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Posted: 06/25/2015


Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental consulting and planning firm, seeks one qualified architectural historian possessing a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a commitment to use green best management practices in the performance of their work, and a determination to provide excellent support to Company personnel in execution of our cultural resources and NEPA task orders. The Architectural Historian will provide support for Marstel-Day’s growing cultural resources group on an as needed / on-call basis. Marstel-Day is an affirmative action employer committed to equal employment opportunity and strongly encourages women, racial minorities and persons of color to apply for positions with the Company.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Washington D.C., VA
$25-35 per hour


Position Description:




The incumbent will conduct archival research, complete architectural surveys, conduct building evaluations and prepare documents including historic context reports.  The incumbent may also identify historic structures using high-quality photographs and standard forms to document architectural features, style, history, and significance. The incumbent will preparedeterminations of eligibility and National Register of Historic Places nominations. He or she will prepare and review cultural resources sections for ICRMPs, INRMPs, NEPA documents and related correspondence and meet with clients.  Some travel is required.






An ideal candidate should have:




Responsibilities and duties:


  • A M.A. or M.S. in Architectural History or Historic Preservation or a closely related field with a focus on architectural history.  Candidates with a grade point average above 3.4 in their highest degree will be considered a stronger contender for the position;

  • Meets Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications for Architectural History;

  • Five or more years experience in the historic preservation field as an architectural historian reviewing above-ground historic properties including landscapes;

  • Experience preparing determinations of eligibility, National Register of Historic Places nominations, surveys and recordation, building evaluations, historic contexts, ICRMP experience a plus;

  • Experience conducting archival research and familiarity with archives in the Mid-Atlantic region;

  • A strong commitment to a conservation ethic, strong desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource conservation, a commitment to use green best management practices in the performance of their work;

  • A determination to provide excellent support to meeting client requirements;

  • The ability to work independently and with minimal supervision and possess organizational, presentation and client-service skills;

  • Experience completing new and update existing historic documentation( please submit writing sample and references per the application portal requirements);

  • Proficient knowledge of NHPA including Section 106 and 110 regulations, policies, and procedures; federal laws and regulations and executive orders related to historic preservation, sustainability, tribal consultation; knowledge of an practice in NEPA a plus;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of architectural resources; and,

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.



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