Project Supervisor


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.


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

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 job sit 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
Collaborate respectively with Project Manager, Crew Leader, and other HistoriCorps staff
Collaborate with project partners, such as host agencies and volunteer groups
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.


A successful candidate will demonstrate:

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


Compensation for this seasonal position starts at $280/day and is commensurate with experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

In your application, please include a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a list of past projects you have supervised. Please describe the scope of work and skills needed to accomplish these projects.

The positions are open until filled. Please send a resume, letter of interest (maximum 400 words), and list three references to Liz Rice at [email protected] For questions, please call Liz at 720-287-0100, ext. 3.

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