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🔗Historic Preservation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Trenton, NJ
  • $55,000 - $80,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Department of Community Affairs
  • Job Qualifications:

    Education requirements:

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Architectural History, or Historic Preservation. A Master’s degree in an area of study listed above will fulfill the educational requirement. Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Architect issued by the New jersey Board of Registered Architects may be substituted for the required education.

    Preferred Experience:

    Two plus (2+) years in performing detailed investigation of historic structures; preparation of historic structures research reports and/or preparation or review of plans and specifications for preservation projects.

    A valid New Jersey’s driver’s license is required to perform essential duties of this position.

  • How to Apply:

    Resumes may be submitted electronically to:

  • Contact Name: Dorothy Guzzo
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 609-984-0473
  • Application Address: New Jersey Historic Trust PO Box 457 Trenton, NJ 08625

Website New Jersey Historic Trust

The New Jersey Historic Trust is an in but not of agency affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs. Established in 1967, it is governed by a Board of 15 Trustees, appointed by the Governor. The Trust is the primary funder for historic preservation planning and capital projects in New Jersey. Stable, predictable funding is provided through a dedication of the Corporate Business Tax.

New Jersey Historic Trust seeks an experienced historic preservation specialist or historical architect for a temporary, full-time position.  While the successful candidate will be willing to work through a temporary agency, this position can become permanent in the next fiscal year.

The Historical Trust is partnering with the NJ Arts Council in funding capital projects on sites that are on or eligible for listing in the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. As a liaison for the Trust, this individual will coordinate with the Arts Council in grant management, providing technical assistance and overseeing grant-funded projects to completion. The candidate will be required to make site visits as needed.

Successful candidates should demonstrate an understanding of the application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation.

Attention to detail, good communication, and writing skills are essential for this position.