Dear Members & Heritage Colleagues,
It is my great honour to have been elected as the new President of Australia ICOMOS (AI) at Sunday’s incoming Executive Committee (EC) meeting, following The People’s Ground conference in Melbourne. Reading the excellent new history of AI and the Burra Charter I am yet further impressed by the achievements of our organisation, and the wonderful potential for the future, and I am hugely grateful that the Committee has placed confidence in me to facilitate further success. Overseeing completion of the history has been one of the many achievements of outgoing President Kerime Danis (NSW) who I heartily thank for her leadership and dedication over the past year.
I am delighted to announce the election of Mary Knaggs (NSW) as our new Vice-President, and that Anne McConnell (TAS) and Ian Wight (VIC) will remain as Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Robyn Clinch (VIC), Suzanne Bravery (NSW), Bruce Dawbin (NSW), Edwina Jans (ACT), Tanya Park (TAS) and Matthew Whincop (QLD) continue in their EC roles, whilst Lisa Sturis (WA) has been elected following a period of co-option. We welcome new members Wayne Johnson (NSW), Elizabeth Little (SA) and Richard Mackay (NSW), and we welcome back Michael Queale (SA) after a short break. As ever, the AI Executive Committee is blessed with a wealth of skill and experience, and members can expect great things in the coming year.
We thank outgoing EC members Sue Hodges (VIC), Deborah Lindsay (SA), Tom Perrigo (WA) and Tim Winter (VIC) for their time on the EC and their very valuable respective contributions.
The People’s Ground has lived up to AI’s tradition of great conferences, and I would like to thank my co-convenors Ian Wight (AI) and Paul Roser of the National Trust (Vic), Conference Coordinator Felicity Watson and the other members of the organising committee: Jessie Briggs, Emily Piper and Ursula De Jong. In addition to featuring universally wonderful venues, keynotes, speakers and events, the conference has strengthened the relationship between AI and the Trusts, and we look forward to nurturing this further in the coming years. We thank our sponsors and conference partners, and also Bradley Hayden of Countrywide Conference and Event Management, who has yet again delivered an excellent AI conference.
The AI AGM was held during the conference, and it was at this event that Honorary Membership of Australia ICOMOS was awarded to Jane Lennon in recognition of her passionate advocacy for good cultural heritage practice in Australia and internationally. Jane played a role in the creation of Australia ICOMOS and the Burra Charter as a founding member in 1976, and her untiring contribution to heritage conservation throughout the 40 year lifetime of the organisation is hugely deserving of this award and our gratitude. Read about Jane’s achievements in the Jane Lennon citation.
The conference also saw the presentation of the inaugural President’s Awards, which is described more fully in another item in this e-news.
Moving forwards, Kerime is currently attending the Annual General Assembly in Istanbul in my stead, as one of 10 AI members making the trip. Our first quarterly EC meeting of 2017 (in February) will be in Sydney, where we will be working to progress the Reconciliation Action Plan and finalise the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. Key initiatives in 2017 include furthering the Australian Heritage Quality Framework (AHQF) and working with the Commonwealth towards achieving the other goals of the Australia Heritage Strategy.
In the meantime, to read about the activities of our organisation over the past year, download the 2015/2016 Annual Report.
I look forward to meeting you all again, or for the first time, before too long. Please do say ‘hi’ whenever the chance arises.
With very best wishes,
Ian Travers (VIC)
President, Australia ICOMOS
On the evening of Friday 7 October, during the ICOMOS conference, the inaugural President’s Award was presented to a large crowd at a drinks reception hosted by Lovell Chen, Principal Sponsor of the conference, at their offices.
The Australia ICOMOS President’s Award has been introduced in 2016 to encourage the active engagement and recognition / encouragement of younger or early career professionals in the heritage field. Australia ICOMOS already acknowledges experienced ICOMOS leaders with honorary membership (both national and international), and this initiative is to encourage those early on in their career.
Note that the term ‘professional’ is taken to mean anyone who is engaged in a cultural heritage field (or is training to be engaged) as a qualified and/or experienced person.
There are two categories for the President’s Award:
1. A student / young / early career heritage practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project; and
2. A trainee / apprentice or early career tradesperson who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project.
There were 14 nominees (8 young/early career practitioners & 6 young/early career tradespersons) and the standards were extremely high.
