Topic ID #35129 - posted 2/27/2015 1:34 PM

Architectural Historian - PACNW


Stell Environmental is a woman-owned small business specializing in environmental and planning consulting services. We are unwavering in our commitment to provide clients with sustainable solutions to their environmental needs.


Stell is currently seeking an Architectural Historian (part-time as-needed with the potential for full-time employment) for various cultural resource projects in the Pacific Northwest. Position will support Seattle, WA office. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required in order to provide strong focus and high quality customer service. Candidates must be able to travel and conduct work in inclement weather and through rugged terrain.  Experience working on state Department of Transportation (DOT) projects and/or US military installations in the Northwest U.S. is preferred.


EACH candidate must be a U.S Citizen and have a current driver’s license.  For federal projects, the candidate must be able to pass a background security investigation, and have an original copy of their birth certificate to conduct field activities.

Overview of Responsibilities:

Identify and evaluate above-ground cultural resources (buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts) for eligibility listing in the National Register of Historic Places; documenting these resources through research, survey, and analysis; and aiding in the management of these resources in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and other federal, state, local, and international cultural resource laws. Conduct on-site investigation, survey, and documentation through written descriptions, measurements, sketches/drawings, photographic recordation and oral interviews. Work with other disciplines, including archaeology, architecture, landscape architecture, planning and engineering to integrate the consideration of cultural resources into project development and execution. Work with technical field and office staff, managers, and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet quality standards.


Architectural Historian Qualifications:

·         Minimum of a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation of Architecture, Architectural History or History.

·         Knowledge on HABS/HAER recording standards and SHPO reporting standards and processes for built environment resources.

·         5 years + of experience in the field of architectural history desired.

·         Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion, and demonstrated ability and adaptability to deal with ambiguity such as unexpected changes in weather, client demands, and project priorities and schedules.

·         Must able and willing to travel to and work in remote locations for extended periods of time, with limited notice prior to travel.

·         Must have, or be willing to obtain, CPR/First Aid certification.

·         Candidate must be able to work within a group and individual setting with ability to work on multiple projects, completing all delegated tasks as required by client and within a specified timeline.

·         Prefer strong competency in GIS (Trimble, ArcGIS 10), general MS Office applications and Access database skills required.

·         Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, with prior experience writing technical reports and providing QA/QC review of field documents, site forms, etc.;  organized, detail oriented, and response nature; effectively communicate with staff, supervisors, teaming partners, and clients.


Compensation will be determined based on experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. 

Please submit a cover letter, indicating salary requirements and availability, along with your CV/resume as a PDF or Word file to  No phone calls please. 


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