Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 780

  1. [NEW ITEM] Vale Leo van Nispen
  2. [NEW ITEM] Haunting, Memory and Place: 21-22 September 2017, Melbourne School Of Design, University of Melbourne
  3. [NEW ITEM] DOCOMOMO Victoria Talks and Round-Table Discussion Night, 7 June
  4. [NEW ITEM] CHASS 2017 Australia Prizes – nominations open
  5. [NEW ITEM] Victorian Museum Awards 2017 – closing date extended
  6. [NEW ITEM] Change Over Time – call for papers
  7. [UPDATED ITEM] Funding grants for women’s leadership development – deadline extended
  8. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  9. Living Heritage Grants Program – applications open
  10. PALRC Reminder: Open Standards/Healthy Country Planning workshop
  11. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 25 May
  12. Call for Expressions of Interest – ATCH 2018 Visiting Fellows Program
  13. 14th Biennial Urban History Planning History conference, Melbourne, Jan-Feb 2018 – abstracts invited
  14. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 31 May
  15. Grand Designs Australia is casting for Series 8
  16. 6th International Congress on Construction History, Brussels, 9-13 July 2018 – call for abstracts
  17. Symposium announcement: (ir)replaceable—a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making, University of Canberra, 21 June 2017
  18. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – call for applications
  19. Help create a teaching space within the Fryer Library
  20. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Officer, Heritage Victoria
  21. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Director-General, ICCROM, Italy
  22. PANEL OPPORTUNITY South Australian Design Review Program
  23. CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY Significance of Early Colonial Buildings, Tasmanian Heritage Council
  24. SITUATION VACANT Project Architect, Lucas Stapleton Johnson & Partners, Sydney
  25. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, RBA Architects, Melbourne
  26. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney
  27. SITUATION VACANT Principal Heritage Architect, Brisbane City Council


1. [NEW ITEM] Vale Leo van Nispen

It is with an immense sadness and heavy heart that we inform you that former ICOMOS Director, Leo van Nispen tot Sevenaer, passed away on 8 May 2017. Former Director of the Netherlands Department for Conservation of Monuments, Leo was in charge of the International Secretariat from 1991 to 1994 – and was greatly appreciated by the staff for his positive energy and hard work, inventiveness, fairness, warmth and good humour – those of us who worked for him at the time remember him with great fondness. Among many other things – he was instrumental in putting the issue of risk preparedness firmly on the map as a concern for ICOMOS and in stimulating the creation of the Blue Shield and its recognition within the 2nd Protocol of the Hague Convention. The epitome of a true gentleman.

Australia ICOMOS offers its deepest condolences to Leo’s family, friends and colleagues.


2. [NEW ITEM] Haunting, Memory and Place: 21-22 September 2017, Melbourne School Of Design, University of Melbourne

We are currently inviting applications for the annual symposium of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH), based within the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne – more details on keynote speakers to follow.

Submit your abstract of no more than 500 words by 10 June 2017 to Dr Gareth Wilson by email. Successful applicants will be invited to present a 15 minute paper. Applications from early career researchers and PhD students are strongly encouraged.

About the Symposium

We are haunted, we architects and historians; seeking knowledge in ephemeral traces and altered landscapes. We become intimately bound by the ghosts that we chase through the archives, longing for understanding through fragments of the practices and projects that are left behind. We seek resonances in the space, buildings and objects of the past.

What of the spectres of history and geography that have haunted architecture’s production, and the dark shadows of influence and authority drawn between Europe and its colonies? And what of the architects we study; what reverberations of bankruptcy and inferior workmanship, self-doubts, critiques and unfulfilled visions are they plagued by?

Symposium Themes

We invite contributors to consider:

  • Specular and spectral colonial comparisons.
  • Knowledge lost and recovered, archives absent and exhumed.
  • The ghosts of misadventure, forgotten rituals, routines and procedures, and lost opportunities.
  • Multiple pasts, the incongruities and dissonances of history; unsettled abject and uncanny spaces, places and narratives.
  • Recurrent apparitions of architectural figures, whether canonical or outlying, within history and practice.
  • Writing, drawing and photography as vehicles for figuring architecture’s spectres.
  • How particular architectural typologies, spaces or cities are haunted by confluences of fiction, myth, memory and popular culture, and acts of commemoration or desecration.
  • The influence of the historic imagination in contemporary culture; its impact on our reverence of place and inhabitation, in the treatment of heritage fabric and ruins, and attempts to resuscitate and interpret through digital means.
  • The pursuit of affect, reverberation and atmosphere in historical architectural sites.

It is intended that selected papers from this conference will be published in the format of an edited book or special edition journal.