It was very exciting that the two winners were present at the event, and these were:
Winner of student / young / early career heritage practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project: STEVEN BARRY, from New South Wales, for Conservation Works at the Mulwala Homestead Precinct.
Winner of the trainee / apprentice or early career tradesperson award who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project: MARK WHITCHER, from South Australia, for work on the stone masonry of the Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
There were also commendations as follows:
Highly Commended, CATEGORY 1: Young/Early Career Practitioner
Highly Commended, CATEGORY 2: Young/Early Career Tradesperson
This event and new award was considered a big success and will be continued in future years. Thanks are expressed to the members of the judging panel. Special thanks to Mary Knaggs for coordinating the information on all the applicants, and preparing the excellent power point for the presentation evening.
More information on the projects that the nominees worked on is available by clicking here.
Kerime Danis & Elizabeth Vines,
Australia ICOMOS Immediate Past Presidents
“Collaboration for Conservation – A Brief History of Australia ICOMOS and the Burra Charter”
As part of its 40th Anniversary, Australia ICOMOS commissioned a concise history of its origins and significant achievements, in particular the evolution of the Burra Charter. In this document, prepared by Nicholas Hall using information from the history prepared in 2015 by Bronwyn Hanna, you will find information about Australia ICOMOS and its role, nationally and internationally. The history of the organisation and its achievements is presented in the context of the evolution of heritage practice in Australia and with reference to international development. It provides an overview of the work done by Australia ICOMOS with our international colleagues and partner organisations.
The publication was launched last Friday and is now available for download from the Australia ICOMOS website, with a limited number of hard copies available for purchase. The cost of the hard copy version is $15, inclusive of postage. To order a hard copy please complete the Australia ICOMOS History Order Form.
This publication will be useful for current and future members of Australia ICOMOS, for governments, organisations, project collaborators, students and for community members with an interest in heritage.
We anticipate that there will be suggested additions and changes (including photographs) to the document as it is circulated and reviewed by our members, and therefore the current document is considered the first edition. Suggested corrections or additions/changes can be emailed to Elizabeth Vines. Liz will be coordinating future edits.
Australia ICOMOS History Project Coordinator
Immediate Past President, Australia ICOMOS
Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Dianne Fitzpatrick (The University of Melbourne), on “Managing archaeological collections in Middle Eastern countries”.
This seminar discusses some of the problems associated with long-term management of artefacts and collections at archaeological sites in the Middle East. Each year across the region, archaeological salvage and research projects amass hundreds of thousands of artefacts without any real strategies for managing them in the long-term. Thus, the enormous cost of caring for and preserving collections is carried by governments that host archaeological activities. Many regional governments continue to contend with a post-colonial structural divide that separates them from the West in terms of access to funding, resources and education. The doctoral research which began in 2009 examined what processes are employed at archaeological sites for creating, managing and preserving archaeological collections. New qualitative and quantitative data were created using three modes of investigation which included an extensive literature review, a survey of sixty archaeologists, conservators and curators and conducting field-study at five archaeological sites in Syria and Turkey. Consequently, themes related to governance, management approaches, policy development, assessing collections and estimating future storage needs were identified as factors to be considered. This presentation seeks to bring into focus for archaeologists and governmental policy-makers, strategies to assist in sustainable, long-term management of archaeological collections in Middle Eastern countries.
Dianne Fitzpatrick is an archaeologist, who has worked at archaeological sites in Australia, Israel, Jordan, South Africa, Syria and Turkey. Her recently completed doctoral research is part of the Australian-Syrian Research Collaboration Project at the University of Melbourne, Classics and Archaeology Program entitled, ‘Collections at Risk: An examination of archaeological collections management practices in the Near East. She is a representative of UNESCO’s ‘Roster of Experts’ within the framework of the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage Project and a member of the Australian National Committee of SHIRIN (Syrian Heritage in Danger: an International Research Initiative & Network). She has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and has been the Honorary Collections Manager at the Australian Institute of Archaeology since 2008.
Date: Monday 24 October 2016
Venue: Theatre Room, Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, 3/550 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Applications for the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne are now being accepted.
This unique cross-disciplinary and industry-oriented program is open to graduates who are passionate about the social and cultural dimensions of the built environment in the 21st century. The core subjects in the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage examine contemporary and theoretical approaches to heritage policy, regulation and practice; new approaches to digital technologies and heritage; issues of heritage significance within historical and cross-cultural contexts; cultural heritage and its social and economic impacts, including tourism; and heritage reconstruction. Students will gain critical research and presentation skills in the analysis, documentation and management of heritage sites, landscapes and tangible and intangible cultural practices. Students also study a range of specialist electives, with the option to undertake a research project or industry internship.
