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🔗Senior Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • $55,000 - $85,000 USD / Year
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Senior Architectural Historian – Southern California (Hybrid)

ASM Affiliates (ASM) has an immediate opening for a full-time Architectural Historian based in Southern California, out of our 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 FT (32-40 hours per week) candidate. ASM is a 100% employee-owned company with more than 45 years of experience as a cultural resource management (CRM) consulting firm. With over 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 Standards in Architectural History
Minimum five (5) years’ experience, seven (7) or more preferred
Prior work experience in California preferred
Experience applying the NRHP 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 $55,00 to $85,000 per year.

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