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.