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Posted: 03/03/2014

City of San Antonio
Office of Historic Preservation

The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) protects the historical, cultural, architectural, and archaeological resources that make San Antonio unique.

Cultural Historian
Professional Opportunity
San Antonio, TX
$54,597.66 - $81,896.88 Annually

Under general direction, is responsible for performing professional level projects requiring a high level of specialized knowledge related to the multicultural history of San Antonio and local historic designations. Develops, implements, and facilitates initiatives to solicit public input for the purpose of identifying historic sites of cultural significance in a historically multicultural city. Conducts research; provides data; makes recommendations to develop and implement a plan for completing cultural surveys; and develops and maintains a library of information gathered. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff. Position is full time, M-F.

Essential Job Functions:

·         Designs and manages initiatives to facilitate public input directly related to places of cultural and historic significance.

·         Provides direction and leadership to projects and initiatives related to culturally significant historical sites.

·         Conducts fieldwork and research in support of the identification of culturally significant historic sites in order to preserve, interpret, and document those historic resources and shares this knowledge through public history programs.

·         Establishes and maintains relationships with San Antonio's multicultural communities.

·         Develops methods, procedures, and objectives for assessing progress of project reviews.

·         Identifies and records cultural themes and resources in a library/database.

·         Facilitates meetings with the public and stakeholders.

·         Assists in compiling, validating, and organizing information from a variety of sources regarding cultural resources to be made available for public use.

·         Identifies opportunities for program outreach and recommends marketing and promotion strategies.

·         Prepares and delivers presentations and specialized reports.

·         Develops and maintains good working relationships with elected officials, other departments, outside agencies, community groups, area history experts, and the general public.

·         Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements:

·         Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

·         Five (5) years of experience in historical preservation, public history, cultural anthropology, or cultural history programs and/or projects


·         This position requires a valid Class C Texas Drivers License or the ability to obtain a valid Class C Texas Drivers License within thirty (30) days after becoming a resident of the State of Texas. Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required. 


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How to apply
Apply online at the City of San Antonio Human Resources Department - Jobs website: http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/jobs/index.asp (search for Cultural Historian under Job Opportunities).
Phone: 210-207-8705

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