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🔗Architectural Historian- TDOT Cultural Resources

  • Full Time
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • $45,000- $55,000 (annually) USD / Year
  • Department: History
  • Job Qualifications:

    –       Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History or History

    –       Master’s Degree in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or closely related field

    –       Experience and ability to travel preferred

  • How to Apply:

    To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Julie Coco, Director of History: jcoco@newsouthassoc.com

  • Contact Name: Julie Coco
  • Application Email: jcoco@newsouthassoc.com

Website New South Associates

New South Associates, Inc. is seeking an Architectural Historian for an embedded position in the Cultural Resources Section of the Environmental Technical Studies Office at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The ideal candidate will have strong prior experience working on projects related to Section 106 of the NHPA, particularly in regard to Tennessee and the DOT. Working knowledge of Tennessee’s historic resources and an understanding of how to effectively evaluate resources for the National Register of Historic Places is required. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, flexible, enjoy fieldwork, write well, and able to adapt well to changing project types and clients. Expected salary range, but based on experience: $45-55,000.

The position will require the following skillsets:

–       Historical research including deed research, primary and secondary source research

–       Technical report writing, including architectural descriptions and NRHP evaluations, as well as assessment of effects documents

–       Review/editing experience

–       Historic context writing

–       Proficiency in digital photography

–       Knowledge of architectural types and styles

–       Ability to work independently to complete tasks on schedule

–       Excellent communication skills with the TDOT office team as well as with agencies and contractors

–       Willing to work as part of a collaborative team

–       Familiarity with GIS and Survey123 would be beneficial

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