Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 392
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 26 June 2009

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1)  Amendments to the NSW Heritage Act

2)  Donations Sought for (Un)Loved Modern Conference Dinner Raffle

3)  Australia ICOMOS and Australian Council of National Trusts Workshop:  Australia's Heritage and the EPBC Act - Consideration of the Interim Review Report

4)  News from the Collections Council

5)  Changing Landscapes: Museums Australia (WA) State Conference 2009

6)  Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

7)  EPBC Act Review: Release of Interim Report

8)  Polar Heritage Committee Seeks New Members

9)  Call for Expressions of Interest - John Curtin's House Interpretation

10) CAPTURED: Freo Prison 1991 - new exhibition

11) CCA Media Release concerning its submission to the Productivity Commission

12) DEWHA Media release: $112,000 for Everglades House and Garden upgrade

 

Situations Vacant

13) Archaeologist and Senior Archaeologist (2 Positions), GML

14) Two Assistant Director roles, Historic Houses Trust, NSW

15) Conservation Manager, National Trust (VIC)

16) Natural/Environmental Heritage Coordinator, National Trust (VIC)


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1) Amendments to the NSW Heritage Act

 

Members of Australia ICOMS who live and/ or work in NSW will be concerned to know that the Amendment Bill passed both houses on 3 June. AICOMOS has been advised that there was at least an amendment in the Upper House which I understand requires the Minister to make public reasons for not implementing the Heritage Council's recommendations for heritage criteria.

 

The passage of this legislation is a regrettable backward step for heritage in NSW - a state which in the past has had a reputation as a leader in protecting cultural heritage. Of course, positive outcomes for cultural heritage are always achieved through the actions and commitment of people rather than by legislation alone.  In many areas besides heritage conservation there are examples throughout Australia's history where great outcomes are achieved despite poor, inadequate legislation - it is now up to the concerned public and practitioners and the public service administrators of the heritage system to work together to maintain conservation standards, to ensure that the cultural heritage of NSW is protected for future generations.

 

Speeches relating to issues with the Bill are available at this link

http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LA20090603006

 

Australia ICOMOS provided comments on the proposed amendments to a number of politicians in a last ditch attempt to have some of the negative changes addressed.  Our submission is available on the Australia ICOMOS website www.icomos.org/australia/ under Policies and Submissions.


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2) Donations Sought for (Un)Loved Modern Conference Dinner Raffle

 

Donations are sought for prizes for the (Un)loved Modern conference dinner raffle.  The raffle has become a tradition at Australia ICOMOS conference dinners over the last few years, with funds raised donated to various causes that Australia ICOMOS supports.

 

This year the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee has moved to donate the proceeds of the conference dinner raffle to a Streetwise Asia project in the Philippines for the conservation of the c.1920 Kuguita Elementary School on the island of Camiguin.  The school building is representative of the approximately 3,000 such 'Gabaldon Schools' constructed in the Philippines between 1898 -1946. Conservation of this important school building is consistent with the theme of the Unloved Modern conference.  Further information regarding the project and the Streetwise Asia Fund is attached.

 

To donate a prize for the raffle, please contact anita.krivickas@commerce.nsw.gov.au. Prizes could include books, wine, dinner or store vouchers, free entry to museums or historic properties.


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3) Australia ICOMOS and Australian Council of National Trusts Workshop:  Australia's Heritage and the EPBC Act - Consideration of the Interim Review Report

 

The Australian Government is undertaking a review of the EPBC Act including provisions relating to heritage.  The review is to be completed by the end of 2009.

 

This workshop is an opportunity for various stakeholders in Australia's heritage to discuss the performance of the EPBC Act and the Interim Review Report, with the intention of focusing consideration prior to the deadline for comment on the Interim Review Report.  The report is due to be released towards the end of June.

 

Speakers will include Dr Allan Hawke (EPBC Act Reviewer), Colin Griffiths (Australian Council of National Trusts), Dr Jane Lennon AM (former Australian Heritage Commissioner and Australian Heritage Councillor), Richard Mackay AM (a Partner of Godden Mackay Logan) and Dr Michael Pearson (Chair, ACT Heritage Council).

 

The workshop is supported by Australia ICOMOS, the Australian Council of National Trusts, the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, and the Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Canberra.

