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Posted: 05/18/2015

Dovetail Cultural Resource

Dovetail is a cultural resource firm and is a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Dovetail was founded in 2005 by its principals, Kerri Barile and Mike Carmody, who have decades of experience working on a wide variety of cultural resource projects across all client sectors, including transportation-related projects, utility projects, municipal improvements, governmental projects (DOD, COE, GSA, NPS), and private developments. The company has grown to over 30 staff members, including archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, historic preservation planners, Graphic Information System (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) specialists, and administrative professionals. Our staff has an in-depth understanding of federal and state preservation legislation including both Section 106 and Section 4(f), and knowledge of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) process.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Fredericksburg, VA



Dovetail Cultural Resource Group (Dovetail) is currently accepting applications for an Architectural Historian in our Fredericksburg, Virginia office.  The position is full time and will last for a minimum of one year. Architectural Historians are responsible for day-to-day management of small to medium scale projects and monitoring budget status.  They also may be responsible for management of preservation staff. Work will include reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys, archival and historical research, preparation of historic contexts, National Register of Historic Places nominations, landscape analysis, and report production. Applicant must be proficient in identifying and analyzing historic properties, architectural photography and documentation, and completing primary source research including chain of titles, and they should have a good understanding of federal- and state-level preservation law. Previous experience with mid-Atlantic State Historic Preservation Office procedures is also required. Proficiency in CAD and/or GIS is a plus. The Applicant must also be proficient in Word, Excel and Access, and be physically able to conduct architectural surveys in a myriad of settings including rural areas. It should also be noted that the position will require some travel during the week, but per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 60 miles from Fredericksburg.

Applicant must have a minimum of: a) a Bachelors degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or a related field and at least three years of hands-on experience dealing with recordation of cultural resources in a professional setting; or, b) a Masters degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or a related field and at least one year of hands-on experience dealing with recordation of cultural resources in a professional setting.


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How to apply
Please submit cover letter with availability and salary request, curriculum vitea/resume, and a minimum of three references to Sara Poore at spoore@dovetailcrg.com or mail them to: Sara Poore Dovetail Cultural Resource Group 300 Central Road, Suite 200 Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 Additional information on Dovetail can be obtained from our webpage (www.dovetailcrg.com) or by calling 540-899-9170. Dovetail is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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