Classification Title: Assistant Park/Historic Site Superintendent III 

Job Posting Number: 23-1800-86 

Salary: $4,800.00-$5,500.00/Monthly 
Salary Group/Class#: B-21/2696 

FLSA: Exempt 

Opening Date: 06/23/2023 

Closing Date: Until filled 

Duration: Regular, Full-time 

Hours/Week: 40 

Work Location Address: 10510 FM 524 Brazoria, TX 77422 


JOB OBJECTIVE: Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Complex Site Manager of Varner-Hogg Plantation, Levi Jordan Plantation, and Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Sites, the Assistant Site Manager helps to ensure all aspects of effective administration, management, and operation of the four sites. This includes, but is not limited to, day-to-day operations; budget development and management; maintenance of the site; resource management; 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 sites’ non-profit friends groups; 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 stakeholders, and local government entities on matters affecting the sites. Works with the Site Manager to oversee the archeological and preservation planning for the sites. The Assistant Site Manager provides leadership to site staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to successfully manage and conserve the site’s cultural and natural resources. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 



  1. Confer with the Complex Site Manager in the hiring and supervision of site staff. 

  1. Assist with the oversite of day-to-day operations of the site, including staffing, visitor services, programs, safety, and security. 

  1. Assist in program planning, development, and implementation. 

  1. Assist in the development and implementation of effective techniques for the evaluation of operations and programs. 

  1. Prepare and review reports of findings and recommendations. 

  1. Prepare recommendations for and assist in implementing procedural changes and policy compliance. 

  1. Work with the Complex Site Manager and program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems. 

  1. May consult 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. 

  1. Confer with the Complex Site Manager to evaluate employee performance and identify mentoring, coaching, and training opportunities for staff members. 

  1. Provide the Complex Site Manager with recommendations on staffing needs and organization. 

  1. Assist in communicating THC policy, business, and information to staff on a timely basis. 

  1. Assist in communicating issues, opportunities, Friends group ideas, and initiatives to the supervisor in a timely and effective way. 

  1. Maintain knowledge of current historic preservation and museum best practices. 

  1. Participate with the Division, THC leadership, and Commission in defining the site mission. 

  1. Communicate the mission to stakeholders, Friends, and the community. 

  1. Assist with the identification of priorities and resources in annual and long-range planning for the program. 

  1. May represent THC and the Historic Sites Division as needed in public meetings, seminars, and other events. 

  1. Assist in the coordination of public relations, media, and marketing activities with the Communications Division. 

  1. 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 under the site’s physical and intellectual control are appropriately stored and documented. 

  1. Assist in maintenance and preservation planning and the implementation of cyclical maintenance and housekeeping programs.  

  1. Confer with the Complex Site Manager to oversee the interpretive programs for the sites, including research, planning, development of programs and exhibits, and conducting special and educational programs and audience research as needed. 

  1. Provide subject matter expertise related to the historic sites and their periods of Texas history and ensures the accuracy of the material produced about the programs or sites. 

  1. Assist the Complex Site Manager in the preparation of an annual budget proposal and monitoring site expenditures to prevent overspending. 

  1. Direct the sites in the absence of the Complex Site Manager. 

  1. May develop procedure manuals and planning documents. 

  1. May train others. 

  1. Adhere to an established work schedule with regular attendance. 

  1. Follow all THC safety guidelines, policies and procedures, and ethics requirements. 



  1. 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 Anthropology, Archeology, History, American Studies, African American Studies, Museum Studies, Tourism, Business Administration, or a closely related field;  

  • Minimum three years’ work experience in education, cultural resources, historic sites, or museum field; 

  • Minimum one year of administrative and/or supervisory experience; 

  • 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 Anthropology, Archeology, History, American Studies, African American Studies, Museum Studies, Tourism, or a closely related field; 

  • Proficient with the development, facilitation, and implementation of interpretive programming; 

  • Proficient with the development, facilitation, and production of digital programming, including webinars, online exhibitions, and website and social media contact; and/or 

  • Work experience in a museum or historic site retail business operations.  



  • 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; 

  • 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. 


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 be 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 based on 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 sponsors. 


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