Architectural Historian/Archaeologist Seeking Work in Tucson, AZ Area Starting October 2013
burghardt.laura [at] gmail [dot] com
Dedicated cultural resources professional with advanced education and experience in architectural history, historic preservation, and archaeology.
Meets Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History [36 CFR Part 61].
Seeking a full-time position or project-based work in historic preservation, architectural history, and/or archaeology in the Tucson, Arizona area starting October 2013.
Historical Archaeology, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Documentation, Historic Structure Reports, Hands-on Preservation Treatments, Building Conditions Assessments, Architectural Materials Conservation, Technical Editing of Cultural Resources Reports, NHPA Section 106 Compliance, NEPA Compliance
Master of Arts in Anthropology [Applied Archaeology], May 2014 [expected]
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- Focus: Historical Archaeology in the American West
Master of Science in Historic Preservation, May 2009
Clemson University and the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
- Training in historical research, documentation, conditions assessment, materials analysis and conservation.
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, May 2007
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
- Alumni Award for Undergraduate Academic Achievement in Anthropology, 2007.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, National Park Service, San Antonio, TX
Serving a term position as Park Archeologist through October 2013.
- Plan, coordinate, and implement a wide range of cultural resource program projects, including archeological excavation, site evaluation, mitigation of adverse impacts, ruins stabilization, and monitoring.
- Develop, coordinate, and review cultural resources programs plans and procedures.
- Write technical documents for a wide range of cultural program activities that require synthesis of archeological and historical research.
- Monitor all ground disturbing activities within the park during construction projects.
- Identify and catalog archeological artifacts, both prehistoric and historic, according to professional standards.
- Manage museum collections and archives using ICMS, direct the cataloging of incoming and backlogged items, complete an annual collection inventory, monitor humidity and temperature variation in exhibits and storage spaces.
- Prepare compliance documents for projects to meet the requirements of Section 106 and NEPA.
- Plan, prioritize, and create work plans for cultural resources projects.
- Actively participate in public outreach activities.
- Coordinated the archaeological excavation of ten plots at Mission San Juan for the reburial of human remains. Supervised five contract archaeological technicians during excavation and cataloged all artifacts. Currently writing the project report. Answered frequent visitor questions during excavation and worked with native groups and mission descendants to address their concerns regarding the project.
Tumacacori National Historical Park, National Park Service, Tumacacori, AZ
December 2011-September 2012
- Conduct archeological testing and data recovery according to professional standards.
- Provide archeological monitoring for construction projects within sensitive archeological areas.
- Identify and catalog archeological artifacts, both prehistoric and historic.
- Identify and document architectural remains.
- Evaluate archeological assemblages using a variety of statistical and analytical methods.
- Provide leadership related to archeological field projects, including providing work direction for volunteers.
- Draft reports on archeological excavations for compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA.
- Present information about archeology programs and studies to the public.
- Frequently engage in conversations with visitors while in the field conducting archeological excavations.
- Work closely with maintenance staff to ensure the protection of cultural resources through monitoring of projects in the field.
- Perform ruins preservation treatments, including adobe mud capping and lime plastering.
- Ensure detailed documentation of preservation treatments.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of preservation treatments through pre- and post-treatment condition assessments.
Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
January 2011-September 2012
- Edit and format manuscripts, working with authors and reviewers to ensure accurate content.
- Brought three volumes in the series to publication within one year, including a nearly 900-page volume.
Desert Archaeology, Inc., Tucson, AZ
- Participated in data recovery efforts at an historic period site in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
- Excavated a range of features, including outhouse pits, planting pits, and an historic well, and completed feature data forms.
- Identified and sorted artifacts, labeled artifact bags, and entered artifact data into the project artifact log.
August 2010-June 2011
- Carried out historical research and created documentation drawings to support National Register nominations, rehabilitation tax credit projects, and requirements set forth in Memorandums of Agreement.
- Conducted extensive federal census research for the Forsyth County historical agricultural context study.
Joseph K. Oppermann - Architect, P.A.
August 2009-December 2010
- Conducted archival and field research on historic structures, including biographical and genealogical research used to supplement structure histories and property chains of title.
- Examined historical maps, drawings and photographs to determine building and property evolution.
- Analyzed and compared information gathered through historical research with information gathered through building analysis.
- Investigated and analyzed building fabric to determine building evolution, original materials and components.
- Created measured drawings in AutoCAD using field documentation.
- Formatted drawings and layouts for plans used in the restoration and renovation of historic structures.
- Created detailed drawings of individual architectural elements to be duplicated and installed in place of missing materials.
- Assessed building conditions.
- Conducted research to determine appropriate conservation treatments.
- Developed conservation and restoration recommendations.
- Worked with historic architects to prepare specifications appropriate for the unique conditions and characteristics of each historic structure.
- Researched materials and methods of construction in order to ensure compatibility.
- Produced written reports based on personal research and that done by others in the firm. Formats included extensive Historic Structure Reports and Condition Assessments.
- Worked with team members to produce quality proposals for government and private projects.
- Co-authored eight Historic Structure Reports for National Park Service sites.
Cerro Portezuelo Archaeological Research Project, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
August 2006-May 2007
- Catalogued over 10,000 ceramic artifacts from the Cerro Portezuelo site in Mexico. Contributed to the formation of an artifact database and assisted in ceramics analysis.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Re:Discovery, PastPerfect, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD.
Section 106 Essentials, October 2011
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Buffalo, NY
TICRAT (International Workshop for the Conservation and Restoration of Earthen Architecture), March 2011
National Park Service and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOLS
University Indian Ruin (Classic Hohokam, ca. 1150-1450 C.E.), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2011
Berry Site (Spanish and Catawba, ca. 1400-1600 C.E.), Warren Wilson College, Morganton, NC, 2006
Post ID#20074 - replied 4/4/2013 7:32 AM
Seeking full-time or project-based work in archaeology and/or architectural history starting October 2013 in the Tucson, Arizona area.
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