Re-Imagining Museums and Galleries for a changing world
Wednesday 10 May 2017
9am-2pm (lunch included)
This masterclass is for community and health development, building resilience and so much more.
The ground breaking Happy Museum Project are coming to WA for a half day Masterclass designed for those who are focusing on sustainability and wellbeing in their practice, and for those who wish to learn more about the Happy Museum ethos. It is a pioneering program that looks at how museums and galleries can build links between sustainability and wellbeing to leave a legacy of long term cultural change within their organisation and communities.
Happy Museum deliberately seeks engaging emotions to promote wellbeing in staff, audiences and build resilience in organisations.
A must do Masterclass for the museum and gallery sector – don’t miss out!
Download the Happy Museums masterclass flyer.
Click here to register – note that registrations close 8 May.
The Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) invites you to this book launch.
When: 5.30pm-7.00pm, Friday, 12 May 2017
Where: Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University Drive South, University of Canberra
The Mundey story, published in 2016, is not simply that of a small-town boy making good in the big smoke. Yes: he grew up in a small north Queensland town and later made Sydney his home; but more importantly, his achievements in heritage conservation and grassroots politics led to his becoming a role model for those on both sides of politics who were incensed by the greed and bulldozer mentality displayed by key players (both public and private) during much of the era covered by the book.
A panel discussion on Green Bans, heritage conservation and Jack Mundey with author James Colman, Dr Tracy Ireland (Creative & Cultural Practice, Faculty of Arts & Design) and David Flannery (Chair ACT Heritage Council).
* Signed copies of “The House that Jack Built: Green Bans Hero”, (2016), will be available at the launch.
REGISTRATION: For more information and to register for the event, email Hamish Sinclair.
Roderick Simpson, Environment Commissioner with the Greater Sydney Commission, will present a talk on “learning from the first and second cities to conceive the third: an urban design perspective”.
Roderick Simpson is an architect and urban designer, and an Associate Professor in the Urbanism Program at the University of Sydney. He has worked for the Commonwealth and provided consultancy services to state and local governments in planning and urban design.
Mr Simpson led the urban design for the City of Sydney Sustainable Sydney 2030 strategy with the SGS consortium. He was instrumental in the development of BASIX and PRECINX. He is a member of various housing, transport and architectural design review panels including the UrbanGrowth Design Directorate.
Date & time: Thursday 18 May 2017, 5.30 for 6pm
Venue: URBIS, Tower 2, Level 23, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street Sydney
Cost – NOTE REDUCED: $10 AICOMOS members $15 non-members $5 full time students
RSVP: to Mary Knaggs by email by 15 May 2017
Download the AICOMOS_DOCOMOMO_Sydney Talk May 2017 flyer.
Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Dr Linda Young (Deakin University), on “Is there a Museum in the House?”
Why and how do certain historic houses become museums? Dr Linda Young launches her new book Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History with many strange, funny, embarrassing and inspiring stories about the museumisation of houses. Australia and NZ get a mention too.
Linda Young is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies at Deakin University, Australia.
Note: This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival organised by the National Trust Australia.
Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Venue: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins St, Tower 2, Level 12
Venue Tip: Deakin’s new city centre campus is between Southern Cross Station and Docklands, on tram routes 11 and 48 (Stop D15). Entry is via Tower Two. The reception desk directs you to an escalator to a bank of lifts and Deakin Downtown is on Level 12.
The Oxford Handbook of Public History
Edited by James B. Gardner and Paula Hamilton
The Oxford Handbook of Public History introduces the major debates within public history; the methods and sources that comprise a public historian’s tool kit; and exemplary examples of practice. It views public history as a dynamic process combining historical research and a wide range of work with and for the public, informed by a conceptual context. The editors acknowledge the imprecision bedeviling attempts to define public history, and use this book as an opportunity to shape the field by taking a deliberately broad view. They include professional historians who work outside the academy in a range of institutions and sites, and those who are politically committed to communicating history to the wide range of audiences. This volume provides the information and inspiration needed by a practitioner to succeed in the wide range of workplaces that characterizes public history today, for university teachers of public history to assist their students, and for working public historians to keep up to date with recent research.
Pre-publication discount: 30%.
Form more information, download the The Oxford Handbook of Public History flyer.
