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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/29/18

Applications Due12/30/18

Vacancy ID61043

AgencyParks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of

TitleDirector of Administration, Olana State Historic Site

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $90000 to $110000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Columbia

Street Address 5720 Route 9-G

City Hudson


Zip Code12534

Minimum Qualifications Preferred candidates:
- Must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents, including The Olana Partnership, donors, volunteers, researchers, contractors and park patrons;
- Must demonstrate knowledge of historical programming, collections management and historical interpretation;
- Possess leadership experience in historic preservation and community-based projects;
- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license;
- Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities/activities;
- Possess the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with staff and park patrons, and prepare written material and reports as needed;
- Must be capable of coordinating teams and supervising employees;
- Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
- Onsite housing is available and will be discussed at the time of interview.

Duties Description The selected candidate will be the highest-ranking State Official at the Olana State Historic Site and is responsible for the overall development and management of the facility. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Manages and coordinates all activities at Olana State Historic Site;
• Recruits, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates staff;
• Oversees and coordinates programming with The Olana Partnership (TOP) that operates the site's activities and with volunteer groups that provide additional support.
• Promotes the historic site and its programs with the public, local governments, community organizations, and educational groups in coordination with TOP.
• Inspects and evaluates facilities to determine the need for routine or emergency maintenance and major capital improvements and oversees maintenance and repair projects;
• Works with regional and agency staff and TOP on historic site development plans;
• Acts as a consultant on projects, coordinates and chairs meetings, and serves as a resource and advisor to the public, local governments, federal and state agencies, and other interested parties.
• Oversees the scheduling and use of historic site facilities in coordination with TOP;
• Reviews and approves expenditures and prepares and administers the budget;
• Prepares a variety of administrative and financial reports;
• Collaborates with TOP in planning exhibit development and selecting appropriate objects for inclusion in exhibits in historic buildings.
• Develops, implements and coordinates emergency preparedness and response procedures for patrons and employees and documents all emergencies and expenditures;
• Ensures safety of patrons and employees;

Additional Comments It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience, and demonstrate that they meet the agency’s operating needs.

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Name Thomas Watt

Telephone (845) 889-4100


Email Address


Street Attn. Lynne Harting HR

625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12238


Notes on ApplyingYou may obtain an Employment Application from your local park office, Taconic region’s administrative headquarters, or download an application from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at . Please forward your application and resume, if available, to: or mail to Lynne Harting, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238. If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact Thomas Watt at (845) 889-4100

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