Historic Sites Admin

An historic site can be a constructed monument that was built to commemorate an important historical figure a specific location where an historical event took place or a building that houses historical artifacts. The administrator who oversees the historic site is extremely knowledgeable about the importance of the site and works to promote and teach others especially members of the public about the site’s importance and significance. Just like any building or piece of land that is to be preserved for historical purposes an administrator is employed to oversee the site’s maintenance and operations. An historic sites administrator according to www.careerplanner.com manages the historic site’s staff grounds workers and volunteers. Because visitors to the historic site go there to learn more about the site’s historical background an historic sites administrator often conducts tours of the site provides information to those on the tour and answers questions from the members of the tour group. An historic sites administrator must be extremely knowledgeable about the site and reads books conducts research and attempts to gain as much information about the site as possible so that they can teach classes about the site to young students as well as historians. They are also responsible for applying for money or governmental grants to pay for maintenance and repairs to the historic site. Sometimes historic sites are open and available as events or entertainment venues. In such cases the historic sites administrator is often in charge of working with an event planner regarding arrangements. There is no specific education required for this career but a bachelor degree in history or a related field is often helpful. According to www.payscale.com an historic sites administrator can expect to earn an average salary between $32081 and $59000 per year.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $45540.5
High Salary: $59000
Low Salary: $32081
Tasks: Manages staff who work at the historical site.
Gives tours of the historic site.
Lectures on the history of the site.
Oversees daily operations.
Also Called: Museum Administrator
Monument Administrator
Curator
Historic Sites Manager
Additional Resources: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Historic_Sites_Administrator%2c_Museum/Salary
http://www.careerplanner.com/DOT-Job-Descriptions/HISTORIC-SITE-ADMINISTRATOR.cfm
http://www.occupationalinfo.org/10/102167014.html