We are excited to announce that grant applications are now open for our Historic Cemetery Preservation Program Grant. This year we will be awarding over $500,000 in grant money with a maximum grant award of $50,000. Since 2017, the Historic Cemetery Grant Program has provided 53 grants to support the preservation and interpretation of historic...more
News & Events
We are excited to announce that a new round of grant funding is available for historic theaters across the state. The State Fiscal Year 23-25 capital budget included $515,000 in funding to continue the Historic Theater Grant Program.
More than 80 operating historic theaters remain in Washington. They are scattered in...more
DAHP information technology is being upgraded and will cause intermittent WISAARD outages between Friday August 18th to Monday, August 21st. We appreciate your patience!
DAHP information technology is being upgraded and will cause intermittent WISAARD outages between Monday July 10th and Friday July 14th. You are important to us and we greatly appreciate your patience.
In order to serve you better, all DAHP Staff will be receiving phone and computer upgrades. Unfortnuately we will not be availble via phone and/or emai for a few days. Upgrades start on Friday, July 7th at 2pm. We hope to be back up and running by the afternoon of Monday July 10th.more
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) posted solicitation on Washington’s Electronic Business Solution - WEBS (https://pr-webs-vendor.des.wa.gov/home.html) of Request for Proposals for the administration of the 2023-25 Washington State Capital Grants Programs for Heritage Barns, Historic Cemeteries, County Courthouses, and Theaters.
The contract will be issued the week of...more
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...more
We are excited to invite tribal staff, agency staff, renewable energy developers, and cultural resource consultants to join us on June 27 and 28th to discuss the impacts of large scale green energy projects on historic and tribal resources throughout Washington State. We will be hearing from representatives throughout the state and nation, and hope...more
Save the Date! May 3, 2023
On Weds May 3, 2023 at 2pm, we will hold our first in person awards ceremony since 2019. The ceremony will be held in the Legislative Reception Room inside the Capitol, courtesy of the Lieutenant Governor's Office. Please join us!
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation
Our IT elves have been hard at work, but WISAARD might be giving some users trouble. Has WISAARD been keeping you down? Try clearing your browser's cache and restarting the application. We are still aware some lingering bugs, but hope to have those squished out shortly. On an unrelated note, if anyone knows of a good pest control method for wizards, let us know.more
We are pleased to report that WISAARD functions appear to have been restored. There may be some lingering glitches with the application (hey, when aren't there?) and some SAW users may have to re-register to restore access. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your patience.more
We are experiencing technical difficulties with our WISAARD application. Rest assured, we are working urgently on resolving the issues. We hope to be back up and running again very shortly, but unfortunately we do not currently have an estimated timetable. We appreciate your patience!
Megaprograms Cultural Resources Specialist – TPS3
Seattle – Downtown Business, WA – Headquarters
$68,028 - $91,512 Annually
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking a Transportation Planning Specialist 3 to serve as the Megaprograms Cultural Resources Specialist within the Megaprograms Division. This position provides archaeological monitoring and fieldwork assistance to projects requiring on-site support. The...more
DAHP is Hiring Architectural Historian! Join the team!
What you will be doing:
You will be embedded in the Built Environment Unit, conducting historic preservation activities that help Washington state advance its priorities to equitably implement state and Federal preservation programs. You will be performing work requiring knowledge and expertise specific to historic preservation. Core work...more
The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) intends to award a sole source contract to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (Trust) to provide education and outreach services on behalf of the agency as Codified in Title 54 of the United States Code: § 302304(a): "Any State may carry out all or any part of its responsibilities under this subsection by contract or cooperative agreement with any qualified nonprofit organization or educational institution....more
WDFW’s Wildlife Program / Diversity Division is searching for an archaeologist to oversee and administer cultural resources review for the Washington Shrubsteppe Restoration and Resiliency Initiative (WSRRI) projects. This is an updated job posting.
The successful applicant would be the lead archaeologist for the WSRRI program and would work collaboratively with other agency archaeologists as part of the Cultural Resources Workgroup, which includes the Lands Division...more
We are seeking a full-time experienced Archaeologist for our Portland office. The successful applicant will manage and implement diverse cultural resources projects and work collaboratively with existing Dudek staff. Direct experience working in Oregon and Washington is strongly desired, as well as the ability to travel and work outside of the local area. The qualified candidate will have experience with client relations and seeing projects to completion from start to finish....more
Archaeological Technician - Seasonal
Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA) is seeking to increase our qualified pool of Archaeological Technicians for work in our Seattle, Portland, Eugene, and Missoula offices. Please be aware that project work in Missoula requires the ability to walk 10 miles daily over rugged terrain.
Individuals interested in working for HRA for seasonal employment will be selected only from this pool. Starting pay is $18.50 to $26.00 per hour...