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Posted: 11/15/2013

Maryland Department of Planning
Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), is the State of Maryland’s historic preservation office, located within the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP).

Inventory Registrar
Professional Opportunity
Crownsville, MD
Annual Salary: Grade 15, starting salary
Open Until

MHT is seeking an Inventory Registrar for its archives and library, the states principal repository for information about Marylands architectural, archeological, and cultural resources. Included in the archives is the survey documentation for historic properties and archeological sites listed in the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (MIHP).  MIHP is a broad-based catalog of information on districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects of known or potential value to the prehistory, history, upland and underwater archeology, architecture, engineering, and culture of the State of Maryland. 

The Inventory Registrar has responsibility for management of all architectural records which comprise the MIHP. This person has oversight of new research and field data in hard copy and electronic format, as well as existing files for 100,000 historic buildings. Responsibilities will include assigning an identifying number for each site and accepting Inventory records for accessioning, cataloging and storage into the library. The Inventory Registrar will work with electronic reporting systems and databases related to the MIHP as well as the management of databases, digital images and other data files. This person has daily contact with all MHT staff as well as external architectural surveyors, archeologists, preservation planners and local governments. This person is responsible for providing reference service to staff and the public and for assisting the Administrator of Library Services with aspects of budget planning and technical services.

This job also requires an extreme attention to detail while understanding the overall importance and relevance of the MIHP to each of MHTs programs. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a strong interest in working collaboratively are essential. 


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Three years experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

 2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.


Bachelors degree in architectural history, historic preservation, history and library science, or other closely related field.


Candidates must be able to clearly demonstrate on their application knowledge and experience with database management, electronic reporting systems, and Adobe systems, as well as an overall understanding of historic preservation.


How to apply
To view the full job description and apply online, please visit the Maryland Historical Trust’s website at http://mht.maryland.gov, click on “Employment Opportunities” on the homepage sidebar, and scroll down to “Employment and Internship Opportunities” to find the link for the Inventory Registrar position.

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