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🔗Mid-Level Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Lexington, KY
  • $50,000 to $60,000 USD / Year
  • Job Qualifications:

    ·         Possess a Master’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, history, or related field;

    ·         Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications in Architectural History;

    ·         Demonstrate at least two years of relevant experience;

    ·         Work well independently and as a team member;

    ·         Have excellent technical writing skills;

    ·         Be able to work within project budgets and schedules; and

    ·         Have the flexibility to travel overnight for projects.

    ·         Have additional qualifications? Let us know where you excel!

  • How to Apply:

    Please indicate when you will be available, and submit résumé and three references to the CRA job application portal.

    If you have questions, please contact Bridgette Robinson via email at, or mail to Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., 151 Walton Avenue, Lexington, Kentucky 40508 ATTN: B. Robinson.

  • Application URL:

Website Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.

Join us as we celebrate our 40th year in business! For four decades, CRA has been recognized as one of the most respected, full-service cultural resource consulting firms in the United States. This success is directly attributed to CRA’s retention of an experienced, highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary team of cultural resource management professionals. With an understanding that it is the expertise and dedication of our team that forms the foundation of our reputation for high-quality work, CRA invests in its people and their professional development, and fosters a collaborative environment that emphasizes teamwork. The archaeologists, architectural historians, and historic preservation professionals that CRA employs, many of whom are leaders in their fields, are the core of our success. Join our team and grow with us!

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. seeks a mid-level Architectural Historian to work out of our Lexington, KY office. Applicants should have an understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and applicable Section 106 regulations. Previous experience with some or all of the following is required: architectural resource surveys, Section 106 compliance, and/or National Register of Historic Places nominations. Previous experience with HABS/HAER documentation, design guidelines, historic structure reports, preservation planning, and/or researching and designing interpretive materials such as signage and brochures also is desirable.


·         Completing historic architectural resource surveys from start to finish, including background research, context development, field documentation, report writing, and survey form preparation.

·         Evaluating historic architectural resources in relation to the National Register of Historic Places (NHRP) criteria and within the framework of the historic and architectural contexts developed for the project.

·         Assessing the effects of proposed undertakings on identified historic properties, in accordance with the regulations found at 36CFR Part 800.

·         Developing recommendations for the elimination, minimization, or mitigation of adverse effects (when appropriate), and assisting clients with Section 106 consultation to resolve adverse effects.

·         Leading, or contributing to, the development of other types of historic preservation documents, including National Register nominations, state-level and HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, historic context studies, historic preservation plans, and other projects as assigned.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    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.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    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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