PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Economic and Community Development, directs and administers the historic preservation and museum initiatives of the agency to create vibrant communities and capitalize on the State of Connecticut's cultural assets.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner of Economic and Community Development or employee of a higher grade.
Directs the staff of the historic preservation and museums units of the agency as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of historic preservation and museum initiatives and programs of the agency; 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; evaluates staff; designs and implements programs for the field of historic preservation, restoration, education, tax credits and technical assistance; prepares budgets and reports; negotiates and administers contracts; supervises field investigations; oversees operation of four museums; serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer; assures all federal and state requirements for historical preservation and state agencies are met; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact program activities; 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; 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 techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of placemaking philosophy, planning, design, implementation and sustainability for vibrant communities; considerable knowledge of research source materials; considerable knowledge of American history with particular emphasis on history and architectural history of Connecticut; considerable knowledge of cultural needs of professional resources, communities and individuals; considerable knowledge of methods used to develop and promote public interest and participation in cultural programs; knowledge of principles of museum administration and curatorial practices; knowledge of restoration techniques and practices; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; supervisory ability.
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
1. 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.
2. 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
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Director of Arts and Historic Preservation in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective April 6, 2012. (Revised to re-title and modify content)