* Manages all aspect of visitor programs and activities including staffing, facility use, security, safety, resource protection, visitor control, operating procedures and hours of operation;
* Manages site historic artifact collections ensuring compliance with guidelines for interpretation, security and maintenance procedures;
* Supervises employees involved in implementing operational decisions on projects, programs, resources protection and public use of a County historic site;
* Monitors public use and implementation of historical programs and educational activities;
* Assists in the development and accounting for site and historic annual budget including donated funds;
* Purchases supplies, equipment and services for day-to-day operation of a historic site and ensures that facilities, equipment and property are maintained;
* Ensures the facilities are a safe environment for historic site visitors, general public and employees;
* Recruits, interviews and selects applicants for employment at a historic site and provides training for subordinate employees;
* Assigns projects to staff and volunteers, sets priorities, work schedules and evaluates both paid and volunteer staff;
* Supervises submission of cash reports and required reporting of management indicators such as visitation, program number and project accounting;
* Assists administrative staff in research, writing, implementation and evaluation of sites annual operational plan, project plans, prospectus and interpretive plan, including goals and objectives or delivering programs and services;
* Plans, develops and implements site programming and interpretation including the planning, development and evaluation of site events, tours, exhibits, museum education and outreach programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of historical research procedures;
* Thorough knowledge of American and regional history;
* Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of historic education and interpretation;
* Thorough knowledge of the principels and practices of facility management;
* Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of historical parks or museum management;
* Thorough knowledge of curatorial practices and procedures;
* Ability to conduct comprehensive historical research and prepare factual reports on historical issues;
* Ability to provide technical resources and program leadership to historical staff;
* Ability to perform effective administrative work including budgeting, human resource management, purchasing and revenue accounting;
* Ability to manage and operate interpretation/conservation programs at a historic site;
* Ability to coordinate major special activities;
* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with specialty consultants such as archeologist, architects, engineers, historians, County employees and the general public;
* Ability to perform duties and responsibilities independently within established polices and procedures.
Education and Experience:
* Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in American history studies, archeology, museum education or a closely related field; and
* 2-3 years experience in museum or historical site interpretation and education to include 1-2 years supervisory experience.
* Must possess a valid driver's license;
* Must pass DMV record check.
* Experience in interpretation;
* Experience in volunteer management;
* Knowledge of colonial Virginia history;
* Knowledge of the American Civil War.