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.