Project Manager/Senior Architectural Historian

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Who We Are

AINW is a premier cultural resources consulting firm of the Pacific Northwest. We are architectural historians, archaeologists, and technical specialists who have a passion for history and are dedicated to positively impacting our community in the present. At AINW you will work with multidisciplinary teams to balance new infrastructure development with the preservation of important places. You will play a significant role in contributing to local knowledge of cultural history.

Where You’ll Work

AINW’s headquarters are in Portland, Oregon. We complete projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and are expanding operations in the Puget Sound area. We prefer that you live in the Pacific Northwest and work in AINW’s Portland office at least two days a week. We are open to considering other arrangements.

Your Opportunity with AINW

AINW is seeking an experienced architectural historian to join our team at a senior level in the position of Project Manager. In this position, you would be responsible for interfacing with public and private sector clients to determine appropriate strategies for documenting and evaluating historic built environment resources based on applicable laws and regulations. You would develop scopes of work and cost estimates, assign the most appropriate AINW architectural historians for the job, and oversee the successful completion of projects through agency review. In this position you would have opportunities to assist with field surveys, complete built environment documentation, and write technical reports, but your primary responsibility would be to direct project tasks and ensure successful project delivery.

You would report to AINW’s Senior Project Manager/Senior Architectural Historian or other project managers at AINW. We are seeking a candidate who can work full-time and travel occasionally (5% – 10% of your time) when needed for meetings and fieldwork.

Your Qualifications

To be successful in this position, you should meet the minimum requirements listed below. If you don’t meet the minimum requirements but think you are a good fit for this position, reach out and let us know how your equivalent knowledge and experience meet our needs.

  • Master’s Degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Public History, Architecture, or a related field.
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience producing and/or overseeing documentation of the historic built environment, ideally for compliance review.
  • Familiarity with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Ability to complete Determinations of Eligibility and Findings of Effect for historic built environment resources.

Beyond these minimum requirements, an ideal candidate would also have the following.

  • Familiarity with Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act, Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act, Washington Executive Order 21-02, and Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) 358.653.
  • Knowledge of documentation and reporting requirements of the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Understanding of field documentation methodology, including use of digital data collection methods.
  • Experience preparing agreement documents (MOA, MOU, etc.) and completing mitigation for adverse effects on historic properties.
  • Prior work experience involving managerial tasks and responsibility for QA/QC of data collection and reporting.
  • Demonstrable technical writing ability and experience editing the work of others.
  • Experience in marketing architectural history services and preparing proposals.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to pass federally illegal drug test and criminal background check.

Your Compensation

The anticipated yearly pay is between $93,600 and $114,400, depending on your qualifications and experience. AINW pays for medical and dental coverage and offers paid parental leave and paid time off. AINW pays overtime for more than 40 hours worked per week, and has a 401(k) profit sharing plan. AINW would support your professional development by providing you with training opportunities and would encourage your participation in academic pursuits and volunteer opportunities.

We Want to Hear from You

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a letter of interest and availability, and a current resume/vita that provides information about your capabilities and employment experience to Let us know if you have areas of specialization and/or interest that we should know about. If you would like additional information, ask us at We look forward to hearing from you!