PAL has an immediate opening for a Historian who meets the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR 61) and has experience in the field of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and preparing National Register of Historic Places (NHRP) nominations. The Historian is a key position within PALs Historic Preservation Team (HPT), which includes architectural historians and preservation planners. The HPT conducts compliance projects under federal and state historic preservation laws and other types of studies such as historic property planning surveys, NRHP and National Historic Landmark evaluations and nominations, historic property documentation, and historic preservation tax credit certifications.
Applicants must have a graduate degree in American History or closely related field such as Public History, American Studies; or Historic Preservation and possess the following skills and experience:
at least two years of historic researching, writing, teaching, and/or other related activity with a CRM firm, academic institution, historic organization, agency, or museum
strong knowledge of general American history from the Colonial period through the present. Particular knowledge of American industrial, military, transportation, and/or architectural history is a major plus
ability to identify sources and conduct thorough research at institutions, in online databases and repositories using primary source materials, including land records, historical maps and images, census and other genealogical records, manuscript collections, and national and state archives
proven record for evaluating and synthesizing research information and preparing scholarly narrative historic context statements and histories
preparation of developmental histories and historic context statements for NRHP and/or NHL nominations
ability to work in teams, delegate and oversee research by others, and handle multiple assignments at one time
schedule flexibility, including overnight travel with trips of varying lengths
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes a highly competitive benefits package.