CPA Seeking Historic Preservation Researcher

CPA is seeking a part-time Researcher to join our team.

Join our effort to Identify, Celebrate and Preserve the Sites and Buildings of Black History in Cincinnati. Click here to learn more about our initiative. 

Cincinnati Preservation Association

For Immediate Release: July 22, 2021


POSITION:  Researcher of Black History in Cincinnati

STATUS:  Part-time, Non-exempt

SALARY : $25-28 an Hour

STARTING DATE: Flexible Start Date Prior to September 30, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION: Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) initiated a program to increase awareness and preservation of sites and structures that tell the story of the Black experience in Cincinnati.  CPA is seeking a researching consultant to research sites, participate in community engagement, and help install physical and digital storytelling around the city. 

Candidates must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and have a high degree of discretion, integrity, poise and tact.  Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone, email, and interpersonal, and time management ability.  

This is a one year position with opportunity to expand based on grant funding. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Identify and Prioritize Sites of Black History in Cincinnati

    • Bibliographic Research

    • Interviews with community members

    • Consultation with scholars of African American History

    • Driving survey of neighborhoods to establish current status of sites 

The Ideal Candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

    • Associates or higher Degree and 3 years experience working in a professional organization preferred.

    • Familiarity with applying National Register of Historic Places Criteria for Evaluation and assessing historic integrity for historic properties.

    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of preservation constituents in both the public and private sectors.

    • Ability to implement, plan, and critically evaluate research.

    • Ability to review, understand, interpret technical data, such as architectural and engineering drawings, primary and secondary research sources, and maps.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to prior to August 15th, 2021. 

Cincinnati Preservation Association is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  Cincinnati Preservation Association actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.