GML Heritage is undertaking consultation as part of the development of a Heritage Management Plan (HMP) for the ‘High Court–National Gallery Precinct’ on behalf of the National Capital Authority (NCA). The High Court–National Gallery ‘Precinct’ is an important landscape recognised for its heritage values through its inclusion in the National Heritage List (NHL).
GML is consulting via an online survey – providing an opportunity for the community and community groups to contribute to the HMP. The survey has been set up to hear about people’s associations, connections and feelings about the aesthetic character of the Precinct and the landscape that surrounds them.
The survey can be accessed at this link. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. The survey will be open until Sunday 7 May 2017.
Please note: the consultation for the Precinct differs from the recent online survey distributed by Context which focused solely on the National Gallery of Australia. The Precinct encompasses the broader area comprising the integrated and designed landscape of the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah at GML Heritage by email.
7. Symposium announcement: (ir)replaceable—a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making, University of Canberra, 21 June 2017
(ir)replaceable—a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making
Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra
12.00-5.30pm, followed by drinks
Join Cornelius Holtorf, Professor of Archaeology, Linnaeus University and guest of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra, and leading Australian heritage theorists and practitioners, to discuss what happens when conservation is envisioned as future-making rather than preservation. The symposium will commence with a presentation by Cornelius Holtorf in conversation with Denis Byrne, Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University – two of today’s most innovative and provocative heritage thinkers. Questions to be explored include:
- Is the past irreplaceable and non-renewable or renewed and remade through heritage conservation?
- What can we learn from reflecting on the history of heritage conservation?
- How have our current heritage practices and policies contributed to building a more just and sustainable society?
- What future risks and opportunities can be influenced by our policies and practices in the present?
We welcome further provocations on these topics, broadly interpreted, to build a constructive, collaborative agenda for the Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), in the lead up to the 2018 Heritage Across Borders Conference in Hangzhou, China. Confirmed provocateurs include Alice Gorman (Flinders University), Ian Travers (President, Australia ICOMOS), Tim Winter (President, ACHS) and Sheridan Burke (President, ICOMOS Advisory Committee; President, International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage).
Submit a provocation (see instructions below), come to join the discussion, or to listen and reflect on what the future of heritage might be. A full programme will be disseminated in early June. Online registration is now open.
Conveners: Tracy Ireland (University of Canberra) and Steve Brown (University of Sydney) (ACHS Aus/NZ Chapter Coordinators), in conjunction with Denis Byrne (Western Sydney University).
Details of our previous symposium ‘(in)significance’ can be found at this link.
How to submit a proposal for a provocation: a provocation will comprise a succinct (five-minute) presentation that raises an important current or future issue for heritage, contests, or offers an alternative perspective on an accepted component of heritage theory and/or practice.
Download the (ir)replaceable symposium flyer.
Over the last 7 years we’ve followed more than 70 builds all around Australia and we’re on the hunt for more!
From heritage buildings to mud brick homes, state of the art modernist masterpieces to houses made from plastic and old tyres, we want to come along for the ride as your unique project comes to life.
So if you’re planning, designing or building a Grand Design, then let us know! By 31 May 2017.
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 Grants Program was announced as part of the Victorian Budget 2015-16, and 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.
Round one successful applications announced
Applications for the 2016-17 competitive stream of the Living Heritage Grants Program were extremely competitive, with almost 100 applications received.
A total of 20 projects were successful in securing funding for urgently required conservation works and will share in $1.65 million of funding awarded through the program’s first round.
More information regarding the successfully funded projects can be found at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
Applications for 2017-18 are now open
Applications for the second round of the competitive community heritage grants program are now open and will close on 1 June 2017. There will be subsequent grant rounds in 2018 and 2019.
For more information, please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website or email the Living Heritage Team.
Seminar: Local Government – Public Art
A seminar for managers of public art programs, looking into current trends and issues, and offering discussion and practical tips for commissioning public art projects and for planning and developing public art collections.
- Simon Doyle, Arts Development Officer, City of Casey
- Karra Rees, Public Arts Officer, City of Yarra
- Lynda Roberts, Public Art Program Manager, Public Art Melbourne, City of Melbourne
Date: Thursday 11 May
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Studio One Community Hub, Richmond
Cost: Members and Non-Members: $40 Students: $20
> Book now to secure your place
Workshop: Disaster Preparedness for Community Museums
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. Workshop content will be delivered by Noni Zachri, Paper and Photographs Conservator at the University of Melbourne Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.
