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Posted: 10/02/2017

Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.
Charlottesville, Virginia, Office

Commonwealth Heritage Group is a leader in cultural resource management (CRM). Our extensive selection of services includes archaeological research, architectural history, preservation planning, landscape architecture, underwater survey and testing, terrestrial and marine geotechnology, collections management, public interpretation, and compliance and litigation support. Commonwealth Heritage Group is an EOE/M/F/D/V Employer.

Landscape Historian
Professional Opportunity
Charlottesville, VA


This is a mid-level position that requires experience in conducting, under the direction of a project manager, historical research and writing for cultural landscape reports, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and other forms of archival research, field investigation, and technical writing. Candidate should also expect to assist with other tasks, including formatting, editing, and desktop publishing, as well as contributing to administrative tasks typical for a small office.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate at least two years experience in planning and conducting historical research on cultural landscapes and their character-defining features, including field work, archival research, and writing. Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, and Creative Suite, is critical. Ability and experience with GIS and/or AutoCAD mapping is a plus, as are photography skills. Applicants should have a minimum of an M.A. in architectural/landscape history, or an M.S.H.P. with a focus in landscape history.

Salary range for this position is competitive and dependent on experience with opportunities for advancement and higher salary; we seek a candidate who wishes to grow within the company. The position is expected to begin as part-time with an opportunity to grow into full-time. For full-time employees (30+ hours), Commonwealth offers an excellent range of benefits (health, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, paid leave, etc.).  


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How to apply
Send letters of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, relevant writing samples, and a list of three professional references with contact information to: Laura Knott, Regional Director Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. 300 West Main Street, Suite 201 Charlottesville VA 22903 LKnott@chg-inc.com
Laura Knott

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