ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN – Tempe

Logan Simpson, an environmental planning, cultural resource management, planning, and landscape architecture design firm, has an immediate opening for a regular full-time Architectural Historian based out of our Tempe, Arizona corporate headquarters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting and assisting with historic preservation and other cultural resources fieldwork, including documentation of historic buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts;
  • Conducting historical background research;
  • Preparing reports and other work products, such as historic contexts, architectural surveys, Historic Property Certification Application documentation, and National Register of Historic Places nominations.

Position Requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, or closely related field or at least 5 years of equivalent professional work experience;
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting archival research, building and cultural landscape / trails inventories, and surveys of the built environment;
  • Strong familiarity with architectural terms and styles typical to the western United States;
  • Be able to work cooperatively in a team-oriented setting;
  • Must be able to travel and work out-of-town;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, History, or closely related field;
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History; meeting both Architectural History and History qualifications standards strongly preferred;
  • Experience preparing Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, Historic American Landscape Survey, and National Historic Trails documentation;
  • Familiarity with Arizona / western U.S. history

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation ranges from $45,000 to $65,000 annually, depending upon experience.
  • Work on a variety of interesting projects across the West, including:
    • National Historic Trails inventories
    • Cultural landscape surveys
    • NRHP nominations
    • HABS/HAER/HALS reports
    • Historic preservation master plans
    • Architectural surveys, neighborhood design guidelines, interpretive materials, oral histories, and public outreach
    • Federal historic rehabilitation tax credit projects;
  • Support for professional conference attendance;
  • Internal professional development program;
  • On-the-job training opportunities;
  • Bonus programs for publishing, employee referrals, and academic achievements;
  • Babies-At-Work Program;
  • 401(k) with firm match;
  • Subsidized medical and dental plans, firm-paid life/AD&D, and long-term disability coverage;
  • Paid holidays and personal time off;
  • Paid parking
  • Travel and cell phone reimbursements;
  • Paid Costco membership

If interested, please apply below and attach a résumé, a cover letter that includes salary expectations, and writing samples to demonstrate skill and experience.

Logan Simpson is proud to be an EEO/AA employer

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