Architectural Historian – Early Career
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Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking an Architectural Historian. This position is for a candidate who can work independently to perform tasks including research, fieldwork, historic context development, evaluations of eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places, consultation, and report development. The salary range for this position is $53,900 – $78,200 USD.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Research and develop historic contexts
  • Prepare written architectural descriptions and evaluations of significance
  • Perform fieldwork tasks, including photographing resources, and using a tablet for data collection
  • Conduct archival research online and at libraries and repositories
  • Prepare inventory forms and technical reports
  • Support consultation with state, federal, and local agencies
  • Additional duties may include support for local and National Register of Historic Places nominations, historic preservation plans, historic structure reports, cultural resource education materials, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation, planning and implementing of mitigation, and other types of special projects


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Basic knowledge of cultural resources program management; experience with Section 106 compliance, and interaction with Federal agencies; experience with Section 4(f) of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Act a plus
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team with other cultural resources and environmental professionals
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel to meet project needs
  • Requires valid driver’s license and good driving record

Education and Experience

Graduate degree (M.A., M.S., MHC) or certificate in public history, heritage conservation, architectural history, historic preservation, planning, or related field that meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Guidelines for Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History

At least 2 years experience as an architectural historian/built environment specialist working in cultural resources management or a closely related field desired but not required

This position works in both field and office settings. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather, remote locations, summer heat, and rough terrain; as well as bending, stooping, carrying field equipment, standing, and walking for extended periods.

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.

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.

Benefits Summary: Regular 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. Regular full-time and part-time 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/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.