Site Manager - Midland, TX
Company: Texas Association of Museums
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Texas Historical Commission Job Vacancy Notice
Position Title: Site Manager, Bush Family Home State Historic
Classification Title: Park/Historic Site Superintendent III
Job Posting Number : - 22-2800-70R
Salary Group/Class#: B22/2702
Opening Date: - 07/19/2022
Closing Date: - Until filled
Duration: Regular, Full-time -
Hours/Week: - 40
Work Location Address: 1412 W. Ohio Avenue, Midland, TX 79701
JOB OBJECTIVE: Under the direction of the Director of Historic
Sites Operations, the Site Manager is responsible for effective
administration, management, and operation of the Bush Family Home
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;
visitor services, interpretive and educational program planning,
development, scheduling, production and evaluation; development of
beneficial community partnerships and collaborations; manage
contracts and relationships with vendors and operational partners;
volunteer recruiting and management; media relations, promotional
and marketing activities; records management and reporting;
management of minor repair and maintenance projects on historic and
non-historic structures as well as the grounds; and personnel
hiring, training, 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 limited supervision, with
considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Hiring, supervision, and evaluation of site
2. Direct the day-to-day operations of the site, including visitor
services, programs, safety, and security.
3. Coordinate and collaborate with the private non-profit George W.
Bush Childhood Home, Inc. to provide - operational support for the
4. Responsible for program planning, development, and
5. Updates, develops, and implements Business Plans and other
6. Develops and implements effective techniques for evaluation of
operation and programs.
7. Studies and analyzes operations and problems and prepares
reports of findings and recommendations.
8. Prepares justifications for and assists in implementing
procedural changes and policy compliance.
9. Work with program staff in determining trends and resolving
10. Work with and speaks to community and professional groups to
coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the program and to
secure support for local programs.
11. Evaluate employee performance and identify mentoring, coaching,
and training opportunities for staff members. 12. Provide
recommendations on staffing needs and organization.
13. Communicate THC policy, business, and information to staff in a
14. Communicate issues, opportunities, Friends group ideas and
initiatives to supervisor in a timely and effective way. 15.
Maintain knowledge of current historic preservation and museum best
16. Participate with the Division, THC leadership and Commission in
defining site mission.
17. Communicate mission to stakeholders, affinity groups, and the
18. Identify priorities and resources in annual and long-range
planning for the program.
19. Represent THC and the Historic Sites Division as needed in
public meetings, seminars, and other events.
20. Coordinate public relations, media, and marketing activities
with the Communications Division.
21. Oversee collections care and management in consultation with
the Division of Historic Sites' curatorial team to ensure that
artifacts are under the site's physical and intellectual control,
appropriately displayed, stored, and documented. Artifacts include
historic buildings and features of the site.
22. Oversee maintenance and preservation planning and identify
needed projects and appropriate resources to accomplish them.
23. Develop and implement cyclical maintenance and housekeeping
program for the historic site that includes historic and
non-historic structures and the grounds.
24. Direct the interpretive program for the site, including
research, planning, development of programs and exhibits and
conducting special and educational programs and audience research
25. Provide subject matter expertise related to the historic site
and its period of Texas history and ensures the accuracy of
material produced about the program or site.
26. Prepare annual budget proposal, monitor site expenditures to
prevent overspending and approve expenditures from site budget.
27. May develop procedure manuals and planning documents.
28. May train others.
29. Adheres to established work schedule with regular
30. Follows all THC safety guidelines, policies and procedures and
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 31. 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; Minimum three years' work experience in cultural
resources, historic sites, or 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 operations;
Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, and ability to
drive a state vehicle; and, Required to travel up to 10% of the
PREFER:Master's degree in History, American Studies, Archeology,
Museum Studies, or a closely related field that included museum
studies course work; and/orEither 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 including
county health regulations and stateKnowledge of the care of
historic landscapes;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
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. Required to travel with an occasional overnight
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
Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:
Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with
translating your military work experience and training courses into
civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill
For New Hires/Rehires: Health insurance is available the 1st of the
following month after a 60-day waiting period.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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