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Posted: 08/03/2016

Employer
Texas Historical Commission
Confederate Reunion Grounds 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. CONFEDERATE REUNION GROUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE: The 76-acre Confederate Reunion Grounds (www.visitcrg.com) is located in Limestone County at the confluence of the Navasota River and Jack’s Creek. Historic architectural features include the 1893 dance pavilion, entrance marker and iron archway, 1920s pump house, ruins of Miss Mamie Kennedy’s “Delight House,” Colonel Humphrey’s Arch and Spring, rock and concrete barbecue pits, and rock chimneys, ponds, fountains, cisterns and wells throughout the site.


Position
Educator/Interpreter
16-400-27
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Mexia, TX
Uni
Details
$3,294.00 - $3,544.00 / Monthly
 

Under the supervision of the Site Manager, this position performs moderately complex consultative services and technical assistance work for the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site of the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Work involves planning, developing, and implementing a full range of interpretive, educational, and outreach programs and events intended to promote the sites history, increase visitation, and encourage stakeholder participation. Work under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

1.       Implement interpretive programs at the site.

2.       Improve and modify existing programs, events, and exhibits as required.

3.       Research, develop and deliver new interpretive programs.

4.       Perform research related to the sites collections, exhibits, and cultural/natural resources as needed.

5.       Monitor and review programs for policy compliance and adherence to site goals.

6.       Participate in volunteer recruitment, training, and scheduling.

7.       Prepare reports and maintain records, particularly in regard to site programming.

8.       Conduct outreach programs both on and off site for diverse audiences.

9.       Write articles for newspapers, newsletters and publications, print or electronic, for all audiences.

10.   Speak to public and private groups to promote interest in the site and museum.

11.   Use social media and new media as interpretive tools.

12.   Assist with supervision of interns and volunteers from time to time, particularly in the absence of the Site Manager.

13.   Assist in site marketing efforts by creating advertisements, print materials, and website/social media posts to promote programs and special events.

14.   Assist with front counter duties including revenue handling, museum retail sales, phone calls, and visitor interactions as needed.

15.   Assist with light maintenance and housekeeping, as needed.

16.   May train others.

17.   Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.

18.   Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

19.  Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met): 

·         Graduation from an accredited four-year college o

OPen until
Until Filled

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
Fax: 5123056729
ADDRESS
P O Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711
Uni

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