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Posted: 05/22/2017

Nebraska State Historical Society

Preservation Associate
Professional Opportunity
Lincoln, NE
$$19.56 /Hour

Under limited supervision, evaluates properties for National Register; writes National Register nominations; and administers state historical markers program, all in accordance with the policies and procedures of the State Historical Society and federal regulations promulgated under the National Historic Preservation Act.

Oversees National Register program. Writes nominations and consults on formal determinations of eligibility for Section 106. Performs research to determine sufficient justification exists for listing/eligibility on or to the National Register; prepares and submits nomination forms for application to the National Register of Historic Places. Prepares and manages contracts for professional services. Oversees contract staff, interns and trains volunteers performing professional services. Administers the state historical marker program, evaluating proposed markers, verifying research, and editing marker text for clarity. Answers questions from the public and other officials about division's programs. Implements, maintains, and manages procedural systems for the programs assigned. Conducts public outreach activities, including meetings, workshops and other public forums. Researches, writes and edits articles for newsletters and other publications. Provides input into the State historic preservation plan and other agency planning processes and develops procedures as necessary.


REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in history, architectural history or closely related field; OR Bachelors degree in any of the above noted fields plus one of the following: a) two years experience in research, writing or teaching in a related field or b) substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge as determined applicable based on Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A).


Knowledge of programs administered by State Historic Preservation Office, including policies, principles, practices, guidelines and procedures under federal regulations governing the National Historic Preservation Act. Knowledge of architectural history. Ability to research, edit, write-up findings and communicate orally and in writing. Skill in producing training materials and coordinating training on preservation topics. Skill in conducting historical research.


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