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Posted: 05/02/2012

Park County
Office of Historic Preservation

Located high in the Rockies in the center of Colorado, Park County offers spectacular scenery, great recreational opportunities, and true mountain heritage. Park County is a Certified Local Government, a Preserve America Community, and home to the South Park National Heritage Area.

Preservation Survey Intern
Internship Opportunity
Fairplay, CO

General:  Under the direction of the Preservation Planner, the Preservation Survey Intern performs work to complete intensive surveys of historic resources in Park County. This position also supports the Preservation Planner in researching local nominations and other duties as needed. This is a full time, temporary position that is expected to last four months.

Essential Duties: 
Under the direction of the Preservation Planner of the Office of Historic Preservation
Conduct intensive surveys of historic resources according to the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation policies and standards.
Photograph historic resources using digital cameras
Assist the Preservation Planner with research for local nominations
Create and maintain accurate maps of surveyed resources
Communicate with the public about the purpose and process of historic resource surveys
Assist property owners with application processes for nominations as needed
Stay abreast of current events relative to historic preservation. Notify appropriate parties when action is needed.

Assistance for South Park National Heritage Area
o Provide assistance to the Executive Director of the South Park National Heritage Area as requested
o Collaborate with Heritage Area staff on current projects and programs


Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree in Historic Preservation or Architectural History OR one year of graduate level coursework in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, Architecture, or a related field; Knowledge of historic resource survey techniques and research methods; Familiarity with historic preservation regulations, processes, and procedures; Familiarity with Park County and Colorado history and geography beneficial; Must pass background check; Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Other qualifications: Computer skills including proficiency with relevant software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop; Survey experience in Colorado preferred; Experience with architectural photography in digital format; Ability to research and write local nominations for designation as Park County Historic Landmarks; Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with Boards, the business community, consultants, developers, governmental agencies, and the general public; Ability to travel locally and regionally; Ability to work independently and complete projects

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Applications will only be accepted through the Park County website. For questions about the position please e-mail historicpres@parkco.us For question about the application system please e-mail pchr@parkco.us NO PHONE CALLS
PO Box 1373
Fairplay, CO 80440

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