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🔗Historic Preservation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Washington D.C., DC
  • 65,000 - 80,000 USD / Year
  • Job Qualifications:

    • Possess a Master’s degree in preservation, architectural history, history, architecture, or related field;
    • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications for one of the above fields;
    • Have at least two-to-four years of relevant experience;
    • Demonstrate experience and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite;
    • Demonstrate experience with GIS.

  • How to Apply:

    Please email resume, writing sample, and list of three references to Kate Hurwitz at

  • Job benefits: Excellent benefits include paid health insurance, personal leave, sick leave, and holiday plan, 401(k) with employer match after one-year, relevant training program, and friendly, Metro-accessible, non-smoking work environment. EHT Traceries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Website EHT Traceries, Inc.

EHT Traceries, Inc. is a woman-owned research and consulting firm specializing in architectural history and historic preservation based in Washington, DC.

EHT Traceries, Inc. seeks an experienced Historic Preservation Specialist.

A qualified applicant understands the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), is a proficient researcher, is able to develop complex historic contexts, and is well-versed in and experienced with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and National Register Criteria.
A qualified applicant should also be an organized, hard-working, independent self-motivated individual who enjoys collaborating with others, and can successfully work on multiple tasks and projects.
Applicants must demonstrate experience and proficiency with the following:

• Writing architectural descriptions
• Researching and evaluating historic resources
• Preparing National Register of Historic Places nominations
• Applying Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation
• Conducting material and condition assessments
• Communicating with local and State Historic Preservation Offices
• Presenting findings to clients and the public


• Complete historic architectural resource surveys at the reconnaissance and intensive levels, including writing architectural descriptions, background research, context development, field documentation, report writing.
• Conduct archival research at local repositories including libraries, archives, museums, and land record offices.
• Develop historic contexts and other deliverables documenting historic structures and sites.
• Evaluate historic architectural resources using National Register of Historic Places (NHRP) criteria.
• Lead or contribute to preparation of documents, including National Register nominations, determination of eligibility, HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, landmark context studies, conditions assessments, and historic structure reports.
• Presenting findings to clients, the public, government staff, review agencies, and commissions, and SHPOs


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To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (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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