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State Parks Historian, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) (Austin, TX)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Historic Preservation Texas State Parks
Contributed By: David Vesica
Email The Author: david.vesica@tpwd.texas.gov
Website: https://tpwd.texas.gov/jobs/state_parks/

Under the direction of the Preservation Services Team Lead, this position performs advanced (senior-level) historical research work.  Work involves conducting research, writing, and editing historical reports, analyzing cultural and historical resources for planning purposes, and responding to requests for information regarding the history of Texas State Parks, and State Historic Sites.  Research is conducted in support of the Cultural Resources Program initiatives and the State Parks Division.  Research regards State Park/Historic Site properties, including the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) development era, the history of parklands prior to becoming parks, and the communities surrounding them. 

The position will help plan, develop, and implement history and historic preservation related research projects.  Conducts or assists with an array of historical studies, planning, policy, and assessments regarding historic assets.  Conducts investigations of historic resources for reports and landmark designations.  Coordinates electronic datasets for the Cultural Resources Program, as well as reports and other paper documents.  Coordination of Program data to include historical archives, architectural data, and repairs/restoration and assessments of historic buildings.  Assists in data management of digital collections including a photo database, oral histories, and archival information.  Manages a website dedicated to the Civilian Conservation Corps., and social media sites related to state parks’ history.  Serves as a liaison and provides technical assistance to other government agencies, community organizations, and the public to explain and provide information related to Texas State Parks history and its built heritage.  Provides consultative and technical assistance to park staffs, other resources programs, and interpretation staff.  Assists with historical aspects of Texas State Parks Centennial celebration in 2023.  Researches potential funding sources for history, architecture, and archeology projects and writes grant applications.  Serves as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) liaison to the Texas State Cemetery. 

Must have very strong written and spoken communication skills.  Performs additional related duties as assigned.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures. 


Keywords: Historic Preservation Texas State Parks

Posted: July 1, 2021
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