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Posted: 05/18/2020

Historic Denver, Inc.

Historic Denver works to protect and promote Denver's historic places. Through technical assistance, grant funds and easement donations, Historic Denver invests in our community and neighborhoods, raising awareness of our architectural heritage and educating and empowering neighborhoods to positively affect quality changes in our developing city. About Discover Denver: Discover Denver is a building and neighborhood survey meant to identify historic and architecturally significant structures citywide. The survey gathers information about the city's built environment through field survey, public records, neighborhood canvassing, academic research, and tips from the public. Findings from the survey will be accessible online so that everyone can learn about Denver's past -- building by building. Historic Denver, Inc. leads this collaborative project in partnership with the City and County of Denver.

Discover Denver Survey Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO
$40,000-$45,000, Grant Funded
Open Until

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the project director, the Survey Coordinator will oversee daily field survey-related activities for Discover Denver.  These activities include training, scheduling and supervision of volunteer survey teams, administration of the Discover Denver survey software and database, and field evaluation of surveyed properties.  The Survey Coordinator will assist the project director in other facets of Discover Denver, including project planning, public outreach and engagement, and project reporting.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Plan for, coordinate, and directly supervise multiple field survey shifts each week.  Field survey crews are made up of trained community volunteers, and field survey shifts are scheduled both during the week and on one weekend day.
  • Prepare survey software and handheld tablets for each survey shift.
  • Quality check field survey data collected by survey crews to ensure accuracy, and edit as necessary.
  • Evaluate surveyed properties for architectural integrity.
  • Identify candidate properties for historical research.
  • Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for Discover Denver while in the field with survey crews.
  • Regularly schedule and lead trainings for new field survey volunteers.
Other Duties:
  • Assist with project planning.
  • Assist with researching and writing survey reports.
  • Occasional public speaking engagements.
  • Assist with periodic outreach events and social media campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in History or Architectural History.
  • Degree in historic preservation, history, public history or related field.
  • Knowledge of terminology related to architectural features and styles, and the ability to apply them in the field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, or similar.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Two years work-related experience.
  • Experience with field survey planning and methodology.
  • Volunteer management experience.
  • Experience interfacing with the public.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, and GIS software.
  • Knowledge of Denver and/or Colorado history.

The expected hiring salary range for this position is between $40,000 and $45,000.  Pay is commensurate with experience.  This is a grant-funded position.

How to apply
To apply, please send a resume, references, and strong cover letter to Beth Glandon, Director of Discover Denver, at bglandon@historicdenver.org.
Beth Glandon
Phone: 303-534-5288 x3
1420 Ogden Street
Denver, CO 80223

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