A Seasonal Architectural Historian (Temporary Hourly) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) and will be located at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Fort Wainwright is located near Fairbanks, Alaska, and encompasses over 1.3 million acres of military training lands, including a main post area of 13,000 acres. Approximately 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska by population. Fairbanks provides city life, as well as access to fishing, hunting, native crafts, dog mushing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and views of the Alaskan Northern lights. http://www.fairbankschamber.org/.
Under the direction of the installations Cultural Resources staff, the Seasonal Architectural Historian will perform research and fieldwork necessary for the completion of varied historic projects related to cultural resources. Duties will include conducting archival research, recording and compiling various data into Word and Excel, writing historic contexts, frequent day travel with installation staff to remote locations to research and photograph structures, along with any additional responsibilities that may be assigned.
Candidates must have completed at least their junior year in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related degree program. The successful candidate must be extremely flexible in their schedule, able to work well with others, in addition to a positive attitude, excellent organizational skills, and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Proficiency in Microsoft software, experience in using digital cameras, and ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently is required.
A BA/BS in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related field, and experience in conducting historical and archival research is preferred. Graduate work in architectural history or historic preservation is a plus. Additional desired qualifications include experience conducting research and documenting resources; knowledge of archival principles, concepts, methodologies, techniques, and procedures; previous experience with military and/or World War II/Cold War era architecture; as well as experience utilizing maps for locating historic structures, digital single-lens reflex photography, and researching and writing historic contexts.
DURATION AND HOUSING
This position is temporary and will last approximately 3-5 months, beginning in June 2016. Hours will be eight hours a day, five days a week. If necessary, time after September may be scheduled based on availability of funds. Travel expenses to Alaska will not be paid. No housing or per diem will be provided. The successful candidate is responsible for securing housing and arriving daily at the installation.
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Pay rate is commensurate with experience and qualifications with a range of $20-25/hour. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for project architectural historian seasonal crew efforts at Fort Wainwright.