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Posted: 04/03/2014

Employer
Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL)
Historic Preservation Team

PAL (The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.) is a leading authority in cultural resource management and specializes in archaeology, architectural history, research and documentation, and preservation planning throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. An indepen¬dent, non-profit corporation with offices and laboratories located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, PAL has successfully completed more than 3,000 projects in the areas of cultural resource management, historic preservation planning, and regulatory consultation and compliance. Our clients include federal, state, and local agencies; non-profit institutions; and private developers. Established in 1982, PAL has steadily grown to become the largest private cultural resource management firm in New England with a staff of more than 50 people. The firm has a proven record of timely, quality products that withstand rigorous technical reviews. The staff has developed innovative planning and project management strategies tailored to each clients needs. Our reputation is built upon facilitating large, complex projects efficiently and effectively while maintaining the highest caliber of standards. PALs approach relies on integration, blending the skills of historic, prehistoric, and industrial archaeologists, architectural and industrial historians, historians, preservation planners, conservators, and technical support staff. Clients rely on PAL for our ability to rapidly mobilize staff and resources to conduct cultural resource surveys, preservation planning studies, eligibility determinations, environmen¬tal impact assessments, regulatory compliance, and consultation.


Position
Architectural Historian / Public Historian
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Pawtucket, RI
Details
$ Commensurate
 

PAL, a leading cultural resource management (CRM) firm in the Northeast, has an immediate opening for an experienced Architectural Historian or Public Historian with a strong background in architectural history to join our Historic Preservation Team (HPT). The primary responsibilities of the position are to conduct historical research, field survey, and analysis to identify and evaluate aboveground historic resources of a variety of types. Demonstrated experience in conducting NHPA Section 106 projects and preparing National Register evaluations and nominations is required. The Architectural Historian/Public Historian will work within a multi-disciplinary HPT and will manage the technical aspects of research, fieldwork, synthesis, and product production within project-specific research designs and frameworks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions and contribute to PALs outstanding reputation for providing our clients with high-quality CRM services.

Qualified candidates must possess a graduate degree in Architectural History, History, Public History, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field and at least five years experience in the field of CRM. Additional requirements include:

outstanding historical research, synthesis, and technical writing skills

exemplary digital photography and historic architecture identification skills

demonstrated comprehension and experience applying Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws and regulations relating to cultural resources management (CRM) and historic preservation planning (HPP)

the ability to produce technical written materials that meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation and other federal and state review agency standards and guidelines

the ability to lead projects and supervise staff as well as contribute effectively as team member

schedule flexibility, including overnight travel with trips of varying lengths

Located in the greater Providence area, PAL offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package that is among the best in the CRM industry. We seek motivated self-starters who have the desire to work on a diverse range of projects and the organizational skills to handle multiple assignments. Salary for the position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please provide a letter of interest; resume; writing samples, including a National Register nomination for which you served as the primary author; list of references; and salary requirements to Donna Callahan, Human Resources Manager, PAL, 26 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, dcallahan@palinc.com. This position will remain open until filled. PAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Donna Callahan
Phone: 401-288-6319
ADDRESS
26 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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