Landscape Historian

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking an experienced, team-oriented Landscape Historian with expertise in Historic/Cultural Landscapes to join our Cultural Resources Division. This role would be a full-time position based in our Syracuse, Rochester, or Albany NY offices. We are looking for a uniquely qualified candidate with demonstrated experience and expertise in the fields of historic preservation and landscape architecture whose professional expertise focuses on historic landscapes.

The ideal candidate must meet the minimum qualifications specified in Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (36 CFR Part 61) with a MLA/MA Degree in Landscape Architecture and/or Preservation Planning (or related, relevant field) and at least 3-5 years of experience in a professional setting focused on historic landscapes. Essential skills include:

• strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to prepare cultural resources reports, including Cultural Landscape Reports (CLRs);
• ability to independently conduct historic landscape inventories, significance evaluations, and treatment recommendations;
• the ability to take a lead technical role on historic landscape restoration/rehabilitation projects;
• strong research skills; and,
• understanding of federal and state regulatory processes relevant to cultural resources (e.g., NEPA, Section 106, Section 14.09, SEQRA).

Preference will be given to candidates with a diverse skill set who are able to support other aspects of EDR’s workload, including assistance with historic (architectural) resources surveys, archaeology, planning and/or landscape architecture projects, environmental impact assessment, GIS mapping/analysis, visual impact assessment, and/or technical report writing/editing.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for over 35 years (since 1979). EDR began providing cultural resources services in 2010, and since that time has conducted dozens of cultural resources investigations and historic preservation projects in New York State and the Northeast. Our senior cultural resources staff meet the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines (per 36 CFR Part 61) in their respective fields.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to [email protected] or in writing to:

Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C.
Human Resources
217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000
Syracuse, New York 13202