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🔗Senior Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $83,200-$100,000 USD / Year
  • April 15, 2023
  • Department: Architectural history
  • Job Summary: Senior Architectural Historian with project management responsibilities. The position is based out of AINW's Portland office. A minimum of two days each week working in the office is preferred, but remote work arrangements will be considered.
  • Job Qualifications:

    To be successful in this position, you should meet the minimum requirements listed below. If you don’t meet the minimum requirements but think you are a good fit for this position, reach out and let us know how your equivalent knowledge and experience meet our needs.
    • Master’s Degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Public History, Architecture, or a related field.
    • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience producing and/or overseeing documentation of the historic built environment, ideally for compliance review.
    • Familiarity with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    • Ability to complete Determinations of Eligibility and Findings of Effect for historic built environment resources.

    Beyond these minimum requirements, an ideal candidate would also have the following.
    • Familiarity with Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act, Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act, Washington Executive Order 21-02, and Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) 358.653.
    • Knowledge of documentation and reporting requirements of the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
    • Understanding of field documentation methodology, including use of digital data collection methods.
    • Experience preparing agreement documents (MOA, MOU, etc.) and completing mitigation for adverse effects on historic properties.
    • Prior work experience involving managerial tasks and responsibility for QA/QC of data collection and reporting.
    • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
    • Demonstrable technical writing ability and experience editing the work of others.
    • Experience in marketing architectural history services and preparing proposals.

  • How to Apply:

    If you are interested in joining our team, please send a letter of interest and availability, and a current resume/vita that provides information about your capabilities and employment experience to Let us know if you have areas of specialization and/or interest that we should know about. If you would like additional information, ask us at We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Job benefits: Medical, dental, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401(k) profit sharing
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: The position is predominately office work with occasional travel (10%) for meetings and fieldwork.
  • Contact Name: Andrea Blaser
  • Application Email:

Website Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc.

AINW is a premier cultural resources consulting firm of the Pacific Northwest. We are architectural historians, archaeologists, and technical specialists who have a passion for history and are dedicated to positively impacting our community in the present. At AINW you will work with multidisciplinary teams to balance new infrastructure development with the preservation of important places. You will play a significant role in contributing to local knowledge of cultural history.

AINW is seeking an experienced architectural historian to join our team at a senior level in the position of Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager. In this position, you would be responsible for interfacing with public and private sector clients to determine appropriate strategies for documenting and evaluating historic built environment resources based on applicable laws and regulations. You would develop scopes of work and cost estimates, assign the right AINW architectural historians for the job, and oversee the successful completion of projects through agency review. In this position you would have opportunities to assist with field surveys, complete built environment documentation, and write technical reports, but your primary responsibility would be to direct project tasks and ensure successful project delivery.

You would report to AINW’s Senior Project Manager/Senior Architectural Historian or other project managers at AINW. The position offers an opportunity for professional growth and managerial experience working alongside AINW’s architectural historians, other project managers, and AINW’s executive management team. We are seeking a candidate who can work full-time and travel occasionally (10% of your time) when needed for meetings and fieldwork.

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