Careers at HistoriCorps. Love your work.

Not everyone at HistoriCorps is a volunteer. We rely on a team of passionate, historic preservation professionals to organize and lead projects around the country to save historic structures. YOU can join in on the fun!

Field staff are employed by HistoriCorps on a seasonal basis and have the great outdoors as their office. Field staff introduce volunteers to the gratifying work we do, all while teaching, coaching and inspiring individuals in places most people spend a lifetime dreaming about. Join us in the movement to save America’s great places. HistoriCorps just may change your life.

Office staff are based out of HistoriCorps’ headquarters in Morrison, Colorado. They are responsible for coordinating project logistics and day-to-day operations for the organization.

If you are interested in a career with HistoriCorps, please contact Liz Rice at lrice@historicorps.org or call (720) 390-6085 for more information.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Architectural Historian)

HistoriCorps seeks mid-level architectural historians to lead volunteers in surveying, documenting, and evaluating historic buildingsstructures, and districts for public partners such as the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The Principal Investigator (PI) may conduct a variety of projects, but their focal project will be a survey of recreation residence tracts on the Shoshone and Sawtooth National Forests. The PI will work under the direction of one of HistoriCorps’ Project Managers to plan and execute these projects. They will lead a small group of volunteers to conduct field work on the recreation residence tracts. The PI is responsible for guiding volunteers to ensure that they collect all necessary information, document the resources, enjoy the work, and work safely. After the field work is complete, the PI will write reports for the respective U.S. Forest Service partners and State Historic Preservation Offices in fulfillment of, and in compliance with, Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 

The ideal candidate is an experienced architectural historian who demonstrates a strong understanding of the National Register of Historic Places through previous work to evaluate buildings and districts. The ability to work independently is essential, although there will also be many opportunities to collaborate with HistoriCorps staffour partner agencies, and our volunteers. Enthusiasm, tact, and professionalism are important. The ideal candidate will positively represent HistoriCorps in all professional settings, and especially when dealing with members of the public.

Read the full job description, and apply, here

HistoriCorps accepts applications for the following Field Staff positions on a rolling basis – apply anytime! Our busiest hiring season is in late winter/early spring.

New Field Staff will generally start their season in May, at HistoriCorps’ annual multiday Field Staff Training.

PROJECT SUPERVISOR

If you are a historic preservation construction professional passionate about sharing your skills and knowledge while saving historic structures in some of the most beautiful places in America, HistoriCorps may be the opportunity for you.  The Project Supervisor is our boots-on-the-ground professional who directs the day-to-day work of each project, provides preservation education, trains our volunteer workforce, and works closely with the HistoriCorps Project Manager to communicate project progress and needs.

Want a break from the mundane, the familiar, the day-to-day work?  Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and wake up in the morning to an elk herd on the horizon, or bald eagles soaring above? Want to re-invigorate your passion for historic preservation, meet people of like mind, and introduce volunteers to the gratifying work we do?  Do you want to do all this in places most people spend a lifetime dreaming about? HistoriCorps will take you there.

Applicants must have these required qualifications, among others:

  • 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)

Read the full job description, and apply, here.

CREW LEADER

We are looking for a few good cooks who love old buildings and camping in the wilderness, or young historic preservationists who love cooking and want a full immersion hands-on work experience! If you love cooking for others and want to work on historic buildings, or you are studying or working toward a career in historic preservation, and you love to cook, come spend a season with HistoriCorps.

  • Plan, purchase and prepare meals for paid crew and volunteers
  • Assist the preservation Project Supervisor to plan and  coordinate tasks for volunteer, student, or youth crews

Applicants must have these required qualifications, among others:

  • 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)

Read the full job description, and apply, here.