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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Jackson, MS
  • $33,600.00-$38,640.00 USD / Year
  • Department: Historic Preservation
  • Job Summary: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) seeks an architectural historian to join the Historic Preservation team.
  • Job Qualifications:

    This role typically requires a bachelor’s degree and two to four years of related experience. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in History, Historic Preservation, Public History, Architecture, or Southern Studies. Candidates with a Master’s degree in one of these disciplines, coupled with relevant work experience related to the position’s duties, will be given additional preference.

  • How to Apply:

    To apply for this role, submit an online application via the Mississippi State Personnel Board, linked here.

  • Job benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Personal and Medical Leave
  • Contact Name: Shelby Tipton
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  • Application Phone #: 601-576-6865
  • Application Address: 200 North Street, Jackson, MS 39205

Website Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902 to collect, preserve, and provide access to the archival resources of the state. Our commitment to preservation continues today through the work of the department’s five divisions. The MDAH Historic Preservation staff empowers entire communities to tell their stories through programming that makes it possible to preserve historic places.

This individual will be responsible for identifying, documenting, and inventorying historic properties and districts across the state. Additionally, they will assist in surveys of properties eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This person will prepare and edit National Register nominations under the National Historic Preservation Act. Finally, they will play a role in maintaining and updating the Historic Resources Inventory, which consists of both paper and digital filing systems housing records for over 80,000 historic buildings.

To be successful in this role, candidates should demonstrate careful attention to detail when entering information and paper materials into the Historical Resources inventory, excellent writing skills, and the ability to summarize and synthesize historical research and architectural descriptions.