This full-time, benefits eligible, classified position supports the Historical Society by working as the Historic Sites Administrator within the Museum and Historic Site Division.
The Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional for the position of Sites Administrator in the Museum and Historic Sites Division. This position plays a key role in the management of the 16 KSHS historic sites by supervising the staff and programs at the historic sites, overseeing and managing budget operations, assisting with grant writing and fund raising, working closely with local community support groups, managing interpretive projects, and promoting public awareness of the historic sites. The position will work out of the KSHS headquarters in Topeka, but extensive and regularly scheduled travel to the historic sites is a critical requirement of the job. Experience with distance management of staff, budget management, and interpretive project management is preferred.
Ability to travel at least quarterly to each historic site to establish and maintain excellent communications between the central office and each site.
- Two years of experience supervising staff.
- Must be able to communicate effectively both in writing and orally and be able to deal with the public and staff harmoniously.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
One year of experience in planning, organizing and directing the work of a department, program or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Masters degree in American history, museum science, anthropology, American studies, education, folklore, historical administration, or equivalent degree preferred. Five years professional experience in a museum or historic site supplemented by two years of administrative and/or supervisory experience. Must be knowledgeable in historic preservation; historic research and interpretation; and facilities management practices.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application package, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.
Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on the preferred qualifications and your ability to demonstrate the following minimum competency factors:
- Knowledge of historic research and interpretation.
- Knowledge of historic preservation.< <li>Knowledge of facilities management practices.
- Ability to oversee and manage annual budget for the operations of the 16 historic sites by training and supervising site curators on the management of individual budgets.
- Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally.
- Ability to coordinate work of professional staff.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and contractors.
What To Expect Next:
Once your completed application package, including all required documents (see below) is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the probation period