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Employment Opportunities, Jobs & Internships in Preservation & Cultural Resources
Architectural Historian Position Available (Full Time), Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc. (Cranbury, New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Office)
Contributed By: Alice Domm
Richard Grubb &
Associates, Inc. (RGA) is seeking a creative and motivated Architectural
Historian to join our dynamic, growing team. This position can be based out of our
Cranbury, New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. RGA staff primarily
work remotely, though applicants must be within commuting distance to project
sites in the NJ/PA area for site visits, research, and fieldwork duties. The
successful candidate should have at least 1 years’ relevant experience (at a
cultural resources management firm, SHPO, state/federal regulatory agencies, or
similar), meet the qualifications set forth in the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional
Qualifications Standards for Architectural Historians/Historians (36CFR61), and
ideally have a Master’s Degree in History, Architectural History, Historic
Preservation, or closely related field. Experience with federal and state
cultural resource management regulations, including a good working knowledge of
NEPA and Section 106, is preferred.
This position offers the
candidate the opportunity to excel in and contribute to a collaborative, team
environment. RGA utilizes a range of digital tools to promote collaboration and
foster a social, friendly atmosphere, whether you are working in person or remotely.
Constructive ideas and input are actively encouraged and welcomed to improve
day-to-day operations and workflow. The selected candidate will enjoy a wide
variety of project types, such as historic architectural surveys, comprehensive
documentation, interpretive and curatorial programming, and preservation
planning, among others, while expanding their knowledge and understanding of
many different types of architectural resources. Project-related tasks often
include liaising with different agencies and stakeholders to meet project goals
and secure necessary regulatory approvals. This may include engaging with
federal and state agencies, state historic preservation offices, local
governments, community organizations, non-profit organizations, and other
stakeholders. RGA is committed to supporting professional development through
training, professional memberships, conference attendance, and continuing
-Conduct primary and secondary source historical research and synthesize research into architecturally relevant background histories; analyze research results and contextualize historic resources within their relevant historical themes, geographical areas, and chronological periods
-Technical report writing
-Conduct National Register eligibility evaluations, including context development
-Prepare survey forms and reports
-Develop detailed physical descriptions for a variety of historic resources, including buildings, structures, objects, landscapes, etc.
-Complete HABS/HAER/HALS documentation
-Develop and draft interpretive materials (i.e., signs/displays, historic context studies, pamphlets, etc.)
-Conduct site visits to survey historic resources through field notes and digital photography
Qualifications & Abilities:
-Master’s Degree in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field OR meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications -Standards for Architectural History/History.
-Strong written and oral communication skills.
-Generate and contribute resourceful and effective problem-solving strategies as a member of an interdisciplinary team
-Conduct intensive archival research (i.e., using deeds, census records, etc.) and to write clear, cogent, and thorough historic contexts.
-Familiarity with the regional history and the cultural and built environment of the Mid-Atlantic.
-Strong self-starter attitude with a keen attention to detail.
-Effective multi-tasking abilities while managing priorities and meeting project deadlines and budgets.
-Valid driver’s license.
-Ability to traverse up to five miles per day for fieldwork.
To be considered for this
opportunity, please email a cover letter, resume or CV detailing education and
work, and relevant writing sample (3-5 pages) experience to:
Lynn Alpert and Allee Davis, Co-Directors of Historic Architectural Services
This full-time position
includes a competitive pay and benefits package. Salary will be commensurate
with qualifications. Average salary range for this position is $45,000 - $50,000
and dependent upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include paid
vacation, sick leave, and holidays; group medical, dental, and vision
insurance; and a 401k plan with matching.
RGA is one of the largest
cultural resource consulting firms in the Mid-Atlantic, with a staff of
Historians, Architectural Historians, and Archaeologists. RGA is strongly
committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of
backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish. RGA is an
equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. RGA
is a Drug-Free Workplace. RGA participates in E-Verify.
RGA is a certified
WBE/DBE/SBE. Learn more about RGA at www.rgaincorproated.com.
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