Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships

Founded in 1984, the mission of Colorado Preservation, Inc. is to promote historic preservation in our state by providing information, education, training, expertise, and advocacy. We achieve this mission by partnering with historic property owners, non-profit organizations, educators and local governments throughout Colorado.  Our signature programs include Colorado’s Most Endangered Places, Dana Crawford & State Honor Awards, as well as the annual Saving Places Conference.

When available, job and internship openings will be listed below.


Endangered Places Program Director:

JOB SUMMARY: Colorado Preservation, Inc started Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program in 1998 as a way to advocate for significant, threatened historic resources throughout the state.  The Endangered Places Program Director manages the Endangered Places Program by assisting a wide variety of communities with historic preservation projects and issues within the state. The position works to provide support, administration, publicity, and assistance to threatened sites while serving as a preservation advocate, expert and project manager. The position provides consolation to property owners, contractors, and advocates explaining best preservation practices. The position requires a large percentage of travel (especially during the summer) to visit with the communities of endangered resources. 

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Events and Development Manager:

JOB SUMMARY: The Events and Development Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of the Saving Places Conference, an annual three-day hybrid event designed to provide educational and networking opportunities to individuals interested in historic preservation. The conference is typically held in February and consistently brings over 700 individuals from across the state and beyond. The conference has become the largest statewide preservation conference in the country.

Saving Places has an On the Road event in August. Working with local partners, CPI provides a full day of onsite training and education followed by an evening reception with local VIPs and decision-makers. Over the second day, CPI coordinates tours to showcase regional projects that highlight the challenges and successes of the local communities.

In addition to planning the conference, this position assists the Executive Director throughout the year in development and fundraising efforts. Development includes appeal mailings, small events and workshops, and the organization’s annual Dana Crawford Awards fundraiser. The Events and Development Manager oversees event logistics, promotes sponsorships and registrations, and works with the honorees to schedule filming for award videos and invite them to the event. The event is typically held in June and attended by 250 people.

The Events and Development Manager also oversees Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s membership program and throughout the year will organize membership drives and mailings as well as updating and

improving our member and donor database (Little Green Light). The current Events subcontractor does this program’s task with weekly check ins.

The position manages marketing efforts on behalf of the organization (with the assistance of a public relations contractor). The position runs the organization’s Facebook page and develops the monthly newsletter with the assistance of staff.

Click here for the full job description and instructions to apply by October 10, 2022.

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Featured Project

Preservation for a Changing Colorado

Historic preservation has a direct economic benefit to communities and Colorado! Take a look at the 2017 study, which considered the ways adaption of historic places has a direct financial effect on the state.

This updated, most resent study, was the result of a partnership between Colorado Preservation, Inc and History Colorado, funded by a grant from History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report document the economic benefits of rehabilitation projects, analyzes property values and neighborhood stability in local historic districts, and summarizes the increasing impact of heritage tourism, private preservation development and the success of Colorado’s Main Street program.

In a key finding, researchers determined that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado it produced $1.03 million in additional spending, 14 new jobs, and $636,700 in increased household incomes across the state!

The 2017 report also considers the important role preservation plays in helping Coloradans provide new spaces for creative communities and co-working, create and sustain meaningful places, responds to the state’s changing demographics, and addresses climate concerns.

Click Here to see download and read the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".