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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Washington D.C., DC
  • $52,000 - $65,000 depending on background, experience, and qualifications USD / Year
  • March 31, 2023
  • Job Summary: EHT Traceries, Inc. seeks an experienced Architectural Historian with expertise in historic resource surveys, development of historic contexts (National Register nominations, determination of eligibility documentation), and Section 106.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Possess a Master’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, history, or related field and meet the Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications in Architectural History.  Other requirements include:

    • Demonstrate at least two-four years of relevant experience.
    • Strong written and verbal communication is essential. The candidate must be willing to provide samples of work demonstrating writing ability, historic context development, and knowledge of American Architectural History.
    • Demonstrated experience in conducting research for historic properties.
    • Demonstrated experience in conducting historic resource surveys and writing architectural descriptions.
    • Experience in preparing NRHP eligibility assessments and nominations.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and a demonstrated proficiency with InDesign.
  • How to Apply:

    Please email resume, writing sample, and list of three references to Laura Hughes at

  • Job benefits: Comprehensive benefits offering including health, life, disability, 401K with company match, paid time off, and more!
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Requirements include work in office, on-site surveys and archival research at various repositories. Travel and site visits are expected throughout a regular work week.
  • Contact Name: Laura Hughes
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 202-393-1199
  • Application Address: 440 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

EHT Traceries, Inc.

EHT Traceries, Inc., is a certified woman-owned small business specializing in history and historic preservation. Since 1977, the firm has provided a wide range of professional services, including Preservation Planning, Technical Preservation Services, Historic Tax Credit Certification, Survey and Documentation, Environmental Sustainability and Resilience Planning, and Regulatory Compliance. EHT Traceries has a staff of preservation planners, preservation specialists, architectural historians, and historians, all of who meet the Secretary of the Interior professional standards (36 CFR 61)..

Applicants should understand the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and applicable Section 106 regulations. Previous experience with the following is preferred: architectural resource surveys, Section 106 compliance, National Register of Historic Places nominations; Determination of Eligibility; experience with local State Historic Preservation Offices; HABS/HAER documentation, design guidelines, historic structure reports, preservation planning, and preparation of interpretive materials such as signage and brochures.


  • Complete historic architectural resource surveys at the reconnaissance and intensive levels, including writing architectural descriptions, background research, context development, field documentation, report writing, and survey form preparation.
  • Conduct archival research at local repositories including libraries, archives, museums, and land record offices, and develop historic contexts and other deliverables documenting historic structures and sites.
  • Evaluate historic architectural resources using National Register of Historic Places (NHRP) criteria.
  • Assess the effects of proposed undertakings on historic properties within Area of Potential Effects per 36CFR Part 800.
  • Develop ways to avoid, minimize and mitigate adverse effects and assist senior staff with Section 106 consultation.
  • Lead or contribute to preparation of documents, including National Register nominations, determination of eligibility, HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, landmark context studies, and historic preservation plans.
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