PAL is seeking an experienced Architectural Historian to join our Historic Preservation Team (HPT). Based in Pawtucket, RI, PAL offers a wide range of historic preservation services to a broad client base that consists of governmental agencies, corporations, engineering firms, and private developers from the energy, telecommunications, and environmental market sectors. As a key member of the HPT, the Architectural Historian conducts a variety of historic property identification and evaluation projects to assist our clients in complying with federal and state historic preservation laws and regulations.


  • Coordinate and conduct targeted research at local, state, and national repositories to document the history of properties and provide information for the development of historic context statements
  • Conduct field surveys to identify and record historic buildings, structures, objects, landscapes, and districts within defined project areas
  • Evaluate properties by applying National Register of Historic Places criteria for evaluation and integrity
  • Assess the effects of client projects on historic properties
  • Write concise and accurate survey reports and other forms of historic property documentation that clearly convey the results of investigations
  • Supervise and mentor associate architectural historians


  • Post-graduate degree or equivalent in architectural history, American history, public history, historic preservation, or closely related field
  • At least three years of experience in conducting historic architectural property identification surveys for projects requiring compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA and state historic preservation laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing historic architectural survey reports, National Register nominations/determinations of eligibility, and HABS/HAER and/or state level documentation reports
  • Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record
  • Must be able to travel on day and overnight trips

Compensation:  $60,000 to $70,000

BenefitsPaid Time Off; Paid Holidays; Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Retirement Plan; Reimbursements According to Job

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EEO – The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL) is an equal opportunity employer.