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Posted: 03/28/2017

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

The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL) 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 3,500 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 client’s needs. Our reputation is built upon facilitating large, complex projects efficiently and effectively while maintaining the highest caliber of standards. PAL’s 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. PAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Pawtucket, RI

PAL 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. This is a full-time position and requires the ability to travel throughout the New England, including occasional overnight stays. 

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. Applicants considered for the position will possess outstanding organizational and communication skills; aptitude with Microsoft Suite programs, including Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook; ability to travel on assignments for up to a week at a time; a valid drivers license; and digital photography skills. Persons with proven technical writing skills and experience conducting historic property survey and research will be given preference.

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How to apply
We seek a motivated self-starter who has the desire to work on a diverse range of projects and the organizational skills to handle multiple assignments in a team environment. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest with resume, writing sample, and list of references to: Donna Callahan Human Resources Manager PAL 26 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860 dcallahan@palinc.com
Donna Callahan
Phone: 4017288780
Fax: 4017288780
26 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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