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Posted: 10/17/2016

Applied EarthWorks, Inc.
Historic Preservation Program

Founded in 1995, Applied EarthWorks is an employee-owned consulting firm specializing in history, archaeology, architectural history, and paleontology. From our Albany, Oregon, and five California offices, located in Hemet, Pasadena, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo, and Fresno, AE performs work throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Applied EarthWorks offers a full range of core services, including prehistoric archaeology, historical archaeology, built environment, lithic and faunal analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), paleontology, geoarchaeology, and 3D modeling.

Senior Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Southern California, CA
Open Until
Until Filled

The available position is for a senior-level professional architectural historian with project management responsibilities and oversight for junior and mid-level historic preservation specialists. The successful applicant must have experience conducting and directing architectural and historical multiple structure surveys and recording and evaluating historic built environment resources according to National Register criteria. The position requires a strong working knowledge of regulatory compliance, familiarity with archival sources, and strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, ability to manage multiple projects, and commitment to serving as an integral team member.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Evaluate historical buildings, structures, and landscapes to National and California standards;

·         Prepare and oversee professional technical reports (including HABS/HAER/ HALS documentation) to meet National or State-level documentation standards;

·         Develop and implement mitigation for built environment resources for compliance with CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106;

·         Lead business development efforts, identify and track project opportunities, and serve as senior technical lead on proposals;

·         Manage projects and staffing needs to meet project schedules; and


·         Mentor and supervise junior staff. 


M.A. degree in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related discipline required. The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural Historian. This position requires a minimum of six years of professional experience as an architectural historian, with demonstration of progressively increased responsibility in CRM, and at least four years of experience managing historic built environment projects and preparing proposals. California experience preferred.



At Applied EarthWorks, we recognize that our staff is our greatest asset. We are committed to providing a fair, positive, and challenging work environment that fosters employees professional development and career growth. We offer a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package.  Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); ESOP; and health, dental, vision, and life insurance. 

How to apply
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references to Yvette Kearney at ykearney@appliedearthworks.com. Please reference “Senior Architectural Historian” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Yvette Kearney
Phone: 6265780119
133 North San Gabriel Boulevard, Suite 201
Pasadena, CA 91107

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