Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management (CRM) firm, is seeking a Architectural Historian II to join our History/Architecture practice in our Cincinnati, OH office. This role is full time, regular status, non-exempt.

Summary of the Role:

The Architectural Historian II functions as an architectural historian, historian, or preservation planner and is responsible for conducting historical research; built environment surveys, resource inventories, and documentation; and preparation of environmental, land use, and historic contexts.

Key Duties:

  • Performs historical research online and in-person at a variety of repositories and archives.
  • Disseminates historical research and writes context and significance statements.
  • Prepares project specific work and safety plans.
  • Conducts reconnaissance and Phase I built environment surveys following established methods and federal and state guidelines.
  • Completes written documentation of the built environment.
  • Uses National Register of Historic Places Criteria to make preliminary resource evaluations and recommendations.
  • Responsible for the organization and completion of project-specific reports.
  • Assist in research and fieldwork on archaeology projects as needed.
  • Maintain the highest quality work standards.
  • Complete work within assigned schedules and budgets.
  • Maintain a commitment to promoting equity and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A./M.S. in History, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or related field plus 3 years CRM experience with demonstrable report writing experience.
  • Understanding of the application of National Register of Historic Places criteria and the Section 106 process.
  • Demonstrated skills in historical research and writing architectural description
  • Proficient in photography of architectural resources including use of standard 35mm, SLR digital cameras, and tablets.
  • Technological skills: ESRI Survey 123, Collector, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience working within report templates and following style guides.
  • Familiarity with GIS software.
  • Traditional and digital mapping, including GPS-based mapping skills and measured drawing.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and tasks concurrently.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Display curiosity and respect for others’ perspectives and strengths.
  • Commitment to promoting equity and inclusion.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Travel is required, project-dependent, and with an expectation of travel outside the local area and for multiple days. Some projects may require extended travel.

Gray & Pape offers a competitive pay and benefits package, including paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health and disability insurance, and a 401(k)-retirement plan. A complete job description is available upon request. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit the following to Charity Touchette, HR Director, at

  • Cover letter detailing expression of interest;
  • Resume or CV;
  • 2-3 writing samples (preferably written during the past 3-5 years).

The writing samples may include a NRHP nomination, an architectural survey form, building description(s), and/or a chapter or chapters from a technical report. The samples should be entirely or primarily the work of the applicant and should illustrate the applicant’s ability to communicate aboveground cultural resource findings.

No phone calls, please. The position is open until May 14, 2021. 

Gray & Pape is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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