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Architectural Historian

Harrisburg, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description



RK&K is a leading multi-disciplinary planning, environmental, engineering, and construction services firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD with offices throughout the US. We have been providing these services to public and private sector clients since 1923. We excel at leading project development and have completed vital environmental planning for some of the most complex infrastructure projects in the country. Our growing Cultural Resources practice is currently seeking qualified cultural resources professionals who will help us meet critical environmental needs on projects being advanced from our more than 30 offices.




RK&K is seeking qualified candidates for an Architectural Historian to support ongoing and upcoming architectural evaluation, historic context development, and Section 106 projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US. This is a permanent, full-time position that could potentially be based out of any of RK&K’s office locations in these regions (please see weblink below). Our cultural resources team is growing and our clients and projects are diverse.  We foster a dynamic workplace, and opportunities for growth and advancement are virtually unlimited.


As an architectural historian, you will work closely with other architectural historians to undertake project planning, fieldwork, architectural property documentation and evaluation, and report writing. You may also work in larger teams with firm professionals, including, but not limited to, archaeologists, environmental planners, and engineers. Project work will be completed for public and private clients and generally be associated with Section 106 and National Environmental Policy Act compliance. This position will require occasional fieldwork throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US with primary field assignments expected in Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience


  • Graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or closely related field. 
  • 3+ years of historic architecture experience, preferably in the Mid-Atlantic and/or Southeast US
  • Understanding of how to apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation and experience in completing SHPO survey and evaluation forms
  • Understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment that includes architectural historians, archaeologists, environmental planners, and engineers
  • Robust research, technical writing, and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail when both authoring and reviewing work
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office/Office 365 applications
  • ArcGIS experience preferred


Other Requirements


  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to travel to various project locations in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US. Travel may include overnight or multi-day stays. All expenses covered.


Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and industry standards. RK&K offers a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching, medical/dental/vision/disability/life insurance, paid leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and many other benefits. 


For more information on our company, visit our website at 


Drug-Free Workplace

RK&K maintains a drug-free workplace.  Employees of RK&K are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana.


EEO/Affirmative Action

RK&K is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Harrisburg, PA
17111 USA



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