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Site Manager, Schoenbrunn Village (New Philadelphia, OH)

20 Mar 2024 5:21 PM | Lauren Barber

Status:                  Full time, 2-yr position (April 2024 - December 2026)

Schedule:              Various Hours, 40 hours per week

Compensation:    $27.00 per hour plus full benefits package


Schoenbrunn Village is the site of several Ohio firsts-settlement, church, schoolhouse and code of laws. The village, restored to appear as it did more than two centuries ago, includes the original cemetery and 16 reconstructed log structures, as well as the church and gardens.

The Site Manager is responsible for managing the daily onsite activities of Schoenbrunn Village including serving as the primary advocate for the site with Ohio History Connection leadership. The Site Manager supervises operations and service independently while understanding the necessity for communication and coordinator work efforts with other areas of the Ohio History Connection and partner organizations.

Essential Functions:

·        Provide engaged, inspired, professional leadership for the site including all aspects of its daily operation, interpretation, preservation, and maintenance.

·        Hire, train, and manage site staff; facilitate employee development and empower staff to make decisions within a scope appropriate to their work. Maintain a high level of morale and provide direction.

·        Manage interpretation of the site to visitors and schools and assist with coordination of Tribal, scholarly/academic, or other stakeholder engagement with the site.

·        Ensure that site interpretation and educational programs align with approved plans, policies, and best practices;

·        Engage in community and public relations, in collaboration with leadership and Marketing Department;

·        Support and coordinate event and program planning;

·        Build and manage a volunteer corps;

·        Prepare and submit daily and monthly plans, reports, and records as required including facilities use plan, site preservation monitoring, visitation data, purchases, inventory and receipts of sales operation, etc;

·        Supervise Visitor Services staff in growing and managing a retail component to the visitor experience;

·        Supervise maintenance and grounds staff, ensuring appropriate equipment care, cleaning; communicating/coordinating with Facilities Management about repairs and improvements and with Security regarding site safety and security;

·        Ensure safety and security of staff, visitors, and historic resources;

Required Education & Experience

A bachelor's degree in interpretation, park management, museum management or in a field related to the site, or four years' experience in interpretation and management, or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.

Desired Skills & Experience

·        Training in park/site interpretation

·        Skilled public presenter

·        Experience managing staff teams

Required Competencies:

·        Demonstrated ability to communicate to colleagues and the general public, both orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to research and retain information;

·        Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite; email proficiency required; some knowledge of routine clerical work required

·        Ability to carry out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision; ability pay attention to detail and meet deadlines

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a team; skilled at working with a variety of professions and personalities

·        Intuitive and proactive in meeting the needs of visitors and fellow staff; ability to organize and orchestrate multiple activities simultaneously

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