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Posted: 11/04/2014

Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a National Register Architectural Historian to provide expertise, direction, coordination, and review for all aspects of the programs of the State Historic Preservation Office relating to history, including survey, the evaluation of historic properties and their nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, comprehensive planning, review of federal and other undertakings, which may affect properties listed in or eligible to be listed in the National Register, review of properties eligible for state and federal tax credits, and public education.

National Register Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Saint Paul, MN
$4,055.00 monthly minimum

Responsibilities include:

  1. initiate and direct the process of nominating properties to and removing properties from the National Register of Historic Places;
  2. participate in the review of grant projects for the evaluation and registration of properties with historical and architectural significance;
  3. oversee and coordinate Part 1 Applications for the Federal Tax Certification Process; 
  4. participate with the survey program to identify and evaluate properties of historical and architectural significance; 
  5. provide expertise and advises the SHPO Manager of Government Programs & Compliance in the review of projects that may affect properties eligible for or listed in the National Register; 
  6. participate in the development and implementation of the statewide comprehensive preservation planning process; and 
  7. participate in public education.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree plus six years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus five years program experience or equivalent. 
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History
  • Basic knowledge of Minnesota history and basic knowledge of American architectural styles. 
  • Familiarity and experience with cultural resource survey work, the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation, the National Register Program, the applicable Code of Federal Regulations, and applicable Minnesota Statutes and state enabling legislation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively represent an agency program and to maintain positive, strong long-term working relationships with a wide variety of clientele. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to speak effectively to small and large groups. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be attentive to detail and follow exacting program procedures. 
  • Valid drivers license and a willingness to travel and work on evenings and occasionally on weekends. 
  • Working knowledge of photography (digital and 35mm) and its use in recording buildings and structures.
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How to apply
Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms.

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