Date: Tuesday 23 May
Time: 10:30am – 4pm
Venue: Daylesford Historical Society
Cost: Members: $10 Non-Members: $20
11. Nominations sought for positions on the Heritage Council of WA and its Register and Development Committees
Western Australians who are interested in shaping the future direction of our State’s heritage are invited to nominate for the Heritage Council and its Register and Development Committees.
Heritage Council of Western Australia Chair Anne Arnold said the Council played an important role in the identification, conservation and sensitive development of Western Australia’s cultural heritage.
“We are seeking motivated people who have demonstrated knowledge of or experience in heritage matters, particularly professionals working in the industry or those who have experience serving on boards and committees in related areas,” Mrs Arnold said. “Applicants should be prepared to make a substantial commitment in terms of time and expertise.”
There is one position available on the Heritage Council and four on each of the Register and Development Committees.
More information is available from the WA State Heritage Office website.
Nominations close on 17 May 2017.
The International Scientific Committee (ISC) on Places of Religion and Ritual (PRERICO) is now officially established, following the decision of the Advisory Committee, together with the ICOMOS Board, in March.
PRERICO has been established to research, and provide specialised interests in Monuments and Sites of Religions and Ritual, including places of world religions and local traditions and beliefs, religious heritage and sacred places including their intangible significance.
For more information on this new International Scientific Committee, click here.
Read the latest edition of the Heritage Council’s eNewsletter, Heritage Matters.
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 Department of Communication & the Arts, dated 2 May 2017.
The Government has appointed Ms Alison Page and Mr David Blackley as part-time members of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) for three years each.
Ms Page is a descendant of the Walbanga and Wadi Wadi people of the Yuin nation and a leader in contemporary Australian design. Ms Page established her own interior design studio in 1999, founded the National Aboriginal Design Agency and has won numerous awards including an International Federation of Interior Architects Award and Australian Jewellery Design Award.
She is currently a Director of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Land Corporation and Chair of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
Mr Blackley was Chairman of Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne and National Creative Director across the company’s offices in Australia and New Zealand. Under his leadership, Clemenger BBDO won “Australian Agency of the Year” award eight times.
Mr Blackley was also inducted into the Australian Advertising Hall of Fame in 2015 for his achievements in the advertising industry.
The Council is responsible for the performance of the ANMM and its exhibition and preservation of Australian maritime heritage.
Find out more – read the Minister’s media release.
15. Collaboration to revitalise Acton Peninsula for the future – National Museum of Australia 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 National Museum of Australia, dated 2 May 2017.
Today the National Capital Authority (NCA) released the Acton Peninsula Precinct Draft Structure Plan for community consultation. The draft plan sets out the long-term planning policies to guide the future development of this prominent location into an internationally recognised precinct of culture, education and recreation.
The draft plan has been developed in close collaboration between the NCA and the cultural and educational institutions on and around Acton Peninsula including The Australian National University (ANU), the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the National Museum of Australia (NMA), and the ACT Government.
NCA Chief Executive Malcolm Snow said that all the institutions had an exciting long-term vision for the peninsula which to be realised, needed a supporting urban design framework to ensure the proper development and management of the area.
‘The outcome of this collaboration is an ambitious shared aspiration to create an internationally recognised precinct that showcases Australia’s national identity and innovation capacity. This draft plan is the first step in starting a meaningful conversation with the community to seek their views on ideas to improve the quality of the public spaces on and around the peninsula and boost its potential as a place that supports exchange in all its forms. Globally, cities seeking to boost their competitiveness are recognising the economic and social value of harnessing the potential of their institutional assets,’ Mr Snow said.
Acton Peninsula is an outstanding natural feature in the Central National Area and is the setting for some of Australia’s most important cultural and educational institutions.
‘These institutions and the diverse activities they support are significant both at a local and national level. However, the existing connections and interactions between them are currently weak. The draft plan seeks to address this by resolving a range of physical constraints and proposing new opportunities to co-ordinate the long-term development of the precinct,’ Mr Snow said.
