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Project Level Architectural Historian, SWCA Environmental Consultants (New England)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Architectural Job Openings
Contributed By: Kristina Beggs
Website: https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/12142/project-level-architectural-historian/job

About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for a Project Level Architectural Historian to support projects in New England, supporting our Amherst, MA, Southborough, MA and Portland, ME office projects. 

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for a dynamic individual who is following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work. This position will perform a variety of office and field tasks including historic research, completion of historic resource evaluations/assessments, property documentation, working with and developing new clients.

This is a regular, full-time position with benefits. Work location is typically working in a "hybrid" work environment, with a few days in the office, or "mobile" with office work from home as well as field work onsite at projects. 

Title will be based on level of experience relevant to the position and will be as follows:
Assistant Project Architectural Historian-requires 3 years of experience
Associate Project Architectural Historian-requires 5 years of experience 
Project Architectural Historian-requires 7 years of experience 

What you will accomplish
Independently manage stand-alone architectural history and historic preservation projects and assist other project managers in the execution of architectural history, historic preservation, preservation planning, and components of multi-disciplinary projects
Plan and complete historic resource surveys of residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, and institutional properties using tablet computers, digital photography, and other survey methodology.
Conduct archival research, focusing on primary and secondary sources, and write historic narratives and context statements.
Evaluate resources under National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) criteria
Prepare defensible compliance documentation in support of NHPA/Section 106 review.
Carry out project-level review for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, in support of NHPA and local permitting projects
Develop and manage project budgets and staff
Contribute to proposal and marketing efforts
Maintain SWCA’s high standard of technical ethics and quality assurance and ensure that project deliverables meet agency and industry standards, and be motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways
Manage quality and completeness of data collection, analysis, and report completion from start to finish
Perform mid-level technical peer review of documents
Work closely with the Cultural Resources Director and/or Cultural Resource Team Lead(s), as well as project managers, directors, and principal investigators throughout the company to promote SWCA’s business interests in adherence to its mission, vision, and values
Work with clients to identify project needs and make recommendations for management of historic resources
Collaborate with SWCA’s Historic Preservation Working Group and architectural historians throughout the company
Experience and qualifications for success
Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Public History, Heritage Conservation, History, Architectural History, or a closely related field
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in cultural resources management as an architectural historian, or similar
Prior experience managing projects (schedules, budgets, RFP's)
A working knowledge of federal and state cultural resources and historic preservation laws and practices, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 
Demonstrated knowledge of the history/architectural history of the eastern US

Preferred Qualifications: 
5-7 years years of experience in cultural resources management
Strong research, writing, and communication skills

Additional Information:

Travel may be required up to 35% of the time. 
A successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive on behalf of SWCA

Salary Range $60,000 to $74,000 depending on experience. SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among?Engineering News-Record’s?Top 200 Environmental Firms. 

We are 100% employee-owned, and we build our success together. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. We offer a supportive, team-oriented work environment and competitive wages and benefits, including an 100% employee stock ownership plan (retirement).

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email?accommodations@swca.com?or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

 


Keywords: Architectural Job Openings

Posted: July 18, 2022
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