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Lead 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/12144/lead-architectural-historian/job

About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants is looking for a Lead Level Architectural Historian to support projects in New England. 
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 lead position is available to work in any of our New England offices, or remotely within this region, with the ability to easily access project sites. This is a regular, full-time, salaried position that will report to the respected office Team Lead or Director. Salary range $80K to $97K depending on experience.

We are asking for a cover letter and writing sample, along with your application for consideration. 

Title will be based on level of experience relevant to the position and can be as follows:
Lead Architectural Historian-requires 8 years of experience
Senior Architectural Historian-requires 10 years of experience 
Principal Architectural Historian-requires 12 years of experience 

What you will accomplish
Responsible for all aspects of project execution, including conducting and leading historic resources surveys and archival research, historic building assessments, architectural view-shed studies, preparing historic context statements, evaluating resources under National Register of Historic Places significance criteria, preparation of historic resources technical reports and nominations
Independently leads large architectural history/historic preservation-specific projects from start to finish and working in conjuncture with a larger team but serving as the technical lead
Provide consultation support to various lead federal agencies, SHPOs, and local governments throughout the Northeast Region
Oversee junior staff and provide technical input into project planning and execution
Ensure that appropriate preliminary research is conducted and organized prior to fieldwork, and that necessary equipment, staff, and other resources are ready for fieldwork
Take the initiative, resolve problems, and create improved procedures to ensure that tasks are completed in the most effective and efficient manner
Maintain SWCA’s high standard of technical ethics and quality assurance and is motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways
Work closely with the 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
Assist Team Leads in business development, reviewing and responding to RFPs, and pursuing and building relationships with clients 
Collaborate with SWCA’s architectural historians and the company’s historic preservation working group
Experience and qualifications for success
Individual must meet Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (36 Code of Federal Regulations, CFR Part 61) for Architectural History and History
A minimum of a Master’s Degree in architectural history, historic preservation, public history, or a closely related field
Minimum of 8 years of experience in cultural resources management  
A thorough knowledge of federal and state cultural resources and historic preservation laws and practices, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Extensive field experience recording, evaluating, and reporting on buildings, structures, landscapes, and districts in New England
Strong understanding of architectural styles throughout the region
Experience recording resources on state-specific inventory forms

Preferred Qualifications:
12 years of experience in cultural resources management
Prior experience documenting and managing Colonial architectural resources in New England 
Experience drafting agreement documents (i.e., Programmatic Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding) 
Experience with the Historic Preservation Offices in New England states 
Experience with application of The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation (36 CFR Part 67) and Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Surveys (HABS/HAER/HALS) documentation and procedures
Experience reviewing and responding to RFPs, RFQs, and other solicitations
Demonstrated experience in conducting mitigation in response to adverse effects on historic properties
Is an active member in technical/industry organizations, with leadership roles at the sub-regional level  

Additional Information:
Travel may be required up to 25% of the time
A successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive on behalf of SWCA. 
Please provide a cover letter and writing sample, along with your application for consideration. 

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. 

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 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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