In the Department of Economic and Community Development, this class is accountable for directing the historic preservation and museum initiatives of the department to create vibrant communities and capitalize on the State of Connecticut's cultural assets.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the historic preservation and museums units as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of historic preservation and museum initiatives and programs;
Coordinates, plans, manages and analyzes cultural programs, activities and publicity;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares budgets and reports;
Maintains contact with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact on program activities;
Designs and implements programs for field of historic preservation, restoration, education, tax credits and technical assistance;
Negotiates and administers contracts;
Supervises field investigations;
Oversees operation of four museums;
Serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer;
Assures meeting all federal and state requirements for historical preservation and state agencies;
Represents agency at meetings of professional and community organizations and participates in meetings of Commission and its committees;
Acts on behalf of Deputy Commissioner or designee in his or her absence;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May represent agency on state and national organizations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
placemaking philosophy, planning, design, implementation and sustainability for vibrant communities;
research source materials;
American history with particular emphasis on history and architectural history of Connecticut;
cultural needs of professional resources, communities and individuals;
methods used to develop and promote public interest and participation in cultural programs;
principles of museum administration and curatorial practices;
restoration techniques and practices;
Considerable oral and written communication skills;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in the study, research and preservation of historic sites, structures, artifacts and administration of programs related to these fields or in the administration and/or management of cultural programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in American history, American studies, archaeology or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-General Administration and Management
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director of Historic Preservation and Museums in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective August 19, 2016. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007