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🔗Business Manager

  • Full Time
  • Fairplay, CO
  • 20-25 USD / Hour
  • Department: Department of Heritage & Tourism - South Park National Heritage Area
  • Job Summary: Business Manager will serve as staff for the Park County & SPNHA, assisting the planning, funding, development and execution of projects and grants that further the goals of the organization’s strategic management goals.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Associates degree in accounting, finance or related field; minimum 2 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; grant management and/or retail experience preferred.
    • Proficient in computer skills (including Microsoft Office, internet research, and social media).
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Willingness to work occasional weekends.
    • Must pass background check.

    Special Requirements
    Additional Skills:

    • Experience in researching grant opportunities, grant writing, monitoring, and reporting preferred.
    • Knowledge of state and federal grant programs preferred.
    • Knowledge of effective grant writing strategies and techniques.
    • Ability to network within the grant-writing and historic preservation professions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with Boards, businesses, consultants, governmental agencies, and the general public.
    • Ability to travel locally and regionally.
    • Familiarity with historic preservation processes and procedures preferred.
    • Ability to complete projects both independently as well as with other staff, volunteers, partners and the public.
  • How to Apply:

    Any offers of employment are conditional upon a background check.

    Park County is an EEO employer.

    Apply here:

  • Job benefits: Health, Paid Time Off, Retirement
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: This position requires working at a desk approximately 70% of the time and will include frequent exposure to noise, standing, sitting, walking, bending, working with others, and repetitive movement. Position also requires occasional movement of some equipment and supplies and ability to lift/lower, carry, reach above or push/pull. Requirements may also include site visits to locations that may require extensive walking and standing over level to rigorous terrain. This position also requires travel locally and regionally on occasion.
  • Contact Name: Andrew Spencer
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 719-836-4298

Website Park County

The Park County Department of Heritage & Tourism works to preserve, protect, and promote the natural and cultural heritage of Park County, Colorado in a sustainable manner that improves the quality of life for its citizens. The South Park National Heritage Area is managed by the government of Park County, Colorado in cooperation with the South Park National Heritage Area Advisory Board. The Park County Department of Heritage & Tourism utilizes the designation to achieve goals outlined in the Management Plan, along with numerous community partners. Our department combines the efforts of many varied disciplines to make Park County a better place for citizens and visitors alike. We work to protect the natural, historic, and prehistoric resources of Park County and responsibly share them with visitors through our Historic Preservation and Tourism programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assists the Executive Director with the planning, funding, development, and execution of projects and grants that further the goals of the SPNHA’s management plan
  • Works closely with the Preservation & Project Manager to track, manage and keep financial and other reporting documents of SPNHA preservation, education, and cultural projects.
  • Maintain grant reporting and financial records for all departmental grants and projects, and complete and submit all reports as required by the National Park Service.
  • Work closely with the Director to manage the Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center, limited supervision of four seasonal staff, and all financial aspects of operating a visitor center and retail store, including inventory, sales, and report management.
  • Maintains positive and effective relationships with SPNHA sub-grantees (including training, supporting, and evaluating) and monitors adherence to all Federal, State, and local grant guidelines. Prepare and issue new grant agreements with subgrantees.
  • Check-in quarterly with subgrant recipients on project status
  • Maintains all Departmental budgetary registers and prepares financial reports as requested.
  • Ensure accurate and updated record-keeping.
  • Acts as staff liaison/secretary for the SPNHA Advisory Board of Directors and keeps minutes of Board meetings.
  • Prepare & update all grant application documents and reporting requirements.
  • Manage annual grant application opening and closing.
  • Process grant reimbursement requests throughout the year.
  • Process change requests in scope, budget, or timeline from grantees.
  • Assist potential grantees with application questions and reporting requirements.
  • Update & Maintain accurate grant information on SPNHA’s website

 Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, acts as liaison with all SPNHA partners, including local, state, and national organizations, institutions, agencies, and governments.
  • Research, identifies, and evaluates appropriate grant opportunities.
  • Assists the Executive Director in preparing and submitting grant applications and proposals to federal, state, corporate, and private sources.
  • Promote SPNHA’s grant program with community historical societies, museums, schools, and other community groups.

Job Titles Supervised:

Limited supervision of temporary staff at Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


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    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

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