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Posted: 03/02/2016

Texas Historical Commission
Historic Sites Division - Mission Dolores State Historic Site

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas. THC employees consult with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. Agency employees work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration, and urban planning. We employ dedicated and professional people who are committed to the utilization of the latest best practices and technology in delivering statewide services to our customers. MISSION DOLORES STATE HISTORIC SITE The Mission Dolores State Historic Site, located in San Augustine, Texas, is a Spanish Colonial mission site (1721-1773) located in deep East Texas. Today, there are no above ground remains of the mission, but extensive archeological investigations have confirmed the location of the mission site. On site today is a museum and the El Camino Real de los Tejas visitor center building, which also houses an archeological laboratory and artifact curation facility. Additional information about Mission Dolores and its history can be found at http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/dolores/index.html In addition to the museum and visitor center, there is also a 32-vehicle RV Park that operates in conjunction with the site.

Site Manager (Program Supervisor III)
Professional Opportunity
San Augustine, TX
$3,883.34 - $4,800 (Monthly)


Under the direction of the Historic Sites Supervisor, the Site Manager is responsible for effective administration, management and operation of the Mission Dolores State Historic Site. Ownership and management of the Mission Dolores site is currently in the process of being transferred from the City of San Augustine to the Texas Historical Commission (THC). The site manager will be responsible for assisting with this transfer and making the necessary preparations for the THC to take over full operations of the site. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: business planning, 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; development of beneficial partnerships, volunteer management, media relations, promotional and marketing activities; records management and reporting; management of minor repair and maintenance projects; and personnel management. The Site Manager assists the Historic Sites Supervisor and Division Director/Deputy Executive Director of Historic Sites with effective coordination and interaction with headquarters staff, landowners, and local government entities on matters affecting the site. Provides leadership to site staff, volunteers and other stakeholders to successfully manage and conserve the sites natural and cultural resources.



1.       Hiring and supervision of site staff, including an Educator, Administrative Assistant, and Maintenance staff.

2.       Direct the day-to-day operations of the site, including visitor services, programs, safety and security.

3.       Responsible for business and program planning, development, and implementation.

4.       Manage earned revenue goals and growth through retail, programming, special events and recreational (RV) activities.

5.       Develop and implement effective techniques for evaluation of operation and programs.

6.       Study and analyze operations and problems, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations.

7.       Prepare justifications for and assists in implementing procedural changes and policy compliance.

8.       Work with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems.

9.       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.

10.   Evaluate employee performance and identify mentoring, coaching and training opportunities for staff members.

11.   Provide recommendations on staffing needs and organization.

12.   Communicate THC policy, business and information to staff in a timely basis.

13.   Communicate issues, opportunities, Friends group ideas and initiatives to supervisor in a timely and effective way.

14.   Maintain knowledge of current historic preservation and museum best practices.


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How to apply
State of Texas application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.
Egina Siddall
Phone: 5123056729
P O Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711

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