A Seasonal Project Historian (temporary hourly) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) and will be located at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Under the direction of Installation Cultural Resources staff, the successful candidate will perform research and fieldwork necessary for the completion of varied historic projects related to cultural resources. Duties will include conducting archival research, recording and compiling various data into Word and Excel, writing historic contexts, frequent day travel with installation staff to remote locations to research and photograph structures, along with additional responsibilities that may be assigned.
Completion of junior year in a history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related degree program with emphasis in historic preservation and/or architectural history is required. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a valid drivers license. Additional requirements include:
* Extremely flexible schedule
* Able to work well with others
* Positive attitude
* Excellent organization skills
* Proficiency in Microsoft software
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Experience using digital cameras
* Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
A BA/BS in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related field, and experience in conducting historical and archival research is preferred, along with graduate work in architectural history or historic preservation. Additional desired requirements include:
* Experience conducting historic research and documenting historic resources.
* Knowledge of historic preservation practices, Section 106 and the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Register of Historic Places standards.
* Knowledge of archival principles, concepts, methodologies, techniques, and procedure.
* Previous experience with military and/or World War II/Cold War era architecture.
* Previous experience utilizing maps for locating historic structures, digital single-lens reflex photography, and researching and writing historic contexts.
DURATION AND HOUSING
This position is temporary and will last approximately 4-6 months, beginning May/June 2013, (five 8-hour days each week). If necessary, time after September may be scheduled based on availability of funds. Travel expenses to Alaska will not be paid. No housing or per diem will be provided. Applicants are responsible for securing housing and arriving daily at installation. NOTE: Public transit is not a reliable source of transportation. Many people enjoy biking or carpooling.
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Hourly range is $20-24/hour and is based on qualifications and experience. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Project Historian seasonal crew efforts at Fort Wainwright.