Alumni Job Placements

The following list indicates the myriad places of employment for Historic Preservation Program's alumni.

In some cases the following positions include a student's initial position and one or more subsequent positions.  Some graduates have not notified us of their initial employment or subsequent career moves. (Click here to contact us if you have updated employment information!) Other students have pursued Ph.D. studies, or have chosen not to pursue a career in the field.

(Note SHPO refers to State Historic Preservation Office.)


Museums, Collections, and Interpretation

Director, Hallocksville Museum Farm, Hallocksville Museum Farm and Folklife Center, Long Island, New York

Interpreter, Historic Rugby, Inc., Rugby, Tennessee

Development Officer, Historic Fairbanks House, Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Dedham, Massachusetts

Interpreter, Shelburne Museum, Vermont

Site Historian, Fayette State Historic Park, Garden, Michigan

Collections Archivist, Frank Lloyd Wright Oak Park Studio, Oak Park, Illinois

Site Interpreter and Development Director, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point, Michigan

Site and Interpretation Manager, Patterson Historical Homestead, Dayton, Ohio

Director of Volunteers, Detroit Historical Society 

Interpreter, Garfield Historic Farm, Kane County, Illinois

Site Historian and Preservation Officer, Hartwick Pines and North Higgins Lake State Parks, Michigan

Historic Collection and Photo Research Supervisor, FPG International, New York City 

Teaching Partnership Project Coordinator, University of Michigan, Arts of Citizenship Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Manager, Education & History Department, Roscoe Village Foundation, Ohio

Lead Interpreter, The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee

Associate Registrar, Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Associate Vice President for Communications, Albion College, MI

Digital Imaging Archivist, Henry Ford Museum

Digitization Technician, Detroit Historical Society

Information Desk Clerk, Ann Arbor District Library

Marketing Director, Paragon Display Group, Ann Arbor


Historic Administration 

Administrative Assistant, Collections & Exhibitions, University of Michigan Museum of Art

Executive Director, Vicksburg (Virginia) Foundation for Historic Preservation

Executive Director, Elwood House, Dekalb, Illinois

Director, Heritage Ohio, Columbus, Ohio

Librarian, Esherick, Homsey, Dodge, and Davis, San Francisco

State Historic Preservation Office, Florida

State Historic Preservation Office, Regional Preservation Coordinator, Ohio 

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin 

State Historic Preservation Office, Tennessee 

Staff Position, Virgin Islands Preservation Office

Historic Construction Manager, Forbes Development Co, Detroit

Assistant Site Manager, Historic Fort Snelling, Minnesota Historical Society

Historic Preservation Program Assistant, New York SHPO, Albany, New York

Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan; multiple placements including:
Program Coordinator, Conservator and Special Projects Coordinator

Executive Director, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, Michigan

Program Coordinator, Chicago Architectural Foundation

Executive Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation, Wilmington, North Carolina

Director, Plymouth Historical Museum, Plymouth, Michigan

Environmental Review Coordinator, Michigan Bureau of History (SHPO Office)

State Register Coordinator, Michigan Bureau of History (SHPO Office)

National Register Manager, Ohio SHPO Office

Acting Director, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan

Supervisor, Jewish Archives, Reuther Library, Detroit

Executive Director, Downriver Arts Council, Wyandotte, Michigan

Executive Assistant, New York Landmarks Conservancy

Director, Rochester Historical Society, Rochester, Minnesota

Executive Director, Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, New York 

Design Reviewer, Memphis Landmarks Commission

Director of Finance, American Dance Festival, Inc. Durham, North Carolina

Executive Director, Eight Mile Boulevard Association, Michigan

Director, Belleville Historical Museum, Belleville, Michigan

Main Street Manager, Central City Neighborhood, Lansing, Michigan

Executive Director, Historic Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu

Main Street Manager, South Carolina

Director, Washtenaw County Council for the Arts, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Historic Preservation Officer, Neighborhood Designations, Phoenix, Arizona

Indianapolis Office, Historic Landmarks of Indiana

Community Services Director, Utah Heritage Foundation, Salt Lake City 

Environmental Reviewer, Midwest Environmental Consultants, Inc., Detroit

Historical and Environmental Review, Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., Pittsburgh

State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma 

Manager of Education and History Departments, Historic Roscoe Village, Ohio 

Executive Administrator, Stained Glass Association of America

Community Services Director, Utah Heritage Foundation

Director, Historic District Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Director, Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum, Clarinda, IA

Director of Programs, Historic Madison, Inc., Indiana

Executive Director, Belleville Area Museum

Exhibition Assistant, Detroit Institute of Arts

Facilities Manager, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami, Florida

Farm Manager, Sauder Historic Village, Archbold Ohio

Interpreter, Western Maryland Interpretive Association, Sharpsburg, Maryland

Museum Director, Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Manager of Digital Collections, Detroit Historical Museum

Prints Curator, Toledo Museum of Art

Project Director, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Art, Washington, D.C.

