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Posted: 04/15/2012

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Director of Arts and Historic Preservation
Professional Opportunity
Hartford, CT
$81,829 $104,954

General Experience: Nine (9) years of professional experience in the study, research and preservation of historic sites, structures, artifacts, and administration of programs related to these fields or in the administration and/or management of cultural programs.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability: Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of placemaking philosophy, planning, design, implementation and sustainability for vibrant communities; considerable knowledge of research source materials; considerable knowledge of American history with particular emphasis on history and architectural history of Connecticut; considerable knowledge of artistic and cultural needs of professional arts resources, communities and individuals; considerable knowledge of methods used to develop and promote public interest and participation in cultural programs; knowledge of principles of museum administration and curatorial practices; knowledge of restoration techniques and practices; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; supervisory ability.

Examples of Duties: Directs staff and operations of arts and historic preservation initiatives and programs of the agency; coordinates, plans, manages and analyzes cultural programs, activities and publicity; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; designs and implements programs for the field of historic preservation, restoration, education, tax credits and technical assistance; prepares budgets and reports; negotiates and administers contracts; supervises field investigations; oversees operation of four museums; serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer; assures all federal and state requirements for historical preservation and state agencies are met; oversees the operation of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Connecticut; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact program activities; represents agency at meetings of professional and community organizations and participates in meetings of Commission and its committees; acts on behalf of Deputy Commissioner in his or her absence; may represent agency on state and national organizations; performs related duties as required.

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How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter, a resume, and a Form CT-HR-12 (application for employment) found on the DAS website no later than close of business April 23, 2012 to: DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Human Resources Office 505 Hudson Street Hartford, CT 06106 For further details follow this link: http://das.ct.gov/cr1.aspx?page=13

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