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Assistant Historic Site Supervisor--Log Cabin Village--Fort Worth, TX

  • 29 Jan 2019 3:35 PM
    Message # 7135761

    Pay Range from $52,274.70 to $54,889.00 per year

    The City of Fort Worth’s Log Cabin Village/Van Zandt Cottage is looking for a visionary Assistant Historic Site Supervisor (AHSS) to help the Historic Site Supervisor lead Fort Worth’s living history museum.  The AHSS works with Historic Site Supervisor (HSS) to coordinate and supervise the activities and operations of the Log Cabin Village and Van Zandt Cottage; oversees the educational and artifact collections programs at the Village; provides staff and volunteer supervision and highly responsible administrative support to the HSS.

    The ideal candidate will have the ability to think globally and quickly adapt to unforeseen challenges, and demonstrated experience in museum collections management, educational programming, volunteer management, and employee supervision.

    Log Cabin Village is a 19th c. living history museum dedicated to the preservation of frontier Texas.  Owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth’s Park and Recreation Department, Log Cabin Village aspires to build connections to 19th century Texas by providing educational opportunities and sensory experiences that are engaging, accurate, and as authentic as possible.

    Please do not call or email Log Cabin Village regarding this position opening.


    The position will supervise eight part-time historical interpreters and one full-time maintenance worker, administers volunteer program, assists HSS in management of historic site(s), researches interpretive historical content, researches and purchases clothing, books and materials for historic craft demonstrations, manages artifact and structural collections, supervises Group Tour Program, works with HSS to generate content for site's social media and generates/updates printed calendar of events, creates, implements, schedules, evaluates, and maintains group tours, off-site demonstrations, family events, summer camps and year-round classes, designs and maintains exhibits, represents the historical site in professional organizations and collaborates with local organizations to expand programming, research, resources and marketing opportunities and performs other related duties as required.

    This position must be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, ability to effectively prioritize projects, provide effective leadership for direct reports, skill in relationship and partnership building with local communities.


    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Museum Science, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Public History or a related field, three years of increasingly responsible experience in museum science, historic preservation, or related experience and one year of administrative and supervisory responsibility.


    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Museum Science, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Public History or a related field


    Valid Texas Driver’s License.


    Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions.

    Medium Work - Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects. May also require extensive walking around the 2.5 acre site.

    Apply online here

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