Posted On: February 11th, 2019 by Gloucester County Government
Historic Properties and Tourism Manager
- Manages all aspects of visitor program, including creation of activities, special events and tours; arranges and manages tours, leads/assists with onsite and offsite programming for youth and adults; makes presentations to local civic, business, historical, and cultural groups; composes press releases and promotional materials for such events; evaluates and improves offerings to achieve visitation goals.
- Supervises Museum staff and volunteers working in historic buildings; assists with recruitment of volunteers, trains and supervises tour guides.
- Creates interpretative displays and indoor/outdoor exhibits; ensures building content is age and subject matter appropriate and appealing to tourists; creates guides, fact sheets, children's interpretative materials, etc. to inform and engage visitors.
- Researches information on County facilities and local history; uses resources to produce public education materials and content for programs, exhibits, tours and special events; keeps records of findings and prepares information for Museum Reserve Library as appropriate.
- Works with County staff and private contractors on rehabilitation and improvement projects; researches best practices, networks with other historic facilities to garner information on successful projects and maintains contact information for potential contractors; communicates with contractors and assists with supervision of their work; documents maintenance and construction work for archival purposes.
- Responds to consumer inquiries via phone, email and/or in person; prepares information packets for group tours; provides up-to-date information for local event calendars, Virginia Tourism Cooperation website, and other travel related websites; provides information on facilities for use with print and social media as well as County website; explores opportunities to expand information services.
- Routinely inspects historic buildings to observe changes and maintenance needs as well as to ensure the facilities are being properly utilized; reports concerns and investigates solutions to the situation(s).
- Assists with collections management at all facilities, including use of PastPerfect Collections Software, and continuing research in best practices of collection care.
- Prepares annual budget request for historic properties; assists with budget preparation for rehabilitation and maintenance projects; operates efficiently within provided budget.
- Develops cooperative working relationships with businesses and tourism agencies in order to better promote Gloucester as a tourism destination; represents Gloucester County on committees such as Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, Civil War Trails and Tidewater Civil War/Revolutionary War Event Partnership; attends Tourism Advisory Committee and Main Street Association Board as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Museum Studies, History, Tourism, or a closely related field.
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in tourism with an emphasis on historic buildings, and at least two (2) year of supervisory experience.
- Any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
- Possession of a valid driver's license; possess and maintain a driving record that meets established Gloucester County Driving Standards.
EMPLOYEE UTILIZATION IN ADVERSE WEATHER AND EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
Deadline: 02/24/2019 @ 11:00 PM
Contact: HR Department