 

Time & Date:  9.15 am to 5 pm, Monday 20 July 2009

 

Venue:  Common Room, University House, ANU, Canberra

 

Please see the attached flyer for further information and to register.


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4) News from the Collections Council

 

The Collections Council of Australia has just issued #41 in its series of occasional e-Bulletins.

 

It carries news about the Collections Council's recent achievements. Here are some of the topics:

 

     Significance 2.0 - now available

     Collections Law - expanding

     CollectionsCare - demonstration project announced

     Contribution of the Not for Profit Sector - submission regarding the collections field

 

If you are not already a subscriber, you might like to review e-Bulletin #41 and its predecessors via the online archive:

http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/e-bulletin+archives.aspx

 

You can also subscribe to the e-Bulletin via:

http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/e-bulletin.aspx

 

You are always welcome to promote the e-Bulletin and its news to others in your networks!


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5) Changing Landscapes: Museums Australia (WA) State Conference 2009

 

CHANGING LANDSCAPES:

MUSEUMS AUSTRALIA (WA) STATE CONFERENCE 2009

Thursday 8 October - Saturday 10 October 2009

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST / CALL FOR PAPERS

CLOSING DATE 15 JULY 2009

 

The annual Museums Australia WA State Conference is a key focus of our professional development program and comprises a comprehensive three day programme and series of workshops.   This year the conference will be hosted by the City of Wanneroo in their newly opened Culture and Learning Centre. 

 

The theme of the 2009 Conference, Changing Landscapes, will focus on our rapidly changing environments, natural, built, economic, social and cultural and our role in collecting, documenting and interpreting in this rapidly changing landscape. 

 

Sub-themes to be explored include:

     Contemporary Collecting in a rapidly changing world

     Convergence, the changing nature of facilities and infrastructure and the adaptive re-use of Heritage buildings for museums and galleries.

     The 2008 Apology to the Stolen generation, reconciling our Aboriginal and European Heritages

     Digitisation, online collections and the Web

 

The conference presents an opportunity to discuss contemporary practices in a contemporary venue, and we encourage prospective participants to submit proposals to participate either by delivering a paper, conducting a workshop, presenting a case study, facilitating or participating in a panel discussion, or organising a tour.   Whilst the conference will include keynote speakers and plenary sessions, we encourage a range of creative and innovative presentations, and will consider all suggestions.

 

The Museums Australia WA State Conference is attended by museum practitioners, directors, curators, administrators, public programme staff, researchers, teachers, historians, consultants, industry providers, local and state government employees, local studies librarians, archivists, conservators, heritage consultants, community arts practitioners, artists and interested stakeholders from all levels of government and the corporate sector.

 

Please see document attached to this email for further information.


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6) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

 

There are lots of benefits of joining ICOMOS - not only the fantastic people you will meet but Membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions, at many conferences in Australia and internationally and on ICOMOS publications. The E-mail News provides a weekly bulletin board of information and events in Australia and overseas, including state based events, conferences and site visits, as well as information on heritage publications, funding and grant opportunities, course details and job offers. Members also receive a number of issues annually of the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment. Applications for members to join the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee (EC) are encouraged from all states and territories. For Young Professional and full Members, the International ICOMOS card gives free or reduced rate entry to many historic and cultural sites.

 

Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members and would like to encourage students and young cultural heritage graduates to apply for membership. There are various membership categories and applications can be to be made to the Secretariat:

 

  Those who are interested in ICOMOS but who do not meet the requirements for full membership, or else do not have heritage conservation as their core focus, could apply to become Associates of ICOMOS.

 

  Those at the beginning of a career in architecture, archaeology, planning or history with 3 years experience and who are under 30 years of age may be eligible for Young Professional membership at reduced rates.

 

The membership forms and details are available on the web page www.icomos.org/australia and from Georgia Meros at the Secretariat, phone (03) 9251 7131 or austicomos@deakin.edu.au. All applications are received at the Secretariat and referred to the Executive Committee (EC) for consideration. Completed applications must be received 4-6 weeks before the Executive Committee meeting date to allow consideration. If received after this, they are held over to the next meeting.

 

Please note, to be considered at the August 2009 Executive Committee meeting, applications would need to be in to the Secretariat by COB 8 JULY 2009.

