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🔗Discover Denver Survey Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • $45,000-$50,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Summary: The Survey Coordinator oversees field survey-related activities for the Discover Denver project. Primary activities include training, scheduling and supervising the work of volunteer field survey teams, and field evaluation of surveyed properties.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Discover Denver is a building and neighborhood survey meant to identify historic and architecturally significant structures citywide. Historic Denver, Inc. leads this collaborative project in partnership with the City and County of Denver. The survey gathers information about the city’s buildings through field survey, public records, 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.

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Have knowledge of terminology related to architectural features and styles, and the ability to apply them in the field
    • Have experience leading or being a part of an architectural field survey team
    • Have experience working with volunteers
    • Be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
    • Work collaboratively and proactively, and have exceptional organizational skills
    • Be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of products (particularly Excel and Word) with the additional ability to learn and use the Discover Denver survey software and Esri GIS software

    Strong candidates will be committed to Historic Denver’s core values, including diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, and be friendly with a demonstrated ability to communicate, motivate, lead, and relate effectively to a variety of people.

  • How to Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to: Beth Glandon, Director of Research and Engagement, . Please share with us if you are bilingual (Spanish/English).

  • Job benefits: Benefits for our full-time staff members include sick and vacation time accrual; group medical insurance (employee contributes 35% of premium); dental insurance, short-term and long-term leave insurance, employer-matched retirement savings after one year; and annual flex benefit spending accounts.
  • Contact Name: Beth Glandon
  • Application Email:

Website Historic Denver, Inc.

As one of the nation’s premier nonprofit urban preservation organizations, Historic Denver, Inc. works every day to promote and protect Denver’s historic places and spaces. Founded in 1970, Historic Denver believes Denver’s historic assets are part of its cultural fabric and essential to a diverse, dynamic, and distinctive city — and that everyone should see themselves in the story of their city through its places. Through technical assistance, grants, project management, easement donations, and public programs, Historic Denver invests in the historic sites and neighborhoods that are key to our city’s identity and help tell the stories of generations of Denverites. In our vibrant and growing city, Historic Denver is actively engaged every day in finding creative solutions to the places where growth and preservation meet.

Field survey crews made up of trained community volunteers use handheld tablets and proprietary software to photograph and gather information about Denver’s buildings. The Survey Coordinator plans for, coordinates, and directly supervises multiple weekly field survey shifts. Field survey shifts are scheduled both during the week and on several weekend mornings each month. A flexible workweek is available to account for weekend work.

In this role, you’ll manage the Discover Denver survey database and ensure that data collected by project volunteers are accurate and consistent. You’ll evaluate surveyed buildings for architectural integrity and identify candidate properties for historical research.

Discover Denver has a volunteer corps of 60 volunteers spanning various ages and backgrounds. You’ll hold regular training for new field survey volunteers and monitor the performance of existing volunteers to identify retraining needs.

You’ll serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for Discover Denver while in the field with survey teams and work with local university programs to provide opportunities for students to gain real-world field survey experience. You’ll also assist with Discover Denver outreach efforts by giving public presentations and writing articles for Historic Denver publications.

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