Key Features of the program include the examination of:
- Heritage in a global context, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific
- Heritage and Digital Technologies
- Heritage, Natural Disasters and Reconstruction
- Urban and Landscape Heritage
- Heritage Interiors and Moveable and Intangible Heritage
- Property, Construction and Heritage
- Cultural and Historical Heritage Significance
- Indigenous Cultural Heritage
- Cultural Industries, the Arts, Tourism and Heritage
Full details, including instructions on how to apply, can be found here.
Applications for Semester 1 close Wednesday 30 November 2016.
Heritage Consultant Warwick Mayne-Wilson would be grateful if anyone could advise him if you know of any academic or heritage professionals’ paper, or any state or federal legislation, which treats or identifies heritage items or places in government ownership as a ‘public good’.
If you have any information that relates to the above, email Warwick directly.
Where: Thursday 10 November, 1.30-4.00pm
Where: Artlab Australia, 70 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide CBD (enter via Morgan Thomas Lane); FREE parking for participants on Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive
Presented by History SA and Artlab to discover the projects and grants your community group or organisation can access to help care for your valued collections.
More information (and parking map) is in the Caring for Collections and How to Fund it flyer.
Please RSVP by Thursday 3 November – (08) 8207 7520 or via email to Artlab
8. ICAM Australasia lecture: Architectural Collections and Private Practice, Friday 14 October, Sydney
ICAM Australasia lecture
Architectural Collections and Private Practice – A general introduction to archiving architectural practices
This lecture will focus on current work in architectural archiving.
Speakers include Christine Garnaut from the Architecture Museum of South Australia and a presentation from the RMIT design archive.
Where: The Australian Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW
When: 4pm, Friday 14 October 2016
Free Event but please register your interest as places are limited.
ICAM = International Confederation of Architectural Museums
Are you looking for professional assistance with an exhibition idea or project? Would you like to develop your team’s exhibition skills? The Roving Curator Program could be the answer!
The Roving Curator Program provides small museums and galleries with exhibition development assistance, including several days on-site advice as well as follow-up support. See guidelines for the types of projects and support available.
Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on 18 October 2016.
For more information, visit the Museums Australia (VIC) website.
Heritages of Migration: Moving Objects, Stories and Home
National Museum of Immigration
Buenos Aires, Argentina
6-10 April 2017
In their movements between old and new worlds, migrant communities carry with them practices, traditions, objects and stories that are transmitted across new communities and through generations. This conference seeks to explore the layering of global cultures that has been produced by centuries of global migration, and its effect on memory, identity and belonging.
Call for Papers Deadline: 14 October 2016
For more information, visit the conference website.
Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage
Victoria’s heritage is rich and diverse with more than 2,325 State significant heritage places and objects on the Victorian Heritage Register. These contribute to the liveability of Victoria and provide a wide range of economic, social and other benefits.
The Living Heritage Program – included in the Victorian Budget 2015-16 – will provide $30 million over four years to safeguard and reactivate the State’s key heritage resources.
The Program includes $7 million for a competitive community heritage grants program targeting ‘at risk’ State-listed heritage places.
Applications are open
The first round of the competitive community heritage grants program is open and will close on 7 November 2016. There will be subsequent grant rounds in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
For more information, visit the Living Heritage Program website.
12. ‘Locating the Past: Place and Historical Consciousness in Australia’, History Council of Victoria Annual Lecture, 20 October, Melbourne
The History Council of Victoria’s Annual Lecture for 2016 will be presented by Dr Anna Clark and held at the Old Treasury Building, Melbourne, as part of History Week in Victoria, on Thursday 20 October at 6pm. Dr Clark’s topic is ‘Locating the Past: Place and Historical Consciousness in Australia’. Tickets cost $15 per person and include light refreshments. Seats are limited, so book now! Read more HERE.
Executive Officer, Margaret Birtley
Mobile: 0418 814 957
13. ICOMOS / Kyushu University workshop on reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage, 13-15 March 2017, Paris
ICOMOS and Kyushu University, Japan will jointly convene an international workshop in 2017. The workshop is intended as an opportunity to engage in open and constructive discussion on the subject of the reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage.
