Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
Project Supervisor

Type of Position :
Staff (Seasonal)

Town, City, Park, etc :

State / Territory :

Project/Program Focus :
Historic Preservation

Organization/Program Description :

HistoriCorps’ mission is to save and sustain historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers, and provide training and education. Specifically, HistoriCorps:

  • Saves historic buildings
  • Teaches volunteers and students traditional building skills
  • Encourages volunteerism on public lands
Position Description :

Project Supervisors are responsible for everyone on their worksites and everything related to the project scopes of work.

Project Supervisors are expected to work long days in variable weather, live in a remote and/or backcountry setting (i.e., tents) for extended periods of time. Most projects run for 2 – 4 weeks, with weekend breaks between each work session.

Job Duties :
  • Prepare sites and plan project-related tasks for arrival of crews
  • Promote and adhere to all work safety standards
  • Supervise and instruct unskilled and semiskilled volunteers and students
  • Provide a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment
  • Supervise up to 3 paid crew members (typically 1 Crew Leader)
  • Supervise volunteer crews of up to 18 people (typically 6-8)
  • Camp onsite through each project work session, in sparse-to-primitive campsites
  • Assist a Crew Leader in managing group campsite, including kitchen duties, cleaning, and safety concerns; be responsible for everyone onsite
  • Manage all jobsite activities, including supervision of sub-contractors
  • Purchase project materials
  • Deliver timesheets, reports, and photographs in timely manner to the home office
  • Oversee cleanup to a “leave no trace” standard (other than the preservation work!)
  • Collaborate respectively with Project Manager, Crew Leader, and other HistoriCorps staff
  • Collaborate with project partners, such as host agencies and volunteer groups
Requirements :
  • A journeyman’s knowledge of historic building techniques, hand tools, and the historic building trades gained through a minimum of 5 years of experience in the historic preservation field
  • Previous leadership experience instructing crews and supervising projects, ideally in remote or backcountry settings
  • Experience rehabilitating or restoring log, frame, masonry, and/or adobe structures
  • A working knowledge of, and practical experience with, The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties
  • Strong communication, management, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to do physical, outdoor work (including lifting up to 50 pounds)
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
Contact Information :

Liz Rice at [email protected] For questions, please call Liz at 720-287-0100, ext. 3.

Additional Information :

Compensation for this seasonal position starts at $280/day and is commensurate with experience. The positions are open until filled.