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Posted: 03/26/2013

Historic Denver
Discover Denver

Historic Denver, Inc. is the lead partner for Discover Denver, the Citywide Historic Resources Survey Project (www.historicdenver.org). This multi-year effort, beginning with a two-year pilot program, is made possible through a grant agreement between Historic Denver, Inc. and Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) in partnership with the City and County of Denver. Discover Denver is a ground-breaking project and one of the most ambitious historic resources survey initiatives in the nation. An essential element of Discover Denver is the innovative methodology designed to conduct research and provide results that are citywide in reach and intended to engage diverse perspectives reflective of the city’s heritage. The pilot, under the leadership of the Manager of Discover Denver, will allow Historic Denver and partners to 1) Test the survey methodology, including the multiple property documentation approach; 2) Produce a context statement framework and several contexts; 3) Support the development of an initial database with the ability to populate other databases, including the State’s; 4) Test survey software in the field; 5) Provide survey information for 3 pilot areas; 6) Create educational outreach and volunteer opportunities; 7) Provide a model for multi-disciplinary collaboration on survey activities. The results of the pilot will shape the final rollout of the survey initiative across all Denver neighborhoods.

Manager, Discover Denver
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO

The Manager of Discover Denver acts as the projects grant manager to ensure the project and its deliverables meet established preservation standards and the expectations and approval of funders.  Additional responsibilities include oversight of several survey advisory groups consisting of community members with a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including neighborhood advocates, realtors, architects, historians, developers, city council members, educators, librarians, planners, students, and preservationists; and  presentations of Discover Denver to a variety of audiences.  The position will work very closely with the Executive Director of Historic Denver in addition to staff at the City and State. 

Specific responsibilities include:

Grant and Project Management

·         Manage the State Historical Fund and other grants related to the Discover Denver initiative.

·         Coordinate bi-weekly project management meetings with City of Denver staff members set agenda, follow-up on work tasks, identify and resolve project management issues.

·         Administer the Discover Denver Partners advisory group (City, State and various community stakeholders), including subcommittees/subcommittee meetings (including, but not limited to outreach, technology and historic context statements subcommittees) and quarterly meetings to implement and evaluate the pilot program.

·         Oversee professional consultants providing historic preservation assistance.

·         Collaborate with City of Denver staff to oversee consultants providing technology assistance.

·         Write grants and deliver presentations to private and public sector sources for additional funding opportunities.

·         Oversee research associates and project interns.

·         Evaluate the lessons learned during the pilot and recommend revisions to methodology for citywide launch in 2014.


Historic Preservation Research and Survey

·         Assist the Master Survey Consultant with development of context statements including themes, related property types, architectural styles, and periods of significance, consistent with the multiple property documentation approach to historic survey.

·         Cultivate, train and oversee qualified volunteer and field surveyors involved in providing content and identifying possible historic resources in the city.

·         Conduct historic property survey in the field.


Outreach, Marketing and Community Engagement

·         Working with others (including City of Denver partners), craft a plan of action for community outreach and education that engages the community in the survey initiative, including neighborhoods and groups typically underrepresented in these types of initiatives.Lead Discover Denver outreach efforts in Denver neighborhoods, including collaboration with residents, neighborhood organizations, students, and other groups interested in the survey project. Serve as spokesperson, as needed.

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How to apply
For more information and to apply http://www.historicdenver.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships/. Complete applications include a cover letter, resume and application form. Position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply by March 30. Contact: Annie Levinsky Executive Director 1420 Ogden Street, Suite 202 Denver, CO 80218 (303) 534-5288 ext. 1 alevinsky@historicdenver.org.
Annie Levinsky
Phone: 303-534-5288
1420 Ogden
Suite 202
Denver, CO 80218

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