 

Think about it now.

 

Please send in applications to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat or if further information is required contact the Membership Secretary, Helen Wilson at wilsonhelen@optusnet.com.au.


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7) EPBC Act Review: Release of Interim Report

 

Australia ICOMOS provided a submission to the current review of the EPBC Act. We have been advised that an Interim Report on the review will be available from the review website (http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/review/) in the week commencing 29 June 2009.

 

Public comment on the interim report will be invited. Australia ICOMOS members may of course choose to make comments as individuals, however the Executive will be commenting on behalf of Australia ICOMOS as appropriate and a workshop on this issue is also planned. It would therefore help if any members submitting comments would copy them to Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy at susan.mcintyretamwoy@jcu.edu.au to assist in crafting Australia ICOMOS' official response.


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8) Polar Heritage Committee Seeks New Members

 

International Polar Heritage Committee is an ICOMOS International Scientific Committee focussing on conservation and management of heritage places in the Arctic and Antarctic.  It holds regular meetings of members, both in conjunction with the ICOMOS General Assembly and in between, at places such as Cambridge (2001), Reunion Island (2004), Munich (2006), Barrow, Alaska (2007), and in April 2010 in Punta Arenas (Chile) and possibly flying to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands.

 

The IPHC has had two ICOMOS publications of member's papers on polar heritage issues (Historical Polar bases: preservation and management. Monuments and Sites XIV, 2008; and Cultural heritage in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions, Monuments and Site VIII, 2004).

 

With the adoption of the Eger-Xian principles, which allow for an unlimited number of expert members from each country, the IPHC is seeking applications for new Expert Membership.  We are seeking members who are active in fields related to polar heritage conservation and management, and particularly those who have an interest in taking an active part on the IPHC's activities and operation.  Australia currently has four expert members on the committee (Geoff Ashley, Julian Bickersteth, Angie McGowan and Michael Pearson).

 

In the first instance, applications outlining your area of expertise and interest in polar-related work, should be forwarded to Michael Pearson (mike.p@ozemail.com.au, ph (02) 6288 4147).


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9) Call for Expressions of Interest - John Curtin's House Interpretation

 

The National Trust of Australia (WA) is commissioning an interpretation plan followed by implementation of the plan's recommendations at former war time prime minister John Curtin's house in Cottesloe Western Australia.  The works are a major component of a federal Jobs Fund grant to conserve and interpret the place.

 

Interested applicants should provide a brief outline of their experience with both on-site and virtual interpretation projects (including web-based) along with a company profile and philosophical approach to interpretation of heritage places.

 

Successful applicants must commit to completion of an interpretation plan within 16 weeks of commissioning (approximately early August 2009) followed by implementation of the plan's recommendations within the available budget by June 2010.

 

Your submission should be no longer than 6 pages.  The National Trust of Australia (WA) will provide a full project brief to a small number of applicants for tendering purposes.

 

Please email your submission to: Kelly Rippingale at kelly.rippingale@ntwa.com.au. Due to a tight time frame the expressions of interest deadline is Friday 3 July and short-listed applicants will be asked to provide a more detailed tender based on the brief to be supplied soon afterwards.


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10) CAPTURED: Freo Prison 1991 - new exhibition

 

This new exhibition features black and white photographs shot inside Fremantle Prison five months before its closure. Photographer Karin Calvert-Borshoff was contracted by the State Government to document the facility and its customs before it was decommissioned.  Calvert-Borshoff had unprecedented access to restricted locations and prisoners inside Western Australia's maximum security prison.

 

These arresting images reveal a glimpse into the stark conditions of Fremantle Prison, an archaic institution long overdue for closure. Calvert-Borshoff captures inmates, prison officers and non uniformed staff in their daily routines.

 

Featuring some 100 images from the Fremantle Prison Collection, Captured presents a powerful record of the social history of the prison.

 

Curator: Sandra Murray

 

16 June - 6 Sept, 10 - 5 daily.  Admission free to exhibition.

Tel.08 9336 9200

Prison Gallery, Fremantle Prison

1 The Terrace, Fremantle

Further information at www.fremantleprison.com.au

 


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11) CCA Media Release concerning its submission to the Productivity Commission

 

The Collections Council of Australia has issued a Media Release to advise that it has lodged a submission to the Productivity Commission's study into the Contribution of the Not For Profit Sector, and commends the Commission's suggested framework that would help to facilitate measurement, determine trends and develop policy responses.

