Tuesday 18 April 2017, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Please save the date in your diaries for the annual Address on the International Day on Monuments and Sites, which honours the contribution of Dr James Semple Kerr to heritage conservation in Australia.
The 2017 inspirational speaker will be gold medal winning Australian Architect Richard Johnson.
Please monitor the Australia ICOMOS e-news for more information and the link to the booking website.
2. Simon Molesworth AO QC appointment as Acting Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales
Australia ICOMOS congratulates one of our members, Professor Simon Molesworth AO QC, on his appointment as Acting Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales from 23 January-31 December 2017, covering the leave of absence from the Court of the Honourable Justice Rachel Ann Pepper. Refer to the Simon Molesworth QC appointment notice for more information.
The Ballarat Heritage Awards were first launched in 2010. They are held by the City of Ballarat in partnership with the local Ballarat Branch of the National Trust of Australia (Vic). They provide an opportunity to say thank you to the many dedicated owners, businesses, groups and individuals who work tirelessly to conserve Ballarat’s significant tangible and intangible heritage.
The 2017 Ballarat Heritage Awards are NOW OPEN for nominations and entries close at 5pm on Tuesday 14 March 2017.
This year’s awards program recognises a wide range of domestic and commercial projects, from both government and non-government sectors and are presented in the following categories:
- Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Place
- New Work/Development within a Heritage Area
- Conservation of a Heritage Place, Historic Collection or tradition
- Special Heritage Skills
- Heritage Innovation
Find out how to nominate for the 2017 Ballarat Heritage Awards, download the nomination form, view the criteria and past winners at the City of Ballarat website.
In this full day workshop aimed at volunteers and community museums, learn about common collection disasters, why we have disaster preparedness plans, what’s in a disaster preparedness plan, and what to do in the event of a disaster in your museum. The workshop will consist of a morning lecture covering the above-mentioned topics, followed by an afternoon practical session on disaster recovery. Workshop content will be delivered by Noni Zachri, Paper and Photographs Conservator at the University of Melbourne Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Generously supported by the National Library of Australia’s Community Heritage Grants program.
Date: Tuesday 7 March
Time: 10:30am – 4pm
Venue: Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Cost: Members $10, Non-members $20
The General Assembly of the Blue Shield, together with a Scientific Conference on the concerns of the Blue Shield, will be held from 13-15 September in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the Austrian Blue Shield. The theme of the conference and practical information will be available in March/April and will be published in future e-news issues.
6. Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand establishes a heritage special interest section
The Heritage Special Interest Section (Heritage SIS) was established following endorsement from the EIANZ Board on the 2 November 2016. The purpose of the Heritage SIS is to:
- Develop and promote knowledge about this specialised area of environmental practice
- Advance the professional standing and recognition of heritage practitioners through the CEnvP Scheme
For more information, visit the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand website.
The organising committee has issued a Call for Papers for the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) Annual Meeting, which will be held at Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, 2-5 October 2017.
The theme for the 2017 Conference is: Sub-Saharan Africa and International Trade Routes. The emphasis of this meeting will be on: Trade routes to and from Sub-Saharan Africa to the rest of the world, the Africa Initiative, the Conservation and Sustainable use of Paleoanthropological Sites, Digital Technologies in AHM and World Heritage Sites as Sources for Sustainable Development.
For more information and to register for the conference, visit the conference website and download the Call for Papers_Sub-Saharan Africa and International Trade Routes.
The National Trust of Western Australia invites participants to a six-day Heritage and Conservation Training Course, Ellensbrook, Margaret River, May 2017.
Led by Keith McAllister, Applied Building Conservation Training (Aust) Group, with conservation architects from the National Trust of Western Australia, this five and a half day training course is aimed at introducing and developing the knowledge of traditional crafts.
The course is suitable for a range of community members including heritage professionals and those working, or looking to work, in the construction industry. No previous skills are necessary.
FREE, and includes morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea
Two 6 day programs will be running in 2017:
- Sunday 14 May – Friday 19 May
- Sunday 21 May – Friday 26 May
For more information, visit the National Trust WA website.
Registration essential by 3 March.
The Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture, and the Battle to Save It
Free Screening: Thursday, 16 March, 6.30pm
Forum Theatre, Arts West (Building 148), University of Melbourne, Parkville
A joint presentation of the Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) and the University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts. Join director Tim Slade for a free and exclusive screening of this major documentary, followed by a Q&A session featuring a panel of experts.
Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over – it’s been steadily increasing.
Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story – looking not just at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years.
Interviewees in the film include the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as diverse and distinguished international experts, whose voices combine to address this urgent issue.
10. Emergency heritage listing for St Kilda Road and surrounds – The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP media release
Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, dated 10 February 2017.
The Federal Government has granted emergency heritage protection to St Kilda Road, including its famous tree-lined boulevard and surrounding environment, by adding it to the National Heritage List.
The decision will provide interim protection to this important part of Melbourne for 12 months while the Australian Heritage Council conducts a formal assessment of the area.
If the Government concludes St Kilda Road and its surrounding environment should be given ongoing Commonwealth protection, then the Government will formally add it to the National Heritage List on a permanent basis.
The St Kilda Road precinct is an iconic part of Melbourne, with its historically important nineteenth century boulevard. It is associated with the Shrine of Remembrance, its ceremonial landscape and the design heritage associated with the Domain Parklands.
Melbourne’s Metro Project as currently configured would involve the destruction of more than 100 trees in this precinct and have a potentially significant impact upon its heritage values.
In 2015, the Victorian Government wrote to the Commonwealth seeking approval for the Melbourne Metro development.
A delegate for the then Minister for the Environment decided in September 2015, as this site was not National heritage listed, that it would not be a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 allowing the project to proceed without the need for an approval.
The decision to give the area emergency heritage protection cannot revoke this decision.
However, in seeking to protect this historic area, I have written to the Premier of Victoria asking him to reconsider the project design to lessen its impact upon the surrounding landscape, including the trees that give important character to the precinct.
The National Heritage List is a list of Australia’s most important heritage places including the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Royal Exhibition Building.
The Government is of the belief that St Kilda Road and its surrounding environment deserves the protection and recognition being provided through this emergency listing.
Deakin University’s first Cultural Heritage Seminar for 2017 will be a presentation by Dr. Patrick Greene, CEO of Museums Victoria, who is going to speak about this role at the helm of Museums Victoria.
Date: Wednesday 22 February 2017
Venue: Deakin Downtown, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
For more information about the seminar and to book, click here.
Wednesday 15 March, 6pm for 7pm – 8.30pm
Illustrated talk by Stuart Read – Capability Brown and other English Delights
Venue: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill.
Cost: Members $20 Guests $30 includes light refreshments. Bookings essential.
For information on how to book, click here.
Announcing the launch of The Uncovered Past Institute, a new not-for-profit organisation set up to run archaeology projects in Australia based on public participation. Join us to discover more about the Chinese miners who once lived and worked in the 19th century Harrietville Chinese Mining Village, in the Ovens Valley in northeast Victoria. For around thirty years from the late 1850s, Harrietville was home to many of the thousands of Victoria’s Chinese gold miners. This will be the first archaeological dig in Victoria of a Chinese mining settlement. The largely undisturbed site includes mine workings, water races, building foundations, and gardens: a rare survivor of the heyday of Chinese gold mining in Victoria. The Uncovered Past Institute is an initiative of archaeologists and historians Gordon Grimwade, Melissa Dunk, Paul Macgregor, Diann Talbot and Andrew Swift.
Call for Session Proposals – Heritage Across Borders
Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennial Conference
1-6 September, 2018, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Deadline for session proposals: 31 March 2017
The global rise of heritage studies and the heritage industry in recent decades has been a story of crossing frontiers and transcending boundaries. The 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, held in Hangzhou, China, thus takes ‘borders’ as a broadly defined, yet key, concept for better understanding how heritage is valued, preserved, politicised, mobilised, financed, planned and destroyed.
Thinking through borders raises questions about theories of heritage, its methodologies of research, and where its boundaries lie with tourism, urban development, post-disaster recovery, collective identities, climate change, memory or violent conflict. Held in the city of Hangzhou, China, Heritage Across Borders will be the largest ever international conference in Asia dedicated to the topic of heritage. It has been conceived to connect international participants with local issues, and in so doing open up debates about the rural-urban, east-west, tangible-intangible and other familiar divides.
The eighth annual Longford Academy (LA8) will be held at Brickendon and Woolmers Estates (World Heritage-inscribed) in Tasmania from 8 to 13 May 2017.
16. BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places & Cultures conference, UK, 6-10 July 2017 – FINAL call for papers
BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
6-10 July 2017
Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges – not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape.
Indicative themes of interest to the conference include:
- The materials and technologies of bridges – the heritage of form and function
- National and local iconographies of bridges
- Narratives of bridge construction and destruction
- Communities united and communities divided by bridges
- Poetics of the bridge – representing the bridge in art, literature and film
- Love and death on the bridge
- The language of the bridge – metaphors and meanings in social life
- Touring bridges – travel narratives and tourism economies
- Alternative bridge crossings – tunnels and ferries
Second call for papers deadline: 27 February 2017
Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham), Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.
In 2015, the Queensland Heritage Council listed part of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct on the State Heritage Register.
The heritage listing includes the original buildings and integrated landscape design by the late Robin Gibson AO for the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and The Edge at the State Library of Queensland, built in stages between 1976 and 1985 with the Playhouse Theatre a later addition opening in 1998. See diagram below.
Arts Queensland has commissioned a Conservation Management Plan (CMP), which will provide a framework to understand and manage the Cultural Centre’s heritage values, guide future planning and ensure it thrives and adapts into the future.
The draft CMP is now available for public comment. Comments are invited by Tuesday 28 February.
For more information, visit the artsQueensland website.
The WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) based in Tongji University, Shanghai, invites experts and scholars in related field to submit case studies and good practices on sustainable development of small settlements in China and in the Southeast Asia Region.
A publication with selected case studies will be prepared by WHITRAP, in collaboration with UNESCO, and it will be presented at an International Conference in Guizhou Province in September 2017.
The project, included in the framework of the UNESCO discussion on the role of Culture for Sustainable Development, has the objective to describe the current situation of the research on sustainable development of Small Settlements in the Southeast Asia Region. The aims of the publication are: identifying case studies, problems and good practices; improving understanding of planning policies on small settlements and their surrounding regional contexts; raising awareness about the cultural role of small settlements in the sustainable development of their landscape and regional environment.
We consider case studies on planning, management and design projects conducted in Chinese and Southeast Asian Small Settlements, Rural and Urban Villages.
Submission should include
- Abstract (around 500 words in English and/or Chinese): title, author(s) names, affiliations, contact information, description of the case studies (location, number of inhabitants, project, experience, considerations), 5 keywords.
- Supporting Material: map of the village and its surroundings (linear scale and spatial coordinates should be included), 2 to 4 photographs, supplementary material (max 3 images) that may help the reviewing committee to understand why this work is of interest (e.g., drawings, diagrams, sketches). A list of the auxiliary documents should be included.
The submission should be sent as as a single file (Word or PDF) not exceeding 1MB to WHITRAP via this email address by 30 April 2017.
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version. Final deadline is 30 June 2017.
Members of research institutes, universities, government, engineers, architects, historical building preservation institutions, construction units, engineering companies, enterprises and associations.
For enquiries contact Anna-Paola Pola by email.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
20. SAVE THE DATE: Development and Best Practices of (archaeological) Heritage Management as a Course, Finland, 7-9 June, 2017
Development and Best Practices of (archaeological) Heritage Management as a Course
7-9 June, 2017
The aim of this working-conference is to identify possible teaching and/or training needs in heritage management in the Finnish context. We intend to bring experts with experience in teaching archaeological heritage management from around the world, as well as those that give training in different non-university settings, and Finnish experts together to share best practice and discuss whether there is scope to develop teaching and learning around cultural (and especially archaeological) heritage management.
Click on this link for more information.
Sustainable preservation happens through local leadership. Nominate a site to the 2018 World Monuments Watch!
For over twenty years, the World Monuments Watch has served as a catalyst for action for hundreds of sites, leading to improved safeguarding of places of cultural heritage, more suitable tourism management, and increased community engagement. For heritage advocates, the Watch can be a powerful platform to attract visibility, raise public awareness, and foster local engagement at heritage sites.
Nominations for the 2018 World Monuments Watch are being accepted until 1 March 2017.
In recognition that sustainable preservation happens through local leadership, the Watch reinforces and promotes collective action at endangered sites, and connects people and places through Watch Day, an opportunity for communities to celebrate the importance of Watch sites and build support for heritage conservation.
How to submit a nomination? Please access the nomination form by reviewing the full nomination guidelines.
22. ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee Conference 2017 – announcement and call for abstracts
We are delighted to advise that the next ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) Conference will be held in Christchurch New Zealand, 28-29 September 2017 to coincide with the planned National Programmes Antarctic season opening weekend in Christchurch, 30 September-1 October 2017.
The IPHC 2017 Conference theme is Polar heritage and the ships behind it: management and protection.
Getting to and from polar regions has been a constant issue for all polar expeditions, and the ships that made this happen are a key component of polar heritage.
The IPHC 2017 conference will explore the many aspects that arise in the management and protection of these vessels including:
- Historic shipwrecks in polar regions both on land or underwater
- Polar ships that survive as museum displays
- Ownership of polar wrecks and remnants
- Relocation of polar wrecks and remnants
- Use of modern polar ships to access polar heritage sites
- Indigenous use of ship-wreck materials, indigenous input relating to wreck history, and indigenous/non-indigenous interactions related to polar ships and crews
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police ship patrols and their influence on indigenous groups in arctic Canada
- World War II ships, and the history of polar convoys
- Law issues and the protection of underwater heritage
The IPHC 2017 Conference Organising Committee invites submissions of papers that address this theme. Please submit a 300-word abstract and title by 28 February 2017, together with the name(s) of the author and email address to Karen Clarke by email.
The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) is launching a new distance-training program. The program is intended for municipal managers of World Heritage cities. It takes the form of video capsules of a maximum time of 20 minutes, created by the participating city and its heritage specialist. The main goal of these capsules is to form interested persons on many themes of the World Heritage cities of our network. The second objective is to raise various questions as to the theme addressed and thus generate discussions that can be profitable for all the members of the network.
This program allows municipal managers to share their knowledge about the management of their city via our community, for the benefit of their colleagues throughout the world and thus take part in an exchange of knowledge.
It is thus in keeping with the main mission of the OWHC, which is “to assist member cities adapt and improve their management methods in relation to the specific requirements of having a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List”.
Municipal managers and experts in heritage of the OWHC network, but also any person in our network directly or indirectly interested by the topics discussed in the training videos.
For more information about the program, visit the Organization of World Heritage Cities website.
Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of The Special Collections Handbook
This new edition from Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, is a practical day-to-day companion covering all aspects of special collections work.
Working with special collections can vary dramatically from preserving a single rare book to managing and digitizing vast mixed-media archives, yet the role of the information professional is always critical in tapping into the potential of these collections, protecting their legacy and bringing them to the attention of the wider public. This book offers up-to-date guidance which pulls together insights from best practice across the heritage sector to build innovative, co-operative and questioning mind-sets that will help them to cope in turbulent times.
Alison said “despite the challenges, the five years since the first edition have seen new reports, new collaborations , new publications and new standards; great progress has been made on digital curation, on tackling hidden collections, on doing what we do – better.”
Highlights of the new edition include coverage of new standards and concepts including unique and distinctive collections (UDCs); discussion of the major changes to laws affecting special collections; exploration of new trends in research including the rise of digital humanities, open access, the impact agenda and the REF; and consideration of impact and indicators, digitization and new skills frameworks from CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group and ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section.
Alison Cullingford is Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, where she is responsible for over 100 collections of modern archives and rare books. The service was the first English university to achieve Archive Accreditation. She also managed the Unique and Distinctive Collections project for Research Libraries UK. An active member of the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group and many other sector groups, Alison also regularly presents at conferences, blogs and tweets on the importance of the special collections librarian.
25. SITUATION VACANT Qualified, experienced roofers with heritage conservation skills, James Henry Roofing, Adelaide
James Henry Roofing is a well-established roofing company specializing in Heritage Conservation.
Working alongside Adelaide`s leading heritage architects and builders we carry out conservation work on many of South Australia’s most significate buildings.
We are seeking qualified and experienced roofers who are passionate about their work and have a very high standard of workmanship.
The following skills would be highly regarded.
- Traditional roof plumbing including soldering
- Slate and tile roofing
- Copper and Zinc standing seam and batten seam roofing
- Leadwork and lead burning
Please forward your expression of interest / resume to James Henry by email.
About the business and the role
Artefact is one of Sydney’s success stories. Just six years since launching the brand, it can count some of Sydney’s highest profile, and most talented consultants, in its remit and has enviably positioned itself as a market leader with a diverse range of clients across a continually expanding portfolio of projects.
