Gray & Pape invests in our employees. We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including:

  • Health/Dental/Vision plans
  • 401K plan
  • Wellness program
  • Continuing Education
  • PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, HISTORY/ARCHITECTURE – Cincinnati, Ohio, OR Indianapolis, Indiana

    Cincinnati, Ohio, OR Indianapolis, Indiana

    Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, is seeking a Principal Investigator – History/Architecture in either our Cincinnati or Indianapolis office. The PI-History/Architecture is responsible for the management of historical research and architectural documentation projects, supervising and/or conducting historical research and narrative writing for compliance reports, and historic preservation services to the satisfaction of client requirements and in accordance with professional and company standards and ethics. The PI is responsible for all aspects of the fieldwork, report content and preparation, National Register evaluation recommendations, preliminary evaluations of project effects and cultural resource management recommendations. The PI is also responsible for ensuring that all other project personnel have sufficient experience to perform the assigned duties.

    Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of M.A./M.S. in History, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or related field plus five years of CRM supervisory and report preparation experience and be able to clearly demonstrate their expertise in the application of architectural styles and types, their knowledge of the National Register of Historic Places criteria and Section 106 compliance as it relates to historic preservation and CRM consulting. Additionally, the successful candidate must possess extensive knowledge and understanding of preservation and cultural resource laws and the legal framework of the profession, especially Section 106 and have excellent field work skills such as survey techniques, photography, and mapping capabilities, including electronic techniques. Additional requirements include demonstrated oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate work within schedule/budget constraints, independently design and complete research, and monitor multiple projects concurrently. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

    This position requires up to 20% travel. Frequently this travel is outside the local area and includes overnight stays.

    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 ready to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Charity Touchette, Human Resources Director,

    The position is open until filled and we will be interviewing qualified applicants immediately.

    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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