 

To access the Collections Council's media release and its submission to the Productivity Commission, please follow this link:

http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/contribution+of+the+not+for+profit+sector.aspx


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12) DEWHA Media release: $112,000 for Everglades House and Garden upgrade

 

With a contribution of $112,000 in funding, important work can now begin on Everglades House and Garden.

 

Funding was announced today by the Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, and the Federal Member for Macquarie, Bob Debus, as part of the Australian Government's $650 million Jobs Fund.

 

"Everglades includes one of Australia's foremost heritage gardens and this new funding will ensure that visitors will have improved access to its spectacular surroundings," Mr Garrett said.

 

Mr Garrett said activities funded through the project will include:

 

  Upgrade to the walking paths throughout the Paul Sorenson designed gardens.

  Repairs and upgrades to the interior of the house.

 

Mr Debus welcomed the funding, saying, "Everglades House and Gardens was established in the 1930s and I am very pleased that the $112,000 earmarked under the Australian Government's Jobs Fund will benefit visitors as well as create jobs for local trades-people and apprentices. In addition, our local businesses will also have an opportunity to supply the materials and services needed to support this vital conservation and preservation work.

 

"This funding is especially welcome because Everglades draws in thousands of tourists each year. This work will enhance its attractiveness to tourists as it continues to generate jobs and provide an economic stimulus to the region," Mr Debus said.

 

"This is an important investment in our local community, as is the previously announced funding of close to $1.3 million for major upgrades to the Grand Canyon Walking Track in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

 

"The Jobs Fund is an important part of the Government's commitment to support local jobs. The $650 million Jobs Fund includes $60 million for projects related to Australia's historic, Indigenous and natural heritage places and the National Trust of Australia (NSW) is to be congratulated for their work to conserve Everglades House and Garden."

 

The $60 million for community heritage projects has been developed in consultation with Senator Bob Brown as part of the Government's $42 billion National Building - Economic Stimulus Plan.

 

Funding previously announced for heritage projects includes $2.5 million for four Tasmanian convict sites and more than $550,000 to protect and conserve the Cottesloe home of World War II Prime Minister John Curtin. In addition $2 million has been allocated for conservation works to Old Government House in Parramatta and more than $360,000 for walking and bike trails at Budj Bim in Victoria.

 

For more information on Australia's heritage projects, visit www.heritage.gov.au


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13) Archaeologist and Senior Archaeologist (2 Positions), GML

 

Leading Australian heritage consultancy, Godden Mackay Logan, is seeking an Archaeologist and a Senior Archaeologist to join our growing team.

 

GML provides high level heritage advice on major development projects and undertakes benchmark projects for public sector clients. We offer innovative and responsible archaeology and heritage consultancy services of the highest quality. Our multi-disciplinary in-house team of consulting staff has expertise in built heritage, urban planning, archaeology, industrial sites and interpretation.

 

Archaeologist

We are looking for a dynamic person, who is able to work as part of a team, and within time and budget constraints.  You will have a degree in archaeology and at least 3 years experience, with a particular focus on consulting in indigenous archaeology.  Essential skills include excellent writing and other communication proficiency, fieldwork experience, the ability to manage projects, and some experience in preparing archaeological assessments, research designs, archaeological management plans and other advice reports.  You should also have knowledge of relevant heritage legislation and guidelines.

 

Senior Archaeologist (Historical and/or Indigenous experience)

We are looking for a dynamic leader, who is able to manage a team, and within time and budget constraints.  You will have a degree in archaeology and at least 6 years experience, with a particular focus on consulting in indigenous archaeology and/or historical archaeology.  Essential skills include team management, excellent writing and other communication proficiency, stakeholder engagement, management of small and large-scale fieldwork projects and extensive experience in preparing archaeological assessments, research designs, archaeological management plans, heritage impact statements and other advice reports.  You will also need an excellent knowledge of all relevant heritage legislation and guidelines and a demonstrated ability to obtain excavation permit(s) from the relevant consent authority. 

 

GML offers an exciting range of projects, and professional development and advancement opportunities. 

