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Director of Programs

 

Reports to

Associate Director for Public Engagement

Classification

Regular, full-time, non-exempt, on site

 

Scope of Position

Working with the Associate Director for Public Engagement and related committees, the Director of Programs creates and implements a range of public and school programs that support the mission of SBTHP and provide access to the historic properties managed by the organization.  Oversees recruitment and training of volunteers to support programs and creates related program curriculum materials. Supervises program staff and related volunteers. Works as part of a team managed by the Associate Director for Public Engagement to support all aspects of the public experience at SBTHP’s historic properties.  

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Develops school programs which meet State Social Studies and other curriculum framework requirements for all grade levels.   Responds to the needs of educational institutions (teachers) for in-class, on-site, and virtual visits. Ensures scheduling of all school visits, group tours and other programs. 
 

2. Cultivates a strong working relationship with teachers, school administrators and other community stakeholders and partner institutions. Creates opportunities for teacher professional development (in-service programs).
 

3. Responsible for development, implementation, evaluation and promotion of public programs that serve the mission of SBTHP and its strategic initiatives, including festivals, lectures, film screenings and others.  
 

4. Responsible for recruitment, training, management, and evaluation of program staff, interns, and volunteers, and cross training Visitor Experience Assistants and Event Attendants to support public and school programs. 
 

5. Develops, writes and produces materials and media to enhance programs utilizing multi-media equipment, and applying best practices for linking technology with ideas.
 

6. Develops, prepares, and administers annual program department budget, ensuring that revenue/expense goals are met.
 

7. Provides data, narrative information, images, etc. upon request by the Associate Director for Public Engagement to support grant applications and reporting. 
 

8. Works closely with colleagues in the Public Engagement Division, including the Director of Visitor Experience and the Archivist and Librarian, to collectively support the public experience at historic sites managed by SBTHP. 
 

9. Provides written and oral reports on the status of existing and new programs as requested. 
 

SBTHP is a diverse organization with a small staff and many activities; all staff members, including the Director of Programs, must be versatile and cooperative in carrying out a variety of responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Executive Director.  

Qualifications
 

Bachelor of Arts degree in education, history, archaeology, or a closely related field required. Experience in teaching, strong oral, written, organizational and interpersonal skills, along with good computer and multi-media skills required. Outgoing and confident manner, leadership skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, perform well under pressure, and deal with awkward situations required.  Must be available to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.  A Master’s degree, or three-year’s equivalent experience in a teaching or museum/nonprofit education program preferred.  Proficiency in Spanish, and experience teaching all age groups and volunteer management preferred.  Experience with audio/video equipment, editing software and video conferencing tools like Zoom preferred.  

 

Applicants with demonstrated experience that will support SBTHP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy as well as the organization’s mission and values will be prioritized.

Start Date

ASAP

Typical Schedule

Office hours are 8:30 – 5:30, Monday through Friday. This position will work regular office hours with flexibility to manage evening and weekend programs. 

Salary

$28 - $33/hour plus benefit package

Application Process

A complete application form, cover letter and resume are required.  The cover letter should include a statement about how your experience will support implementation of SBTHP’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Policy, and also support the organization’s mission and values.  Please send application package to Kevin McGarry, kevin@sbthp.org

Director of Visitor Experience

 

Reports to

Associate Director for Public Engagement


Supervises
Visitor Experience Assistants 
 

Classification

Regular, full-time, non-exempt, 40 hours, on site

 

Scope of Position

The Director of Visitor Experience is responsible for the content and quality of the visitor experience at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park and Casa de la Guerra. This includes hiring, managing and scheduling a team of Visitor Experience Assistants, developing and overseeing a visitor evaluation program, creating a visitor experience that meets SBTHP’s strategic objectives, working closely with staff on the maintenance and planning for new exhibits, supporting the SBTHP Programs team for public and school programs on site, and managing site opening and closing, gift shop, and cash register during operational hours. Source products for and manage inventory of the gift shops. 

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Manager: Recruit, train, and manage a team of Visitor Experience Assistants (VEA)who will serve as the primary public interface during regular hours of operation for SBTHP at El Presidio SHP and Casa de la Guerra. Duties include hiring, scheduling and training staff, delivering annual performance evaluations, ensuring coverage during hours of operation, and performance management.  The Director will also develop and manage an ongoing program for professional development, and also coordinate with SBTHP Programs team for staff support for school and public programs. Provide coverage at the front desk when VEA are on breaks or attending to other duties.
 

2. Historic Site Interpretation: Under the guidance and supervision of the Associate Director for Public Engagement and in conjunction with related staff, develop an interactive orientation experience for visitors. Develop and manage other visitor programs like regular, guided park and Presidio Neighborhood tours, hands-on activities and dialogic programs. Train and manage staff to implement these activities. 

 

3. Evaluation Program: Develop and implement a formative and summative evaluation program for the visitor experience and collect and report on visitor demographics and evaluations to appropriate staff and committees. Train Visitor Experience Assistants to assist with this process.
 

4. Exhibit Maintenance and Site Care:  Responsible for the Park and Casa opening and closing during public hours. Light cleaning of exhibit spaces, ensure trash is emptied and bathrooms are stocked, and maintenance needs in areas accessible to visitors are reported. Assist staff with exhibit updates and planning. 
 

5. Cash Management:  Handle cash and credit card transactions including admission and gift shop sales.  Oversee accurate cash handling and reconciliation of cash register, and prepare daily sales closeout report. 
 

6. Gift Shop/online gift shop sales:  Plan and implement strategies for increasing sales and integrating the gift shop into museum operations.  Select, purchase, and display appropriate merchandise.  Manage and track inventory, conduct sales, stock merchandise.

7. Reception:  Ensure reception duties are performed for both telephone and in-person contact during weekend public open hours at El Presidio SHP and provide backup reception support to the Office Manager during regular business hours.  Ensure reception duties are performed at Casa de la Guerra. 

The Trust is a diverse organization with a small staff and many activities; all staff members must be versatile and cooperative in carrying out a variety of responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Executive Director.  

Qualifications
 

Minimum two years’ experience in a comparable position required.  Degree in education, history, archaeology, or related field desired; graduate degree or coursework preferred.  Previous retail, cash-handling, and customer service experience preferred.  Requires strong oral, organizational and interpersonal skills, along with good office skills, including Excel, Square, and Wix platforms (preparedness to learn specific programs when direct experience is not available is desirable).  Outgoing and confident manner; leadership skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.  Demonstrated ability to perform well under pressure and deal with awkward situations. Proficiency in a second language is desirable. Must be available to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.  

 

Applicants with demonstrated experience that will support SBTHP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy as well as the organization’s mission and values will be prioritized.

Start Date

ASAP

Typical Schedule

To be determined with supervisor. Priority based on El Presidio SHP public hours (Monday - Sunday 10:30AM – 4:30PM), and one weekend day worked at least twice a month. Must be available to work weekends, and evenings and holidays on occasion. 

Salary

$28 - $33/hour plus benefit package

Application Process

A complete application form, cover letter and resume are required.  The cover letter should include a statement about how your experience will support implementation of SBTHP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy, and also support the organization’s mission and values.  Please send application package to Kevin McGarry, kevin@sbthp.org

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