1) World Heritage Seminar and AGM at the Sydney Opera House
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No.
An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 27th July 2007
2) 2007 International Tourism, Culture and Education Forum
3) World Heritage Studies Master of Arts Programme
4) ISS Opportunities for 2007
5) Government Media Releases
6) Your chance to help conserve Australian Antarctic icon
7) Situation Vacant- Personal Assistant
8) Situation Vacant: Executive Officer
9) Situation Vacant: Heritage Consultant/Archaeological Vacancies
10) Situation Vacant: Heritage Architect or Assistant
1) World Heritage Seminar and
AGM at the Sydney Opera House
Australia ICOMOS usually holds its AGM in conjunction with the
Annual Conference to make it easier for members from other States and
Territories to attend. This year, because our Cairns conference was in
July, the AGM will be a separate event in Sydney on Friday 23 November.
To encourage you to come, we are planning to hold a half-day seminar
beforehand on World Heritage, at Australia's latest World Heritage site.
Put the date in your diary now - more details to come! The following is
an extract from the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value adopted by
the World Heritage Committee when it inscribed the Opera House on the
World Heritage List:
- The Sydney Opera House constitutes a masterpiece of
20th century architecture. Its
significance is based on its unparalleled design and construction; its
exceptional engineering achievements and technological innovation and its
position as a world-famous icon of architecture. It is a daring and
visionary experiment that has had an enduring influence on the emergent
architecture of the late 20th century.
Utzon’s original design concept and his unique approach to building gave
impetus to a collective creativity including architects, engineers and
builders. Ove Arup’s engineering achievements helped make Utzon’s vision
a reality. The design represents an extraordinary interpretation and
response to the setting in Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Opera House is also
of outstanding universal value for its achievements in structural
engineering and building technology. The building is a great artistic
monument and an icon, accessible to society at large.
- Criterion i: The Sydney Opera House is a great architectural
work of the 20th century. It represents
multiple strands of creativity, both in architectural form and structural
design, a great urban sculpture carefully set in a remarkable waterscape
and a world famous iconic building.
2) 2007 International Tourism,
Culture and Education Forum
New Approaches to Sustainable Tourism and Human Resource
Yanji, China, 13-15 July 2007
The South Australian ICOMOS Representative, Elizabeth Vines, attended
this forum, travelling to Yanji which is in the north east area of China,
neighbouring North Korea. The Education Forum for Asia has
previously held three Annual Conferences - 2004, 2005 and 2006 - and the
forum aims to be a platform for the enquiry into all the problems in the
development of Asian education, high level exchange, enquiry and
cooperation in the Asia Pacific Region. Yanji is located in the
Yanjian Korean autonomous prefecture which is the largest region where
ethnic Koreans live in compact communities - it has a common border with
Russia and North Korea, and Yanji City is the capital of the
prefecture. The forum was for one day and focussed heavily on the
development of tourism in this somewhat remote region of China.
A variety of papers were presented, including one on Las Vegas, offering
this as a potential model for tourism activity and development in this
region of China. Issues of sustainability and the impact of climate
change requiring a shift to responsible tourism were not discussed -
these issues now being focussed upon in other tourism conferences.
A site visit followed to the Changbai Mountain, the highest crater lake
in the world, and delegates were fortunate to see this site free of cloud
cover, with this being achieved usually in only 30% of visits. The
usual hospitality of the Chinese was very generous, and the conference
provided stimulating discussions and interesting perspective on the
issues of cultural tourism in areas of China away from major
ICOMOS SA Representative
3) World Heritage Studies
Master of Arts Programme
At Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus,
World Heritage Studies is a unique and innovative programme that takes up
the technical, socio-economic, cultural, ecological and political
challenges related to the protection of World Heritage by the means of an
interdisciplinary curriculum. It cuts across all faculties of
The program is taught in English.