NMA Director Dr Mathew Trinca said that the popular site, which attracts thousands of visitors and tourists, would benefit from improved place-making opportunities.
‘The integration of built form and landscape to improve the public realm will strengthen the visitor’s experience and enable the peninsula to be transformed into a destination. The proposal speaks to the setting of the site and enhances its landscape quality,’ Dr Trinca said.
AIATSIS acting Chief Executive Officer Craig Ritchie reaffirmed the desire for the Peninsula to develop as one of Canberra’s premier gathering places.
‘Rich in culture and history, the way we share and tell our first peoples’ stories on the Peninsula has the potential to be enhanced through more imaginative and innovative uses of the space. We have the opportunity to create a connected and vibrant precinct that focuses visitors, educators and researchers on Australia’s unique culture,’ Mr Ritchie said.
ANU Executive Director of Administration and Planning Chris Grange is confident the draft plan will help inform each institution’s individual masterplans.
‘Through this collective vision, the Peninsula Partners will have an overarching framework to guide future planning initiatives and allow us to explore these possibilities with the community. The transformation of the site is a long-term vision, to be realised in decades to come,’ Mr Grange said.
City to the Lake Director with the ACT Government Nicholas Holt, said that the draft Structure Plan is designed to promote connectivity and blend the uses of the Peninsula to improve the public realm.
‘This is an opportunity to activate the Peninsula and to deliver seamless linkages to each of the surrounding precincts including the adjacent West Basin waterfront. An improved network of public open space will connect each area to produce an inviting, modern and active site,’ Mr Holt said.
The draft plan will inform the Acton Peninsula Precinct Code in the National Capital Plan.
‘The community can be assured that they will have a further opportunity to comment after this initial round of consultation, when we propose an amendment to the Plan,’ Mr Snow said.
Community consultation will be open for six weeks and ends at midnight on Tuesday 13 June 2017. Public information drop-in sessions with NCA planning staff will be held from 11am to 2pm on Thursday 18 May, Saturday 20 May and Tuesday 23 May at the National Museum of Australia. The draft plan and information about how to provide feedback is available on the National Capital Authority.
More information is also available here (scroll through to end of media release).
Museums Australia (Victoria) is pleased to announce their judging panel for the Victorian Museum Awards 2017:
Emily McCulloch Childs is a visual arts writer, researcher, publisher, curator, and co-Director of McCulloch & McCulloch. She is co-author & publisher of the 4th edition of McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art and McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide.
Neil Sharkey is Exhibitions Curator at the Shrine of Remembrance. He began his curatorial career at the National Archives of Australia. Neil has developed the Shrine’s Second World War permanent gallery as well as authored dozens of temporary exhibitions.
Michelle Smith is Senior Curator and Manager of the Gold Museum. She was previously Senior Curator of the National Wool Museum and has an extensive background working in regional as well as major city museums.
The Awards recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations whose commitment and passion contribute to the excellence of the Victorian museum and gallery sector.
The nomination process is simple, free, and open to both members and non-members, so why not nominate?
For more information about the nomination categories and to download the guidelines and forms, click here.
Nominations close Friday 19 May.
There are only 14 tickets left for the Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioner’s Workshop on 19 May 2017 at the Big Dig Centre in the Rocks.
If you haven’t already booked your ticket for the event, do so as soon as possible before bookings close on 15 May 2017.
Click here to book your seat.
18. Queen Victoria Market – National Heritage Listing assessment opens for public consultation + other QVM news
Public comments are now welcome for the National Heritage nomination of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market (QVM), currently being assessed by the Australian Heritage Council. Click on the links below for more information.
- read the joint Media Release from Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP & CR Robert Doyle
- read more about the proposed QVM National Heritage Listing
- read more about the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal
Written comments on the National Heritage List proposal for the Queen Victoria Market are due by close of business 14 July 2017.
19. 3rd Caribbean Conference of National Trusts and Preservation Societies, Curaçao, 16-19 November 2017
The 3rd Caribbean Conference of National Trusts and Preservation Societies
16-19 November 2017
The 3rd Caribbean Conference of National Trusts and Preservation Societies will be held in the world heritage city Willemstad, capital of the island of Curaçao. The conference is hosted by the Curaçao Heritage Platform.
Emphasizing the importance of heritage and its conservation, the conference aims to bring together stakeholders, heritage professionals and enthusiasts and societies in November 2017.
