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Posted: 03/08/2016

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Division of Preservation Incentives

The Department of Historic Resources is the State Historic Preservation Office for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our mission is to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of Virginia's significant historic architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources.

Easement Program Intern
Internship Opportunity
Richmond, VA
Hourly rate based on education and exper

Term of Employment:  May 16 through June 30, 2016

Pay Rate:  Hourly rate commensurate with education and experience

Job Description:  Successful applicants will assist easement program staff with the monitoring of historic properties under preservation easement with the Board of Historic Resources (BHR).  The Easement Intern works closely with other Easement Program staff to ensure the coordinated and consistent oversight of easement properties.  This position monitors such properties by documenting current conditions, ownership, and maintenance issues and involves direct contact and interaction with property owners.  The position requires extensive travel throughout Virginia, photographic documentation, and clear and concise written documentation.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Photographic documentation of properties visited
  • Completion of accurate stewardship reports detailing existing conditions and maintenance issues following eash visit
  • Site visits to easement properties throughout Virginia


  • Knowledge of architectural history, principles and practices, and preservation treatment and issues
  • Ability to plan work, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of DHR's VCRIS desirable
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in architecture, historic preservation, architectural history or related field. Graduate study preferred.


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How to apply
Interested persons may send a current vita, list of references, and a writing sample via to: Brad McDonald, Easement Stewardship Coordinator brad.mcdonald@dhr.virginia.gov; (804) 482-6456
Brad McDonald
Phone: 804-482-6456
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

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