Architectural Historian

Environmental Science Associates - Los Angeles, CA3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $78,000 a year
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:
ESA is currently seeking a junior level Architectural Historian to conduct archival research and survey, and to write report sections for Historic Resources Assessments. As a member of our Southern California Cultural Resources Group, the selected candidate will contribute to a wide range of interesting projects throughout the region and practice, and will be part of an interdisciplinary team that includes staff from our Water, Energy, Community Development, Transportation, and Airports practices. The successful candidate will have excellent research skills and an understanding of available archival materials, ability to prepare historic contexts, California DPR 523 forms, possess superb technical writing skills, be detail-oriented, budget and schedule conscious, and have overall organizational capabilities. The selected candidate would be located in either ESA’s Los Angeles, Pasadena, or Santa Monica office.

At ESA, we value diversity, inclusion, and the solutions that come from collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. With a culture built on mutual respect [for one another] and the opportunity to grow our careers, ESA celebrates differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employee-owners unique.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)

Candidates must possess outstanding archival research skills, knowledge of architectural building styles and excellent survey and documentation skills including ability to prepare clear and concise resource descriptions and California DPR 523 forms, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong computer skills, and a demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary cultural resources team. Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural History or related field, at least three (3) years of professional experience in historic preservation or related field and experience in Southern California. Experience with NRHP and CRHR resource evaluations and CEQA, as well as experience with local Los Angeles development projects preferred.