Director – New Mexico Historic Sites
Applications accepted through February 18, 2016
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs seeks a Director for the New Mexico Historic Sites Division.
The Director should have a demonstrated ability in the administration of complex organizations serving multiple community-based constituencies and audiences. At least three years of experience in a senior management position required; a Bachelor’s Degree required; and an advanced degree in preservation, history, anthropology, museum administration or related field is preferred. Candidate must have a successful record in strategic planning, grant-writing, staff supervision, and fundraising. This position is expected to have extensive experience with the development, management, and operation of an organization similar to the Historic Sites, a state funded entity. Knowledge of the Southwest’s history, architecture and multi-cultural traditions is desired.
The specific mission of the New Mexico Historic Sites Division is to preserve and protect the culturally significant properties designated as historic sites and to provide for their interpretation, use, and enjoyment by present and future generations, including education and outreach programs. The New Mexico Historic Sites consist of the following state-owned historic properties throughout the State of New Mexico:
- Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo, Sandoval County
- Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs
- Ft. Selden Historic Site in Radium Springs, Doña Ana County
- Ft. Sumner/Bosque Redondo Historic Site in De Baca County
- Lincoln Historic Site in Lincoln County
- El Camino Real Historic Trail Site in Socorro County
- Taylor, Reynold, Barela, Mesilla Historic Site in Mesilla, Doña Ana County
- Ft. Stanton Historic Site in Lincoln County
- Los Luceros Historic Site in Rio Arriba County
This is a governor appointed position within the State of New Mexico and reports directly to the Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Museum Board of Regents. It offers a competitive salary with generous benefits and retirement package. The pay range is from $82,000 to $87,000.
With its eight museums, nine historic sites, arts, historic preservations, archaeology, and library programs, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is among the most ambitious state cultural agencies in the nation.
The position will be based in Santa Fe with required travel to each of the Historic Sites on a frequent basis.
Detailed curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three references must be received by February 18, 2016 to:
Department of Cultural Affairs
New Mexico Historic Sites
725 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505