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JOB OBJECTIVE: The Historic Sites Division’s Chief Education Specialist is an inspired creator of high-quality education, program, and evaluation materials and an enthusiastic talent manager who will oversee the creation and delivery of galvanizing, thought-provoking programs rooted in primary sources and based on the interpretive frameworks for 37 historic sites. The Chief Education Specialist will be knowledgeable about U.S. and Texas history and committed to new educative strategies to engage visitors across the lifespan, with a focus on teachers and students. Working closely with the Chief Interpretive Specialist and Coordinator of Community Engagement, the DOE will oversee the translation of broad interpretive themes and work with Historic Sites staff on the creation of guidebooks, exhibit material, interpretive programs, and will oversee interpretive training and certification of field educational staff and assist Site Managers in the creation of special events, camps, and fieldwork.
Under the direction of the Assistant Deputy Executive Director for Historic Sites, the Chief Education Specialist in the Historic Sites Division (HSD) at the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is a strategic thinker and experienced planner who performs advanced (senior level) leadership, consultative, and collaborative work. This includes framing the agenda for educational experiences and programs with and for THC Historic Sites across the state. Working in partnership with Division’s Chief Interpretive Specialist, Director of Historic Site Operations, Community Engagement Coordinator, Chief Curator, and Communications Coordinator, and HS Director of Earned Revenue, the Chief Education Specialist influences, coaches, informs, guides, and evaluates learning outcomes of education programs and educational exhibition components for audiences across the lifespan – onsite, offsite, and online. The Chief Education Specialist administers, fully conceives, and updates the agency’s Virtual Learning Portal through the development of content from contributors at historic sites and throughout the agency. Work under general supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
|Job Vacancy Notice|
|Position Title:||Chief Education Specialist, Historic Sites Division|
|Classification Title:||Education Specialist IV|
|Job Posting Number:||23-95|
|Closing Date:||Until filled|
|Work Location Address:||Historic Sites Division, 208 East 10th Street, Austin, TX 78701|
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State of Texas Application for Employment through CAPPS Recruit.