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🔗Architectural Historian or Preservation Planner

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • 55000-70000 USD / Year
  • Job Summary: Kirk Huffaker Preservation Strategies seeks an architectural historian or historic preservation planner as its first full-time employee. Established in Fall 2019, opportunities abound now and into the future to help grow a small local business.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Experience and Qualifications

    ❖    Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Public History, Heritage Conservation, History, Architectural History, or a closely related field plus a minimum of three (3) years of experience in cultural resources management or a closely related profession.
    Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Public History, Heritage Conservation, History, Architectural History, or a closely related field plus a minimum of two (2) years of experience in cultural resources management or a closely related profession.
    ❖    Prior experience managing projects.
    ❖    Demonstrated knowledge of the history/architectural history of the U.S.
    ❖    A working knowledge of federal and state cultural resources and historic preservation laws and practices, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    ❖    Very strong research, writing, and communication skills.
    ❖    Collaborative approach.
    ❖    Passion for finding creative solutions for complex place-based planning efforts.
    ❖    Ability to travel on occasion for several consecutive days.
    ❖    Valid U.S. driver’s license.

  • How to Apply:

    Send a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and writing sample to Kirk Huffaker at The position is open until filled. Questions are accepted by phone at (801) 949-4040.

  • Job benefits: Medical/Dental or Stipend; Paid Vacation; Retirement Plan; Professional Development; Technology Investment
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: 75% office/25% fieldwork. Must be able to walk/hike in all seasons of weather while carrying equipment.
  • Contact Name: Kirk Huffaker
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 801-949-4040

Website Kirk Huffaker Preservation Strategies

KHPS has been working regionally in the Intermountain West and nationally from a base in Salt Lake City working for clients who are excited about historic preservation. Company information, a project list, and the principal’s resume are available at


❖    Independently manage stand-alone architectural history and historic preservation projects and assist the Principal in the execution of architectural history, historic preservation, preservation planning, and components of multi-disciplinary projects.
❖    Plan and complete historic resource surveys of residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, and institutional properties using digital photography, new technologies, and other traditional methodologies.
❖    Conduct archival research, focusing on primary and secondary sources, and write historic narratives and context statements.
❖    Evaluate resources under National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) criteria.
❖    Carry out project-level review for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, in support of NHPA and local permitting projects.
❖    Contribute to proposal and marketing efforts.
❖    Maintain the KHPS high standard of technical ethics and quality assurance and ensure that project deliverables meet agency and industry standards, and be motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways.
❖    Manage quality and completeness of data collection, analysis, and report completion from start to finish.
❖    Perform professional technical peer-to-peer review of documents.
❖    Work closely with the Principal to promote KHPS business interests.
❖    Work with clients to identify project needs and make recommendations for management of historic resources.
❖    Work with the public when public engagement is required on projects.
❖    Collaborate with the KHPS team that engages on a wide variety of projects.

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