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(TX) Special Projects Coordinator, Texas Main Street Program (Project Manager I) 

13 days ago

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Offered By (Name of Organization): Texas Historical Commission
Location (City, State):  Austin
Type: Full-Time
Salary: $4,300.00-$5,000.00/month     
Organization Website: https://www.thc.texas.gov/

The Special Projects Coordinator will initially provide daily project management for the DowntownTX.org which is an online building inventory for Texas downtowns featuring historic property listings in 93 communities. The software was conceptualized and developed by the Texas Historical Commission to increase and influence the market exposure of available historic properties in downtowns across Texas. The purpose is to attract community-minded entrepreneurs and investors who value historic architecture and appreciate the special qualities of each place. DowntownTX.org serves as a matchmaking platform for buildings, making it easier for these people to find, invest in and enhance historic buildings and places. Besides featuring investment opportunities in the context of the community, the site also highlights incentives, provides a direct connection to the correct local contacts and clarifies the local development process. As a complete inventory with historic building information across more than 18,000 parcels; history lovers and old building enthusiasts are welcome just to browse as well.

Under the direction of the State Coordinator, the Special Projects Coordinator will provide appropriate project management to the DowntownTX tools and website and facilitate community outreach and training for the site. Project management and coordination will include oversight of the third-party web developers hosting and improving the site as well as management of the grant(s) providing some of the project funding. Specific, technical knowledge of web development is not necessary for this position. The Special Projects Coordinator will help the agency coordinate branding, training, licensing, and expansion of the tools.


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