Does this sound like you?

When you pass an older building, you guess its age, just for fun. Mansard…yep! A saltbox house…you know this has nothing to do with spices. And the idea of spending time at the State Archives gives you goose bumps. Either you are a recent graduate of a program in historic preservation or a related field or you have already embarked on your career evaluating these cultural resources. You’re a people person, but you also love the often-solo endeavor of digging in to analysis to understand pressures on the environment and how to address them. Correct grammar, word choice, well-constructed paragraphs, and clear explanations are important to you. Compliments have come your way about your positive attitude, caring demeanor, and ability to succeed in the face of challenging assignments.

Typical week in the life of an Assistant Architectural Historian at Ascent:

Ascent is looking for an Assistant Architectural Historian to work in our Sacramento office. You will work closely with and under the supervision of an Architectural Historian. In a typical week, you may:

  • Assist in conducting background research
  • Prepare written architectural descriptions and determinations of eligibility
  • Perform history/architecture fieldwork tasks, including photographing resources and taking extensive notes
  • Prepare site records
  • Visit project sites in northern California, the Sierra Nevada, and the Central Valley
  • Receive training and support to advance your environmental career
  • Enjoy social and community service events and the camaraderie of being an Ascentian

Is this how you’d like to spend your week? If so, please read a bit more about our Assistant Architectural Historian position:

We are seeking candidates who enjoy historic and historic architectural analysis and have a master’s degree in historic preservation or a related field or a bachelor’s degree and 2–3 years of applicable experience. Professional qualifications include strong writing and analytical skills, computer/MS Office Suite skills, and engaging interpersonal skills.

Ascent offers a supportive, fun, and intellectually challenging workplace environment and excellent benefits. We invest in our employees’ careers and welfare and strive to provide high-quality outcomes for our clients. We offer flexible hours, teamwork participation on important and challenging projects, opportunities to contribute to and join in service events to give back to our local communities, and regular performance recognition.

Still Interested?

Please e-mail a letter of interest and your resume to: