Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA), is seeking applicants to develop a qualified applicant pool of Research Architectural Historians for work in 2018 for our Portland, Eugene, Seattle, and Spokane offices. Individuals interested in working for HRA in 2018 will be selected from this pool.
The Research Architectural Historian performs a wide range of project-based research tasks in architecture, historic preservation, and cultural resources management. The nature of the work involves, but is not limited to, Section 106, 36 CFR part 800 Protection of Historic Properties, Cultural Resource Management principals, and practices.
Applicants approved for the qualified applicant pool must have a strong familiarity with the National Register of Historic Places criteria and a working knowledge of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Applicants must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for architectural history which requires either a Masters Degree in architectural history, historic preservation, or a closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history; or a Bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or a closely related field and including coursework in American architectural history, and five years of full time experience in research and writing concentrating on historic preservation and/or architectural history. Preferred experience includes knowledge of Section 106 and state and local register criteria and statuses and experience in landscape history and architecture and/or culture landscape experience.
Successful applicants will have a strong knowledge of architectural history and styles in the United States and the ability to describe them in clear, narrative prose, and experience working with survey and inventory methods of recordation and evaluation.
Positions in the qualified applicant pool are seasonal and work is on-call as needed. Acceptance into the qualified applicant pool is not a guarantee of a job offer or a guarantee of hours in 2018.