Under administrative direction of Associate Director/Museums, oversees operations and budgets of historic sites of the Nebraska Historical Society; oversees site operations and management; serves as liaison between site communities and society; manages procedures for submittal of admissions revenues; encourages development and organizes promotional activities; Position will be located at Chimney Rock National Historic Site at Bayard, NE.
Oversees the operation and planning of historic sites as identified by the Nebraska Historical Society in regards to management. Plans, organizes, and coordinates activities for seven historic sites, staff and volunteer workers to ensure agency standards and objectives are established and met. Supervises and directs the work activities of subordinate staff to facilitate the attainment of each site's work goals and to ensure the consistent application of policies, procedures, and guidelines. Serves as liaison between historic site communities and the Society to promote positive relationships. Administers contractual agreements for operation of two historic sites with contract management. Writes and submits annual and supplementary site budgets for inclusion in agency's budget. Participates as member of process teams in planning and implementing museum programs. Trains subordinate staff in the principles, practices, policies, and procedures of historic preservation and site management in accordance with established practices. Coordinates and encourages promotional activities to enhance public use of the facilities. Travel to the various sites will be required for job performance.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field and three years business related experience of which one year has been in a responsible supervisory capacity. Related work experience may substitute for the Bachelors degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
PREFERRED: Because of the historical significance, a Bachelors degree in history, anthropology, or museum studies with experience in museum work.
Knowledge of: staff training and management; collection and preservation techniques; records management; budgeting and record keeping; facilities management; building and grounds maintenance. Ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; operate computer system; identify building and ground's maintenance needs; organize activities; supervise staff performance; Ability to travel to the various sites across Nebraska is required. Prefer Knowledge of: Nebraska History; Prefer Ability to: organize promotional activities for the sites; review and write contracts; administer budget and expenditures according to plans; and organize volunteers.