Immediate Opening for Architectural Historian - Southern California

Immediate Opening for Architectural Historian - Southern California


Architectural Historian

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Architectural Historian to primarily serve the Southern California region, though project assignments may involve travel to other areas. The successful candidate will be based in either our Pasadena office or Hemet office. 


Applied EarthWorks is a consulting firm specializing in archaeology, history, cultural resources management (CRM), and paleontology. From our offices in Hemet, Pasadena, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo, and Fresno, California, and Albany, Oregon, the firm performs work throughout California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

We recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, safe, and positive work environment. Applied EarthWorks prides itself on being a great place to work and we seek to find an Architectural Historian to join our team of stellar professionals. 


Duties/Skill Requirements:

The available position is for a professional architectural historian who can work independently or as a team member. The successful candidate will be required to:

             Perform archival and historical research using primary and secondary documentary sources;

            Perform oral history research; 

          Develop historic contexts and write historic background overviews; 

            Record, document, and evaluate historical buildings, structures, and landscapes to current professional standards; 

            Review design plans for consistency with the Secretary of Interior's Standards and Guidelines; 

            Prepare HABS/HAER/ HALS documentation meeting national or state-level documentation requirements; 

             Write professional technical reports of documentary and field research;

          Assist with project management tasks; and

           Prepare proposals, track budgets, assist with business development, and interface with clients, agencies, and the public on behalf of



M.A. degree in history, art history, architectural history, or closely related discipline required. The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural Historian. This position requires 3 or more years of professional experience as an Architectural Historian. California experience and knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and California Register of Historical Resources (CRHR) would be a plus.


Required Skills: 

The applicant must have experience conducting and directing architectural and historical structure surveys and recording and evaluating historic built environment resources according to National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) criteria. Working knowledge of regulatory compliance, familiarity with archival research, and strong written and oral communication skills are desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, ability to manage multiple projects, and commitment to working in a team work environment. 



Applied EarthWorks offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); and health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Applied EarthWorks additionally offers an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which provides employee-owners with a direct stake in the firm's success by means of a retirement benefit. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of three references with contact information to Grace Ok (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please direct all inquiries regarding the position to this email address. No phone calls please.


Applied EarthWorks is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.


Jessica DeBusk | Applied EarthWorks, Inc.

Senior Project Manager, Paleontology Program Manager

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133 N. San Gabriel Blvd, Ste 201

Pasadena, CA 91107








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