City of Boston

Temporary Architectural Historian

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/2/2023 2:53 PM)
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Off of Historic Pres
Regular Full-Time
Boston City Hall
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Temporary full-time assistance to the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) staff. Reports to the Executive Director of the Boston Landmarks Commission. This role will assist the History & Survey Team with historical research, editing, communications, and outreach.


Assist in research/editing:

  • Update study reports for proposed and/or existing Landmarks and Historic Districts as required.
  • Manage edits and dissemination of the study report template.
  • Prepare documents and reports for review; including historic property surveys, National Register eligibility evaluations, and photographic documentation.
  • Historic resources surveys and assessments, including research, photography, and historic context writing.
  • Updates to BLC’s reconnaissance surveys of Boston historical resources archived in the Massachusetts Cultural Resources Information System.
  • Cross-discipline case studies: historic resources and climate/carbon impacts.

Assist with public outreach:

  • Help update BLC website as needed to provide updated access to research, reports, resources.
  • Help update City’s social media accounts regarding proposed Landmarks and other BLC activities.
  • Help produce public presentations, participate in neighborhood community events, and assist neighborhood organizations with historic preservation advocacy.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or have graduated from a graduate program in historic preservation, urban planning, community development, American studies, American history, or architectural history.
  • Recent undergraduate college graduates will be considered but must have a very strong background in above areas and very strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards is required.
  • Solid office skills and knowledge of Google-based platforms and Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is required.
  • The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have a professional demeanor and strong organizational skills, and possess the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • The candidate should be able to work in a team environment and manage tasks as delegated by project lead.
  • The candidate must possess strong communication skills including phone, writing and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with Boston history and architecture is preferred.


Boston Residency Required



Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: Non-union/ Part-time/ Hourly Rate: $26.42

Hours per week: 35



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