Job: Historic Preservation Assistant

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City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Position Information:
The Aurora History Museum is looking for a part-time contingent Historic Preservation Assistant. This position will perform a variety of professional level, administrative, and public contact duties to support the City's Historic Preservation Specialist and Historic Preservation Commission. The Preservation Assistant will assist in the management of the City owned historic properties, provide assistance conducting research on a variety of topics, coordinating volunteers, tours, public programming development and implementation.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct assistance for research and information to the staff and Historic Preservation Commission as assigned using primary and secondary sources;
  • Clerical responsibilities include transcription of minutes, agendas, and official correspondence, receiving and processing payments, simple financial recordation;
  • The Preservation Assistant will operate standard office equipment including personal computers with familiarity with Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Windows software, fax, copier, tape recorder, and typewriter;
  • Coordinates volunteers on historic sites for tours, design/implementation of public programming including historic craft demonstrations;
  • Assist in the management, maintenance and preservation of the City owned historic properties;
  • Assist in the preparation, research and support the administration of grants for historic properties and landmarks;
  • Assist in the completion of NHPA Section 106 reviews;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or GED. BA in History or a related field preferred.

Experience: 2 years of administrative support which must include at least one year of historic preservation related experience. Experience and knowledge of Section 106 reviews preferred.

Knowledge: Knowledge of historic preservation procedures and standards for landmark designation. Knowledge of architectural styles, building components, basic building structure and building maintenance requirements. Basic understanding of architectural and historic surveys. Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, agency representatives, and citizens; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; handle sensitive or difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; provides prompt, courteous service to the public; operate personal computer and other office equipment; and organize historic preservation data, and coordinate multiple tasks.
Skills: Strong interpersonal and customer service skills; strong organizational skills, computer skills, time management and project management skills.
Licenses, Certifications, or Equipment Required: This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Selected applicant must take and pass a criminal background check and drug test as a condition of employment.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Sedentary to light physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds; may require some lifting, carrying, pulling and climbing, walking and standing; occasional hand/eye coordination to operate office equipment and light hand and power tools; vision to read, record and interpret written material; frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with volunteers and citizens.
Work Environment: Works primarily in clean, comfortable office environment as well as outdoor facilities.
Equipment Used: Frequently uses standard office equipment including phones, computers, calculators and copy/fax machines.


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