A part of the ACHP's mission includes encouraging public interest and participation in historic preservation and providing training and education in this field.
The ACHP is aware that there are shortages of skilled candidates entering the fields of historic preservation and cultural resource management (CRM), particularly where needed to support the national historic preservation program.
The ACHP and its partners are working to address these challenges and want to strengthen their relationships with institutions of higher learning and others to encourage students to prepare themselves for careers in the federal preservation program.
Historic preservation and CRM are diverse fields with many career opportunities with federal, state, tribal, private, and local job opportunities. For those who are looking for ways to put their education and experience in archaeology; anthropology; architecture; history; urban, city, and regional planning; conservation; traditional trades; or other fields to good use, the ACHP urges them to consider a career in the federal historic preservation program.
The ACHP has put together a list of resources for those seeking to enter or build their careers in the fields encompassing historic preservation. While we will be adding more links, this is by no means a comprehensive list. There are many organizations, and agencies that have their own such lists.
Check back often as we will update periodically, but we urge you to explore on your own as well.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation LinkedIn Page -- Visit this page often for career information and posts about the latest job listings in historic preservation
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation - Main web page for the federal agency whose sole mission is historic preservation
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) - A national membership association dedicated to helping the history community thrive
American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) - A national network of professional firms and service partners representing the cultural resource management (CRM) industry and associated fields of study
American Historical Association (AHA) - Promotes historical work and the importance of historical thinking in public life
Association for Preservation Technology International - A multi-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for protecting historic structures and their setting
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) - Job Board of the organization founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who established Black History Month. Includes some Cultural Resources Management-related job announcements
Conservation Legacy - Offers local conservation service programs and job opportunities under the leadership of a national organization
Conservation Job Board - A large career website in conservation, ecology, forestry, wildlife, and fisheries and preservation trades training
HistoriCorps - Non-profit that fosters a preservation ethic by engaging volunteers in saving historic places, seeking staff from entry level to seasoned professionals
Idealist - General job openings in Cultural Resource Management
LinkedIn - A wide range of job opportunities in cultural resource management
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) - A nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 people who serve on their governing boards
National Council on Public History - Jobs listing is a free service the organization provides to the public history profession
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) - A strong national organization, strong chapters and strong members for the purpose of minimizing the effect of racism in our profession
National Park Service (NPS) - NPS jobs, internships, and other opportunities
National Trust for Historic Preservation Job/Intern Page - Jobs/internships in preservation and related fields
Navigating USAjobs.gov - The National Interagency Fire Center produced a series of videos designed to help people navigate the website USAjobs.gov, the portal to federal employment opportunities. While the series was designed to help firefighters find federal jobs, the series is a great resource with basic information for people seeking any type of job in the federal government.
Preservation Directory - An online resource for historic preservation, building restoration, and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada
Preservenet - Job opportunities for anyone interested in the field of historic preservation and related areas of study
Register of Professional Archaeologists - A community of professional archaeologists
Shovelbums - Job listings for archaeologists, historians, cultural resource management professionals
Simply Hired - A wide range of job opporunties in cultural resource management
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) - Job listings for archaeologists, historians, cultural resource management professionals, as well as continuing education opportunities
Society of Black Archaeologists (SBA) - Centers the histories and material cultures of global Black and African communities in archaeological research
Society for Historical Archaeology - Job Board from the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world
Southeastern Archaeology Conference - Founded in response to the tremendous increase in federally-funded archaeological work in the Southeast during the 1930s
Society of Architectural Historians - A nonprofit membership organization that serves an international network of institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.
USAJobs - Listing of jobs in the federal government for archaeologists, anthropologists, and other cultural resource management fields