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🔗Historic Preservationist

  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL
  • 65K-100K USD / Year
  • April 30, 2023
  • Department: Historic Preservation
  • Job Qualifications:


    ·         Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in architecture

    ·         Degree in Historic Preservation or closely related field or equivalent experience or interest is a plus


    ·         5+ years of experience in an architectural practice

    ·         Experience directing small production team

    ·         Experience working within Secretary of the Interiors Standards is a plus

    ·         Experience with National Park Service is a plus


    ·         Professional registration as a licensed Architect is preferred


    •          Understanding of Revit and AutoCAD in creating and developing construction documents

    •          Effective communication and organizational skills

    •          Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)

    •          Experience with Sketch-up or other comparable modeling software

    •          Specification writing, experience with BSD Spec link is a plus

    •          Experience with cost estimating at the programmatic phase and throughout construction document phase

    •          Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills

    •          Accurate attention to detail

  • How to Apply:

  • Application URL:

Website Bailey Edward Design

Voted as Crain's top 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago, and one of the leading Illinois Architecture, Engineering, and Interior Design Firms, Bailey Edward, is looking for full-time responsive Architect for our Historic Preservation Team to become a part of a collaborative, high-energy studio where professional growth is emphasized. Guiding mission-driven clients, Bailey Edward’s integrated responsive designers transform the built environment for the social good. The firm recognizes the needs of people, places, and the planet; we solve problems and improve the lives of others through consensus building and insightful, sustainable, and acclaimed solutions. The firm passionately serves clients who make an impact locally, regionally, and nationally. We improve communities and invite you to do the same.

Bailey Edward has built a company environment where all feel included, comfortable, and heard. The firm has established a sense of belonging and pride in the workplace by prioritizing collaboration and career development. As a medium-sized firm with a diverse portfolio, the firm has the privilege of offering staff the opportunity to build experience in professional services marketing on various project types. Employees can help enact policy changes, implement employee training and direct business development decisions and firm direction through voluntary participation in working groups.

The Architect for our Historic Preservation Team must be able to apply sound and diverse knowledge of architectural principles and practices in a broad array of assignments and related fields. They must be able to contribute to projects from start to finish and collaborate with project team members while exhibiting responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of work assignments.


·         Model firm values of responsiveness, creativity, and professionalism

·         Assist with developing design and technical aspects of historical projects from concept through construction, including regulatory reviews.

·         Perform historical research, hands-on condition assessment, and material analysis

·         Technical writing may include preparation of National Register nominations, Determinations of Eligibility, condition assessment reports, Historic Structure Reports, Building Preservation Plans, and historical specifications.

·         Engage in architectural projects by providing construction document production and research to prepare specifications.

·         Provide research and support for the preparation of cost opinions

·         Attend Owner / Architect / Contractor meetings throughout the project, including during construction

·         Consult with Supervisor regarding unusual complexities and developments

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


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    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

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    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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