Crew Leader


About the organization

HistoriCorps®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, works to foster a preservation ethic in all through training volunteers, students, and youth in historic preservation skills, and then puts those skills to work to save historic places for generations to come. HistoriCorps partners with federal, state and local land management agencies to provide educational and outdoor opportunities and preserve historic resources. From our Morrison, CO headquarters, we coordinate and instruct projects on public lands throughout the United States.


Crew Leaders will work at the direction of and assist the Project Supervisor on all aspects of HistoriCorps projects. They will also maintain a welcoming and professional crew camp and kitchen. HistoriCorps’ Field Staff positions, including that of Crew Leader, are seasonal in nature and do not offer year-round employment. Seasons for new Crew Leaders will start as early as May and end as late as November; returning Crew Leaders’ seasons can start as early as February. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Adhering to and continually promoting a culture of safety on the worksite and in the camping area
Driving HistoriCorps trucks and equipment trailers to job sites, often at great distances in between projects
Planning, purchasing and preparing 3 meals a day in a camp kitchen for as many as 10 volunteers and paid crew
Providing a safe, hygienic, clean, bear-proof camp kitchen in compliance with established food handling guidelines
Assisting the Project Supervisor to plan and coordinate tasks for volunteer, student, and youth crews
Working alongside volunteers on tasks as designated by the Project Supervisor
Serving as a liaison between volunteer crews and the Project Supervisor
Assisting with natural and cultural resources compliance such as seasonal fire bans, campground rules and regulations, and federal and state agencies’ historic preservation criteria and provisions.


The ability and aptitude to cook, and enjoy cooking, meals for large groups (8-18 people at a time) in an outdoor kitchen without electricity or running water
Infusing in others your enthusiasm for the wilderness and historic resources
Work well in immersive group settings
An aptitude and unflappable enthusiasm for working outdoors in variable weather in backcountry and other remote locations, with the understanding that such work requires long days (12+ hours)
Able to live and work in a remote and/or backcountry setting (i.e. tents) for up to an extended period of time. Most projects are 2-4 weeks long, with weekend breaks.
A valid driver’s license and a good driving record (HistoriCorps will verify a potential hire’s driving record)
A rudimentary knowledge of hand tools and the building trades, and a willingness to learn
Strong communication and conflict resolution skills
Safety of all staff and workforce participants is paramount. Beginning in 2022, all Field Staff will be required to submit proof that they are fully vaccinated, according to CDC guidelines, from Covid-19 before their season begins with accepted exemptions for medical reasons and/or religious beliefs.


$135 – $186 per day commensurate with experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a resume, letter of interest (maximum 600 words), and three references to Liz Rice at [email protected] For questions, please call Liz at 720-287-0100, ext. 3.

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