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Historic Preservation Career Opportunites

Are you wondering what preservationists actually do, where they work, and how it all relates to their degree program?  Perhaps this powerpoint, “Historic Preservation:  Opportunities Aplenty,” will help.

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Historic Preservation is one of the fastest growing fields within Public History and Applied History today. Historic Preservationists contribute to the preservation of cultural memory through a wide variety of professional opportunities in:

  • National Park Service
  • state preservation and transportation departments
  • local government planning and landmark commissions
  • historic sites and parks
  • heritage corridors
  • preservation and conservation organizations
  • architectural and design firms
  • revitalization projects
  • environmental consulting agencies
  • educators
  • and more!

Graduates in historic preservation:
  • Become leaders in preserving cultural memory
  • Integrate the Ursuline Mission with emphasis on values and social responsibility as they make unique contributions to their world
  • Communicate effectively in the language of the discipline and deliver presentations to build awareness of preservation issues
  • Coordinate preservation initiatives
  • Accurately document buildings and historic sites
  • Write successful nominations for the National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmarks, National Heritage Areas and Ohio Historic Markers
  • Survey and appraise cultural resources for government and community agencies
  • Prepare plans for adaptive reuse and rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate the economic advantages of rehabilitation and adaptive reuse
  • Dialogue with community and government leaders to champion a sustainable society
  • Consult for architectural, engineering, environmental, interior design, government and other cultural resource organizations
  • Advocate the protection of vulnerable properties from demolition
  • Participate in preservation legal cases
  • Write successful grant applications

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