For details including application deadlines please consult the
Programme Director: Prof Dr. Marie-Theres Albert
4) ISS Opportunities for
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Fellowships to Venice and other Italian cities and towns in the Veneto
ISS Institute/Italy (Veneto) Fellowship for staff in TAFE institutes and
TAFE divisions of universities in Victoria
Four fellowships are being offered for travel to the Veneto Region - your
study program may be in Venice, Padua or any city or town in the region.
Spend all your time in the Veneto or split it between other Italian
regions, even other countries as long as half your Fellowship time is in
We are here to help where we can
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5) Government Media Releases
TITLE: $3.5 million to protect Australia's indigenous heritage
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources
SNIPPET: Media Release THE HON JOHN COBB MP Assistant
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Member for Parkes
20 July 2007 $3.5 MILLION TO PROTECT AUSTRALIA'S INDIGENOUS HERITAGE
More than $3.5 million in Australian Government funding will identify,
protect and share Australia's Indigenous heritage, the Assistant Minister
for the Environment and Water Resources, John Cobb, said today.
6) Your chance to help conserve
Australian Antarctic icon
The Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
John Cobb and the Australian Antarctic Division invite public comment on
the management of Australia’s most significant historic site in
The Mawson’s Huts Historic Site contains the remains of the base
established in 1912 at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica by
Australian geologist and explorer, Douglas Mawson.
Mr Cobb said that Dr Mawson was a major player in the Heroic Age in
Antarctic exploration and ranks alongside Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott.
“Mawson instigated what became the forerunner of Australia’s current
Antarctic endeavours, as it was he who lobbied the government of the time
to fund Antarctic research.
“His forays into Antarctic research and exploration earned him a
knighthood in 1914 from King George V.
“Cape Denison is an inhospitable part of Antarctica - the place Mawson
named ‘the home of the blizzard’.
“The buildings and artefacts have withstood the elements since Mawson and
his men left early in 1914.
“The site comprises the intact main hut where Mawson and his men lived
and worked, and the magnetograph building which housed his measuring
instruments. Two other are in ruins,” Mr Cobb said.
The Mawson’s Huts Historic Site is registered under the Environment
Protection and Conservation Act 1999 on the National and Commonwealth
Heritage lists. It is protected as a Historic Site, an Antarctic
Specially Protected Area, and an Australian Specially Managed Area under
the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (the
Copies of the Mawson’s Huts Historic Site Draft Management Plan can be
viewed online at:
www.environment.gov.au or at the
Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania and Department of
Environment and Water Resources, Canberra.
The closing date for public comment is 24 August, 2007.
7) Situation Vacant- Personal
• Unique opportunity
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• Located in Camberwell
An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional PA to join our dynamic
team and work in a multi-faceted role which offers variety and diversity.
The successful candidate will need to be open to change and to think
outside of the square, be enthusiastic, reliable, highly organised with
strong attention to detail, demonstrate initiative, possess excellent
communication skills with people at all levels.
You will be working closely with the CEO to build the business in an
exciting growth period.
You will be extremely professional in your approach to work and have PA
experience in a corporate environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, admin support, event
organisation, typing documents and client interaction.
Book-keeping is an advantage. High level computer skills including
proficient use of all Microsoft programs is essential. MAC skills are an
Salary range of $45,000 to $55,000 plus superannuation.
The company is looking to take on a PA for an immediate start.
Closing date Submit your application and CV before 6th August 2007.
Applications will be assessed as they are received.
For more details relating to the position, please contact ISS Institute
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8) Situation Vacant: Executive
Australian Council of National Trusts
A full time position located in Canberra
The Australian Council of National Trusts (ACNT) is a not for profit
company, a leader in providing advice and advocacy for heritage matters
in Australia and the national body representing individual State and
Territory National Trusts.
Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer of the
The EO is accountable to the ACNT Board.
The successful applicant will have the following competencies:
understanding, experience or qualifications in the heritage area
management, advocacy and leadership skills
and budgeting skills
ability to partner funding bodies and stakeholders
communication and interpersonal skills
manage staff in a small office environment
Ability to travel and work flexible hours is essential.
