The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Administrative Program Coordinator (Non-Exempt Pending) - Site Manager, Winedale Historical Complex

Hiring department Winedale Hist Ctr
Monthly salary $3,473
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 16-12-16-02-9706
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Texas, not Austin
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This position is located in ROUND TOP, TEXAS (80 miles east of Austin). Occasional travel may be required. Some evening and weekend hours required. Must be able to lift 50lb boxes.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Under the direction of the Historic Sites Supervisor, the Site Manager is responsible for effective operation of the Winedale Historical Complex, a division of the Briscoe Center for American History.

Essential Functions

Assist the Historic Sites Supervisor with effective coordination and interaction with Austin headquarters staff, community stakeholders, and local government entities on matters affecting the site. Provide leadership to site staff, volunteers and other stakeholders to successfully manage and conserve the sites natural and cultural resources. Work under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Prepare and manage annual and project budgets; develop and manage procedures for effective implementation of the site maintenance plan; resource manage and manage 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 and personnel management. Hiring and supervision of site staff, including an Administrative Assistant, and Maintenance staff. Direct the day-to-day operations of the site, including visitor services, programs, safety and security. Responsible for program planning, development, and implementation. Develop and implement effective techniques for evaluation of operation and programs. Study and analyze operations and problems, and prepare reports of findings and recommendations. Prepare justifications for and assist in implementing procedural changes and policy compliance. Work with program staff to determine trends and resolving technical problems. 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. Evaluate employee performance and identify mentoring, coaching and training opportunities for staff. Provide recommendations on staffing needs and organization. Communicate Briscoe Center and University policy, business and information to staff in a timely basis. Communicate 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 Briscoe Center leadership in implementing the site's mission. Communicate mission to stakeholders, Friends and community. Identify priorities and resources in annual and long range planning for the program. Serve as the local liaison with site Friends group and assist them in annual planning and programs, and timely reporting to the Briscoe Center supervisor as required. Represent the Briscoe Center and Winedale as needed in public meetings, seminars and other events. Coordinate public relations, media, marketing and fundraising activities with Public Information, Development and other staff. Oversee collections care and management in consultation with Briscoe Center archivists and curators, to insure that artifact and paper collections are under the sites physical and intellectual control, appropriately stored and documented collections include historic buildings and features of the site. Oversee maintenance and preservation planning and identify needed projects and appropriate resources to accomplish them. Implement cyclical maintenance program for the historic site. Ensure daily, weekly, monthly, annual maintenance is completed according to the plan. 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. Provide subject matter expertise related to the historic site and its period of Texas history and insure accuracy of material produced about the program or site. Prepare annual budget proposal, monitor site expenditures.

Marginal/Incidental functions

May develop procedure manuals, planning documents. May train others. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.Follow all Briscoe guidelines, policy and procedure and ethics. Other duties as assigned. Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Required qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Business, History, American Studies, Archeology, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation 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; Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle. Knowledge of historic site administration and operations; cultural resource management; museum interpretation/education; 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, to manage programs and projects, develop and maintain financial systems,develop relationships and professional partnerships with diverse communities. Effective verbal and written communication, human relations and organizational skills, critical thinking skills. Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and external customers. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in History, American Studies, Archeology, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation or a closely related field that included museum studies course work with two years work experience in the museum field.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Position located 80 miles east of Austin, Texas. Must be able to lift 50lbs.

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