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Posted: 12/27/2010

Historical Society

Historical Society Program Associate
Professional Opportunity
Lincoln, NE

Under administrative direction from the Highway Archeology Program Manager, this position is an architectural historian within the Nebraska Highway Archeology Program based on a cooperative agreement between the Nebraska Department of Roads and the Nebraska State Historical Society, Archeology Division.

Hours: 8-5, M-F


Conducting statewide archival research and field surveys of proposed highway projects to identify architectural properties and districts. Document such properties and evaluate their potential for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places. Write cultural resource survey and evaluation reports for submittal to state and federal transportation agencies and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws/regulations. Complet mitigation studies that meet HABS/HAER standards. Assist in developing procedures and methods for implementation of the Highway Archeology Program in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Attend meetings with governmental officials, consultants, the public and other parties interested in historic preservation and transportation undertakings. Attend and/or teach training seminars and workshops.


REQUIREMENTS:¬ Must meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Architectural History (36 CFR Part 61). The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history,¬ OR a bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following: At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history. Valid driver's license or able to provide independent authorized transportation.


Extensive educational and practical experience in historic preservation and cultural resource management. Specific requirements include: Knowledge of Nebraska history and style and trends of state architecture and engineering through time. Knowledge of: cultural resource methodology; standards for survey, inventory, and evaluation; historic preservation program requirements; technical preservation systems and standards. Ability to effectively communicate through reports, correspondence, and¬ presentations; organize and complete projects involving staff, constituents, and others; analyze research, data, or procedures and formulate recommendations.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/

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