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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Employment & Procurement

When available, job opportunities with the Department of Historic Resources are posted on the Jobs Virginia website as well as this webpage. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

DHR currently has the following job openings:

Easement Stewardship Technician: For over 50 years, DHR has administered an extremely active historic preservation easement program on behalf of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources. At present, DHR manages approximately 660 protected properties, which are located throughout the Commonwealth. These resources include the full spectrum of historic properties including homes and farmsteads, archaeological sites, and battlefield landscapes. One of the major aspects of DHR’s Easement Program is the on-going stewardship of protected properties through monitoring visits and frequent interaction with individual property owners. For a thirteen-week period, successful applicants will assist Easement Program staff with the required monitoring of existing easement properties. Major responsibilities will include: 1) performance of monitoring visits to insure current property conditions are in compliance with individual easement terms and as well as current agency program policies and procedures and 2) preparation of a written report summarizing existing conditions as well as providing recommendations for the remediation of any observed maintenance issues. Typically, the successful applicants will participate in 60-70 site visits during the term of employment, which will extend from Monday, May 13 through Friday, August 2, 2019. More information about the position available here.  To be considered for this position a completed state application must be received through the on-line employment system at by Monday,  April 1, 2019.


State Archaeologist: This position works to foster the understanding and preservation of significant archaeological resources through public outreach and stewardship programs; oversees the development of a state archaeological plan for research and management; interfaces with other state agencies on issues of historic preservation; and works to form partnerships with appropriate organizations, both public and private. Essential duties: Promote archaeology and archaeological issues; serve as the agency liaison with archaeological community; cultivate and maintain relationships with professional and avocational organizations; represent the agency at statewide, regional and national conferences; provide vision and leadership for specific educational programs and projects; develop and promote best practices; maintain and manage the state’s archaeological collections and implement a vision for the use of collections for important research and educational purposes; manage threatened sites program and data; serve as agency liaison with the COVA, ASV, as well as other statewide and national organizations, and participate actively on various committees and in joint projects and programs; prepare written and oral summaries and newsletters; develop and implement statewide curation and collections management policies and programs in collaboration with the archaeological and museum communities; and manage professional and volunteer staff. More information about the position available here.  To be considered for this position a completed state application must be received through the on-line employment system at by Friday,  March 22, 2019.

If you would like additional information regarding employment opportunities with DHR, please contact:
Wendy Baker, Human Resource Manager
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: (804) 482-6447

Procurement Opportunities

Contact DHR Purchasing:

Purchasing opportunities with DHR are only available to eVA vendors. If you would like additional information regarding procurement opportunities with us, please contact:

Madrika Martin, Procurement Officer
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221


Updated March 1, 2019