Commonwealth Preservation Group is seeking a full-time Architectural Historian/Preservation Consultant to work amongst a team of highly skilled historic preservation professionals. We work with clients such as architects, local governments, state governments, developers and homeowners on wide ranging preservation projects. Types of work might include preparing historic tax credit applications, historic structure reports, field survey and building analysis, and development of design guidelines.
Specific project types could include any of the following:
• State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Applications
• Preparation of design guidelines for local historic districts
• Section 106 documentation, training, and mitigation
• Historic Structures Reports
• Historic Building Maintenance Plans
• Local Architectural Review Board applications for client projects
Experience and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in historic preservation within either the private sector or public sector, focusing on building treatment and interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. At a minimum, the successful candidate will have an MA/MS degree in a related field such as Historic Preservation or Architectural History.
• The most important requirement is a candidate who is confident, organized, detail oriented, able to manage long term projects, and meet deadlines.
• The ability to work with various people on different projects and tasks is important.
• Successful interaction with clients will be a required skill.
• Strong research, writing, and editing skills.
• Communication skills are vital including occasional limited public speaking with small audiences.
• Experience with photographic documentation, including processing and formatting digital files.
• Strong historic research experience including familiarity with deeds, historic maps, and a variety of primary and secondary resources, as well as an excellent ability to investigate and locate resources needed to complete a project.
• A good general knowledge of common architectural styles, forms, terms, and historical development.
• An excellent working knowledge of commonly used office computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, etc. Knowledge of more advanced programs such as AutoCAD would be helpful but not required.
• Familiarity with reading architectural drawings.
• Paid personal time off (sick leave and vacation)
• Paid holidays (including 1 week between Dec 25-Jan 1)
• Health Insurance
• 401(K) with employer contribution
• Company car for shared use
• Flexible work hours and family-oriented work environment
If interested, please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords: Historic Preservation Jobs
Posted: January 23, 2019
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