home news jobs education resources  
Job Links
Architectural Historian/Preservation Consultant

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
AddThis Feed Button

Posted: 10/02/2017

Commonwealth Preservation Group

Commonwealth Preservation Group (CPG) is a small woman-owned business established in 2004. CPG provides preservation planning, historic rehabilitation tax credit, historic resource and National Register nomination consulting services across the Commonwealth of Virginia and in neighboring states. CPG has worked with homeowners, architects, historical societies, developers, religious institutions, and municipalities to guide proper rehabilitation of historic buildings, identify and survey historic resources, and to promote sound preservation planning. To date, CPG has consulted on over 400 Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit projects totaling over $500 million in construction activity. In addition, CPG has completed over 40 historic district and individual nominations for properties listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places; this designation not only provides state and federal recognition of historic resources, but also opens the door to the availability of historic tax credits for contributing buildings. Commonwealth Preservation Group strives to balance historic preservation considerations with modern requirements imposed by codes, technology and user needs for the benefit of our clients and their historic properties. Our office is located in Norfolk, VA.

Architectural Historian/Preservation Consultant
Professional Opportunity
Norfolk, VA
Open Until
Until Filled

Commonwealth Preservation Group is seeking a full-time Architectural Historian/Preservation Consultant to work with our small office of historic preservation professionals. We work with clients such as private homeowners, developers, local governments, and state governments on wide ranging preservation projects. Types of work might include evaluation and documentation of proposed and completed work for rehabilitation tax credit projects, field survey of historic resources, preparing historic or architectural evaluation reports, and general historic research. Specific project types could include any of the following:

  • State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Applications
  • National Register of Historic Places nominations
  • Historic Resource Surveys
  • Local Architectural Review Board applications for client projects
  • Section 106 Compliance
  • Historic Structures Reports
  • Historic Building Maintenance Plans

Experience and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a minimum BA/BS degree in a related field such as Historic Preservation or Architectural History, with a graduate degree preferred. At least two years of work experience in the field of historic preservation and consulting is required and the candidate should meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in the areas of Historic Architecture or Architectural History.

Work Requirements:

  • The most important requirement is a candidate who is confident, organized, detail oriented, able to manage long term projects, and meet deadlines
  • The ability to work with various people on different projects and tasks is important
  • Successful interaction with clients will be a required skill
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Communication skills are vital including occasional limited public speaking with small audiences
  • Experience with photographic documentation, including processing and formatting digital files
  • Strong historic research experience including familiarity with deeds, historic maps, and a variety of primary and secondary resources, as well as an excellent ability to investigate and locate resources needed to complete a project
  • A good general knowledge of common architectural styles, forms, terms, and historical development
  • An excellent working knowledge of commonly used office computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, etc. Knowledge of more advanced programs such as AutoCAD would be helpful but not required
  • Experience with the Commonwealth of Virginia state database (VCRIS) would be beneficial for a quick start on the job
  • Familiarity with architectural drawings
  • Willingness and ability to drive several hours to project locations (company car provided)

How to apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to admin@commonwealthpreservationgroup.com
Marcus Pollard
716 W 20th St.
Norfolk, VA 23517

Other Recent Listings

Rapid City, SD
posted 3/18/19
Raleigh, NC
posted 3/18/19
Seattle, WA
posted 3/18/19
Boulder, CO
posted 3/18/19
Lowell, MA
posted 3/18/19
Washington, DC
posted 3/17/19
Washington, DC
posted 3/17/19
Washington, DC
posted 3/17/19



PreserveNet is maintained by Cornell University students with funding from the
National Council for Preservation Education.

home | news | jobs | education | resources | Site Map | Contact Us