Historic Preservationists

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.

Quick Facts
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
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Art History
  • Geography
  • History
Experience Part-time or volunteer experience; internships
  • Drawing/Design
  • Organizational
  • Research
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Direcor of Historic Site
  • Curator
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Museum Technician

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