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Posted: 07/28/2017

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
Natural and Cultural Resources

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 1,500 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT, currently ranked #64 on Engineering News-Records list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Philadelphia, PA

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) is seeking a full-time entry-level Architectural Historian for our Philadelphia office to assist in our growing Cultural Resource practice. Part time applicants 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 structure types
  • Documenting and evaluating historic structures
  • 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 and hands-on skills to excel in a team environment


Required Skills:

  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Qualification Standards 36 CRF 61 as an Architectural Historian or Historian
  • Experience conducting background research, and writing reports.
  • Experience organizing and completing field work
  • 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
  • Experience working with local governments and locally sponsored projects
  • The preferred candidate should enjoy working in the outdoors as required to complete job tasks
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the U.S. for brief (e.g., 1 or 2 week) work efforts

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelor's or Masters Degree from an accredited school in Historic Preservation (or similar field)
  • 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
  • Experience with GIS and Adobe Acrobat Professional preferred
  • Experience with digital photography (including SLR cameras) preferred
  • FHWA or ACHP Certified Section 106 Course preferred
  • Experience with FCC 620/621 forms
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How to apply
Apply on the website: www.jmt.com
Jennifer Barbosa
Phone: 410.316.2259
40 Wight Ave.
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

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