Are you captivated by the opportunity to explore, document, interpret, and preserve the vast architectural history of Nebraska? Will you enjoy collaborating with a highly skilled team of cultural resource professionals to protect the past? Do your career goals involve engaging with a variety of stakeholders, including Tribal, state, and federal agency representatives and the general public? If you’ve answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, please apply!
History Nebraska is seeking a motivated and skilled professional to join the team as an Architectural Historian. History Nebraska has a longstanding partnership with the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). Through this partnership, the Highway Archeology Program (HAP) has been established within the State Archeology Office to complete NDOT’s obligations under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 106 of the NHPA, and the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).
This teammate will work under the direction of the Assistant State Archeologist and in coordination with other project staff to perform background research; conduct field surveys; identify, document, and evaluate historic standing structures; and prepare detailed project maps and technical reports to continue the decades of collaborative work with NDOT in documenting Nebraska’s history, advancing our understanding of past cultures, and preserving our built environment.
History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through its library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation.
- A wide array of opportunities for professional growth, including membership to professional organizations, access to LinkedIn Learning, conference attendance, and more;
- A flexible work environment;
- Medical, dental, and vision health plans;
- 13 paid holidays a year, plus 12 paid vacation days and 12 paid sick leave days (both of which increase with tenure);
- Competitive retirement plan with 156% state match for every dollar you contribute;
- Paid term life insurance;
- Employee Wellness and Discount programs;
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility
Examples of Work
- Conduct detailed research on architectural history and context through identification and review of source materials.
- Identify and evaluate architectural properties for eligibility listing in the National Register of Historic Places through research, survey, written descriptions, documentation, and photography.
- Assess the effects of undertakings on historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 4(f).
- Prepare and submit technical reports describing results of cultural resource surveys.
- Use ArcGIS Pro and ESRI GIS projects to document projects, and to read and produce technical maps.
- Other duties may be assigned, including but not limited to: helping other departments; participating in interdepartmental committees and working groups; and participating in community outreach events.
Our five core values are:
- We Do It Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it.
- We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups. We candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.
- We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done.
- We Are Curious. We never stop learning, and we encourage curiosity in others.
- We Are Inclusive. We seek multiple perspectives and value the uniqueness of each individual.