 

These are full time positions, based in our main office in inner Sydney.  We also have a small office in Canberra and undertake interstate work.

 

Salary will be negotiable for the right person. 

 

GML is an AS/NZL ISO 9001:2000 quality certified company.

 

For more information please contact Anne Mackay or Fiona Leslie on (02) 9319 4811.  Send your application to positions@gml.com.au by 10 July 2009.

 

www.gml.com.au  


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14) Two Assistant Director roles, Historic Houses Trust, NSW

 

Assistant Director - Learning & Outreach

Position Number                  09/426

Agency                                  Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales

Location                                 The Mint

City/Town/Suburb                Sydney CBD

EmploymentStatus              Permanent full-time

Job Classification                Senior Officer Grade 1

Salary Package                    $146,562 per annum

Salary Start                           $123,260

Salary End                            $132,816

Salary Notes                         Package includes employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading.

           

Job Description  

To direct the work of the Trust in relation to learning and outreach in order to meet the requirements of the 1980 Act, comprising strategic work relating to outreach, learning, access, audience development and community engagement. To direct the Department of Learning and Outreach, including staff involved in delivering learning and outreach, and those properties which fall within the department, working closely with the Director of Conservation & Asset Management

 

Job Notes   

This is a permanent full-time position: you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be eligible to apply. Applicants must obtain an information kit and reply to all the selection criteria.

 

 

Inquiries Name                    Fiona Bytheway

Inquiries Phone                   (02) 8239 2262

Information Packages         Fiona Bytheway, (02) 8239 2262, fionab@hht.net.au

 

Applications Marked 'Confidential' to:

HR/Payroll Officers: The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000 or email jobs@hht.net.au 

 

Closing Date            Friday 10 July 2009

           

Selection Criteria

     Qualifications in, (or very extensive experience) of one or more areas of outreach and learning including education, community engagement, audience development, participation.

     Experience at a senior level, in conceiving and implementing learning and outreach projects for heritage sites or museums,  including exhibitions, publications, public and schools programs

     Experience in managing and delivering complex projects balancing both curatorial and administrative/management/commercial demands.

     Knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and best practice, relating to access, child protection, interpretation, community engagement and diversity

     Extensive experience and skills in people management and team building, with the ability to manage both up and down

     Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to negotiate, and to encourage and influence individuals, teams and external stakeholders, and to write well and persuasively

     Comprehensive understanding of and experience in financial management and the ability to deal with competing priorities

     Knowledge and understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Ethical Practice, Ethnic Affairs Priorities Statement (EAPS) & Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

 

For Information Pack, Click here.  

 

 

Assistant Director - Conservation & Asset Management

Position Number                  09/427

Agency                                  Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales

Location                                 The Mint

City/Town/Suburb                Sydney CBD

Employment Status             Permanent full-time

Job Classification                Senior Officer Grade 1

Salary Package                    $146,562 per annum

Salary Start                           $123,260

Salary End                            $132,816

Salary Notes                         Package includes employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading.

           

Job Description  

To direct the work of the Historic Houses Trust in relation to conservation and asset management in order to meet the requirements of the Historic Houses Act, 1980, comprising strategy, planning and operational delivery of work relating to the development, alteration, repair, conservation, and maintenance of properties and collections.

 

Job Notes  

This is a permanent full-time position: you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be eligible to apply. Applicants must obtain an information kit and reply to all the selection criteria.

 

Inquiries Name                    Fiona Bytheway

Inquiries Phone                   (02) 8239 2262

Information Packages         Fiona Bytheway, (02) 8239 2262, fionab@hht.net.au

 

Applications Marked 'Confidential' To:

HR/Payroll Officers: The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

or email jobs@hht.net.au 

 

Closing Date            Friday 10 July 2009

 

Selection Criteria

     Qualifications (or very extensive experience) in an area relevant to heritage property management such as architecture, building or land management, surveying or engineering

     Experience in one or more other areas of conservation including land management, collections conservation, archaeology or building conservation and the ability to think strategically about such issues

     Experience in financial management and in delivering capital projects for heritage sites,  including repairs, alterations or new building works

     Knowledge of relevant legislation and standards, including the Australian Building Code, heritage, planning and environmental controls

     Experience in managing resources or long term programs, with the ability to review performance and if needed put in place plans for improvement

     Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to negotiate, and to encourage and influence individuals, teams and external stakeholders, and to write well and persuasively

     Knowledge and understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Ethical Practice, Ethnic Affairs Priorities Statement (EAPS) & Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

     Valid drivers licence

 

For Information Pack, click here.