Under the title “A contemporary provocation: reconstructions as tools of future-making”, the venture is a pilot initiative of the ICOMOS University Forum, and will be hosted by ICOMOS in Paris from 13-15 March 2017.
Although primarily envisaged as an event within the University Forum, the organisers are concerned to ensure that intellectual contributions come also from outside the ambit of the university sector, and draw on the insights of the wider heritage-active community. We also hope to have a broad representation of disciplines as well as a global distribution within this group.
Since the workshop will not be presentation-based, but a discussion-based event, the size of the workshop cannot be large – we envisage a total participation of some 30-35 experts. The nature of the event is described in the ‘A contemporary provocation’ workshop concept paper.
Participation will be on the basis of an accepted abstract. If you would like to participate, please submit an abstract by the stated date, 27 October 2016, following the guidelines in the concept paper, and informing us which of the three workshop themes you would wish to address. We would suggest that abstract should go beyond a simple case study.
Extent Heritage Pty Ltd and NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research New Zealand) are investigating the cultural heritage and scientific values of swamp kauri. To help us understand the range of values and people’s connection to swamp kauri we have developed a short online survey. We would really appreciate your assistance in filling it out. We estimate it will take 10 mins or less to complete.
You can find the survey at this link.
International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures
20-22 September 2017
The SHATIS’17 International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures is a meeting organized every two years by countries with a rich history in timber structures and an advanced industrial and academic background in the wood sector. After 3 successful conferences in Portugal, Italy and Poland, the 4th edition of SHATIS will take place in Istanbul, Turkey in 2017.
Abstract deadline: 9 December 2016
Applications are now open for the 2017/18 Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program, which welcomes conservators, scientists, architects, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and related fields. Applicants should have at least five years’ experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.
Deadline for applications – 1 November 2016
The Getty Foundation is currently accepting letters of inquiry for our 2017 Keeping It Modern grants. Please help us reach preservation architects, conservators, engineers, architectural historians, and other professionals involved with the stewardship of publicly-owned 20th century buildings.
All letters of inquiry are due 1 December 2016.
More information can be found at the Getty Foundation website.
History in action: performance as interpretation of historic sites
presented by Sue Benner and Alan Andrews
From William Shakespeare to Hilary Mantel, many authors have been writing about history in a fictional framework. Does fiction dilute historical fact? And whose facts are the truth? This talk will focus on the complex nature of writing history that is both narratively accessible yet holds the integrity of the historical evidence. Sue Benner will approach the talk from her writing lens and Alan will discuss his interpretation of the writing through his role as actor.
Sue has been involved in the arts for over 30 years as an administrator, theatre director and producer, teacher and writer. She is Chair of the Tasmanian Theatre Company, Chair of the Community Advisory Committee for the Tasmanian Health and Community Service, President of the local branch of Tasmanian Regional Arts, a member of the TRA Arts Advisory Panel, and a Partner in Turin Productions on the Tasman Peninsula. She is currently involved in the writing and production of interpretive performances at the Port Arthur Historic Site. One day she will retire.
Alan trained as an actor at NIDA and has since worked in theatre, film, television and radio both in Australia and the UK for 44 years. He represented Port Arthur at the first national conference of ‘The International Museum Theatre Alliance’ in Canberra and subsequently sat on ‘The Performance Review Panel’ at the National Museum. He is Vice President of the local branch of Tasmanian Regional Arts and Artistic Director of Turin Productions. He has enjoyed being involved in the research, development and performance of a new Theatre Interpretation program for Port Arthur this year.
When: Thursday 27 October 2016 at 5.30pm
Where: Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room (rear of the house), Port Arthur Historic Site.
For more information call (03) 6251 2324.
Download the ‘History in action’ flier.
Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation is pleased to announce a public lecture by Lisa Ackerman, World Monuments Fund’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 3.30-5.00pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016, at Deakin’s Melbourne Corporate Centre.
Please see the Lisa Ackerman Public Lecture flyer for details, and RSVP to Ms Melathi Saldin by email by 25 November to register your attendance. Numbers will be limited, so we encourage you to do so soon.
The 21st International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 2016) will take place at the City Hall of Vienna, Austria from 16-18 November 2016.
1st CHNT Science Slam
We are proud to host the first Science Slam. CHNT gives you a stage, an audience, and 8 minutes – you supply the science! Wow the jury and become the first CHNT Science Slam Champion!
