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Posted: 02/16/2016

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group is a woman-owned cultural resource management firm headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with an additional office in Wilmington, Delaware.

Architectural Historian (Virginia or Delaware)
Professional Opportunity
Fredericksburg, VA
Open Until
Until Filled

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group (Dovetail) is currently accepting applications for full-time Architectural Historians in either our Fredericksburg, Virginia or Wilmington, Delaware office. Primary responsibilities of this position center on the day-to-day management and performance of small- to medium-scale projects. The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented and well-organized, with strong analytical and communication skills.

Tasks associated with this level of responsibility include:

  • Directing and participating in reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys in a variety of settings, following guidelines set forth by the relevant agencies;
  • Archival and primary source research, including chain of titles;
  • Preparation of historic contexts, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and cultural resource management reports to company and agency standards;
  • Landscape analysis;
  • Monitoring project budgets;
  • Coordination with co-workers assigned to your project; and
  • On-the-job training of preservation technicians and interns.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or a closely related field and at least three years of hands-on experience dealing with recordation of cultural resources in a professional setting, preferably in a Cultural Resource Management context;
  • Proficiency in identifying and analyzing historic properties, architectural photography, and documentation;
  • Working knowledge of federal and state preservation laws, particularly Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act;
  • Physical ability to conduct architectural surveys in myriad settings, including rural areas;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access; and
  • Willingness to travel (per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 90 miles from the office).


Preference will go to candidates who have experience with mid-Atlantic State Historic Preservation Office procedures. A Master's degree and experience in CAD or GIS is preferred, though not required.

How to apply
Please submit applications by March 1, 2016, though later submissions may be considered. Please submit a cover letter with availability and office location preference, curriculum vitae/resume, salary requirements, and a minimum of three references to Nicki Sauvageau at nsauvageau@dovetailcrg.com. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Sauvageau by email or phone.
Nicki Sauvageau
Phone: (540) 899-9170
300 Central Road, Suite 200
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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