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🔗Mid-Level Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Lexington, KY
  • 50,000-65,000 USD / Year
  • Job Qualifications:

    Possess a Master’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, history, or related field;
    Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications in Architectural History;
    Demonstrate at least two years of relevant experience;
    Work well independently and as a team member;
    Have excellent technical writing skills;
    Be able to work within project budgets and schedules; and
    Have the flexibility to travel overnight for projects.
    Have additional qualifications? Let us know where you excel!

  • How to Apply:

    Please indicate when you will be available, and submit a resume with three references to the link provided in this job posting.


  • Job benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, and Short Term Disability Insurance; Flexible Spending Plan offered; 401(k) (up to 5% employer matched); Paid holidays and PTO; Professional development stipend ($1,000 per year)
  • Application URL:

Website Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.

CRA has enjoyed over 40 years of being business! For over four decades, CRA has been recognized as one of the most respected, full-service cultural resource consulting firms in the United States. This success is directly attributed to CRA’s retention of an experienced, highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary team of cultural resource management professionals. With an understanding that it is the expertise and dedication of our team that forms the foundation of our reputation for high-quality work, CRA invests in its people and their professional development, and fosters a collaborative environment that emphasizes teamwork. The archaeologists, architectural historians, and historic preservation professionals that CRA employs, many of whom are leaders in their fields, are the core of our success.

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) is seeking qualified candidates for a Mid-level Architectural Historian to work in association with our Lexington, Kentucky, office. Applicants should have an understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and applicable Section 106 regulations. Previous experience with some or all of the following is required: architectural resource surveys, Section 106 compliance, and/or National Register of Historic Places nominations. Previous experience with HABS/HAER documentation, design guidelines, historic structure reports, preservation planning, and/or researching and designing interpretive materials such as signage and brochures is also desirable.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Completing historic architectural resource surveys from start to finish, including background research, context development, field documentation, report writing, and survey form preparation.

Evaluating historic architectural resources in relation to the National Register of Historic Places (NHRP) criteria and within the framework of the historic and architectural contexts developed for the project.

Assessing the effects of proposed undertakings on identified historic properties, in accordance with the regulations found at 36CFR Part 800.

Developing recommendations for the elimination, minimization, or mitigation of adverse effects (when appropriate), and assisting clients with Section 106 consultation to resolve adverse effects.

Leading, or contributing to, the development of other types of historic preservation documents, including National Register nominations, state-level and HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, historic context studies, historic preservation plans, and other projects as assigned.