SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN

Locations: Various

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Senior Architectural Historian. This is a regular, full-time position, and may report to any Æ office.

Duties:

The Senior Architectural Historian will manage and direct larger and more complex cultural resources projects under the direction of a Principal and will supervise and review the work of junior staff. The Senior Architectural Historian is responsible for ensuring the quality of all project work, including historical and technical reporting. Job duties will include conducting and directing architectural and historical structure surveys; recording and evaluating historic built environment resources according to National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and CRHR criteria; archival research; authorship of technical reports; preparation of proposals; participation in marketing and business development.

Skill Requirements:  

  • Managing budgets, supervising personnel, scheduling staff and tasks related to specific projects;

  • Ability to manage proposal preparation;

  • Strong technical writing skills;

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports and research designs/treatment plans;

  • A thorough understanding of the CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA Section 106;

  • Ability to perform archival and historical research using primary and secondary documentary sources; 

  • Ability to perform oral history research;

  • Researching and developing historic contexts and writing historic background overviews; 

  • Recording, documenting, and evaluating historical buildings, industrial and commercial structures, and landscapes to current professional standards; 

  • Reviewing design plans for consistency with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines; 

  • Contributing to HABS/HAER/HALS documentation meeting national or state-level documentation requirements;

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in project needs;

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues, clients, agency representatives, construction contractors, and other project stakeholders;

  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication and writing skills;

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and

  • Regional expertise in Æ service area preferred.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Advanced degree in history, art history, architectural history, historic preservation, or related field required.

  • Minimum of 7 years progressively responsible employment in CRM which includes managing historic built environment projects and preparing proposals and demonstrated supervision or management experience.

  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for an Architectural Historian.

how to apply:

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, three professional references and two writing samples to Human Resources at info@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Senior Architectural Historian” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Æ is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.