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Posted: 10/15/2015

Sarasota County
Libraries and Historical Resources

County Government

Historical Resources Manager
Professional Opportunity
Sarasota, FL
$50,502 - $61,000

Manager is responsible for the effective operation of Historical Resources,  including services, programs, partnerships, communication, budget management and staffing. The Manager develops and articulates the future vision for Historical Resources and implements the goals, objectives and activities. The Manager develops strategic partnerships to achieve specific community outcomes for historic education and preservation.


·   Develops short and long range plans for overall direction of Historical Resouces division.

·   Monitors division activity in order to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of operations and programs.

·   Develops, implements and administers  policies and procedures.

·   Prepares and administers the operating and capital budgets for Historical Resources; including setting priorities and

managing overall expenditures. Seeks alternative revenue sources.

·   Ensures that all elements of Historical Resources operations are in compliance with core service, county, state, and federal policies and regulations.

·   Plans and supervises the preservation, development, access and utilization of Historical Resources collection.

·   Oversees development review, historic designation, ad-valorem tax exemption and local government programs.

·   Prepares presentations and presents to the BCC and internal/external customers.

·   Responds to requests from other SCGov Departments for research and review assistance.

·   Evaluates building, equipment, maintenance/repair needs and works with appropriate departments to address issues.

·  Researches, prepares applications, implements and administers grants.

·  Manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational and performance  audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.


Outreach and Promotion:

·   Acts as liaison to Historic Preservation Board, Historical Commission and Friends of Sarasota Co. History Center.  Coordinates participation of Historical Resouces staff to attend meetings as agenda items require.

·   Plans and directs the implementation of programs, exhibits and events to promote an understanding of historic Sarsasota County.

·   Oversees the development of  presentations to promote interest and involvement in Sarasota County history to civic; participates as a presenter and guides the creation of volunteer speakers for same.

·   Monitors public historical education trends and develops programs to keep pace with a changing environment.

·   Develops and maintains community partnerships.

·   Prudently adds items to the collections to capture new or emerging historical themes in Sarasota County History

·   Encourages historical research using the collections of Historical Resources

·   Plans and implements public relations activities to increase awareness of resources and services; collaborates with historic organization representatives to enhance regional marketing efforts.

·   Networks with other agencies within the County, the community, and the historic preservation profession.


Staff Development:

·   Defines job duies and requirements for effective staffing levels.

·   Evaluates staffing needs for the division; interviews and selects candidates for hire.

·   Provides opportunities for ongoing employee training; coaches employees.

·   Monitors and manages performance, including the administration of corrective action.

·   Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings; conducts one-on-one meetings with employees.

·   Partners with Human Resources on employee relations issues and disciplinary actions.

·  Assigns special projects and monitors progress.


Education, experience, certification, license, etc. as required for the job:

Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, History Preservation, Architectural History. History or related field and four years of experience, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity


Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History or related field is preferred. Five to ten years progressively responsible professional experience in this area is preferred.


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How to apply
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Jennifer Perry
Phone: 941 861-5459
Fax: 941 861-5200
1660 Ringling Blvd.
5th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236

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