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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • $43,680 USD / Year
  • Department: Architectural
  • Job Qualifications:

    Qualifications & Abilities:

    ·         Degree in Anthropology, History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, English, Folklore or a related field.

    ·         Familiarity with the regional history and the cultural and built environment of the South.

    ·         Familiarity with the National Register Criteria for Evaluation.

    ·         Exceptional writing skills.

    ·         Must be able to organize large amounts survey data within existing company frameworks.

    ·         Keen attention to detail.

    ·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office; GIS is desired but not required.

    ·         Ability to work independently when needed; willingness to engage with professional team members and mentors.

    ·         Effective multi-tasking abilities while managing priorities and meeting project deadlines.

    ·         Valid driver’s license.

  • 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 Senior Historian, at

    Eligible applicants may be asked to submit a writing sample.

  • Job benefits: Competitive pay and benefits package available. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; group medical, dental, and vision insurance; and a 401k plan with employer contribution. RGA is committed to supporting professional development through training, professional memberships, conference attendance, and continuing education.
  • Contact Name: Ellen Turco, Principal Senior Historian
  • Application Email:

Website Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc.

RGA is one of the largest cultural resource consulting firms in the Mid-Atlantic, with a staff of 70 Historians, Architectural Historians, and Archaeologists. 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

Architectural Historian – Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc. (Wake Forest, North Carolina)

Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc. (RGA) is seeking 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 to work on a wide variety of projects.

This position is based out of our Wake Forest, North Carolina office. Hybrid work is a possibility and travel is required for site visits, research, and fieldwork.  The ideal candidate has a curiosity about the built environment, and familiarity with architectural types and styles of the southeastern U.S. particularity with rural and agricultural properties. Superior organizational skills are important for managing large amounts of field data and preparing client deliverables.  The successful candidate should be able to identify and analyze patterns, relationships, and trends in the built environment and must be able to support observations and arguments with clear, concise and persuasive writing.

Candidates will ideally have Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Anthropology, History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, English, Folklore (or a closely related field).  Candidates who are nearing completion of their degree are encouraged to apply as are non-traditional candidates.  Since this is an entry level position, candidates are not required to meet the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualifications Standards.


·         Write both short and long form physical descriptions for a variety of historic resources, including buildings, landscapes, neighborhoods 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 associated materials such as maps, site plans, and digital photographs.

The base salary for this position is $43,680.

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