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Employment at the Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is the state unit responsible for preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, MHT assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage.

As a division of the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), MHT serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Programs include financial incentives for preservation, such as tax credits, grants and loans; state and federal regulatory review and compliance; statewide preservation planning; terrestrial and underwater archaeology; research, field survey and designation of properties; heritage tourism; and museum and local government assistance. In addition to its administrative offices in Crownsville, MHT includes the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard, which houses the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

Current Openings

Job Posting – Digital Archivist, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum


MHT takes pride in partnering with local colleges and universities to provide year-round intern opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please email your resume and transcript.

2023 Internship with the Maryland 250 Commission

MHT Staff Contact

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