Registration Fees

A fee of $50 will apply, to cover catering expenses.

Further information

For further details, please contact Gareth Wilson by email, ACAHUCH Research & Project Officer.


3. [NEW ITEM] DOCOMOMO Victoria Talks and Round-Table Discussion Night, 7 June

Wednesday 7 June @ 6.00 pm
Boyd House, Walsh Street, South Yarra (Boyd Foundation)

Please join us for two short talks:

  • Andrew Murray : “From Concrete to Quokkas: the work of Gus Ferguson”
  • Giorgio Marfella: “Late 20th century skyscrapers: problems of memory, heritage and interpretation”

PLUS A round-table discussion and input on short-listing entries for the proposed edited book:

MODERN: Australian Modernism in architecture, landscape and design

All DOCOMOMO friends and members welcome (please distribute invite). Usual gold coin donation for drinks and nibbles.

RSVP: by email to Hannah Lewi


4. [NEW ITEM] CHASS 2017 Australia Prizes – nominations open

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites nominations for their 2017 Australia Prizes. 

The annual CHASS Australia Prizes are a great opportunity for the sector to showcase the excellent work being done in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australia. 

Kindly note nominations are currently open for four categories:

  • Book: non-fiction – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Book Prize
  • Distinctive Work: an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences policy – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize
  • Future Leader: an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences – cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders >> 2017 CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize
  • Student: an essay, project or performance in any Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences area – $500 voucher sponsored by Co-Op >> 2017 CHASS Australia Student Prize

Terms and conditions apply, please refer linked flyers above and the CHASS website for more information. Download the 2017 CHASS Australia Prizes – Nominations Open flyer.

Nominations are open from anyone regardless of their years of training/study in the field, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria.

Please note there is no nomination fee for any category, and self-nominations are welcome. Applications can be made online via the CHASS website.

This year, the Australia Prizes will be awarded on 10 October in Melbourne. If you’re interested, there are photos from last year’s event on the CHASS Facebook page and more information about past winners is available at this link.

Kindly note nominations will close at 5pm, 30 June 2017 and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early.


5. [NEW ITEM] Victorian Museum Awards 2017 – closing date extended

We have some good news for all those still considering whether to nominate for the Victorian Museum Awards 2017: the closing date for submission of entries has been extended to Friday 26 May.

The Victorian Museum Awards recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations whose commitment and passion brings excellence to Victoria’s museum and gallery sector.

For more information about the nomination categories and to download the guidelines and forms, click here.


6. [NEW ITEM] Change Over Time – call for papers

Change Over Time – A Peer Reviewed Journal: Call For Papers
Design and the Historic Environment
Spring 2018
Guest Editor: Pamela W. Hawkes FAIA

Change is essential to sustaining heritage sites, enabling them to meet new uses and evolving expectations, goals, and requirements. Historic settings gain deeper meaning through thoughtful contemporary design, and contemporary design is enriched by rigorous dialogue with historic environs. These premises are fundamental to contemporary heritage planning yet remain highly controversial in the realms of both conservation and design.

Can preservation guidelines establish clear expectations without predicting design outcomes? How abstract can design references to the building or context be before they disrupt the integrity of the setting or meaning? This issue will explore strategies for design in historic contexts. We welcome submissions on a range of topics: analysing and documenting character-defining features of heritage settings, particularly those beyond the visual and two dimensional; regulations that promote sensitive yet organic growth and development of conservation areas; and critical analysis of design solutions for landscapes, buildings, neighbourhoods, and archaeological sites. Papers may include theoretical explorations, historical examples, or critiques of case studies.

Articles are generally restricted to 7,500 or fewer words (the approximate equivalent of thirty pages of double-spaced, twelve-point type) and may include up to ten images.

Shorter case studies emphasizing initial design responses and intent will also be considered to explore how designers approach the problem of historical context. See the author guidelines for full details or email Kecia Fong for further information.

Visit the Change Over Time website.


7. [UPDATED ITEM] Funding grants for women’s leadership development – deadline extended

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s humanities sector.

Women in the humanities sector are advised that a residual pool of scholarship funding is currently available to participate in a range of leadership development programs commencing in the second half of 2017. The funding batch has been provisioned for this financial year and must be awarded by June 30.

WLA has a vested interest in improving the health and diversity of the humanities industry, and our Charter recognises the important and positive role that women can contribute as a result of increased participation, particularly at senior/executive levels within organisations.

The fee support opportunity is not expected to be available in the foreseeable future once this funding window closes. At this stage, Expressions of Interest are being sourced until the extended deadline of 16 June 2017 via this link.


8. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.


9. Living Heritage Grants Program – applications open

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.


