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JOB OBJECTIVE: The Texas Historical Commission seeks a visionary leader to manage Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site, and Sabine Pass State Historic Site. This is an exciting opportunity to assist in the development of a new visitor center at Levi Jordan Plantation, restoration of the Varner-Hogg Plantation main house, site development and restoration at Sabine Pass, and assist in the development of a public archeology program at both plantations. By working with area universities and community scholars, descendants, community stakeholders design firm, and exhibition designer, this is a unique opportunity to educate, inspire, and engage the public to reflect upon the history and culture of people of African heritage in Brazoria County and southeast Texas at Levi Jordan Plantation. It will encourage visitors to celebrate the fortitude, tenacity, hard work, intelligence, creativity, and ingenuity demonstrated by people of African descent. It will inspire visitors with stories of resilience maintaining their culture and heritage in the face of social constructs and a changing political environment.
Under the direction of a Director for Historic Sites Operations, the Complex Site Manager oversees a professional staff and is responsible for effective administration, and operation, including, but 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; operate; development of beneficial partnerships, volunteer management, media relations, promotional and marketing activities; records management and reporting; management of minor repair and maintenance projects; establishing program goals and objectives; developing program guidelines, procedures, policies, and rules; and personnel management. The Site Manager reports to the Director of Historic Sites Operations and the Assistant Deputy Executive Director of Historic Sites, and through them to the Deputy Executive Director of Historic Sites and the agency Executive Director. Coordination and interaction with headquarters staff, and local government entities on matters affecting the site is crucial. Provides leadership to site staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to successfully manage and conserve the site’s natural and cultural resources. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
|Job Vacancy Notice|
|Position Title:||Complex Site Manager, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic site|
|Classification Title:||Park/Historic Site Superintendent V|
|Job Posting Number:||23-1800-17|
|Closing Date:||Until Filled|
|Work Location Address:||1702 N 13th St, West Columbia, TX 77486|
To apply for this position, please complete the electronic
State of Texas Application for Employment through CAPPS Recruit.