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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • 41600 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Architectural History
  • How to Apply:

    To be considered for this opportunity, please email a cover letter and resume or CV detailing education and work experience to:

    Ellen Turco, Principal

Website Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc.

Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc. (RGA) seeks an entry-level Architectural Historian to join our North Carolina team of historians and archaeologists. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional to learn the cultural resources management industry from experienced practitioners and work on various projects.

This position is based out of our Wake Forest, North Carolina office. Remote work is possible, and travel is required for site visits, research, and fieldwork. The successful candidate must be a strong writer and possess superior organizational skills. Candidates are well served by a curiosity about the built environment and familiarity with architectural types and styles of the southeastern U.S. Candidates will ideally have a Master’s Degree in Anthropology, History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Folklore (or a closely related field). Candidates nearing the completion of their degree are encouraged to apply as non-traditional candidates. Experience meeting the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualifications Standards is not required.



  • Write short and long-form physical descriptions for various historic resources, including buildings, structures, objects, landscapes, etc.
  • Digital photography.
  • Database entry.
  • Manage survey data.
  • Conduct primary and secondary source historical research and synthesize research into architecturally relevant background histories. 
  • Analyze research results and contextualize historic resources within their relevant historical themes, geographical areas, and chronological periods.
  • Prepare architectural survey forms and materials such as maps, site plans, and digital photographs.


Qualifications & Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology, History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Folklore (or closely related field, or demonstrated equivalent experiences, such as a Bachelor’s degree and relevant internship or work experience.
  • Familiar with the regional history and the cultural and built environment of the South and Mid-Atlantic.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Organize large amounts of survey data; knowledge of FilemakerPro, Microsoft Access, and GIS is desired but optional.
  • Able to work independently when needed; willing to engage with professional mentors.
  • Have a strong self-starter attitude with keen attention to detail.
  • Effective multi-tasking abilities while managing priorities and meeting project deadlines and budgets.
  • Valid driver’s license.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email a cover letter and resume or CV detailing your education and work experience to:

Ellen Turco, Principal


Eligible applicants may be asked to submit a writing sample.

This full-time position includes a competitive pay and benefits package. The base salary for this position is $41,600. Benefits include:

  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Group medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • A 401k plan with employer contribution.

RGA is committed to supporting professional development through training, professional memberships, conference attendance, and continuing education.


RGA is one of the most significant cultural resource consulting firms in the Mid-Atlantic, with a staff of Historians, Architectural Historians, and Archaeologists. RGA is firmly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where various backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish. RGA is an equal-opportunity employer. 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.


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