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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Jefferson City, MO, USA
  • $44,003.52 - $44,883.60 (annually) USD / Year
  • Department: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 7010309
  • Job Qualifications:

    All you need for success:

    Minimum Qualifications

    • A graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field or a bachelor’s degree in these fields plus at least two years of full-time, professional, experience working as an architectural historian (as outlined SOI Standards for Professional Qualifications).

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A strong understanding of each of the treatment standards under the SOI’s Standards and be able to interpret them for various building situations.
    • Knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, and building materials and systems with an emphasis on historic projects.
    • Familiarity with the National Historic Preservation Act, its implementing regulations, and the four-step Section 106 review process.
    • Possess technical ability to skillfully review and interpret architectural styles, types, drawings, terms, construction systems and materials.
  • How to Apply:

    Please submit your application, resume, and cover letter by visiting MO Careers!

  • Job benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Paid Time Off, Life Insurance
  • Contact Name: Andrea Herries
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 573-526-4241
  • Application Address: 1659 East Elm Street Jefferson City, MO 65101

Website Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Salary: $1,833.48 -$1,870.15 semi-monthly

Salary may be commensurate on education and/or experience.

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, State Historic Preservation Office and will be located at 1659 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Why you’ll love this position:

This is an opportunity to join the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and influence the outcome of treatments for historic properties throughout the state. As a SHPO team member, you will provide expertise in historic preservation methods and materials to staff, property owners, architects, developers, and communities for a variety of historic preservation programs. Enjoy applying your experience as an architectural historian, while increasing and sharing your knowledge about rehabilitation tax credits, Section 106, easement covenants, historic structure reports, and more, to help ensure a future for Missouri’s irreplaceable historic places.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide guidance in the preservation and rehabilitation of historic properties, primarily through interpretation of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (SOI Standards).
  • Review architectural designs and project proposals to provide information on appropriate treatments and technical assistance in accordance with the SOI Standards.
  • Focus on assuring compliance with state and federal preservation regulations related to historic property treatments proposed or performed under historic tax credit programs, Section 106 undertakings, and/or the monitoring of state-held easements and covenants.
  • Advise property owners and project contacts on how to provide sufficient documentation to ensure proposals or applications are compatible with federal standards.
  • Evaluate the significance of cultural resources and their eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Develop, prepare, and present presentations regarding design and technical issues as related to application submission and the SOI Standards. Certified Local Governments (CLGs), property owners, preservationists, developers, and/or other professionals will be the target of these presentations.
  • Visit historic properties, attend meetings, and prepare site visit reports. Site visit conditions may involve abandoned buildings, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing flights of stairs, low light situations, and dust.
  • This position will be performed with significant independence, judgment, and initiative within established guidelines.
  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


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    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.

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