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JOB POSTING -- Special Projects Manager -- World Heritage Center

Friday, February 02, 2024 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Special Projects Manager - World Heritage Center


$77,910.30 - $116,865.58 Annually


78205, TX

Job Type

4A Full-Time

Job Number



World Heritage Office

Opening Date


Closing Date

3/3/2024 11:59 PM Central

Grant Funded


FLSA Status


Job Summary

Under administrative direction, is responsible for managing and coordinating complex administrative projects or activities that require a high degree of specialized knowledge. Conducts research, provides data, makes recommendations, and implements solutions to achieve project goals and objectives. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Location
3106 Roosevelt  Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78214

Work Hours
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends based on department and events.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages and coordinates projects and activities between various divisions, City departments, public agencies, and/or private sector representatives.
  • Seeks and evaluates information from a variety of sources; provides specialized reports as requested by management.
  • Oversees coordination between divisions/departments throughout duration of projects.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations.
  • Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from City Manager's Office and Mayor & Council Offices; may also prepare City Council agenda material such as ordinances, council memos, etc.
  • Suggests and implements management solutions to address new or ongoing problems within department or division.
  • May assist in preparing and monitoring of annual departmental or divisional budget.
  • Serves as departmental/divisional representative at conferences and meetings.
  • May supervise, train, and evaluate staff, with continuous conversations, listening and communicating through various methods.
  • Projects assigned may include occasionally lifting/carrying up to 15 pounds and visiting different departments or work sites.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree is highly desirable.
  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, business, finance, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
    Preferred Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study: history, anthropology, museum, curatorial studies, or related. 
  • Knowledge of museum, curatorial, and exhibit requirements
  • Broad knowledge of history, especially of Texas.
  • Experience working with a broad range of stakeholders and organizations and community engagement.
  • Experience with ongoing public awareness, education, collecting oral histories, archives, research, and/or training programs relating to World Heritage, tourism, history, and culture.
  • Familiar with digital exhibitions and software: touchscreens, multimedia, etc.
  • Knowledge of research methodology, principles, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of local government and public administration
  • At least two years of related experience in designing and/or programming spaces with exhibit and curating components.
Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative and management practices. 
  • Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.
  •  Knowledge of presentation requirements and methods.
  • Knowledge of accounting methods, practices, and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of public administration practices and local government issues.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Ability to operate a computer and other basic office equipment.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Ability to implement policies and procedures. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.
  • Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment with occasional exposure to hazardous materials, bodily fluids, infectious diseases and unfavorable fumes, vapors and odors.

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!