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Posted: 07/14/2017

Hess, Roise and Company

Established in 1990, Hess, Roise and Company works for public and private clients around the United States on a broad range of cultural resource and historical consulting projects. Our office is located in a historic building in the North Loop neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Minneapolis, MN

We are seeking a creative, self-directed architectural historian to work on short- and long-term projects such as historic/architectural resource surveys, Section 106 reviews, historic investment tax credit applications, National Register nominations, HABS/HAER/HALS documentation studies, in-depth archival research, and exhibits and other types of historical interpretation.


Required Background and Skills

  • Experienced professional with graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, American Studies, or related field, and at least three years working in the field. Areas of interest: nineteenth- and twentieth-century architectural and landscape history, social history, history of technology. 

  • Exceptional research, writing, and communication skills.

  • Proficiency with digital SLR cameras for exterior and interior photography.

  • Experience with National Register nominations, the Section 106 compliance process, HABS/HAER/HALS documentation studies, and historic investment tax credit applications.

  • Familiarity with PCs and related software, particularly Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Work is primarily in Minneapolis office; no relocation costs are offered.

  • Ability to travel (two- to twelve-day trips), and to conduct independent research and fieldwork in a variety of urban and rural environments.

  • Must have car for work use; parking provided, mileage reimbursed at IRS rate.

  • Compatibility with office dog.



  • Salary commensurate with experience.

  • Two weeks vacation plus holidays.

  • 50% of premium of group medical/dental insurance plan.

  • Participation in short- and long-term disability insurance plan required.

  • Eligible for Simple IRA plan after six months.







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How to apply
Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample showing research and writing skills (e.g., National Register nomination, HABS/HAER/HALS report), and salary requirements to HR Director, hr@hessroise.com.
100 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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