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Historian

Company: Charlotte County, FL
Location: Port Charlotte
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

General Summary & Essential Responsibilities The position performs responsible professional and administrative work directing a wide range of activities aimed at recognizing and maintaining Charlotte County's local history resources and collections. Work involves managing a specialist history unit or branch in the Libraries & History Division. Work involves continuous public contact requiring the exercise of considerable patience, tact, and diplomacy, and the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in scheduling, assigning, and coordinating work with that of other units within the system. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: * Participates in the selection, placement, promotion, training, development, scheduling, discipline, safety, and appraisal of professional, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel in the methods, practices, and techniques used in area of specialty as assigned. * Manages and develops historic collections: oversees the development and implementation of Collections Management Plan; organizes and cares for collections; produces and maintains exhibits; manages cleaning and storage of collections not in use; and maintains and updates related data and documentation. * Preserves historic artifacts and resources: reviews permit requests; develops and manages preservation plan for historic structures; and oversees historical markers. * Performs community outreach duties: collaborates with other educational institutions for programming and events; receives and responds to community requests for historical information; and creates and produces publications, papers and other collateral material to promote historical resources. * Develops historical programs, activities, exhibits and special events. * Represents the history unit / branch at various meetings, civic events, and on assigned committees and governing boards: attends meetings and participates in planning activities; performs related speaking engagements and public relations activities. * Participates in fund-raising activities; prepares and submits grant applications. * Assists Division Manager with historical budget preparation, statistics and analysis, and oversight of County-owned historic properties. * Performs administrative duties including budget and revenue administration, oversight of routine expenditures and purchases, preparation of written reports, memorandums, letters, and electronic correspondence, interaction with others, and communication through telephone and meetings. * Provide exceptional customer assistance, problem-solving, and/or complaints by all forms of communication. Min. Education, Licenses and Certifications Minimum Education and Experience: * Master's degree in history, culture studies, museum studies, or related field. * Three (3) years of experience historic preservation, history or cultural education or related field. * Or an equivalent combination of relevant training, education, and experience. Licenses and/or Certificates: * Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Knowledge of operations and practices of local government; ability to analyze and interpret departmental functions, procedures and policies * Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures * Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Historical Advisory Committee and other related public planning bodies. * Knowledge of laws, rules, ordinances, and codes governing the Historic Preservation Ordinance. * Knowledge of archival practices and procedures. * Knowledge of museum operations and best practices, artifact collection management and exhibit design and development. * Demonstrated interest in historic and/or archeological preservation; knowledge of historic preservation law, practices and policies. * Ability to make recommendations and to use resourcefulness and tact in solving new problems * Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. * Strong analytical and research skills; ability to ascertain priorities and meet deadlines and objectives. * Ability to plan, organize, direct, and appraise the work of assigned personnel. * Strong written and oral communication skills to include public speaking and the ability to develop effective proposals. * Skill in the use of standard office computer equipment and software applications; ability to maintain accurate records and reports. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. * Ability to operate a motor vehicle. * Ability to provide internal/external guidance and customer assistance via all forms of communication. Supplemental Information Working Conditions: Work is primarily performed in an indoor, climate-controlled environment and is nearly absent from disagreeable elements (e.g., irate customers, extreme noise, heat, odors, heights and/or dust). Risk/Safety Conditions: There is little or no risk related to physical and/or mental health and safety associated with this position. Physical Activities: Stooping, walking, sitting, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pushing, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception.SDL2017

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