Committed to making a difference, this starts with the team that Artefact are building – and that team needs to grow again as a result of a period of rapid growth for the company.
Job tasks and responsibilities
This position, under limited direction, provides high-level technical expertise, assistance and services to clients and internal stakeholders. The role is a technical and project management one, with a strong mentorship component.
For more information about this opportunity, click here.
Applications close 2 March 2017.
New Year and time for a change? Trethowan Architecture is seeking an experienced Heritage Consultant for immediate start. Large variety of work and projects. Fun office environment in Richmond. Salary commensurate with tertiary education, experience and skills. Email CV to Mark or give him a call on (03) 9421 5448 for further information.
Temporary Full-time, until March 2018 with possible extension
Workplace Location – Brisbane Inner City
Yearly salary – $77,054 – $84,150
Transport and Main Roads are seeking a high performing Cultural Heritage Officer to contribute to our strategic purpose to plan, manage and oversee the delivery of a safe efficient and integrated transport system that supports sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes in Queensland.
Transport and Main Roads plans, manages and delivers Queensland’s integrated transport network to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea. You will be working for an organisation that provides:
- Professional development opportunities
- A friendly and supportive workplace
- Attractive employee benefits
This role involves providing specialist cultural heritage advice and support (both Indigenous and historical) on Departmental policy/procedures, legislative requirements and best practice relating to cultural heritage management as part of the delivery of transport infrastructure projects for the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
This role also requires you to form strategic alliances with internal and external clients including Traditional Owners and/or their agents, concerned with the management of cultural heritage relevant to the department’s interests.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in Heritage Management, Heritage Conservation, Archaeology, Anthropology or related discipline, and would hold a current Class C driver’s licence.
In addition to specialist knowledge, skills and experience, the ideal candidate will have experience undertaking heritage research and archaeological surveys. They will also be experienced in GIS spatial analysis and a member of professional heritage bodies.
For more information including a full position description, click here.
Applications for this role close on 10 March 2017.
29. SITUATIONS VACANT Senior and Junior Historic Heritage Positions, AMBS Ecology & Heritage, Sydney
AMBS Ecology & Heritage was established in January 2016. We have a strong commitment to maintaining the high standards that have made us the consultancy of choice for our many clients.
The scope of our historic heritage project work includes, but is not limited to, heritage impact and significance assessment, management and interpretation plans, inspections and analysis of built and industrial heritage items and sites and archaeological fieldwork. AMBS now has an opportunity for historic heritage consultants with experience in one or more of these fields at the Senior and Junior levels.
- an honours degree in a heritage related discipline, or equivalent; Archaeology, Architecture, or History
- good research skills
- demonstrated report and computer skills
- an interest in a variety of project types
- a WorkCover General Induction Card (‘white card’), or willingness to obtain one
- a drivers’ licence
- a good understanding of Burra Charter principles
The Senior Historic Heritage Consultant will have not less than 3-5 years’ experience in historic heritage consultancy. Although not essential, a Masters’ degree in Heritage Conservation would be an asset.
The Junior Historic Heritage Consultant would have up to 3 years’ experience in historic heritage consultancy; however, consideration will be given to applicants with less experience but are enthusiastic and fit in with our team.
Salaries would be commensurate with experience and skills. The positions are challenging and stimulating and a key feature of our employment policy is mentoring of staff.
Please email Jennie Lindbergh for more information, or to submit an Expression of Interest and CV by Friday 10 March.
30. SITUATION VACANT Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
ANU’s CASS (College of Arts and Social Sciences) is looking for an outstanding and highly motivated interdisciplinary scholar who is looking to explore new and cutting-edge research directions in critical heritage studies. The successful applicant’s expertise would be in the broadly defined field of Heritage Studies. While the applicant should be able to teach in the area of heritage management and practice, they will also be able to develop course offerings that might engage with conceptual issues such as memory, commemoration, intangible heritage, oral/public history etc. that aim to place heritage practices in a critical and analytical context.
Applicants might have a disciplinary background in Archaeology, History, Memory Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Urban Planning or other cognate area, but should have an established record or a willingness to engage in an interdisciplinary context. Preference may be given to a person with research interests that bridge theoretical and applied heritage fields of expertise and who can demonstrate an interest in the development of Heritage Studies as an academic area of critical enquiry. An established publication record or the potential to develop a strong research profile is necessary for appointment at Level B, for appointment at Level C, the applicant should have course development and coordination experience and a recognised and established research agenda and an active record of publication.
