Architectural Historian

Alexus Kelley Help Wanted, News

Do you have a passion for Archaeology? Being active and outdoors in the beautiful Colorado wilderness? How about backpacking? How does combining these to solve intricate challenges through teamwork and technical expertise.  Great? If so, ERO is for you.  We are seeking a Supervisory Archaeologist for our Hotchkiss office.

At ERO, we have done exactly that for 40 years. Our diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts work together to craft innovative solutions within regulatory framework while balancing change in our region with natural and cultural resources protection.  Did we mention ERO is DBE, MWBE, and SBE certified in Colorado?

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.

Join the ERO Team!

ERO Resources Corporation is currently seeking an Architectural Historian to join our cultural resources group and to support our transportation team.  This position will work collaboratively to support new and existing cultural resource management projects based out of our Denver office.  The successful candidate will support ERO’s transportation and infrastructure sectors, including projects with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Park Service, and county/municipal clients.  ERO will consider all levels of experience.   

About ERO

For 40 years, our environmental consulting firm has served clients in Colorado and the West with an enduring commitment to quality and integrity.  Our diverse team of scientists, planners, and subject matter experts work together to craft innovative solutions that respond to our clients’ resource issues.  ERO takes pride in providing services that are efficient, effective, and responsive to our clients’ needs and expectations.  We strive to balance development with the natural environment within a framework of legal requirements, agency compliance, and public involvement.

Due to being a federal contractor ERO must comply with Federal Executive Order 14042 which requires all employees, including fully remote workers, be vaccinated or receive a formal accommodation.

Position Overview

The mid-level architectural historian 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 preferred candidate will have transportation-related experience, but this is not required for the position.  The successful candidate will, however, primarily support our transportation team and other projects that require an evaluation of the built environment.

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 3 to 5 years of applicable experience through professional employment
  • Meet SOI qualifications for architectural history
  • Transportation-related background will be weighted favorably
  • Archaeological experience documenting historical resources will be considered a plus

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. 

Expected Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following:

  • Conduct historic resource surveys and historic building documentation and assessments
  • Develop research designs and conduct archival research to support contexts and significance evaluations
  • 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 cultural resource management plans and interpretive planning
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively in a team environment


Salary consideration ranges from $55,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience.  ERO offers a very competitive compensation package that includes 10 hours/month paid time off (PTO) accrual (ERO provides additional PTO by closing our offices between Christmas and New Year’s Day), seven holidays, sick leave, compensation time, health and dental insurance (10 percent employee contribution), life insurance, long-term disability, annual profit sharing, and a retirement (401k) plan (typically 5 percent match).  ERO provides stipends for a cell phone and field and office equipment.  ERO also offers a flexible work environment with minimum requirements for in-office work and opportunities for advancement, including opportunities for Associate and Board-level ownership for the right candidate. 

If you are qualified for this position, please email a cover letter and resume describing your education and experience and a writing sample to in PDF format only.  This job posting is “continuous” or “open until filled” and will close when a qualified candidate is hired.  No phone inquiries please; you will receive an email notifying you that ERO has received your application.  Only potential candidates will be contacted for interviews.  Applicants selected for interviews will be asked to provide at least three references. 

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.

For more information about ERO, visit our website at