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Feb 13, 2020

Call for applications—Mass Historical Commission

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The BSA will review resumes and nominate 3 members, from which one will be selected by the Secretary of State.

The BSA will share resumes with AIA MA they will nominate 3 members, from which one will be selected by the Secretary of State

The Mass Historical Commission has two primary goals:

  • To define the state’s policy in historic preservation and pursue identification, evaluation and protection of properties significant to the state’s heritage and
  • To empower local communities through technical and financial assistance to identify and protect each community’s significant historic and archaeological resources

The AIA MA rep joins a 17-member commission and serves a three-year term, which is renewable. The commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm for about 3 hours. Subcommittees generally meet from 11:00 am–12 pm before the full commission meeting. Meetings generally take place at the Mass Archives in Boston and lunch is provided from 12–1:00 pm. The Commission deals with various topics such as administration, grants and preservation planning. There are quarterly meetings to consider National Register nominations as well. There is no compensation for this role, but travel expenses are reimbursed.


Professional degree in architecture plus two years full-time experience in architecture; or a state license to practice. Individuals with professional expertise or demonstrated interest in architectural history, history or archaeology are preferred.

Interested parties should send resumes to Jennifer Effron [email protected] by End of Day Feb 18th. Questions may also be addressed to this email.