Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center
Position Description–Site Manager
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of programmatic operations at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center (GHH) including visitor experience, administrative functions, operations and maintenance, educational and interpretive programs, and special events. The Site Manager represents the GHH on behalf of Bernalillo County while attending or conducting business meetings and will work in conjunction with Bernalillo County permanent staff, the resident caretaker, visitors, project-specific and community stakeholders, contractors, and volunteers. The Site Manager coordinates and serves as Bernalillo County Open Space liaison to the Hubbell House Alliance, a non-profit organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manages GHH collection ensuring compliance with exhibit master plan and guidelines for interpretation, security and maintenance procedures; including exhibit loan agreements;
2. Monitors public use and implementation of historical programs and educational activities;
3. Ensures the facility is a safe environment;
4. Coordinates visitor and education services; monitors quality of programs provided;
5. Recruits, trains, and maintains roster of volunteers and coordinates volunteer schedules; to include but not limited to docent program;
6. Maintains facility calendar and accepts reservations for house tours and special social events;
7. Responsible for required reporting of management indicators such as visitation, program numbers, volunteer hours, and project accounting;
8. Plans, develops, and implements programming and interpretation including the planning, development and evaluation of programs and exhibits, including actively developing and expanding a diverse mix of art, history, cultural, music and educational programming provided to attract visitors;
9. Directs and supervises special events including educational sessions, music events, opening receptions, cultural events, and other activities.
10. Directs and oversees the selection of exhibits, cultural events and traveling displays in collaboration with permanent staff and the Hubbell House Alliance and/or other stakeholders;
11. Develops or participates in the development and promotion of historical or natural resource educational and public information programs;
12. Assists permanent staff in research, writing, implementation and evaluation of GHH annual operational plan, project plans, prospectus and interpretive plan, including goals and objectives or delivering programs and services;
13. Assists in the general management of policy development, program planning, and coordination, and the evaluation of policy and/or organizational changes and new programs;
14. Reviews and/or revises programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, plans, and procedures;
15. Assists in the development of and coordinates marketing and business management plans for the facility, events, and/or programs;
16. Participates in the development of budget requests; monitors expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations; recommends and/or initiates cost-saving measures;
17. Works in conjunction with permanent staff to purchase supplies, equipment and services for day-to-day operation of GHH and ensures that facilities, equipment and property are maintained.
18. Maintains records, artifacts, displays and related files of the collection and historical displays;
19. Coordinates new acquisitions and the de-accessioning of items from the collection, following the approved policy.
20. Submits, tracks, and maintains work orders between GHH and BernCo Facilities Management, Open Space Land Management, Information Technology, and other groups as needed.
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Anthropology, American Studies, Archaeology, Curatorial Studies, History, Humanities, History, Environmental Education, Art History, or Fine Arts preferred and two (2) years combined experience in exhibit development, collections management, creative writing, conducting research in specialty area, working with historical concepts, and volunteer management.
2. Ability to research and analyze complex issues, develop project plans, and proposals.
3. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English, to prepare accurate, concise, complete, informative written materials, and to make effective presentations to small or large groups.
4. Ability to interact professionally and work productively with the public, industry and agency representatives, permanent County employees, volunteers, and non-profit groups.
5. Effective organizational skills and ability to handle effectively multiple concurrent assignments, and activities.
6. Proficiency in the use of Windows-based word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
7. Knowledge of budgeting, cost control, and project management principles.
Employment Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
Must pass background check and drug screen.
1. Most essential job duties are performed indoors in a historic building without modern heating/cooling function.
2. Attendance at evening meetings is required.
3. Availability for employment is 7 days a week; weekend work is required.
4. Works alone primarily, with or without direction. Works with a group at times, works with a select team at times; and works/directs volunteers.
5. Lifting, bending, and walking in all elements are above average.
6. Physical requirements include: sitting, walking, standing, bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling, reaching, repeated hand/arm/finger motion, climbing, driving, typing, manual and finger dexterity, lifting up to 40 pounds.
7. The use of various hand and power tools is required on occasion.
8. Requires working inside and outside, occasionally in adverse weather conditions, extreme cold or heat, for extended periods of time.
9. Risk of injury, animal or insect bites, and exposure to infection, dust, allergens, heat, cold and chemicals.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of historical research procedures;
2. Thorough knowledge of New Mexico and regional history;
3. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of historic education and interpretation;
4. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of facility management;
5. Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of historical parks or museum management;
6. Thorough knowledge of curatorial practices and procedures;
7. Ability to conduct comprehensive historical research and prepare factual reports on historical issues;
8. Ability to manage and operate interpretation/conservation programs at a historic site;
9. Ability to coordinate major special activities;
10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with specialty consultants such as archeologist, architects, engineers, historians, County employees, volunteer organizations, and the general public.