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Posted: 05/30/2013

History Colorado
State Historical Fund

If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining History Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society. Our professionals aspire to engage people in our State’s heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future. The History Colorado Center has a convenient location to downtown shopping and restaurants plus cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle district. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer: · Your choice of one of two strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan · Medical and dental health plans · Paid life insurance plan plus additional optional coverage · Free Short-term disability coverage plus optional long term disability · 10 paid holidays per year plus paid opportunities to volunteer in the community · Generous paid vacation and sick leave benefits · Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities and more HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Historic Preservation Grants Specialist I
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO
$$3,420.00 - $4,000.00 Monthly

This position exists to provide technical assistance and outreach to organizations and public entities interested in applying to the State Historical Fund for grants. Duties and responsibilities related to applications assistance include: assisting with the application and selection process for a competitive historic preservation grants program; providing advice to applicants regarding program policies and procedures including the use of The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; conducting public presentations on application policies and procedures and other preservation and grant related topics; advising potential grant applicants on building capacity and designing and producing reports using custom database software (including GIFTS). This position will also provide technical assistance and project management for awarded projects which includes physical construction.

After an initial 4-12 month training in the fields of State Historical Fund Preservation Outreach and Historic Preservation Technical Assistance, this position may be eligible to relocate to a newly established Western Slope Field office area.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation, Planning, Architecture, Architectural History, History or a closely related field AND three to five years experience with grants and historic preservation.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Master's Degree with some relation to historic preservation, architecture, planning or history
  • Minimum of five years experience with historic preservation and grants
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills


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How to apply
Go to www.historycolorado.org for link to apply
Cynthia Nieb
Phone: 303-866-2809
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

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