- 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.
Required Skills and Qualifications
- 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
The preferred candidate will
- Demonstrate a high aptitude for culinary endeavors
- Possess rudimentary building trade skills and a positive attitude toward old buildings, log working experience ideal
- Have previous leadership experience with conservation or similar volunteer work crews, ideally in remote and/or backcountry settings
- Be First Aid or First Responder certified
Successful Crew Leaders will benefit from:
- Exposure to the preservation trades, outdoor adventure programs, historic resources management, and volunteer/crew leadership
- Significant experience in cooking for groups in remote settings
- Level 1 Crew Leaders will focus on managing camp and kitchen, with introductory level training in preservation techniques.
- Level 2 Crew Leaders will have made camp and kitchen management “second nature” and, while still being responsible for camp and kitchen, will be ready to further develop their experience in preservation techniques and crew management
- Level 3 Crew Leaders will continue to be responsible for the camp and kitchen. They will have demonstrated significant progress toward becoming a leader on the job site and will have some level of competence in leading crews in accomplishing less-complex scopes of work.
$135 – $186 per day commensurate with experience.
HistoriCorps is an equal opportunity employer. HistoriCorps’ values include Community: Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity. We value and respect all members of our community and embrace the unique contributions every person gives to support our shared success. We are at our best when we support diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences at all levels of this organization. We ask for, listen to, and consider diverse points of view. We recruit and support individuals and groups who are underrepresented in our organization and profession. We strive to make historic preservation projects accessible and inclusive. We work to minimize physical, financial, and social barriers. We work to help our preservation community grow, diversify, and evolve.
Please send a resume, letter of interest (maximum 600 words), and three references to Liz Rice at email@example.com. For questions, please call Liz at 720-287-0100, ext. 3.