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Posted: 11/6/16

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Thunderbird Archeology, a division of WSSI, is currently accepting applications for an Architectural Historian for immediate temporary, project-based, full-time employment. The successful candidate will enjoy a variety of working conditions ranging from field efforts to office analysis and must demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, and ability to complete tasked assignments to directed specifications. The successful candidate must also be able to write at a professional level and present ideas in a well-thought out and comprehensive manner. The position will be based in our Gainesville, Virginia office.

Architectural Historian
professional Opportunity
Responsibilities will include: Participating in reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys in a variety of settings, following guidelines set forth by relevant agencies: Writing property descriptions; Preparing site plans, floor plans, and other measure drawings; Performing archival and historical research, including chain of titles, using primary and secondary documentary sources; Assisting in preparation of historic contexts, historical narratives, significance statements, and National Register justifications; Assisting in preparation of Section 106 effect evaluations; and Contributing to preservation planning. Minimum qualifications include: A graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or a closely related field, and one to three years of experience; Willingness to travel (per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 90 miles from the office); Physical ability to conduct architectural surveys in a variety of settings from urban to rural areas; Experience with digital photography (including SLR cameras); Possession of a valid driver's license; and Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Preferred Experience/Qualifications: Proficiency in AutoCAD.
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How to apply
Please submit a cover letter with availability, curriculum vitae/resume, salary requirements, writing sample, and a minimum of three professional and academic references to Boyd Sipe, M.A., RPA, Manager - Archeology.

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