For more information, visit the conference website.
The ITCILO (part of the UN system and training arm of International Labour Organisation) is launching a call for applications for the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, which will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018.
The Master is designed by the University of Turin, the Politecnico di Torino and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in collaboration with the UNESCO Cultural sector and World Heritage Centre and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).
The Programme provides a solid foundation in cultural economics, going through the value chain of cultural tangible and intangible resources. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of heritage, enabling the monitoring of their effectiveness. It also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, other UNESCO designations and any kind of cultural resources.
The Master will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018 and is divided into three major learning cycles:
- The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 16 October 2017 and will end on 19 January 2018.
- The second cycle, from 22 January 2018 to 18 May 2018, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Class attendance is compulsory for the entire period.
- The third cycle, from 21 May 2018 to 12 October 2018, will be a research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their final project.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.
CIPA2017 – Digital Workflows for Conservation
28 August – 1 September 2017
Late registration is open until 15 June – click here for more information.
CIPA 2017, with partners and contributors is organizing a number of exciting workshops and tutorial on digital workflows for heritage conservation. Workshops and tutorial have an additional cost, but a discount is available for participants registered for the symposium – deadline for workshop/tutorial registration is 1 June 2017.
22. “Garden Heritage: Restoration – Care – Presentation” conference, Czech Republic, 21-24 September 2017 – call for papers
The ICOMOS IFLA ISCCL (International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes), in collaboration with the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute, is organising a conference titled ‘Garden Heritage: Restoration – Care – Presentation’ to be held in the Czech Republic on 21-24 September 2017.
A call for papers has been issued. The call for abstracts is open until 15 May 2017. Proposals from ISC members will be greatly welcomed by the conference organisers.
For more information, click on the links below.
- ICOMOS_IFLA_Garden Heritage conference leaflet
- ICOMOS_IFLA_Garden Heritage conference – call for papers
- ICOMOS_IFLA_Garden Heritage conference – Application form
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
The Best in Heritage is an international, annual survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. More than twenty projects from the world, proclaimed the best in the previous year on national or international level, are invited to the conference to present their success stories. In brief, we display and celebrate excellence from the field of museums and heritage. The conference takes place each September in Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World heritage site.
For more information about the featured projects for 2017, click here.
EXPONATEC COLOGNE: The Best in Heritage Excellence Club, 22-24 November 2017
Following on from The Best in Heritage will be the Excellence Club. In November 2017, international companies will present innovations, product development and design, design and technology solutions at EXPONATEC COLOGNE. Furthermore, questions of museum and information management, security, transport and logistics as well as multimedia or augmented reality concepts are again important topics of the trade fair.
For more information on this event, click here.
The 22nd International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 2017) will take place at the City Hall of Vienna, Austria from 8-10 November 2017.
The main topic of this year: Urban Archaeology and Integration – Combining archaeology, history, and new technologies.
The organising committee invites proposals for paper presentations, round tables, poster-presentation/award, app-presentation/award and science slam.
- Deadline Call: 31 May 2017
- Notification speakers/presenters: 30 June 2017
For more information, visit the conference website.
To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums, click here.
Click here to read the latest news from the Johnston Collection.
To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.
Click here for information about new publications and other National Trust news.
EXPERIENCED CONSERVATION ARCHITECT
Location – Melbourne (St Kilda)
RBA Architects are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Conservation Architect to join our team of skilled professional staff. The position is full-time and offers the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of exciting and challenging projects.
RBA Architects is a well-established specialised conservation architecture practice and consultancy offering a diverse mix of services relating to the management and adaptation of heritage places. Our projects are both local and international, and we have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients. Our office culture is collegial, cutting edge and research driven.
The ideal applicant will have:
- A degree in architecture, and preferably post-graduate qualifications in heritage management
- Minimum 3 years’ experience as a conservation architect
- Knowledge of Australian architectural history
- Knowledge of 19th and 20th century construction practices and materials
- Familiarity with statutory heritage frameworks and the Burra Charter
- Ability to provide architectural conservation advice
- Ability to prepare conservation works schedules and oversee their implementation
- Ability to liaise with clients, project managers, contractors, consultants and other architects to facilitate good heritage outcomes
- Proficiency in AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe and Revit, preferably also pencil and butter paper.
