Job Posting: Architectural Historian

Job Title: Architectural Historian ($20–$26/hr)

Reports to:

Service Lead Date: September 28, 2022


Summary/Objective: Conducts historic research for projects from background research through field work to final report compilation. Can conduct Historic Property Inventories in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Can make recommendations on Eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.


Essential Functions: • Prepares draft reports for incoming projects, including literature review and archival research using online and local resources • Conducts historical and architectural research, assessments, and evaluations at the project area, including surveying and photography • Verifies that project performance protocols are followed and completed • Prepares final project report on findings for client, including field methods and results • Prepares and provides NRHP eligibility recommendations • Coordinates with Principal Investigator, Service Leads, and/or Project Archaeologists • May be tasked with assisting with archaeological fieldwork and research


Competencies: • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to completion • Demonstrated ability to provide reports in a clear and concise manner • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Excellent analytical skills including knowledge of scientific methods and data • Meticulous attention to detail


Supervisory Responsibilities: • This role has no supervisory responsibilities


Full Time Employee Benefits • SIMPLE IRA with employer contributions • Paid Time Off • Paid Holidays • Life Flight Insurance   Work Environment: Office Time Requirement: 60% / Field Time Requirement: 40%


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use his/her hands, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is often required to sit. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds and use field equipment including, but not limited to: GPS units, digital cameras, compasses, and tape measures. If assisting with archaeological fieldwork, the employee may be required to use shovels, screens, tarps, trowels, buckets, pry bars, and to shovel and fill buckets with dirt. The employee must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: Full-time; generally weekdays, although some weekend work may be necessary. Travel: Up to 40%; most travel will consist of 1-2 night overnights, although longer overnight stays may be required.


Required Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field


Equal Employer Opportunity Statement: Plateau Archaeological Investigations, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. In addition to federal law requirements, Plateau Archaeological Investigations, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, use of facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities.

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