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🔗Senior Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • $70,000 - $85,000 USD / Year
  • How to Apply:

    Please apply by sending cover letter, resume and a writing sample demonstrating your ability to
    evaluate historic properties to

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Website ASM Affiliates

ASM Affiliates (ASM) has an immediate opening for a full-time Architectural Historian based in
Southern California, out of either our Pasadena or Carlsbad offices; the position is a hybrid of remote
work and on-site work (minimum 40% – 2 days in office). We are seeking a full-time candidate. ASM is
a 100% employee-owned company with more than 45 years of experience as a cultural resource
management (CRM) consulting firm. With more than 100 full-time staff members and 15 offices
throughout the western and Pacific U.S., we are one of the most capable CRM firms in the country,
specializing in architectural history, history, archaeology, and environmental regulatory compliance
services for federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private proponents.
As a Senior Architectural Historian, you will be expected to perform efficiently in a team environment as
well as working independently in a fast-paced environment. You will also be expected to work with
minimal supervision under the direction of the Director of Architectural History. Project work may
include the following: documentation and recordation of historic properties; architectural surveys; historic
context development, CRHR and NRHP evaluations; and impacts/effects determinations in compliance
with CEQA and Section 106 of the NHPA, as well as local regulations. The position will support all of
our offices with potential travel opportunities throughout the west coast including Hawai’i. A positive
attitude will best enable the historian to succeed in ASM’s collaborative work environment and develop
mutually beneficial relationships with clients, subconsultants, co-workers, and management.
• MA in Historic Preservation or Architectural History
• Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standardsin Architectural History
• Minimum five (5) years’ experience, seven (7) or more preferred
• Prior work experience in California preferred
• Experience applying the NRHP criteria required, CRHR criteria preferred
• Experience preparing CA DPR forms and applying CEQA preferred
• Experience assessing effects/impacts in compliance with NHPA required; CEQA preferred
• Experience evaluating linear resources (water, roads, transmission lines) preferred
• Ability to describe architectural resources utilizing terminology appropriate to this discipline
• Demonstrated archival research and writing skills
• Familiarity with the NRHP bulletin series
• Experience evaluating resources in other west coasts states is a plus, but not required
• Perform efficiently in a team environment
• Strong communication, organization, and time management skills
• Reliable personal vehicle is required
• Some travel is required primarily throughout southern CA, with occasional overnight trips
Additional Benefits:
• Competitive salary that is commensurate with skills and experience
• Group medical, dental, and vision after waiting period (if eligibility requirements are met)
• Company provided life insurance
• Paid vacation and sick time, plus up to 11 paid holidays per year
• 401k matching
• Bonus plan participation
• Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
As a 100% employee-owned company, our staff have a unique and significant involvement in the
company’s success and direction. We are industry leaders, focused on exceptional quality of work and a
resource-first approach, all while actively engaging our client’s needs, interests, and passions. This
approach provides balance to our work and lives, ensuring that our business decisions prioritize the needs
of our employee-owners, clients, stakeholders, and the broader environment. Fostering a balance between
professional service and community responsibility is a key goal at ASM and our staff’s involvement is
crucial to that goals success.
As we continue to grow, we invite future employees to join us in meeting this goal, where individual
contributions will be not just valued, but essential in shaping our collective success.
The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $85,000 per year.

ASM Affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.