- Proficiency in sustainable design
- A good sense of humour
Interstate and international applicants welcome. Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience.
Please email your CV and a cover letter to Roger Beeston (Director). If you would like further information regarding this position please send an email to the above address.
GML is a vibrant consultancy that collaborates with clients and communities to deliver heritage services of enduring value. Our consulting team of 40+ has expertise in urban planning, archaeology, architecture, public history, Aboriginal cultural heritage, and interpretation. Our staff have opportunities to work on some of the most significant heritage places and projects across Australia supported by industry leaders. We provide a stimulating training and development program that encourages all employees to grow their skills and knowledge. We also offer a range of employment benefits including an employee profit share scheme, loyalty leave, paid parental leave, income protection insurance, employee referral scheme, a health and wellbeing program, and fun social activities.
We are seeking two experienced cultural heritage specialists to join our Heritage Places Team at the Senior Consultant and Associate (or higher) levels. These are full time positions, based in our Sydney office. The roles will provide specialist heritage advice across a range of built heritage services, including heritage assessments, conservation management plans, and heritage impact statements, and will respond to architectural and planning issues across government, property management, and urban development. The roles will also prepare project proposals and tender submissions including identifying tasks, roles, timeframes, and budgets.
GML is a vibrant consultancy that collaborates with clients and communities to deliver heritage services of enduring value. With offices in Sydney and Canberra, our consulting team of 40+ has expertise in urban planning, archaeology, architecture, public history, Aboriginal cultural heritage, and interpretation. Our staff have opportunities to work on some of the most significant heritage places and projects across Australia supported by industry leaders. We provide a stimulating training and development program that encourages all employees to grow their skills and knowledge. We also have a range of employment benefits including an employee profit share scheme, loyalty leave, paid parental leave, income protection insurance, employee referral scheme, a health and wellbeing program, and fun social activities.
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced operations/administration all-rounder to fill the full-time role of Practice Manager based in our Sydney office. The Practice Manager will provide high-level, day to day operational and administrative support across the firm. Tasks and responsibilities include premises and equipment, administration, human resources, information technology, compliance and legal, functions and events, corporate projects, project support, production, and managing a small team.
GBA Heritage is a well-established heritage consultancy practice, respected for our role in heritage asset management, advisory services and liaison on heritage issues. Our multi-disciplinary team provides services ranging from conservation and adaptive re-use advice, skilled liaison with government bodies throughout NSW, and the preparation of heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, cultural tourism and interpretation plans, in addition to Land and Environment Court appeals. We have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients, offering the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of challenging projects.
We are seeking a highly motivated Heritage Consultant who can work both independently and as part of a medium-sized team of skilled professional staff.
You will have considerable experience in the heritage field. You will have had prior experience in complex heritage assessments, a familiarity with the relevant legislation and excellent project delivery skills. You will also have a strong track record of establishing trusted advisor/client relationships. Your role will include the provision of responsible, rational and creative expert heritage advice to clients, architectural colleagues and building contractors.
The ideal applicant for this position will have:
- Relevant professional qualification/s
- Experience in Australian heritage conservation practice
- Familiarity with traditional building construction methods and materials
- Experience in adaptive re-use projects
- Familiarity with New South Wales heritage legislation
- Skills to liaise and negotiate with government agencies, clients, architects and the community to facilitate positive heritage outcomes
- Demonstrated historical research skills
- Demonstrated ability to prepare heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, and interpretation plans
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and balance priorities
Desirable but not essential:
- Post-graduate qualifications in Heritage Conservation, Conservation Architecture or other related conservation fields
- Australia ICOMOS membership
This position is full time. Those wishing to apply for this position are encouraged to send a cover letter and their resume to GBA Heritage by email.
Strategic Heritage Officer
- Salary from $85,115 to $95,971.82 pa + super
- Potential to earn additional allowance of up to $4,531 pa
- Modern harbourside offices with beach and garden surrounds!
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.
This is a full time, Monday to Friday position. However, we will also consider a part time candidate three to four consecutive days a week.
We offer a nine day fortnight and full maintained private use motor vehicle under Council’s leaseback scheme to full time staff.
- 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
- View the full Position Description & 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 5 May 2017
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.
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