Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Employment Opportunity with First State Heritage Park

TITLE: Park Superintendent
LOCATION: First State Heritage Park-Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation
102 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
SALARY: The position is a non-merit contractual position with Delaware State Parks. Salary is $44,094. Benefits include medical, dental, disability and life insurance.
CLOSING DATE: March 14, 2014
Duties and Responsibilities:
First State Heritage Park-Delaware State Parks (DNREC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Park Superintendent, responsible for performing the following duties and responsibilities:
·         Plans, coordinates and oversees implementation of First State Heritage Park.
·         Develop short- and long-term goals for the park in collaboration with planning team members. Establish priorities for the planning process. Negotiate and incorporate input from planning team members, advisory groups and community.
·         Maintain and enhance collaborative relationships with interagency partners, advisory groups, and community members. Facilitate the working relationship of the partner agencies as outlined in the Memo of Understanding.

·         Develops and manages First State Heritage Park annual $250,000 operating budget.
·         Recommend and monitor purchases and contractual services.
·         Explore additional funding sources for the project.
·         Work closely with accounting to provide regular fiscal reports as required by Department of State.

·         Maintains and enhances a strong identity for First State Heritage Park
·         Manage all First State Heritage Park signage, including highway signs, building and pole banners, interpretive waysides, and informational kiosks.
·         Develop and implement annual marketing plan for First State Heritage Park, including advertising and media relations.
·         Work closely with Delaware State Parks Creative Services and partner agencies on promotional graphics projects.
·         Plans and manages the First State Heritage Park’s annual signature event – the 18th Century Market Fair.

·         Hires, supervises and evaluates paid and volunteer staff positions that support the park’s programming and activities in accordance with Delaware State Parks management practices.

·         Manages and oversees the park’s interpretive center (John Bell House) and office facilities.

Position Requirements: Applicants must have at least the following education and experience:
·         Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, preferably in museum or recreation management, public administration or business management. Background in history or cultural heritage is strongly desirable. Strong management skills and significant experience managing staff and budgets are required. Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary.

Applicants interested in applying for this position are encouraged to submit letter of inquiry and a résumé that outlines relevant and qualifying experience and education to:
Matthew Ritter
Division of Parks and Recreation
152 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
The State of Delaware is an EOE.

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