UPDATED: NOW HIRING: PT Architectural Historian at Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc - West Chester, PA

Alison Haller

About Us:

Founded in 1988, Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. (Commonwealth) is a full-service heritage management and consulting firm serving clients for projects of all sizes. Commonwealth is a small business and proud founding member of the American Cultural Resources Association, a trade association of the heritage management industry.


Since its founding, Commonwealth has grown to acquire other cultural resource companies including Coastal Carolina Research, Inc. in 2009, Sagebrush Consultants, Inc. in 2013, John Milner Associates, Inc. in 2014, and SouthArc, Inc. in 2020. This growth has enabled us to work with customers nationwide from our headquarters in Dexter, MI and our eleven regional offices in Gainesville, FL; Littleton, MA; Traverse City, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Tarboro, NC; Albuquerque, NM; Columbus, OH; West Chester, PA; Ogden, UT; Alexandria, VA; and Milwaukee, WI.


As an experienced industry leader, Commonwealth has consistently delivered quality services at the best value to its clients and developed an outstanding reputation with clients and regulatory agencies for understanding the intricacies of heritage management planning, permitting, and project implementation.


The company’s portfolio reflects numerous accolades and acknowledgments from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Cultural Resources Association, and Michigan Department of State.


Commonwealth offers an excellent range of benefits (health, dental, life, and disability insurance, paid leave, 401(k) plan, etc.). Commonwealth is an M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Description:

The Architectural Historian position for Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. involves working as part of a team of historians to use a strong working knowledge of architectural terms, photography, and American architectural history to create professional reports with the cultural resources team. Minimum requirements are a Master’s degree in architectural history, history, or related field, or equivalent experience in the supervision and conduct of architectural/historical projects.


The Architectural Historian successfully executes the following tasks:

  • Develop field and research strategies required to complete a survey project.
  • Identifies and documents architectural structures through survey.
  • Gathers oral histories and carries out interviews with property owners and project stakeholders.
  • Completes HABS/HAER documentation.
  • Writes reports for review by federal and state agencies.
  • Uses photography to record sites.
  • Conducts field surveys and architectural research.
  • Prepares reports and state site forms for resources.


Apply today! Or find more information about this position and other available positions at www.commonwealthheritagegroup.com/careers/