Topic ID #35194 - posted 3/9/2015 8:05 AM

Architectural Historian/Historian - Point Richmond, CA

Jennifer Palmer

Architectural Historian/Historian
LSA Associates, Inc. (LSA) is a diversified environmental, transportation, and community planning organization. We are recognized as innovators in the field of environmental impact assessment and have developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective.
LSA is seeking an architectural historian or historian to work on an hourly, project-hire basis out of the Point Richmond office. The selected individual will work with LSA’s staff architectural historians with a focus on assisting with (1) conducting fieldwork and archival research; (2) performing these tasks on time and within budget; (3) preparing historic context statements and applying the significance criteria of the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historical Resources, or local city/county registration program criteria as necessary; and (4) assisting in preparing proposals. The successful candidate must have demonstrable experience preparing California Department of Parks and Recreation 523 Series (DPR 523) forms for architectural properties; be familiar with and efficiently undertake Assessor/Recorder Office research; and grasp the basic descriptive terminology of architectural styles, built environment development, and trends in architecture as expressed in vernacular and formal contexts in California. The candidate should have the following qualifications or equivalent:
·        Have, or be currently nearing completion of an active process to acquire, an M.A. or M.S. in History, Historic Preservation, Cultural Resources Management, or a closely related field, with an emphasis in architectural history or history.
·        Have a minimum of 1 year of experience, preferably in a recognized internship program that included field survey, archival research, context statement preparation, DPR 523 form preparation, and the ability to work independently pursuing focused research tasks as part of an overall project team.
Experience in California history and cultural resources management with a working knowledge of federal and State cultural resources regulatory compliance is preferred. Preferred candidates will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History or History. This is currently a project-hire position, and no express guarantees are made of its expansion into a part-time or full-time position.  
LSA offers excellent compensation and benefits, including healthcare; vacation, sick, and holiday
pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan; and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (with 401k/company
LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.
Please email a letter of interest and current resume, a four-page writing sample, and three professional/academic references to:


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