An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful
An information package including position description and Key Selection
Criteria is available from Patrick Comben 02 6642 4122; 0429424122
Written applications addressing the Selection Criteria must be
received no later than 13th August
9) Heritage Consultant/Archaeological
Vacancies in Sydney
Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd is a well established Sydney based
archaeological and cultural heritage consulting firm providing a diverse
range of services to government, corporate and private clients throughout
Australia. We offer a total heritage service to our clients and work
equally in the fields of Indigenous and non Indigenous heritage &
archaeological management. Services typically offered include
archaeological assessments, heritage assessments, heritage impact
statements, archaeological excavations large and small, preparation of
conservation management plans, archaeological zoning plans and planning
review documents etc.
Our team is passionate about the work we do and has a core focus on
providing ethically sound solutions to our client’s needs which
adequately address the concerns of all community stakeholders. The
company presently employs 2 principal archaeologists, 3 project
archaeologists/researchers, 3 junior archaeologists/researchers and 1
part time historic artefact specialist.
Due to an increasing project load we are looking for a number of senior
and mid level professionals to work in our Sydney office, located 5
minutes walk from Circular Quay.
Senior Consultant / Archaeologist
We are seeking a highly skilled archaeologist with demonstrated
knowledge in Aboriginal cultural heritage management, excellent
negotiation and communication skills, ability to think strategically,
experience in the management of Aboriginal archaeological projects and an
interest in business development.
The suitable candidate must have at least 5 years demonstrated experience
working in the Aboriginal archaeological consulting industry and the
ability to build effective working relationships with Aboriginal
stakeholder groups and clients. The suitable candidate will show they can
effectively manage assessment and excavation projects from start to
finish and obtain excavation permits from the relevant NSW
Senior Consultant remuneration
We are prepared to offer a generous salary package (indicative range
$65k -$100k depending on academic qualifications, experience and client
list), tailored to the successful candidate’s needs and experience,
including, after a qualifying period access to performance based bonus
options. An assistance package will be available to a successful
interstate candidate to help defray relocation costs.
Project Archaeologists / Heritage Consultants
We are also looking for candidates with a minimum of 12 - 24 months
post graduation experience for the position of project archaeologists
and/or heritage consultants. This role will involve carrying out
Aboriginal and historical archaeological research, writing up predictive
models under supervision etc, proving assistance in the field and general
work within the office.
Successful applicants will be offered permanent, full time employment
subject to an initial 3 month probationary period. Salary and conditions
are negotiable and will be based upon the successful applicant’s
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10) Situation Vacant: Heritage
Architect or Assistant
Woodhead has a reputation for excellence, diversity and
creativity in its heritage conservation services spanning more than
We work throughout Australia in close co-operation with all levels of
Government, community groups, institutional bodies and the private sector
in the management, conservation, preservation and adaptation of historic
buildings and sites.
Practicing with a well-established heritage team and in collaboration
with our wider team of architects and designers the successful candidate
will be responsible for assisting with existing national and state-based
· Preparation and presentation of
heritage management plans.
· Provision of strategic advice on heritage
· Documentation and management of
· Condition assessments and building
· Heritage value assessments.
· Heritage audits and statutory
· Heritage landscape management plans.
· Adaptive re-use proposals and design /
· Maintenance plans.
· Environmental sustainability advice
for heritage buildings and sites.
Candidates with experience in both conservation works and the adaptive
re-use of heritage places will find this position attractive and
professionally rewarding. A working knowledge of the Burra Charter and
conservation principles as will as strong report writing skills are
We are prepared to consider practicing professionals or candidates from
an academic background.
This is a permanent full time role. Our successful candidate will ideally
be seeking to be based in either Adelaide or Melbourne. A salary package
will be agreed commensurate with skills and experience. Flexible working
arrangements are accessible.
Enquiries and registrations of interest are regarded as strictly
confidential and should be submitted to Mark Murphy via e-mail to
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the Group HR Manager, 26 Chesser Street, Adelaide SA 5000.
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