Site Manager | El Paso, TX
Texas Historical Commission
Job Vacancy Notice
Position Title: Site Manager, Magoffin Home State Historic Site
Classification Title: Park/Historic Site Superintendent III
Job Posting Number: 22-1300-27
Salary Group/Class#: B22/2702
Opening Date: 01/07/2022
Closing Date: Until Filled
Duration: Regular, Full-time
Work Location Address: Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
JOB OBJECTIVE: Under the direction of the Historic Sites Supervisor, the Site Manager is responsible for effective
administration, management and operation of the Magoffin Home State Historic Site. In addition, the Site Manager is
responsible for effective administration, management and operation of the Magoffin Home State Historic Site.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: budget development and management; maintenance of site; resource
management and curatorial care of original and reproduction artifacts and exhibits; visitor services, interpretive and
educational program planning, development, scheduling, production and evaluation; development of beneficial
partnerships, volunteer management, media relations, promotional and marketing activities; records management and
reporting; management of minor repair and maintenance projects; and personnel management. The Site Manager
assists the Historic Sites Supervisor and Division Director 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.
1. Hiring and supervision of site staff, including an Educator, Administrative Assistant, and Maintenance staff.
2. Direct the day-to-day operations of the site, including visitor services, programs, safety and security.
3. Responsible for program planning, development, and implementation.
4. Develop and implement effective techniques for evaluation of operation and programs.
5. Study and analyze operations and problems, and prepare reports of findings and recommendations.
6. Prepare justifications for and assist in implementing procedural changes and policy compliance.
7. Work with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems.
8. Work with and speak to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the
program and to secure support for local programs.
9. Evaluate employee performance and identify mentoring, coaching and training opportunities for staff members.
10. Provide recommendations on staffing needs and organization.
11. Communicate Texas Historical Commission (THC) policy, business and information to staff in a timely basis.
12. Communicate issues, opportunities, Friends group ideas and initiatives to supervisor in a timely and effective way.
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. Identify priorities and resources in annual and long range planning for the program.
17. Provide effective liaison with site Friends group and assist them in annual planning, submission of annual program
and timely reporting to Division as required.
18. Represent THC and the Historic Sites Division as needed in public meetings, seminars and other events.
19. Coordinate public relations, media and marketing activities with Public Information and Education Division.
20. Oversee collections care and management in consultation with the Division of Historic Sites’ Chief Curator, to
insure 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.
21. Oversee maintenance and preservation planning and identify needed projects and appropriate resources to
22. Implement cyclical maintenance program for the historic site.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. Prepare annual budget proposal, monitor site expenditures to prevent overspending and approve expenditures
from site budget.
26. May develop procedure manuals and planning documents.
27. May train others.
28. Adheres to established work schedule with regular attendance.
29. Follows all THC safety guidelines, policies and procedures and ethics requirements.
30. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in History, American Studies, Museum Studies or
closely related field that included course work in museum studies;
• Minimum four years work experience in the museum field;
• Minimum two 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
• 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.
• Either a graduate degree or certification in Business.
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;
• 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: The workplace setting is a historic site, in an office and in outdoor settings
where there is exposure to high temperatures, weather, dust, insects and pollution. This employee typically works
irregular hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with days off other than Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. This position
may involve walking; standing; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; safely lifting and carrying items
weighing up to 30 pounds and climb one steep flight of stairs on a regular basis. Work includes walking on uneven
pathways and unpaved surfaces. Must be able work extended periods at a computer. Occasional travel with an
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 sponsors.
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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For New Hires/Rehires: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.
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