Topic ID #39088 - posted 1/4/2018 10:52 AM

Director of Living History - the Alamo


Director of Living History - Alamo Trust, Inc.

The Director of Living History (“Director”) will be a critical member of the Chief Executive Officer’s
(“CEO”) senior staff at Alamo Trust, Inc. The Director will lead and oversee all administrative, managerial,
and performance-based aspects of the Living History Department. This includes strategic planning, project
management, creation and execution of Living History goals, and staff management. The Living History
Department is tasked with identifying and sharing key aspects of the historical narrative with the public in
an engaging and accurate manner.

  • Organize and administer the overall operations of the Living History Department
  • Develop and document all policies and procedures relevant to all Living History operations
  • Assemble and analyze relevant data and prepare reports for delivery to CEO and Board of Directors
  • Develop and maintain department budget and procurement
  • Identify and administer appropriate performance metrics and quality assurance procedures
  • Manage all recruiting, training, and scheduling of Living History staff
  • Coordinate with other senior staff as necessary
  • Implement all security and emergency procedures related to Living History staff
  • Work closely with the Alamo Historian to create and execute Living History programming in line
  • with approved narrative
  • Assist with special events and activities requiring Living History participation
  • Design programmatic options to enhance the visitor experience thru Living History interpretation
  • and the operational components necessary to implement those designs
  • Maintain all equipment and supplies to provide the best Living History experience possible
  • Prepare and distribute Living History staff communications
  • Liaise with the Volunteer Program Coordinator and Visitor Services team
  • Prepare periodic Committee/Executive-level reports, presentations, and/or agendas on budgeting, system performance, proposed improvements, and any necessary further analysis, as needed
  • Attend meetings as requested
  • Review and assist in the preparation of correspondence, contracts, and public materials, as requested
  • Provide additional project management and administrative support, as requested
  • Master’s Degree strongly preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required in appropriate field
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience with significant responsibility in a living history, museum education; exhibition management environment preferred
  • Direct experience managing staff or other small management skills
  • Strong experience in historical interpretation and public history
  • Ideal candidate will be a proactive and collaborative leader who excels at working in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Ability to manage and/or contribute to a high volume of complex tasks and prioritizing workflow and a wide range of projects at any given time in a fast-paced office environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail and meticulous work ethic
  • Excellent training and well developed management skills that support creative approaches for working with adults, families, education staff and general museum audiences alike are imperative
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the everyday details of a department while focusing on the highest quality result
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Strong strategic thinking skills with ability to actualize plans in a successful manner
  • Ability to multi-task and to work well in a high-profile environment
  • Strong team-orientation and professional attitude
  • Outstanding and demonstrated academic and professional performance
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Office 365
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English
  • Additional fluency in other languages beneficial
  • Must be able to provide documents establishing identity and eiligibility to work in the United States.

  • This is a full-time exempt position
  • Work hours are standard office hours, but may require odd-hours work depending on the project
  • We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package
  • For more information and to apply please visit

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