Assistant Site Manager | Rockport, TX
Assistant Site Manager, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site (Assistant Park/Historic Site Superintendent I) – Rockport, TX
Texas Historical Commission
Job Posting Number: 21-1000-10
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.
- Confer with the Site Manager in the hiring and supervision of site staff.
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the site, including visitor services, programs, safety and security.
- Assist in program planning, development, and implementation.
- Assist in the development and implementation of effective techniques for evaluation of operation and programs.
- Prepare and review reports of findings and recommendations.
- Prepare recommendations for and assist in implementing procedural changes and policy compliance.
- Work with the Site Manager and program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems.
- 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.
- Confer with the Site Manager to evaluate employee performance and identify mentoring, coaching and training opportunities for staff members.
- Provide the Site Manager with recommendations on staffing needs and organization.
- Assist in communicating THC policy, business and information to staff in a timely basis.
- Assist in communicating 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.
- Assist with the identification of priorities and resources in annual and long-range planning for the program.
- May represent THC and the Historic Sites Division as needed in public meetings, seminars and other events.
- Assist in the coordination of public relations, media and marketing activities with Public Information and Education Division.
- 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.
- Assist in maintenance and preservation planning, and the implementation of cyclical maintenance and housekeeping programs.
- 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 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.
- Assist the Site Manager in the preparation of an annual budget proposal, and monitoring site expenditures to prevent overspending.
- Direct the site in the absence of the Site Manager.
- May develop procedure manuals and planning documents.
- May train others.
- Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
- Follow all THC safety guidelines, policies and procedures and ethics requirements.
- 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, 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 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.
- 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.
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