Historic Preservationists

Historic Preservationist Work on Building

Historic preservationists are champions of buildings and sites of historic or cultural significance. Their duties include the identification, evaluation, protection, and renovation of parks, structures, buildings, or entire neighborhoods. They may also help manage ongoing maintenance of restored structures or sites.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Research, verify, and document historical sites; publicize their significance and history; seek funding and backing to preserve them; create exhibits and education programs; interact with the public
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Art History
  • Geography
  • History
Experience Part-time or volunteer experience; internships
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Drawing/Design
  • Organizational
  • Research
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Director of Historic Site
  • Curator
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Museum Technician