Principal Architectural Historian - Virginia Beach, VA

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • Jun 09, 2021

Job Description

Requisition Number: 131906  
Company Name: WSSI 
Service Line: 1WSS - WSSI 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Masters 
Work Experience Required: 3 - 5 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Thunderbird Archeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., is seeking qualified applicants to fill full-time permanent Principal Architectural Historian  positions in our Gainesville, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and Virginia Beach, Virginia offices.  The pay rate for these positions is competitive and dependent on experience.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Oversight and/or management of architectural projects including reconnaissance and evaluation surveys
  • Planning and budgeting architectural history projects and preparing technical and cost proposals
  • Coordination with local, state, and federal agency staff and clients under the direction of project managers
  • Monitoring and ensuring work quality and adherence to schedule and budget for diverse architectural history projects from field survey to report production
  • Researching, writing, compiling, and editing cultural resource management reports

Minimum qualifications include:

  • An advanced degree in Architectural History, or a closely related field and at least three (3) year of experience as a Principal Architectural Historian
  • Applied knowledge of federal, state, and local cultural resource laws and regulations
  • Willingness to travel (per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 90 miles from the office)
  • Physical ability to perform rigorous fieldwork in all settings and weather conditions
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:

  • Experience and familiarity with architectural resources and cultural history of the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Experience preparing National Register nominations and HABS/HAER/HALS documentation

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Va. The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


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