Are you seeking a position in the historic preservation field that will allow you to make a difference?  Are you interested in assisting partners and the public understand how incentive programs and good stewardship of historic properties can help preserve significant places throughout Pennsylvania?

If this is you, apply to join our team of dedicated preservationists, historians, and archaeologists working with Pennsylvania’s historic communities to achieve positive preservation outcomes.

Description of Work

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, is seeking an ambitious preservationist who will provide broad support to the Preservation Incentives Division and help advance PA SHPO priorities.

You will have the exciting and unique opportunity to oversee the Historic Property Inspection Program and assist with the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant program, federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit (RITC) program, the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Incentive Tax Credit (HPITC) program, and other historic preservation programs as needed.

Interested in learning more?  Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: 

  • Two or more years of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project or program, and a bachelor’s degree in architectural history, American history, art history or course work in Pennsylvania history; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Requirements:

  • You must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards.
  • You must possess 1 or more years of experience interpreting and applying National Park Service guidance and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
  • You must have knowledge of Pennsylvania historic architectural styles and building materials.
  • You must have experience using data management systems.
  • You must have experience implementing program processes.
  • You must have experience articulating the benefits of historic preservation incentives to diverse audiences.
  • You must possess a current driver’s license which is not under suspension.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

The commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule & Additional Information 

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to 3 days a week.  Specific days will be determined by bureau directors according to bureau needs.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: $54,181.00 – $82,387.00 annually. In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

Apply by August 14, 2023.  All applications must be filed online at

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