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Posted: 12/04/2014

The 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 independent, 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 clientís needs. Our reputation is built upon facilitating large, complex projects efficiently and effectively while maintaining the highest caliber of standards. PALís 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, environmental impact assessments, regulatory compliance, and consultation.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Pawtucket, RI

PAL, a leading cultural resource management (CRM) firm in the Northeast, has an immediate opening for an experienced Architectural Historian (AH) to join our multidisciplinary Historic Preservation Team. Demonstrated experience in conducting NHPA Section 106 projects and preparing National Register evaluations and nominations is required. The AH will conduct and manage the technical aspects of historical research, field survey, and analysis to identify and evaluate aboveground historical resources. The AH will produce high-quality reports that meet standards established for various types of products and contribute to PALs reputation for providing our clients with outstanding CRM services.

Qualified candidates must have a graduate degree in Architectural History, History, Public History, Historic Preservation, at least five years of experience in CRM, and the following:

  • 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 CRM and historic preservation planning

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

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

  • schedule flexibility, including overnight travel with trips of varying lengths

Located in the greater Providence area, PAL offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. We seek motivated self-starters who wish to work on a diverse range of challenging projects and the organizational skills to handle multiple assignments. Salary for the position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

PAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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How to apply
Please provide a letter of interest; resume; writing samples 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 or at dcallahan@palinc.com.
Donna Callahan
26 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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