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15) Conservation Manager, National Trust (VIC)

 

Conservation Manager

12 months contract

 

The National Trust (Victoria) is a community-based non-government organisation, committed to (1) promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous, natural and historic heritage through its advocacy work and its custodianship of heritage places and objects and (2) to the preservation of our natural and built environment. The National Trust own and manages nearly 280 properties Australia-wide, 1500+ properties internationally with over 4 million registered members.

 

We are seeking a dynamic, focused and enthusiastic Conservation Manager to join our team and work closely with the CEO, to lead the conservation advocacy role by raising the profile as an advocate for green cultural built environment issues of the National Trust, Victoria. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated and well-qualified individual.

 

Based at our Head Office in East Melbourne, this is an opportunity to interact with many of the large number of sites that the Trust owns and manages.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

     Delivering the Trusts strategic plan initiatives.

     Develop the trust web-presence in e-news, Vic News (printed publication) including  "blog" and campaigns.

     Primary contributor of information pertaining to conservation/advocacy campaigns

     Engagement in high level Trust oversight and comment on State Planning Policy.

     Provision of specialist advice and guidance for the statutory protection of the built and historic environment.

     The development of the Trust conservation strategies.

     Demonstrated high-level experience in negotiation and communication.

     Proven success in other sectors or industries.

     Extensive senior level experience in heritage, conservation and management fields.

     Proven track record in managing specialized teams.

     Ability to develop systems and implementation strategies.

     The ability to interact with Commonwealth, State and Local Governments, Developers, Statutory Authorities, land and property owners, heritage professionals and members of the public.

 

Qualifications:

     The ideal applicant will have a tertiary qualification and experience in cultural heritage, conservation, architecture planning or a related field.

     Extensive experience in negotiation and communication.

     Proven success in other sectors or industries.

     Minimum five-year's experience in the heritage, conservation and management fields.

 

Apply now; submit your resume to recruitment@nattrust.com.au

 

Applications close 17 July 2009.


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16) Natural/Environmental Heritage Coordinator, National Trust (VIC)

 

Natural/Environmental Heritage Coordinator

12 Month contract

Part Time 3 days a week

 

The National Trust, Victoria's premier organisation is devoted to the conservation of our built and natural heritage. At this time of extraordinary development pressure on both our urban and natural environment in Victoria, the National Trust, Victoria's leading independent heritage voice is seeking to recruit a highly motivated enthusiastic and well-qualified individual.

 

Centrally located at our CBD Head Office in East Melbourne, this is an opportunity to drive the Trusts green advocacy and planning agenda.

 

As a senior member of the Trust's conservation team working alongside your built environment colleagues, you will strengthen our independent advocacy service to the Trust and the Community. As the Natural/Environmental Heritage Coordinator you will be responsible for promoting an appreciation of our cultural heritage including landscapes gardens and trees to the community and provide expert advice to the National Trust and its supporters.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

     Provide technical advice and support to management and expert green committees.

     Managing Trust's Committees (Historic gardens, Significant landscapes/classified trees)

     Assist and lead campaigns including e-news, development of the trust green blog to raise public awareness and help ensure sustainable planning approach to our cultural heritage.

     To provide a 'green' heritage advocacy liaising with developers and statutory planning authorities.

     Represent the Trust with a range of government, local councils and other bodies.

     Work within a team to achieve shared goals and targets.

 

Qualifications:

     Tertiary qualification in environmental heritage, architecture, archaeology, town planning or history.

     Previous experience within the heritage environment field.

     Demonstrated high level experience in negotiation and communication.

 

The ideal candidate will also possess experience in some of the following areas:

 

     Wider knowledge of Victorian Landscapes and current environmental issues.

     Knowledge in the areas of Botany, Ecology, Forestry, Landscape Planning, Environmental History and Geology would be desirable.

     Excellent written and demonstrated verbal communication skills in this field.

 

Apply now submit your resume to recruitment@nattrust.com.au

 

Applications close 17 July 2009.


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