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Posted: 03/20/2017

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
Natural and Cultural Resources

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) is seeking a full-time entry-level Architectural Historian with 0 to 3 years’ experience for our Philadelphia office to assist in our growing Cultural Resource practice. Interns will also be considered. The position will entail technical work focusing on historic structures documentation and evaluation, with an emphasis on telecommunications projects. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team including archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, environmental scientists, engineers and planners. The qualified candidate must be able to write at a professional level and present ideas in a well-thought out and comprehensive manner. The preferred candidate will enjoy a variety of working conditions ranging from field efforts to office analysis. Responsibilities will include: • Fieldwork to survey a variety of resource types •Documenting and evaluating historic resources •Writing property descriptions, historical narratives, significance statements, and National Register justifications •Section 106 effect evaluations This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual with superior communication, organizational, and “hands-on” skills to excel in a team environment.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Philadelphia, PA


The qualified applicant must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Qualification Standards 36 CRF 61 as an Architectural Historian or Historian. Qualified applicants must have experience conducting background research, and writing reports. Experience with organizing and completing field work is preferred. Knowledge and understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and Section 106 regulations is required. Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is preferred.


The preferred candidate should enjoy working in the outdoors as required to complete job tasks. The job will require but may not be limited to certain physical demands while performing duties in the field. These physical requirements will include the ability to walk, stand, kneel, or bend for extended periods of time and to carry field equipment and supplies long distances. Field work may be conducted during any time of the year and may occur in a variety of weather and climate conditions, as needed. The candidate is not required to perform field work in hazardous weather conditions.


The position will entail up to fifty-percent travel throughout the United States (primarily east coast and mid-Atlantic). Candidates must be willing to travel throughout the U.S. for brief (e.g., 1 or 2 week) work efforts, and must be willing to travel on his/her own as needed.


Required Experience


  • A Masters Degree from an accredited school in Historic Preservation (or similar field); or a Bachelors degree in architectural history, historic preservation or similar field plus two years of related experience

  • Meets, or exceeds, the requirements for an Architectural Historian and/or Historian under the Secretary of the Interiors Standards

  • Must possess a valid drivers license

    Preferred Experience


  • Experience with GIS and Adobe Acrobat Professional

  • Experience with digital photography (including SLR cameras)

  • FHWA or ACHP Certified Section 106 Course

  • Experience with FCC 620/621 forms



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How to apply
Please apply directly onto the website.
Jennifer Barbosa

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