Careers

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
  • PERMANENT: SENIOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – HISTORY/ARCHITECTURE WASHINGTON, D.C./RICHMOND METRO AREA

    Washington, D. C./Richmond Metro Area
    • Full Time

    Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, is seeking a Senior Principal Investigator (PI) – History/Architecture in the Washington, D.C., or Richmond Metro Area. This role is full time, regular status, salaried exempt.

    Summary of the Role:

    The Senior PI – History/Architecture is responsible for planning and directing historical research and narrative writing for compliance reports and providing historic preservation services to the satisfaction of client requirements and in accordance with professional and company standards and ethics. The Senior PI is responsible for all aspects of fieldwork, report content, and preparation, National Register evaluations, preliminary evaluations of project effects, and cultural resource management recommendations. The Senior PI is also responsible for ensuring that all other project personnel have sufficient experience to perform their required duties. A Senior PI may be involved in the development, maintenance, and management of market sectors and clients, and may be responsible for the supervision of other History/Architecture and/or archaeological staff.

    Key Duties:

    • Timely and cost-effective scoping, implementation, and completion of projects.
    • Development and tracking of project specific budgets, personnel identification/assignments, and work schedules.
    • Development of research goals, field plans, and work products/deliverables on time and budget.
    • Development of professional, resource-specific recommendations for the management of cultural resources, particularly aboveground cultural resources, using National Register of Historic Places and other applicable criteria.
    • Coordination between project and company personnel and clients and client representatives.
    • Public outreach and interface to include opportunities for educating the public on the importance of cultural resources and heritage management.
    • Identify new market sectors, clients, and prepare proposals.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • M.A./M.S. in History, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or closely related field plus eight (8) years of professional experience researching and evaluating aboveground cultural resources within the CRM environment.
    • Expertise in historic architectural styles and types, and the application of the National Register of Historic Places criteria.
    • Excellent field work skills including archival research, survey techniques, photo recordation, and mapping capabilities, including electronic techniques, and the ability to plan and direct others in these tasks.
    • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate cultural resources findings via oral and written means.
    • Basic understanding of GIS applications as applied to CRM.
    • Understanding of U.S. historic preservation and cultural resource management laws and requirements, especially Section 106.
    • Ability to plan and execute work within schedule and budget.
    • Competency in managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
    • A valid U.S. driver’s license.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • M.A./M.S. in Architectural History.
    • Ten (10) years or more of professional experience researching and evaluating aboveground cultural resources within the CRM environment.
    • Proficiency utilizing GIS hardware and software as applied to CRM projects.
    • Proficiency with creating graphics and integrating them into reports, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
    • Five (5) years of supervisory and/or project management and/or program management experience in the CRM environment.
    • Experience preparing any of the following: historic structure reports, cultural landscape reports, cultural landscape inventories, and administrative histories.
    • Five (5) years of experience working with U.S. Federal agencies and/or U.S. Federal properties.

    This position requires up to 40% 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 interested in joining our team, please submit the following to Charity Touchette, HR Director.

    ctouchette@graypape.com

    No phone calls, please.

    • Cover letter detailing expression of interest;
    • Resume or CV;
    • 2-3 writing samples.

    The writing samples may include a National Register of Historic Places nomination, an architectural survey form, 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.

    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.

  • SEASONAL: ON-CALL HISTORY/ARCHITECTURE FIELD TECHNICIAN OPENINGS – MID-ATLANTIC REGION

    Mid-Atlantic
    • Temporary

    Gray & Pape, a national cultural heritage firm, is seeking History/Architecture field technician applicants to develop a qualified pool of technicians for work in 2020 and 2021 for our Richmond, Virginia and Frederick, Maryland location. Individuals interested in working for Gray & Pape will only be selected from this pool.

    The History/Architecture Field Technician performs a range of activities in the field and in the office. In the field this may include on-site survey, recordation, and historical research. In the office, tasks may include conducting, processing, and analyzing research, completing survey forms, and report writing. Applicants approved for the pool must have (at a minimum):

    • B.A./B.S. in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or related field or equivalent demonstrated experience,
    • Ability to use digital/point and shoot/DSLR cameras,
    • Have a strong comfort level with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Earth, and
    • Have legible handwriting with capability to take detailed notes and demonstrated work reliability.

    We will be accepting applicants to the qualified pool until November 20, 2020. Positions are seasonal, and work is on-call, as needed. Acceptance into the qualified History/Architecture field technician pool is not a guarantee of a job offer or a guarantee of hours in 2020-2021. Please submit a cover letter detailing your experience and education and resume with three professional references to:

    ahuntley@graypape.com 

    No phone calls, please.

    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.

  • ONGOING: ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD TECHS NEEDED FOR PHASE I IN WESTERN KENTUCKY

    Western Kentucky
    • Temporary

    Gray & Pape is currently looking for several archaeological technicians for a Phase I survey in Western Kentucky. Work would begin either Saturday, October 10th or Monday, October 12th depending on availability and last through the beginning of November. Compensation is commensurate with experience. $40 per diem and single occupancy lodging will be provided. Due to company COVID-19 protocols, daily transportation to and from the project area will not be provided, however mileage will be given for this commute. Possibility of overtime. $200 Completion Bonus given at end of project.  

    The Seasonal Field Technician performs archaeological field work, lab work, or GIS work under the direction and supervision of a Gray & Pape Project Manager/Principal Investigator. Applicants approved for the pool must have (at a minimum):

    • B.A./B.S in Anthropology or related field with prior coursework in, or demonstrated knowledge of archaeology, prehistory, and history
    • Archaeological field school experience
    • Ability to use GPS unit and Total Station
    • Ability to use Digital/point and shoot/DSLR cameras
    • Capability to take detailed notes
    • Demonstrated work reliability.

    Preference will be given to those with CRM experience.

    Please submit a cover letter detailing your experience and education and resume with three professional references to

    ahuntley@graypape.com

     No phone calls, please.

Equal Employment Opportunity information

Equal Employment Opportunity Supplement

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

If you are interested in reviewing Gray & Pape’s Affirmative Action plan, you may contact Charity Touchette, Human Resources Director at ctouchette@graypape.com. Gray & Pape’s Affirmative Action Plan will be available to be reviewed between the hours of 9am and noon, eastern standard time.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment application and/or selection process, please contact Charity Touchette at ctouchette@graypape.com.