The Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, the Indiana SHPO, is seeking at least 2 full-time contract architectural field surveyors.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with course work that would provide them with a solid knowledge of nineteenth and twentieth century American architecture. In addition, familiarity with vernacular building types and bridge truss types is important. Candidates should also have a working knowledge of digital photography and Microsoft Office applications. Travel is required so candidates must have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates enrolled in a graduate degree program in architectural history or historic preservation or who have coursework in documentation of historic properties, and registration of historic properties.
Surveyors will be paid at a rate of $11.50 per hour and will be reimbursed for mileage within the county they are surveying at the State Auditor’s mileage rate which currently is $.40 per mile. Surveyors are responsible for their food and lodging.
Surveyors will be expected to complete the following:
• conduct a literature search of existing survey documentation
• conduct research and interviews with local historians to gain understanding of the county’s development
• research early maps and historical accounts to yield dates of settlement and early industry and identify historic transportation routes and early town boundaries
• note building types and styles that may be especially prevalent in or unique to the county
• work with individuals and groups within the county to solicit additional historical information and guidance
• provide public notification about the survey activity in order to build awareness and support for the project
• drive every road in the county to identify potential historic resources, making an initial determination of potential eligibility for inclusion in the survey.
• complete site documentation for each identified property. This includes recording detailed information using an electronic field application, creating a site map, taking digital photographs, and obtaining at least one UTM coordinate for the property.
• Research and write short township, city/town, and historic district histories, as needed.
• submit work to the survey coordinator on a regular basis to insure that any problems with fieldwork or data can be identified and addressed early.
• maintain necessary mileage data for mileage reimbursements
• be available for public meetings related to the survey
• handle the equipment in a responsible manner
To apply, email a resume and references to awalker@dnr.IN.gov by September 17, 2010.