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Posted: 08/03/2016

The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL)
Historic Preservation

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 3,200 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 60 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.

Assistant Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Pawtucket, RI
$ Commensurate

PAL, a leading cultural resource management and historic preservation planning consulting firm in New England, has an opening for an Assistant Architectural Historian (AAH) to be an integral member of PALs dynamic and innovative Historic Preservation Team. This entry-level position offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary to develop into an accomplished historic preservation professional. The work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week and may become full-time (40 hours per week).

The AAH provides essential support for a variety of projects with PALs Architectural and Industrial Historians in a collegial team setting with opportunities for professional growth.† Specific duties include archival research, architectural field survey (resource identification, mapping, data collection, and photography support role), data entry, graphics production, selected occasional writing, and administrative tasks.† AAHs are expected to be detail-oriented and operate in an efficient manner to produce accurate, high-quality work products.†

Qualified AAH applicants will have an undergraduate degree in historic preservation, history, art history, or a related field, or a demonstrated background of independent study or other experience relevant to historic preservation. Successful applicants will possess outstanding organizational and communication skills, the ability to travel on assignments for up to a week at a time, digital photography skills, and experience conducting property level historical research.

PAL offers a competitive salary and benefits package.† We seek motivated self-starters who have the desire to work on a diverse range of projects and the organizational skills to handle multiple assignments in a team environment.†

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How to apply
If you have the qualifications and desire to work with the best, please send a letter of interest with resume, writing sample, and list of references to Donna Callahan, Human Resources Manager at dcallahan@palinc.com
Donna Callahan
26 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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