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🔗Principal Senior Architectural Historian/Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 62,000 - 75,000 USD / Year
  • Job Qualifications:

    Qualified applicants should possess:

    ·         MA/MS or Ph.D. degree in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field.

    ·         Experience with the architecture and history of the mid-Atlantic/Northeast region (preferred).

    ·         At least 8 years of experience as a Principal Investigator.

    ·         Diverse project management experience on small and large project types.

    ·         Experience with various regional, state, and federal cultural resource management regulations, including a good working knowledge of NEPA and Section 106.

    ·         Detailed, working knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and the National Park Service’s guidelines for completing HABS/HAER/HALS documentation projects.

    ·         Ability to prepare technical and cost proposals.

    ·         Technical writing, communication, and problem-solving skills.

    ·         Collegiality in working with archaeologists and historians as part of a team environment.

  • How to Apply:

    To be considered for this opportunity, please email a cover letter, a copy of a current CV (or resume) detailing education and work experience, and a writing sample (3-5 pages) to:

    Stephanie Grubb, Operations Manager

    RGA is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.  RGA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. RGA is a Drug-Free Workplace. RGA participates in E-Verify. RGA is a certified WBE/DBE/SBE. Learn more about RGA at

  • Job benefits: Health, Dental, Vision Insurance; 401k with Match, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Work from Home/Remote Work

Website Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc.

Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc. (RGA) is seeking a Senior Project Manager/Principal Senior Architectural Historian to be based out of its Cranbury, New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. This position can be based remotely; however, applicants should be available to travel to project sites in the NJ/PA area as necessary for site visits and fieldwork duties. Prior work experience in the mid-Atlantic/Northeast is preferred but not required. The successful candidate should have at least 8 years of experience, meet the qualifications set forth in the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural Historians/Historians (36CFR61), and have a Master’s Degree in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field. Experience with federal and state cultural resource management regulations, including a good working knowledge of NEPA and Section 106, is required.

Responsibilities include managing complex cultural resources surveys overseeing multiple staff members, conducting detailed primary and secondary source historical research, technical report writing, proposal development, National Register evaluations, HABS/HAER documentation, and review of similar deliverables produced by architectural historians, among others. Familiarity with the regional history and the cultural and built environment of the Mid-Atlantic is desirable. The ability to conduct intensive archival research (i.e. using deeds, census records, etc.) and to write clear, cogent and thorough historic contexts is a must. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, and have the ability to manage priorities and meet project deadlines and budgets.

Senior Project Manager responsibilities include:

·         Coordinate with review and regulatory agencies, including various SHPOs and federal and state agencies.

·         Direct, plan, organize and manage historic architectural surveys.

·         Supervise project architectural historians and principal investigators on multiple complex projects.

·         Review and edit historic architectural survey reports, including technical writing.

·         Communicate with clients on survey progress and results, ensuring that projects are performed within budget, in accordance with project schedules, and following federal and state review agency guidelines.

·         Management of all aspects of cultural resource projects, including proposal and budget development, technical report review, and staff management.

RGA is committed to leadership development and is willing to train the right candidate for this position.

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