The nominating committee of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board is seeking letters of interest and resumes from potential Board candidates.
The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board serves as an advisory committee to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) for preservation policy in the commonwealth.
The Board also works with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) to review all proposed nominations from Pennsylvania to the National Register of Historic Places at three public meetings each year. The National Register is the official list of the Nation’s historic places. The PA SHPO manages this federal program for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Board’s fifteen members are nominated by the Commission with the approval of the Governor’s Office, and include individuals with expertise in history and pre-history, architecture, historic preservation, landscape history, architectural history, and related disciplines.
The Board’s collective knowledge and experience helps shape the Commission’s understanding about the older and historic places in Pennsylvania that are historically significant. This is a unique and important responsibility.
Additional information about the Board can be found here: https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/National-Register/Pages/Preservation-Board.aspx.
Membership on the Board includes a commitment to review National Register nominations prior to the three (3) annual Board meetings, which are typically held the first Tuesday of February, June, and October, in Harrisburg (when in person meetings are possible). Currently meetings are being held virtually.
A term is two years in length, with a three (3) term limit. Letters of interest and resumes are being accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered when a vacancy occurs.
The commonwealth is committed to creating advisory bodies that are diverse and reflect the interest of the citizens they serve. We encourage a broad range of candidates to apply.
To submit your qualifications, or if you have any questions about the commitment required, the Board itself, or preservation in Pennsylvania, please contact Elizabeth Rairigh, Preservation Services Division Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 717-705-4035.