The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. Agency leadership consists of a Governor-appointed commission, an Executive Director, two Deputy Executive Directors and six Division Directors. The subject position is the Director of Architecture with direct responsibility for the programs administered by that division and for the approximately 20 staff positions deployed in that Division. This position reports to the Executive Director.
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QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):
Professional 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or professional Master of Architecture degree from a National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) accredited architecture program;
Work experience in supervising or leading a team to successfully achieve program results, including experience establishing organizational and employee goals and expectations;
Experience making public presentations and demonstrate an ability to work with people at all levels of professional expertise in the agency’s programs (including architects, archeologists, historians, interpretive specialists, curators, etc.);
Experience conducting employee coaching and counseling, and managing operational and employee performance;
Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.
Post-professional graduate degree or certificate in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field.
Minimum ten years work experience in providing or reviewing technical information and/or preparing plans, specification and/or reports for historic preservation projects.
Significant supervisory experience;
Experience with public agency administrative best practices including Human Resources, procurement and project management.
Internal Number: 18-75
About Texas Historical Commission
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. We save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas.Our staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas history through its architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.The commission is composed of nine citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. Agency employees work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration, and urban planning.The Texas State Legislature established the agency in 1953 as the Texas State Historical Survey Committee with the task to identify important historic sites across the state. The Texas Legislature changed the agency's name to the Texas Historical Commission in 1973. Along with the name change came more protective powers, an expanded leadership role, and broader educational responsibilities.