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ICF is hiring! The Senior Historic Preservation Specialist will provide cultural resource management services as a client-facing technical lead, with capabilities that include project management and senior-level technical expertise. The Senior Historic Preservation Specialist will also lead the preparation of proposals, communication with clients, and tracking project budgets and schedules. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in architectural...


Have you ever thought about putting your skills to use towards protecting and planning for the future of Washington's historic and cultural resources? Located in Olympia, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is seeking a Historic and Cultural Resources Planner (Facilities Planner 2). In this position, you would provide historic preservation policy direction, cultural resources management, and budget and planning guidance to direct state stewardship of the public and historic...


It is with great sadness that we recognize the sudden passing of  Dr. Alston Thoms, Archaeologist at Texas A& M University.  Alston conducted archaeology in Washington state and undertook the first systematic archaeological research on camas ovens and camas processing...


DAHP is seeking a consultant to serve as our Capital Grants Administrator. The consultant will perform a variety of tasks relative to 4 capital grant programs that have been funded by the Legislature for the 2021-23 biennium.  Tasks include but are not limited to convening grant review committees, managing a competitive grant application process, developing scopes of work with grantees, conducting grant workshops, conducting site visits before, during and after grant work, assisting...


SHPO Announces 2021 Winners for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation


OLYMPIA - Dr. Allyson Brooks, State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and Director of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced the 2021 award winners for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation. The award recognizes persons, organizations, and projects achieving distinction in the field of historic preservation in various...


The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) intends to award a sole source contract to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation to provide services for the management and administration of the WA State Main Street program. 


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated solely to historic preservation. It is the entity that first developed the program before it was transferred to the...


Greetings from DAHP!

Last night we were able to push out some fixes to Wisaard. The current version is 3.0.120. If you don't see that at the bottom left of the application, refresh your browser a few times or close your browser and then open it again.

Here are some new/fixed things to look for:

Archaeology Site Forms

  • We were all unable to delete Draft inventory forms. This has been corrected. You should be able to delete Draft...

We have extended the deadline to nominate people and projects for a SHPO Award to Friday April 2, 2021. See our Preservation Month Page for more information!

The 8th National Forum on Historic Preservation Policy will be held virtually on April 16-17, 2021! Attendance is limited to 130 people. Register today to be a part of this important discussion of Preservation and the 21st-century American city by following this link. You may even recognize some familiar names on the...


Interested in applying to the Third Places Fund?

Join staff from the Washington Trust and DAHP for a Third Places Fund virtual grant workshop open to the public on Thursday, April 1 from 12:30-1:30pm.

The workshop will cover what types of projects are eligible, the requirements of the grant process, and review the grant application form. Attendees will be welcome to ask questions and the webinar will be recorded for viewing later for anyone...


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is hiring TWO positions: a Preservation Programs Director and a Communciations Coordinator.


The Preservation Programs Director will manage all preservation programming and place-based advocacy for the Washington Trust, including the Washington’s Most Endangered Places program, multiple grant programs, a property easements program, public education programming, and technical preservation support.



Seattle City Light is looking for a Historic Preservation Intern.  The intern will work full time over the summer and part time throughout the Fall and Winter. The pay is $18.36/hr and is open to Junior or Senior, and graduate students (as of the start of the internship) studying historic preservation, architecture, history, architectural history or related program.




The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation is hiring to fill a vacancy in our Built Environment Unit! Are you a progressive thinker who is passionate about historic preservation? Then check out the job description and apply before January 27, 2021! The state offers an outstanding benefits package. Salary range is listed in the job posting below.



Join our partners at the Department of Ecology's Coastal Training Program for a series of online SEPA training modules in February.  Each webinar session is scheduled for 2.5 hours and will cover different SEPA topics in each one.  You can register for them individually at the following link:

General Course Schedule:




We have two important things to share: Our DAHP Academy You Tube Playlist is up and running and the ACHP has announced a free Stay at Home Section 106 webinar series. Here are all the details!

DAHP Academy Webinars

Thanks to our wonderful training coordinator, Holly, and our wonderful, knowledgeable staff, we now have a nice collection of webinars covering topics from archaeological excavation permits to filling out a historic property inventory form....


DAHP and APT Northwest are pleased to announce a new virtual symposium addressing unreinforced masonry issues.  The webinar series will consist of (6) 60-75 minute webinars on various topics, and will run roughly once per week from Nov 3 - Dec 9, 2020. All webinars will begin at 1030am PDT.

DAHP and APT Northwest are co-hosting this now virtual series.  Our intent is to be able to deliver the same content as originally planned.  These webinars are offered for FREE by...


The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce a new grant program to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across Washington state.  The brick and mortar grants will fund physical preservation projects for historic buildings with spaces that foster community.

Communal gathering spaces are vital for rural communities.  They are physical environments that promote social interaction where...


Request for Proposals- Due 10/20/20

Capital Grant Program Administration

The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) seeks proposals for administrative assistance for the Third Places Grant Program. Successful responses to this RFP must demonstrate expertise in historic preservation and experience in administering state and federal grant programs. Download a...


Request for Proposals- Due 11/2/2020

Filipino American Statewide Context and Survey

The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) seeks proposals for completing a context statement and survey of Filipino American historic places in Washington. Successful responses to this RFP must demonstrate knowledge of Filipino American history and expertise in surveying historic places. ...



CLOSING DATE: 10/16/2020

POSITION: Archaeologist Senior

SALARY: $27.06- 32.14, per hour DOE

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

LOCATION: History and Archaeology; Nespelem, Washington

Basic Functions: The position will entail both office and field work. The incumbent...



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