Chrysler Museum, Auburn Hills


Preservation Planning

Architectural Historian, Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc., Jackson, Michigan

Architectural Historian, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas

Architectural Historian, Mead & Hunt, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin

Architectural Historian, Michigan Department of Transportation

Architectural Historian, Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Architectural Historian, CCRG (Commonwealth Heritage Group), Jackson, Mi.: multiple placements

Architectural Historian, KCI Technologies, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Agency IT Project Manager, MSHDA

Assistant Director, City of Jackson, MI, Downtown Development Authority

Assistant Director, Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Northport, Michigan

Associate Director of Development, University of Michigan School of Information

Associate Director of External Relations at California State University, Northridge

Assistant Director for Material Culture, Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Assistant Project Manager, Wattle & Daub Contractors, Fort Collins, CO

Development Program Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor

Planner, Bi-State Regional Commission, Rock Island, Illinois

Historic Preservation Officer, City of Columbus, Ohio

Program Coordinator, Building Preservation and Restoration Program, Hartford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland

State Historical Architect, Alabama

State Historical Architect, Pennsylvania 

Landscape Preservationist, New York City Landmarks Commission

Main Street Manager, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Main Street Manager, Tuscumbia, Alabama

Main Street Manager, Howell, Michigan

Staff Position, Historic American Buildings Survey

Historic Preservation Planner, Trumbull County Planning Commission, Warren, Ohio

Regional Planner, Region V, Flint, Michigan

Preservation Planner, City Planning Office, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Director of Community Development, Shelby County, Kentucky

Historic Preservation Planner, King County Planning Commission, Seattle, Washington

Urban Planner, King County Planning Commission, Seattle, Washington

Historic Preservation Officer, Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Michigan

State Historic Preservation Office, Washington

Deputy Planning Director, Canton Township, Wayne County, Michigan

Urban Conservation Planner, City of Pasadena, California

Preservation Planner, Commonwealth Group, Jackson, Michigan

Growth Management Planner, Pasadena, California

Assistant Planner, Wade-Trim Impact Planning Consultants, Taylor, Michigan

Planner, St. Louis County Parks, St. Louis, Missouri

Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority, Rochester, Michigan

Partner, Mellon & Associates, historic preservation consultancy firm, Santa Monica, California

City Planning Commission, Santa Monica, California

Mayor and councilwoman, Santa Monica, California

Preservation Planner, Missisaugua, Ontario, Canada

Cultural Resource Reviewer and Consultant, MSI, Inc., Toledo, Ohio

Zachary & Associates, Detroit, Michigan

Preservation Planner, Deschutes County, Oregon

Director, Downtown Development, Youngstown, Ohio

Rochester Downtown Development Authority, Rochester, Michigan

Preservation Planner, Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Jackson, Michigan

Cultural Resource Group Manager, Midwest Environmental Consultants, Inc., Toledo, Ohio

Director, Downtown Development Authority, Baker, Oregon

Planning Coordinator, Crosswinds Communities, Novi, Michigan

Enterprise Community Coordinator, Burlington, Vermont, Community & Economic Development Office

Commercial Development Coordinator, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan

Housing Specialist, Neighborhoods in Partnership, Toledo, Ohio

Site Development and Restoration Planner, Taliesen East, Spring Green, Wisconsin

Preservation Planner, City of Rochester Hills, Michigan

Preservation Planner, The Michigan Historical Center (SHPO Office)

Neighborhood/Community Development, University of Illinois, Chicago

Planning and Development Specialist, Scott County, Iowa

Historic Preservation Planner for Historic District Commission, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Director, Main Street Program, Franklin, Michigan

Director, Main Street Program, Oxford, Michigan

Director, Main Street Program, Wayne, Michigan

Director, Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, Douglas, MI

Executive Secretary, Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Executive Director, Detroit Land Bank Authority

Executive Director, Franklin Main Street Program, Franklin, MI

Executive Director, Main Street Charlevoix

Executive Director, Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation

Grants and Partnerships Manager, National Recreation and Park Association, Ashburn, Virginia

Grants Officer, Detroit Institute of Arts

Grants Officer, Ohio State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Historian, State Historic Preservation Division, Honolulu, Hawaii

Historic Site Manager for Hilt’s Landing Site, Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon, Michigan

Planner, Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials, Quincy, Illinois

Principal, Preservation Forward, LLC

Principal Planner, City of Norfolk, Virginia

Regional Planner, Department of Transportation, New York City 


Archaeology, Building Technology, and Conservation

Research and Construction Director, Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, St. Augustine, Florida

Architecture and Archeological Supervisor, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ohio

Field Representative, Flood Salvage Program, Midwest Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago

Construction Manager, University of Michigan Observatory, Quinn-Evans Architects, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Project Manager, Ohio Building Restorations, Detroit, Michigan

Estimator and Project Manager, Ohio Builder Restoration, Detroit

Michigan Director of Marketing, Development, and Technical Services, The International Masonry Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Site Manager, Christman Co., Lansing, Michigan

Architectural Conservator, Mount Vernon, Virginia

Furniture Restoration, Custom Cottage, Grand Rapids

Senior Architect, Progressive AE, Grand Rapids

Senior Project Architect, Soils and Materials Engineers, Grand Rapids

Project Engineer, Christman Company, Lansing/Washington, D.C.

Project Manager, NEPA-Environmental Planning Office, Southeast States Division

Project Manager, Packard Plant Project, Arte Express Detroit, LLC.

Project Supervisor, 2nd Bank of the United States Restoration, Philadelphia

Project Analyst, Brailsford & Dunlavey, Chicago