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🔗Architectural Historian – Principal Investigator (Pennsylvania)

  • Full Time
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • 75000-95000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • How to Apply:


    resume and cover letter.

ASC Group

Established in 1986, ASC Group, Inc. is a majority woman-owned cultural and environmental resources consulting company with a reputation for professionalism and expertise. The company specializes in architectural history, archaeology, ecology, and environmental services and has offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana. Our passion is to discover and share our unique cultural and natural environment.

We seek a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the full-time Architectural Historian – Principal Investigator role, reporting to the Pennsylvania Regional Manager and working in our Harrisburg, PA office. The Architectural Historian is responsible for evaluating the eligibility of historic buildings for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for Section 106 compliance and Section 4(f) documentation. This position works with a team including archaeologists and environmental scientists. The Architectural Historian provides expertise in architectural history to the office.

The right person will enjoy:

Competitive compensation and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, EAP, and HRA
401(k) plan with employer match
A fast-paced, engaging office
A collaborative team and excellent work environment
Paid holidays and vacation
A professional network that extends throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest
Training and professional development opportunities

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s (preferred) or Bachelor’s degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, History, Art History, or a closely related field. Candidates must also have a minimum of 7 years’ experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) in cultural resource management, emphasizing Section 106 regulations and compliance and determinations of eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. Excellent written and oral communication skills are critical, as is attention to detail. The ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced, collaborative environment is essential.

Our desired, well-rounded candidate will work on our existing and upcoming Section 106 compliance projects. They will independently manage or conduct investigations and assigned projects and have decision-making authority on field investigations, deliverable content, and deliverable production. Other job duties will include:

Perform literature review and records checks
Research archival/ historical documents
Conduct field investigations
Complete Historic Resource Survey Forms
Complete Determination of Effect Evaluations
Resolve adverse effects
Complete Section 4(f) Evaluations
Coordinate and communicate with consulting partners and clients
Complete/file Historic Architectural Building Survey (HABS) documents at the Federal and State Level
Coordinate with state agencies (primarily State DOT and State SHPO)
Conduct light marketing
Preparation of responses to client requests for proposals and cost estimates
Attend client/agency, consulting party, and public meetings
In-office attendance is a requirement, but remote work for portions of each week is an option after 90 days based on job requirements. Candidates must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR 61) for Architectural History. Must have or obtain a valid driver’s license.

If you’re interested in joining our team, we’d love to talk to you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter to this posting.

Candidates must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. This position is physically located in Pennsylvania, and no relocation is offered. ASC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job posting is designed to be a good representation of the job requirements but is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year


Dental Insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

8-hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday

Bachelor’s (Required)