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Posted: 11/01/2017

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group is a woman-owned cultural resource management firm headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with an additional office in Wilmington, Delaware.

Architectural Historian (Virginia or Delaware)
Professional Opportunity
Fredericksburg, VA

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group is currently accepting applications for full-time Architectural Historians in either our Fredericksburg, Virginia or Wilmington, Delaware office. Primary responsibilities of this position center on the day-to-day management and performance of small- to medium-scale projects. The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented and well-organized, with strong analytical and communication skills.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Plan and execute projects, including background investigations, archival research, all stages of fieldwork, and reporting, in accordance with project scope, timeline, and budget

Archival and primary source research, including chain of titles

Preparation of historic contexts, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and cultural resource management reports to company and agency standards

Coordination with co-workers assigned to your project

Train and mentor architectural history staff in research methods, field procedures, project management, and cultural resource laws, as appropriate

Minimum qualifications and critical competencies:

Graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, plus at least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in architectural research, administration, or management OR Bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following: at least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history

Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion

Possession of a valid U.S. drivers license

In-depth understanding of architectural documentation methods for all phases of work, as well as the ability to share this knowledge with less experienced co-workers

In-depth knowledge of the architectural styles and trends commonly found in one or more states in Dovetails service area

Thorough understanding of federal and state preservation law, particularly Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

Ability to work outdoors in hot or cold temperatures, in conditions that may include wind, rain, and/or snow

Ability to travel overnight

Preference will go to candidates who have experience with mid-Atlantic State Historic Preservation Office procedures. A Masters degree and experience in CAD or GIS are preferred, though not required. Public history/interpretation and museum design experience is a plus.

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How to apply
Please submit a cover letter with availability and office location preference, curriculum vitae/resume, salary requirements, and a minimum of three references to Nicki Sauvageau at nsauvageau@dovetailcrg.com. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Sauvageau by email or at (540) 899-9170.
Nicki Sauvageau
Phone: 540-899-9170
300 Central Road, Suite 200
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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