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🔗Mid-level Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Chicago, IL
  • $70,000 - $90,000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Reference #: 230003MS
  • Job Qualifications:

    Your Capabilities and Credentials

    • Eight-to-ten or more years of professional experience
    • Experience managing and/or mentoring junior-level staff helpful, but can be learned on the job
    • Experience managing project budgets and scoping historic architectural projects preferred, but can be learned on the job
    • Extensive knowledge and experience working with Section 106 of National Historic Preservation Act, including working through all steps of the 106 review process (initiate, identify, assess effects, and resolve adverse effects)
    • Experience producing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, and past work interpreting the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
    • Experience writing and producing Section 106-related technical reports; strong writing and research skills
    • Fluency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as Adobe Acrobat
    • Working knowledge of mapping and ARCGIS-related programs
    • Ability to travel regionally for project work
    • Ability to complete physically demanding tasks in urban and rural settings and/or hot and dry climates, including walking, hiking, and field navigating

    Education and Experience

    • Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Public History, History, or closely related field preferred

    Salary Range(s):

    • $70,000 – $90,000

    The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location.

    This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice. Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug screen, motor vehicle record and background check

    Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

  • How to Apply:

    Please apply to this job posting through our Stantec careers website (link attached).

  • Job benefits: Full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law). Temporary employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.
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Website Stantec

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a motivated and dynamic mid-level architectural historian to support our Cultural Resources Team and clients located in the Upper-Midwest region. The qualified candidate will work in close coordination with our professional team and with Senior Project Management in a range of architectural history projects. This is primarily a remote position (candidates need to reside in Illinois, Wisconsin, or Minnesota) with regular travel to project sites throughout the region in which the applicant is located. Multiple applicants will be considered to cover the needs of each state/region.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting background research, built environment field work, developing contextual analysis, making recommendations of NRHP eligibility, and report preparation
  • Assisting with finalizing complex architectural history projects with a team of junior-level architectural historians
  • Assisting senior-level staff with scoping and managing projects
  • Managing and mentoring junior-level staff
  • Coordinating with other Stantec staff to ensure the quality of data, field work, and documentation
  • Projects will vary in size, scope, and complexity and will be conducted in close coordination and under the supervision of senior-level staff

Qualified applicants should be able to demonstrate good leadership and judgement qualities, strong technical skills, good communication skills, and feel comfortable making technical decisions in the field. The preferred candidate also should demonstrate a desire for growth and new skill development.