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🔗Architectural Historian 1

  • Full Time
  • Portland, OR
  • $59,651-$87,721 USD / Year
  • Job Qualifications:

    Required education and experience:

    ·       Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History

    ·       Graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field

    ·       2+ years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution, or a substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.

    Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

    ·       Six months or more field experience in architectural survey.

    ·       Familiarity with the Section 106 process (36 CFR Part 800).

    Required skills and abilities:

    ·       General: Proficient in the use of computer software including Word and Excel. Ability to use online databases, such as library search engines and digitized records collections. Use digital cameras, digital scanners, and digital audio recorders. Requires valid driver’s license and ability to operate passenger car and/or light truck.

    ·       Teamwork: Develop and maintain positive relationships, display curiosity and respect for others’ perspectives and strengths, ability to balance work schedules and demands, provide and accept feedback, seek to resolve conflict through communication and collaboration, use effective verbal and written communication, listen and communicate effectively. Successfully function within a project team, work closely with project team members, and take direction from a project manager.

    ·       Research: Conduct background research using various sources including ethnographies, SHPO databases, GLO plats, land patents/historic maps, engineering and architectural drawings, newspaper archives, and tax assessments. Have the ability to recognize the need for and to locate additional background or archival resources in local government and university collections. Have a commitment to promoting equity and inclusion, including examining the impact of long-term structural discrimination on the cultural context and background of research subjects.

    ·       Writing: Technical writing skills that clearly and logically contribute to deliverables. Contribute to research, inventory, resource evaluation, and monitoring plans and reports; the ability to contribute to high quality products with knowledge and understanding of appropriate style for the document.

    ·       Field:  Understanding of architectural field survey methods and familiarity with the operation and use of photographic cameras and related software.

    ·       Strong verbal and writing communication skills.

    ·       Ability to remember and follow detailed instructions.

  • How to Apply:

    Please submit a letter of interest, résumé with three references, and one unedited writing sample from a recent survey, preferably either a historic context or physical description and National Register evaluation of a surveyed resource to Human Resources at HR@hrassoc.com.

    No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates with an advanced degree will be considered for interviews. Interviews will be conducted with qualified applicants as they apply, and position will remain open until filled.

  • Job benefits: see the job description
  • Application Email: hr@hrassoc.com
  • Application URL: https://hrassoc.com/about-us/employment/

Website Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA)

Historical Research Associates (HRA) is seeking an Architectural Historian 1 to join our collaborative team of experts. HRA welcomes candidates to express interest in any of our offices in Washington (Seattle, Spokane) or Oregon (Portland, Eugene).

This is a salaried, full-time position with anticipated salary of $59,651-$87,721 depending on office location, experience and qualifications.

The Architectural Historian 1 performs research tasks, fieldwork, and/or writing tasks as part of a project team. Under the direction of project managers, the Architectural Historian 1 completes field tasks and contributes to the preparation of technical reports and client deliverables.

Candidates should assume that up to 50 percent of their time will be spent in the field with occasional travel outside of Spokane.

HRA offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package that includes vacation, sick leave, holidays, medical insurance, and 401K.

HRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and inclusion where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. If you need to request an accommodation related to disability, religion, or related to domestic violence, stalking or sexual harassment, please contact Human Resources.

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