This is an unclassified, management position open to all applicants who meet the experience
and training requirements established in the DAS Class Specification for class code 2562, which can be viewed by
accessing this link http://das.ct.gov/HR/JobspecNew/JobDetail.asp?FCC=7298.
General Information: Reporting to the Director of Culture, and serving as the Deputy, the Director of Historic
Preservation and Museums will assist in administering the historic preservation and museum initiatives of the agency to
preserve and promote the state’s significant historic assets and to coordinate with other local, state and federal programs
to incorporate historic properties and cultural strategies with Connecticut’s overall economic development.
Essential Functions: Refer to Examples of Duties listed on DAS Class Specification 2562. Specific functions include:
Directing and evaluating the staff of the State Historic Preservation Office and the staff of all DECD State Museums.
Managing the daily operations of historic preservation and museum initiatives and programs.
Planning, coordinating, analyzing and managing cultural programs, activities and publicity.
Interpreting and administering pertinent laws, developing (or assists with developing) pertinent policies, and assuring compliance with all federal and state requirements for historic preservation.
Designing and implementing programs for the field of historic preservation, restoration, education, tax credits and
Overseeing the operations of agency-operated museums, including capital improvement projects.
Preparing budgets and reports, such as the Historic Preservation Fund annual application and year-end report.
Negotiating and administering contracts.
Serving as Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and as liaison to the Historic Preservation Council and State Historic Review Board, and representing the agency at meetings of professional and community organizations.
Participating in meetings of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee.
Acting on behalf of Director of Culture in his or her absence, and performing related duties whenever necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques;
considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of
preservation policy and economic development incorporating historic assets; considerable knowledge of research source
materials; considerable knowledge of American history with particular emphasis on history and architectural history of
Connecticut; knowledge of cultural strategies; knowledge of principles of museum administration and curatorial practices;
considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; supervisory ability.
General Experience: Nine (9) years of professional experience in the study, research and preservation of historic sites,
structures, artifacts, and administration/management of programs related to these fields.
Preferred Experience: As this is an upper-level management position, a degree in historic preservation or a closely
related field combined with at least five (5) years of experience in an administrative capacity is preferred. Experience
managing museums is preferred.