ARCH, Inc., a not-for-profit historic preservation group based in Fort Wayne, IN, has an opening beginning immediately for a full-time Preservation Specialist.
The Preservation Specialist will have primary responsibility for implementation of the Allen County (IN) survey for the Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory. This will include field documentation as well as possible supervisory duties with other surveyors. The Preservation Specialist will ensure complete site documentation for each identified property. This includes recording detailed information using an electronic field application, creating a site map, taking digital photographs, and obtaining at least one UTM coordinate for the property. Other duties as assigned may include, but are not limited to Section 106 Review, completing National Register Nominations, completing HPTC Part 1 applications, public presentations on historic preservation topics, work with ARCH Board members, volunteers and the public, and work with ARCHs Endangered structures list.
Candidates should have a bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university with course work that would provide them with a solid knowledge of nineteenth and twentieth century American architecture. In addition, familiarity with vernacular house and building types, and bridge truss types is important. Candidates should also have a working knowledge of digital photography and Microsoft Office applications. Limited travel is required so candidates must have a reliable vehicle and valid drivers license. Preference will be given to candidates who have a completed Masters degree in Historic Preservation or a related field, or who have graduate level coursework/experience in documentation and registration of historic properties.
The position is a full-time hourly position and will remain open until filled. One week paid vacation (first-year, with more in subsequent years), 3 paid sick and personal days, and ten paid holidays; health & life insurance, 50% single premium paid.