Topic: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age
You have still the possibility to register for the 1st Science Slam – visit the “Slammer page” for more information.
We are honored that Wolfgang NEUBAUER, (Director Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Austrian Scientist 2016) will present the Keynote Speech about The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project.
Post Conference Excursion – Saturday 19 November
If you want to know more about CHNT, visit the NEW BLOG.
For more information, visit the conference website.
Climate change is a complex and powerful force that is not only disrupting global environments, resources, economies and human societies, but directly and indirectly impacts our tangible and intangible cultural heritage assets as well as the organisations that manage them. As part of the Green Museum Project, Museums Australia (Victoria) invites you to a special seminar on environmental sustainability and its relationship to Victorian cultural heritage collections and organisations.
For more information, click here.
Date: 16 November 2016
Venue: Discovery Centre, Melbourne Museum
Cost: Free – bookings required
Nominations are called for the following four Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Awards
Closing Date: 30 October 2016
1. RHYS JONES MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGY
The Rhys Jones Medal is the highest award offered by the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. It was established in honour of Rhys Jones (1941-2001) to mark his enormous contribution to the development and promotion of archaeology in Australia. The Medal is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the field. Established in 2002, previous winners include Sue O’Connor (2011), Mike Morwood (2012), Richard Wright (2013), and Peter Veth (2014).
Nominations should consist of a one page statement outlining the nominee’s archaeological career and how this work has benefited Australian archaeology, along with short supporting testimonials from other archaeologists, as well as a full list of the nominee’s publications. Note that nominees do not need to be members of the Association; be an Australian citizen; or work exclusively in Australia or on Australian material.
2. JOHN MULVANEY BOOK AWARD
The Award was established in honour of John Mulvaney and his contribution and commitment to Australian archaeology over a lifetime of professional service. It acknowledges the significant contribution of individual or co-authored publications to the archaeology of the continent of Australia, the Pacific, Papua-New Guinea and South-East Asia, either as general knowledge or as specialist publications. Nominations are considered annually for books that cover both academic pursuits and public interest, reflecting the philosophy of John Mulvaney’s life work. Established in 2004, previous winners include Jane Lydon for “Fantastic Dreaming: The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Mission” (2010) and Mike Smith for “The Archaeology of Australia’s Deserts” (2013).
Nominations must be for books written by one or more authors, but not for edited books, published in the last three calendar years (i.e. 2014 2015 or 2016). The nomination must be accompanied by at least two published book reviews. A short citation (no more than one page) on why the book should be considered must also be included.
3. THE BRUCE VEITCH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT
This Award celebrates the important contribution that Bruce Veitch (1957-2005) made to the practice and ethics of archaeology in Australia. In particular, the award honours Bruce’s close collaboration with Traditional Owners on whose country he worked. It is awarded annually to any individual or group who has had long-standing and sustained engagement with Indigenous communities during archaeological or cultural heritage projects which have produced significant outcomes for Indigenous interests. Established in 2005, previous winners include Ken Mulvaney (2011), Ian McNiven (2012), Daryl Wesley (2013) and Sean Ulm and Amy Roberts (joint winners in 2014).
Nominees will have actively engaged with Indigenous communities to produce successful outcomes. The nature of nominations is flexible (e.g. video tape, audio tape, poster etc), considering the wide range of Indigenous collaborations and the remoteness of some communities. Nominators are strongly encouraged to include supporting statements from relevant Indigenous individuals or community organisations.
4. LIFE MEMBERSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION INC.
This award was established to recognise significant and sustained contribution to the objects and purposes of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Previous winners include Annie Ross (2010), Lynley Wallis (2012) and Fiona Hook (2013).
Nominations should consist of a one page statement outlining the nominee’s contributions to the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Note that nominees must be members of the Association.
Nominations for all Awards will be considered by the Executive of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. with advice as appropriate from senior members of the discipline. The decision of the Executive is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Nominations should be addressed to Lara Lamb, President, AAA and sent via email to arrive no later than 30 October 2016.
Recipients of all awards will be announced at the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Annual Conference.
Dates: 5-9 December 2016
Host: Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council
Australia ICOMOS member Ian Lilley has had his essay on war crimes and cultural heritage published in The Conversation.
To view the latest issue of the GCI bulletin, click here.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
Consultant – Heritage
- Entry level position with strong career development opportunities
- Flexible and dynamic environment
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts & leaders
Who we are
Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.
Working across the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.
