Architectural Historian II

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June 2024

Architectural Historian II

Denver, Colorado

Do you have a passion for architecture and history and being active and outdoors in the western United States? Would you like to combine these passions to solve intricate challenges through teamwork and technical expertise? If so, ERO Resources Corporation (ERO) is seeking an Architectural Historian II based in our Denver or Durango, Colorado office.

ERO is a woman-owned small business with offices in Colorado and Idaho that puts its people first and offers collaboration between diverse environmental professionals, a flexible schedule to maintain work/life balance, and a casual work environment. Our diverse team of specialists, planners, and subject matter experts have been working together to craft innovative solutions within regulatory framework while balancing change in our region with natural and cultural resources protection for more than 40 years. We’re always looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team! Bring your expertise, your ingenuity, and your vision. Let’s see the impact we can create, together. This position can be fully remote in Colorado with limited in-office requirements, preferably using a hybrid work schedule.

Position Overview

The Architectural Historian II position provides expertise in the documentation, evaluation, and treatment of the built environment. The successful candidate must be able to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Qualifications for historian/architectural historian and must have experience working and complying with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The successful candidate will be responsible for applying technical knowledge related to history and architectural history, including archival research, resource documentation and evaluation, and technical writing. The position requires both local and out-of-town travel.

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in history or architectural history.
  • At least 4 to 7 years of applicable experience through professional employment.
  • Meet SOI qualifications for architectural history.
  • Archaeological experience documenting historical resources will be considered a plus.
Expected Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties under the supervision of a Senior Level Architectural Historian:

  • Conduct historic resource surveys and historic building documentation and assessments.
  • Research and complete Historic American Building Surveys and Historic American Engineering Records.
  • Complete written architectural descriptions, apply significance criteria, and evaluate project effects.
  • Prepare technical reports for regulatory compliance.
  • Research and prepare historic contexts and National Register nominations.
  • Develop interpretive planning materials.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively in a team environment.

ERO offers a very competitive compensation package that includes:

  • Salary position with a pay range of $57,000 to $65,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
  • 10 hours/month paid vacation accrual (separate sick leave bank).
  • 11 paid holidays that include office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • ERO pays on average 80 percent of health, dental, vision, and other insurance packages.
  • 401(k) and financial planning assistance.
  • Generous cell phone, field equipment, and office equipment stipend.
  • Annual profit sharing and retirement plan contributions.
  • Educational opportunities including external workshops, classes, and mentorship with ERO principals.
  • Opportunities for advancement, including opportunities for associate and board-level ownership for the right candidate.
Physical Requirements

Projects may be located in both urban and rural settings and may require standing, walking, and hiking for long hours in all types of weather conditions. Work may also include periods of sedentary work including sitting/standing and use of a computer.

Qualified applicants should send an email with a PDF cover letter, resume, and writing sample to with Architectural Historian II in the subject line.

ERO participates in e-verify and pre-employment background screening services. ERO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply.

It is the continuous practice of ERO to encourage inclusion and provide equal opportunities in employment to all employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

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