The key responsibility of the position would be to teach into the Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies and participate in designing and delivering a broad Museum and Heritage Studies curriculum (including heritage management and practice, heritage theory, research methods). The position may also be expected to teach at undergraduate level. The ability to teach online or distance programs would be advantageous. The position will also contribute to the development of the research profile of the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies.
For more information and to apply, visit the Australian National University website.
Applications close 5 March 2017.
The City Plan Services group of companies is celebrating 20 years’ as an industry-leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage.
City Plan Heritage is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Heritage Consultant to join our Sydney team to provide high level cultural heritage consulting services.
Reporting to the Heritage Director, the successful applicant will be expected to carry out all the standard roles of a Senior Heritage Consultant, including but not limited to:
- Preparation of a range of heritage reports including Heritage Impact Statements, Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Assessments, Heritage Studies and Heritage Interpretation Strategies
- Management of several projects simultaneously and cope with competing deadlines
- Undertaking detailed historical research to the standard of a professional historian (including sourcing and analysis of archival sources) for Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Assessments, and Heritage Studies
- Working independently with no or minimal supervision
The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, pay attention to detail and provide a professional and courteous attitude when liaising with clients to focus upon and expand established client relationships. Management & organisational skills, an ability to prioritise, implement instructions and complete tasks unsupervised and in a timely manner whilst working as part of a team is essential.
Our assessment criteria for this position will include:
- Minimum 5 or more years’ experience working in the heritage sector with a particular focus on report writing, undertaking heritage studies and providing heritage advice
- A degree in cultural heritage or a related discipline is essential
- A background in archaeology and/or Australian architecture
- Membership to Australia ICOMOS (or eligibility for membership) is essential
The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible.
For more information on this role or to submit your application (including cover letter & CV), please contact Kim Bennett via email or phone (02) 8270 3500.
NBRSARCHITECTURE are currently seeking to appoint a Senior Heritage Consultant to join the NBRS Heritage Studio on a full-time basis. The Heritage Studio sits within the wider NBRSARCHITECTURE firm of Architectural, Landscape and Interior Design Studios.
NBRS Heritage have over forty years’ experience in cultural heritage management, including heritage assessment, adaptive re-use, preparation of conservation management plans, heritage impact statements, interpretation strategies, archival recordings and conservation schedules of work.
Applying candidates should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of heritage principles and the relevant statutory frameworks at a State and Local level. Experience working in the heritage sector in New South Wales would be an advantage.
The ideal candidate would meet the following selection criteria:
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrate an ability to investigate, assess and provide recommendations on a range of complex heritage issues
- Demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as contribute collaboratively in larger multi-disciplinary teams
- Demonstrate experience managing projects, clients and other stakeholder relationships and expectations
- Demonstrate experience managing their own work schedules to meet agreed project timeframes
- Have architectural qualifications
- Demonstrate practical experience in heritage management of the built environment and cultural landscapes
Membership of Australia ICOMOS is desirable.
Salary will be negotiable and will be based on your skill level and experience.
The full-time position is for our Sydney office.
Please send your application via email with ‘Senior Heritage Consultant job application’ as the email subject.
Niche has a vacancy in its NSW heritage team for an archaeologist and heritage consultant. This position is being offered on a permanent, full-time basis. We are seeking someone with up to 5 years of experience in the cultural heritage industry. Ideally you will have a professional focus and experience with Aboriginal archaeology and the management of Aboriginal heritage in the NSW regulatory context. Experience in historical archaeology and heritage management would also be viewed favourably. Key attributes we are looking for include:
- A relevant Bachelor-level university degree with Honours (minimum). A concentration within the field of Australian Aboriginal archaeology would be highly regarded
- Up to 5 years’ experience working on Australian Aboriginal archaeological and cultural heritage projects, particularly within NSW
- Good knowledge, understanding and experience with relevant NSW heritage legislation, particularly the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, its regulations, and associated statutory guidelines and codes of practice
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team of professionals
- Good problem solving, analytical, conceptual skills
- Good communication skills, including technical report writing
- Competence with technology, including experience with using GPS, tablets, laptop, digital cameras, and the Microsoft Office Suite of products
- A current driver’s licence
Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing any particular experience you see relevant to the position to Niche by email by close of business 20 February 2017.
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