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🔗Architectural Historian – Mid-Level

  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; OKC, OK
  • $56,000 - $66,000 USD / Year
  • Job Summary: As an Architectural Historian, you'll work on a variety of transportation, transit, municipal and federal projects and provide cultural resources support for various clients.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Public History, Architecture, or a related field; meet the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for professional qualifications in architectural history or history; three to five years of professional work experience in architectural history or a related field; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams; oral and written English communication skills; documentation and research experience, including Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record documentation, historic contexts, and NRHP eligibility determinations and effects assessments; good photography skills; knowledge of the NHPA Section 106 consultation process; must possess a valid driver’s license and be capable of renting a vehicle; United States resident; field experience using established methods and techniques of applied architectural research for historic buildings and structures; knowledge of and experience with ‘recent past’ resources; and experience working with both the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Historical Commission (THC).

  • How to Apply:

    Please submit a resume, work examples and three references to:


  • Job benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Bonuses are offered for exceptional performance. Benefits package includes health insurance, paid holiday, and vacation, and a 401(k) plan with employer contribution regardless of employee contribution.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Complete historic property research at the State Historic Preservation Offices or on their online databases; conducts archival and background research; documents methodologies and findings of research and investigation; prepares architectural inventory forms; writes architectural and historical resources reports; conducts field survey to document historic properties and assess project effects; prepare Section 106 and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reports; simultaneously manage electronic deliverables on many ongoing projects, as well as complete assignments on-time and within budget; at times, travel on short notice (one week or less) will be required.
  • Contact Name: Emily Eyre
  • Application Email:

Environmental Research Group, LLC

ERG is an environmental consulting, small business providing NEPA, cultural and natural resources services to federal, state, local/municipal, and commercial clients across the US.

The successful candidate will have strong technical report writing skills and the ability to conduct archival research, and field surveys. The candidate will also evaluate buildings, structures, objects, landscapes, and districts for eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); and provide analysis and cultural resources content for NEPA documents and cultural resources technical reports.

You will assist in the review of undertakings for potential impacts to historic properties; complete architectural surveys and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) site forms; complete primary and secondary source research and develop historic contexts; identify periods of significance and character-defining features; and assist in the preparation of technical reports.

Prior working experience in Section 106 regulatory process and direct experience in preparing Section 106 compliance documents is preferred, but not required. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team including archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, environmental scientists, engineers, and planners. Position is a hybrid position.

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