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Job Posting – Industrial Historian

PAL, New England’s leading cultural resource management (CRM) firm, is currently accepting applications for an Industrial Historian. PAL offers services in the fields of archaeology and historic architectural survey, cemetery investigations, expert testimony, Section 106, HABS/HAER, and state level documentation. Our staff of more than 45 professional archaeologists, architectural and industrial historians, preservation planners, and support personnel is committed to providing clients with responsive service and expert advice in historic preservation. PAL’s outstanding reputation within the CRM industry springs from more than a quarter-century of high-quality performance in support of more than 3,000 development and planning projects.The Industrial Historian coordinates the technical and logistical aspects of research, fieldwork, data collection and analysis, and synthesis of data within project specific research designs and frameworks.  Project responsibilities range from conducting archival research, photo-documentation, and survey mapping/recordation to the development and execution of site and building evaluations. The Industrial Historian conducts industrial structure, landscape, and artifact analyses, writes technical reports, and coordinates report preparation, delivering a variety of finished, professional work products with appropriate content and technical detail on time and within budget. Assigned projects primarily consist of locations with documented industrial resources (standing structures, archaeological sites, ruins, and landscapes) in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings. Requirements:

  • A graduate degree in industrial archaeology and at least two years of professional work experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations relating to cultural resource management (CRM)
  • Excellent organization, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in the evaluation of industrial resources in accordance with National Register of Historic Places criteria, the completion of state inventory forms (historic buildings, structures, objects, sites), National Register nominations, the preparation of cultural resource management reports, and other basic historic preservation projects
  • Availability to travel for day and overnight trips, and occasional longer trips throughout the Northeast

Contact: Qualified applicants should send a resume, references, and a writing sample to Donna Callahan, Human Resources Director at by June 1, 2013.  

Donna Callahan
Human Resources Director

Cultural Resource Management
26 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

401.728.8780 main
401-474-9110 cell
401.728.8784 fax

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