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🔗Preservation Services Associate

  • Consultant
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Buffalo, NY (Remote)
  • $3800-$5000 USD / Month
  • March 30, 2023
  • Job Summary: Kta preservation specialists (“kta”) is seeking a full-time Preservation Services Associate to work on reconnaissance-level historic surveys, historic tax credit applications, and National Register nominations.
  • Job Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who is comfortable working independently without major supervision. As this is primarily a remote-work position, it is essential that the candidate demonstrate excellent time management skills, sustained work ethic, reliability, and ability to successfully complete assigned projects on time.

    Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, or a related field. A masters degree in related fields is preferred but not required.

    Strong research and writing skills are essential. Technical understanding of architecture, building materials, and developing historic significance statements is required.

    Must have experience in historic preservation practices, particularly in completing successful National Register nominations and HTC applications. Experience in working with sensitive cultural issues and/or marginalized communities is preferred.

    Candidates must have:
    • At least 1-year of experience working in the field of historic preservation
    • Qualifications to meet the professional standards set forth in 36 CFR 61 and Secretary of the Interior’s 48 CFR Part 44738-9 for History, Architectural History, Architecture and/or Historic Architecture.
    • Understanding of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and the National Register Criteria is mandatory
    • Experience conducting remote and on-site research using archives, historic maps, and secondary resources
    • Familiarity with a variety of historic property types, their materials, and designs
    • Ability to write architectural descriptions and read architectural plans.
    • Ability to analyze buildings through photography and develop photo keys on building plans.
    • Ability to review and evaluate plans and specifications and rehabilitation work for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.
    • Eagerness to find solutions to complicated research and design questions
    • A professional demeanor when interfacing with clients and the SHPO.
    • Availability to travel for site visits in Western New York when needed.

    Familiarity with CRIS Trekker is preferred but not required.

  • How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should send a resume, writing or work sample, and letter of interest to Principal Investigator Kerry Traynor at Please direct any Questions to Kerry and to Lead Architectural Historian Annie Schentag at as well.

  • Job benefits: Contributions towards benefits negotiable.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: This position is approximately 85% remote. Must have ability to travel for site visits in Western New York as needed.

Website kta preservatiion specialists

Kta is a small cultural resource management firm located in Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1999, we are a certified WBE that conducts National Register nominations, historic tax credit applications, reconnaissance level historic resource surveys, Section 106 and 14.09 compliance, cultural landscape reports, preservation plans, and many other preservation-oriented development projects. Our team of two full-time energetic staff collaborates on projects and maintains a supportive working environment.

Kta seeks a full-time associate to join the Technical Services department from May 1-August 31, 2023. This is a four-month position with the potential for a longer-term contract in the future.

The position reports to the Principal Investigator of the company and Lead Architectural Historian. The role is intended to support the documentation of historic sites, historic resource surveys, review of proposed plans, and preparation and submission of Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (“HTC”) Applications Part 1 and/or Part 2 to the New York State Historic Preservation Office (“SHPO”).

Candidates must have professional experience in historic preservation, cultural resource management, architecture, or related field.

This position is approximately 85% remote. The vast majority of the work will occur remotely and the candidate may be based in any location. Training, supervision, and communication will occur primarily through online telecommunication networks as needed.  The position may require 1-5 site visits in person on location in the Western New York region, which can be scheduled accordingly and is project specific.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the position.
Full list of expected work activities and expectations available upon request.

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