The continued growth of Urbis in Sydney means we are looking for a motivated and energised professional Consultant to join our Heritage Consulting team. We are looking for a lateral thinker and outstanding communicator seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects for a diverse range of private and public sector clients.
For more information about this opportunity, click here.
Applications close Friday 28 October 2016.
TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage has been at the forefront of town planning and urban design for the last 25 years. With offices in Perth and Sydney, in August 2016, we joined forces with specialist place-making consultancy, Place Match, to create an exclusive one-stop shop for place creation – TPG + Place Match.
Due to one of our senior people going on maternity leave, we have a 12 month contract role opportunity to join our busy organisation as a Senior Heritage Planner.
The Senior Heritage Planner will require someone who has solid experience working in heritage planning from either the private sector or government; preferably someone who has had consulting experience.
The position is for those who have excellent technical knowledge, seeking challenges in managing projects and liaising with clients and a desire to work on some of the most exciting heritage projects in the State.
For more information and to apply, click here.
UNESCO Research Fellow in Cultural Heritage & Visualisation
School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University
Full-time, fixed term until 1 September 2020
$97,076 – $115,277 (ALB)
Do you have experience with digital archaeology and a passion to join the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts?
Curtin University has, in cooperation with UNESCO, established a Chair in Cultural Heritage and Visualisation. The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on virtual heritage sites and facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Australia, Europe and North America and in other regions of the world.
As a Research Fellow, you will work with the UNESCO Chair on a project which aims to survey and promote guidelines, tutorials and open access tools for the design, preservation and teaching of 3D models and landscapes of UNESCO heritage sites, particularly in Australia. You will be expected to contribute to grant writing and research publications.
Along with a relevant doctoral qualification, the ideal candidate would have experience in aspects of digital archaeology, architectural computing, or databases and related programming (especially in the creation and maintenance of online repositories). Evidence of quality research outputs and interpersonal skills are also essential.
Applications close: 5 pm, Monday 24 October 2016 (AWST)
Trethowan Architecture are looking for an architect or related professional with relevant qualifications and experience to be involved in a variety of heritage projects.
If you are interested in the position please email Mark Stephenson at Trethowan Architecture.
Strategic Heritage Officer
- Salary from $80,287.64 to $95,971.82 pa + super
- Potential to earn additional allowance of up to $4,531 pa
- Full maintained private use motor vehicle under Council’s leaseback scheme
- Nine day fortnight!
Woollahra has a rich and diverse history and natural setting that is represented in Victorian, Federation and inter-war buildings, precincts, settings and streetscapes. Council is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to join its heritage team in caring for this environmental heritage which has local, regional and, in many instances, a nationally recognised level of heritage significance.
Your role includes the preparation of heritage conservation policy and information, provision of advice to Councillors and staff, and promotion of heritage conservation in the community. You will also respond to customer enquiries and assist in explaining policies to customers.
- A tertiary qualification in architecture, town planning or an associated discipline with particular emphasis on the built environment
- Demonstrated current experience in the preparation, review and implementation of NSW heritage-related legislation, policies and strategies used in local environmental plans and development control plans
- Demonstrated current experience in heritage impact assessment, assessing heritage significance and preparing heritage inventory sheets for local and state heritage items
- A thorough current working knowledge of NSW heritage legislation and NSW Heritage Branch guidelines
- Time management skills, with a particular ability to balance priorities
- Project management skills
- Demonstrated research and problem solving skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including skills in public presentation
- The ability to provide creative input to the operation of a team of multi-skilled professionals
- Well-developed skills in the use of PC software including Word and Excel
- Demonstrated commitment to the provision of quality customer service
- A Class C driver’s licence
- A tertiary qualification in heritage conservation
- Demonstrated experience in the preparation and review of planning policy used in local environmental plans and development control plans
- A working knowledge of NSW planning and environment legislation
- Experience with appeals in the Land and Environment Court
How to apply
- Apply on line by clicking here
- You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria
- If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire
- You will be able to upload 2 documents only.
- For information on applying for Council jobs, please visit this link
- For further information about the role, please contact Chris Bluett, Manager Strategic Planning on (02) 9391 7083 during business hours
- Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW, 1360
CLOSING DATE: Friday 14 October 2016
Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.
- Respect for people
- Integrity and excellent performance
- Professional, quality service
- Open, accountable communication
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Georgia Meros, Secretariat Officer
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125
Telephone: (03) 9251 7131