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Posted: 06/16/2014

Applied EarthWorks, Inc
Historic Preservation Program

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. has an immediate opening for a mid- to senior-level Architectural Historian to join our expanding Historic Preservation Program. This is a regular, full-time position to work primarily in the California Central Coast region, but project assignments will also involve travel to other areas. The successful candidate will be based in our San Luis Obispo office. Starting wage depends on qualifications and experience. Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service, and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, professional development time, 401(k), ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Æ is a consulting firm specializing in cultural resources management (CRM), offering prehistoric and historical archaeology, historic preservation, and paleontological services. We at Æ recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, and positive work environment. Our high staff retention rate demonstrates our commitment to a fair and equitable workplace where our employees can thrive. Æ prides itself on being a great place to work and we seek to add another Architectural Historian to our growing team of stellar professionals. Æ is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
San Luis Obispo, CA

Job Description: The available position is for a mid- to senior-level professional architectural historian. The successful candidate will have both technical and project management responsibilities and will be required to:

Perform archival and historical research using primary and secondary documentary sources;

Perform oral history research;

Develop historic contexts and write historic overviews;

Record, photo-document, and evaluate the significance and integrity of historical buildings, structures, and landscapes to current professional standards;

Write professional technical reports of documentary and field research;

Assist the Historic Preservation Program Manager with staff supervision, training, scheduling, and project management;

Provide internal technical review of built environment reports written by other staff for thoroughness, professionalism, clarity, and accuracy; and

Prepare proposals and budgets, scope projects, assist with business development, and interface with clients, agencies, and the public on behalf of .

Education/Experience: M.A. or Ph.D. degree in history, art history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related discipline required. The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for an Architectural Historian. This position requires a post-degree minimum of 8 years of professional experience as an architectural historian. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience managing historic built environment projects, supervising staff, reviewing and editing reports, preparing proposals, and a depth of California and CEQA experience. Experience preparing HABS/HAER/ HALS documentation is a plus.

Required Skills: The applicant must have 8 years of demonstrated experience conducting and directing historic architectural and structure surveys and recording and evaluating historic built environment resources according to NRHP and CRHR criteria. The position requires a solid working knowledge of regulatory compliance, expertise in archival research, and strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, ability to manage multiple projects, and commitment to serving as an integral team leader and member.

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How to apply
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resumé, along with a list of three references with contact information to Savannah Hewes, AE Administrative Assistant (shewes@appliedearthworks.com). Please direct all inquiries regarding the position to Ms. Hewes via email. No phone calls please.
Savannah Hewes
811 El Capitan Way, Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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