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Posted: 07/08/2020

Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs/SHPO

The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is an agency of the State of Delaware that serves residents and visitors by identifying, preserving, and interpreting Delaware history. The Division has stewardship of over forty properties, operates five museums and a conference center, partners with community organizations and nonprofits on history-related activities, and has care of the state's collections of museum objects, archaeological artifacts, and works of art. The Delaware State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is located within this agency. The SHPO locates, studies, and records Delaware's historic buildings, structures, objects, districts, landscapes, and archaeological sites. The SHPO assists and encourages Delawareans to value, preserve, and protect these resources that reflect our history and heritage.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Dover, DE
Open Until

This is a full-time, contractual position.  Qualified applicants will meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History, with a degree in this (or a closely related) field. A combination of tele-work and onsite work may be required.

We are looking for a dedicated, adaptable individual who enjoys teamwork in a variety of historic preservation programs. The essential tasks involve the identification, evaluation, registration, and treatment of historic buildings/structures. Responsibilities may include:

  • review and/or conduct architectural surveys

  • review nominations and project proposals in support of National Register, historic preservation tax incentive, and Certified Local Government programs

  • assess project plans and specifications for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

  • consult  with federal, state and local agencies and applicants on proposed construction projects subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

  • assist in monitoring preservation covenants and easements

  • assist in preservation planning, including review of ordinances and comprehensive plans

  • participation in public outreach activities

  • Full job description and details are available here:










How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume by email by July 24, 2020 to: Gwenyth A. Davis Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Gwen Davis
Phone: (302) 736-7410
21 The Green
Dover, DE 19901

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