Historical Facility Manager

Recruitment #220427-U11B-01



The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is seeking a full time Historical Facility Manager with Oklahoma Forestry Services. This (PIN #00000134) is a position working at the Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center museum inside Beavers Bend State Park.. The State of Oklahoma offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is up to $36,374.00 based on education and experience.

The Historical Facility Manager oversees museum operations and works in cooperation with a non-profit board of directors to raise public awareness of sustainable forestry.  The candidate will oversee all parts of the museum including collections curation, membership management, educational programs, exhibit development, outreach, budgeting, public relations, facility maintenance, special projects, and staff supervision.

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office 365, and Teams is required, and the candidate should be willing to learn about changing technology to effectively reach the audience.  This position is fast-paced and dynamic with multiple projects in progress simultaneously.  Organizational and prioritizing skills are crucial.  No formal forestry education is required.  Work is performed inside the museum with occasional outdoor educational tours and events. 

The position requires working primarily Monday-Friday with some weekend work during events.  In-state travel requirements are minimal and per diem for out-of-town travel is included.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic math; of cleaning and maintenance for buildings and grounds; of American and Oklahoma history; of collections management and care; of basic research methods; of collections management and care; of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standard for Archaeological and Historic Preservation as appropriate to the site or museum; of applicable state and federal laws regulating historical collections and operations; and of principles of supervision. Ability is required to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to organize groups of people; to delegate tasks and monitor performance; and to assess the condition of buildings and collections.

Must attach resume to be considered.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, archaeology or a closely related field and two years of experience performing work at a historic museum; or a master’s degree in history, anthropology, archaeology or a closely related field and one year of experience performing work at a historic museum; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of experience in a museum or historic site for each year of the required education.


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