A Seasonal Architectural Historian (Temporary Hourly) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) and will be located at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Fort Wainwright is located near Fairbanks, Alaska, and encompasses over 1.3 million acres of military training lands, including a main post area of 13,000 acres. Approximately 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska by population. Fairbanks provides city life, as well as access to fishing, hunting, native crafts, dog mushing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and views of the Alaskan Northern lights. http://www.fairbankschamber.org/.
Under the direction of Installation Architectural Historians, perform fieldwork and research necessary for the identification, documentation (photographic and written), evaluation, and reporting of historic resources, especially historic buildings located in military training lands managed by Fort Wainwright. This will include archival research, recording data on Microsoft Office programs, and completion of appropriate forms and reporting. Survey work will be performed in tandem with the CEMML archaeology field crews. Daily travel may be required to historic resources located on Fort Wainwright and associated training lands, some of which are remote. Candidate must be able to traverse varied terrain, lift moderate weight, and travel by small plane or helicopter, if needed.
A BA/BS in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related degree program. The successful candidate must be extremely flexible in their schedule, able to work well with others, and demonstrate excellent organizational, written, and verbal communications skills. Proficiency in Microsoft software, experience in using digital cameras, and ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently is required.
Graduate work in architectural history or historic preservation is a plus. Experience in conducting building surveys and historical and archival research is preferred. Additional desired qualifications include previous experience with military and/or World War II/Cold War era architecture; experience utilizing maps and GPS coordinates for locating historic structures; digital single-lens reflex photography; researching and writing historic contexts; and familiarity with remote rural working conditions.
DURATION AND HOUSING
This position is temporary and will last approximately 3-6 months, beginning in May 2018. Hours will be eight hours a day, five days a week. If necessary, time after October may be scheduled based on availability of funds. Travel expenses to Alaska will not be paid. No housing or per diem will be provided. The successful candidate is responsible for securing housing and arriving daily at the installation.
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Pay rate is commensurate with experience and qualifications with a range of $20-25/hour. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for project architectural historian seasonal crew efforts at Fort Wainwright.