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Posted: 09/11/2014

Historic Denver, Inc.
Discover Denver

Historic Denver was founded in 1970 through extraordinary citizen effort to save the 1889 home of Titanic survivor, Margaret "Molly" Brown, which the organization continues to operate as the Molly Brown House Museum. The project became a catalyst for preservation throughout the city and Historic Denver has continued to lead the way, supporting projects such as the restoration of 9th Street Historic Park, the rehabilitation of the Curtis Park neighborhood, the rescue of the Paramount Theater and the significant technical assistance provided through the Sacred Landmarks and Preservation for Living Programs. As one of the nationís premier non-profit urban historic preservation organizations, Historic Denver, Inc. works to protect and promote Denver's historic places. Through grant funds and easement donations, Historic Denver has invested over $20 million dollars into our community and neighborhoods, heightening awareness of our architectural heritage and educating and empowering neighborhoods to positively affect quality changes in our developing city. Almost four decades into our journey, we continue to advocate for Denverís identity as a city that remembers and respects its past as it plans for the future.

Director of Discover Denver
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO

Historic Denver, Inc. Director of Discover Denver

Historic Denver seeks a motivated and self-directed individual for the full-time position of Director of Discover Denver (40 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends).The Director of Discover Denver will lead the Discover Denver program, an accelerated citywide historic survey initiative.The position is currently funded through Spring 2016, with continued funding anticipated for future years.The Director of Discover Denver will report to the Executive Director of Historic Denver.

Discover Denver and Position Background

Historic Denver, Inc. is leading Discover Denver, a Citywide Historic Resources Survey Project (www.DiscoverDenver.CO).† This multi-year effort is made possible through a grant agreement between Historic Denver and the Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF).The project is operated in close partnership with the City and County of Denver Landmark Preservation Department.

Discover Denver is a ground-breaking project, and is one of the most ambitious historic resources survey initiatives in the nation. An essential element of Discover Denver is the innovative methodology that is designed to conduct research and provide results that are citywide in reach and intended to engage diverse perspectives that are reflective of the citys heritage. Phase 1, the Citywide Launch of the Discover Denver project, will continue to build on the momentum and activities of the recently completed Discover Denver Pilot Program.Under the leadership of the Director of Discover Denver, Phase 1 will allow Historic Denver and their partners to: 1) Continue to complete survey in diverse neighborhoods using Discover Denvers proprietary electronic survey app; 2) Produce context statements for use in evaluating historic resources on a citywide level; 3) Engage the community of Denver to appreciate and understand the citys historic resources; 4) Develop a means for soliciting the communitys input on their local historic places, stories, and history; 5) Create educational outreach and volunteer opportunities to engage Denvers residents; 6) Continue to foster and promote the successes of this multi-disciplinary, collaborative project by working with diverse stakeholders; and 7) Use the gathered survey data to create informative graphic and written content to support preservation activities and appreciation throughout the city.†

The Director of Discover Denver will also act as the grant manager to ensure that the project and its deliverables meet established preservation standards and the expectations and approval of SHF staff, while also meeting the needs of the City and Historic Denver.† Additional responsibilities include oversight of an advisory group 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 will 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 and quarterly meetings to implement and evaluate the survey programs progress.

†††††† Oversee the work of professional consultants providing historic preservation services.

†††††† Collaborate with City of Denver staff to ensure compatibility and integration of survey information with city records.

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How to apply
For more information, please visit http://www.historicdenver.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships/director-of-discover-denver/. Complete applications will include a cover letter, resume and employment application form. Please send all complete applications via email to alevinsky@historicdenver.org. This position will close at 5:00PM MDT on Monday, September 22nd, 2014.
Annie Levinsky
Phone: (303) 534-5288 ext.
1420 Ogden Street
Suite 202
Denver, CO 80218

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