Historical Resources Manager (Sarasota)

04 Nov 2021 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources
Salary: $73,000 - $82,000

Job Description:

  • Develops short-and long-range plans for overall direction of Historical Resources division.
  • Prepares and administers the operating and capital budgets for Historical Resources including setting priorities and managing overall expenditures.
  • Ensures that all elements of Historical Resources operations are compliant with core service, county, state, and federal policies and regulations.
  • Plans and supervises the preservation, development, access and utilization of Historical Resources collection.
  • Oversees development review, historic designation, ad-valorem tax exemption and local government programs.
  • Prepares presentations and presents to the BCC and internal/external customers.
  • Responds to requests from other departments for research and review assistance.
  • Evaluates building, equipment, maintenance/repair needs and works with appropriate departments to address issues.
  • Researches, prepares applications, implements and administers grants.
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates staff members. Encourages staff to grow professionally through coaching and continuing education.
  • Serves as a member of the Library’s Management Team. Actively contributes to developing strategic priorities for the entire Libraries and Historical Resources department.

Outreach and Promotion:

  • Acts as liaison to Historic Preservation Board, Historical Commission and Friends of Sarasota County History Center.  Coordinate participation of Historical Resources staff to attend meetings and community events.
  • Plans and directs the implementation of programs, exhibits and events to promote an understanding of historic Sarasota County.
  • Oversees the development of presentations to promote interest and involvement in Sarasota County history to civic groups; participates as a presenter and guides the creation of volunteer speakers for same.
  • Monitors trends in public history, archives and preservation to ensure the division stays current with its offerings.
  • Develops and maintains community partnerships.
  • Prudently adds items to the collections to capture new or emerging historical themes in Sarasota County History.
  • Encourages historical research using the collections of Historical Resources.
  • Plan and implement public relations activities to increase awareness of resources and services; collaborates with historic organization representatives to enhance regional marketing efforts.
  • Networks with other agencies within the County, the community and the historic preservation profession.

A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, Library Science or Public History.  Four (4) years of job-related experience, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

To apply: https://careers.archivists.org/jobs/15702215/historical-resources-manager

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