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Heritage Agency Assistant Director
Agency: Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH)
Office:
Section: Historic Arkansas Museum
Date Posted: 08/11/2017
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Heritage Agency Assistant Director is responsible for managing various agency division programs and activities and for supervising the agency's program staff. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Supervises and provides direction to professional staff by hiring, training and/or providing training, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and reviewing and approving actions or policies recommended by subordinates. Develops and directs the activities of statewide programs for the division and monitors progress of programs; participates in the development of long-range plans and goals regarding division research and collection activities and other agency program operations. Meets and confers with individuals, organizations, state, federal, local, and non-governmental organizations to provide technical assistance on proposed projects, solicit support for the agency, and may negotiate agreements and/or coordinate services. Determines staff, material, and equipment needs for programs to develop budgets and monitor expenditures. Develops and implements policies and procedures to respond to changes in operational needs and objectives and to improve effectiveness of the programs. May acquire and/or manage state property. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of local, state, and federal programs. Knowledge of grant application policies and procedures. Knowledge of principles and practices of fiscal management. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to monitor programs. Ability to develop budget request and monitor expenditures. Ability to develop policies, procedures, and operation plans. Ability to conduct written and oral presentations.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related area; plus five years of experience in program management and development, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
Preferred Qualifications
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in art, history, public administration, or related field; plus four years experience in historical program development, curatorial programs or related field including two years in a leadership or supervisory capacity.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driverís license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
Please review the following information regarding this position.

This is a full time position located within the Historic Arkansas Museum, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The entry salary is $50,222 and position is eligible for full benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, annual, sick and holiday leave. Please visit in person at 200 East 3rd Street Little Rock or on the web at www.historicarkansas.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY: The Museum Assistant Director for the Historic Arkansas Museum works under administrative direction and is responsible for managing museum research and collection activities. This position is governed by State and Federal laws and agency policy.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
1. Supervises and provides direction to professional staff by hiring, training and/or providing training, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and reviewing and approving actions or policies recommended by subordinates.
2. Develops and directs the activities of statewide programs for the division and monitors progress of programs; participates in the development of long-range plans and goals regarding division research and collection activities and other agency program operations.
3. Meets and confers with individuals, organizations, state, federal, local, and non-governmental organizations to provide technical assistance on proposed projects, solicit support for the agency, and may negotiate agreements and/or coordinate services.
4. Determines staff, material, and equipment needs for programs to develop budgets and monitor expenditures.
5. Develops and implements policies and procedures to respond to changes in operational needs and objectives and to improve effectiveness of the programs.
6. May acquire and/or manage state property.
7. Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: The DAH Agency Assistant Director for the Historic Arkansas Museum has regular contact with agency personnel, professional organizations, potential donors/supporters, the media and the general public.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of organizational management.
Knowledge of museum research, acquisition, preservation and collection.
Knowledge of preservation issues regarding a historic structure
Understanding of resale and rental issues and procedures
Understanding of state purchasing and budgeting processes.
Ability to implement museum best practices as advocated by the American Alliance of Museums.
Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of lower level supervisors.
Ability to analyze museum needs and recommend appropriate action.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration or related field; plus five years experience in program management and development including two years in a leadership or supervisory capacity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in art, history, public administration, or related field; plus four years experience in historical program development, curatorial programs or related field including two years in a leadership or supervisory capacity.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Occasional work other than normal office hours and occasional in and out-of-state travel may be required. A pre-employment criminal background check is required. Position is subject to drug testing.


Please complete the Work History section of the application even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will not be processed.


Thank you for your interest in employment with the Department of Arkansas Heritage.




Job Details
Position No.: 22092665
Class Code: P006C
Grade: GS09
Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $50,222.00 per year
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
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Contact Information
Contact name: Debbie Biggs / Jamie Harrison
Phone: 501-324-9150
Email: debbie.biggs@arkansas.gov / jamie.harrison@arkansa
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