10. PALRC Reminder: Open Standards/Healthy Country Planning workshop

A last minute reminder for a course this Australian winter, conducted by the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC), at the Wet Tropics at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory (near Cairns, Qld) – a World Heritage Area. See the Daintree_Flyer_A4_2017 for more information.

Registrations for the Daintree course close on 28 May.


11. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 25 May

Issues with Engineering Heritage – Canberra and Beyond
presented by Keith Baker, Past Chair of Engineering Heritage Australia

Keith Baker will present key issues related to engineering heritage both in Canberra and more generally in Australia. In doing so, Keith explores what ‘engineering heritage’ is, its overlap with industrial heritage, potential connections with Indigenous heritage, and that it may be moveable. Issues for engineering heritage related to conservation and maintenance Burra Charter principles are explored, as are difficulties in interpretation and presentation, related also to safety standards. Keith also raises the need for more practising engineers to be aware of heritage standards and to be involved in conservation projects. This talk is an opportunity to heighten our awareness of this aspect of our cultural heritage.

Keith Baker is a chartered professional engineer with post-graduate qualifications in cultural heritage management. He was commissioned by Engineers Australia to write a book “A Century of Canberra Engineering” for Canberra’s centenary in 2013 and was recently awarded the John Monash Medal for outstanding contribution to engineering heritage.

Members and the public are welcome. This is part of a series of talks organised by Australia ICOMOS.

Refreshments available appropriate to the talk’s topic! ($5.00 donation appreciated). Do come and join us.

Date & Time: 5.00-7.00pm, Thursday 25 May 2017 – 5.30pm start for talk
Venue: Barton Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side) – Note change of room
RSVP: to Marilyn Truscott via email


12. Call for Expressions of Interest – ATCH 2018 Visiting Fellows Program

The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Visiting Fellows Program 2018. The program welcomes Expressions of Interest from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture.

ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people, recent fellows and events please visit the ATCH website.

The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured. The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.

The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances.

Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to RHD events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.

While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through EOIs, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted as a single PDF file and address the following items in this order:

  • Name and contact details
  • Title of Research Project
  • Short Research Proposal including intended outcomes (500 words)
  • Short Biography including details of qualifications and 2 recent publications (200 words)
  • Citizenship & Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
  • Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
  • Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds
  • Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship in 2018

If the EOI proceeds to the second stage, the candidate will be invited to submit additional documentation, including:

  • A short statement of relevance to ATCH Centre and existing members’ work
  • Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research
  • Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis)
  • Name and contact details for 2 referees

Please note that the Australian Academic Year runs across two semesters from March to November with inter-semester breaks from late June to July and December to February.

EOIs should be submitted by email to Deborah van der Plaat by 1 July 2017. Candidates will be notified by 1 September 2017 if they have proceeded to the second stage.

For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat by email.


13. 14th Biennial Urban History Planning History conference, Melbourne, Jan-Feb 2018 – abstracts invited

14th Biennial Urban History Planning History Conference
RMIT University, Melbourne
31 January – 2 February 2018

The conference organisers invite you to submit an abstract for the 14th Biennial Urban History Planning History Conference, with the theme “Remaking Cities”. This year’s conference will be hosted by the RMIT Centre for Urban Research in Melbourne.

The theme Remaking Cities is inspired by Melbourne as an exemplar of cities that are continually re-made: as a centre of manufacturing, as a city built on land and infrastructure speculation, and as a place that has been re-made over the long-established land-based practices of the Kulin nation. For more information about the sub-themes, visit the conference website.


Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (4000 words text max) for publication in the peer reviewed conference proceedings. You are required to register and attend the conference for your paper to be published in the proceedings.

Deadline for abstracts is 19 May 2017.


14. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 31 May

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

Time: 5.00pm

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.


15. Grand Designs Australia is casting for Series 8





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.

Click here for more information.


16. 6th International Congress on Construction History, Brussels, 9-13 July 2018 – call for abstracts

The 6th International Congress on Construction History (6 ICCH) will be held in Brussels, from 9-13 July 2018. The congress follows on successful congresses held in Madrid (2003), Cambridge UK (2006), Cottbus (2009), Paris (2012) and Chicago (2015).

The call for abstracts is open. We invite researchers and practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to submit a 400-word abstract before 15 June 2017. More information on the open and thematic sessions and the submission procedure can be found at the congress website.

If your abstract is selected for a paper presentation at the congress, you will be notified by September 15, 2017. The deadline to submit full papers is December 1, 2017. Papers presented at the congress will be published in proceedings available at the congress. All papers and presentations must be in English.

If you have questions related to this procedure or if you experience any problems in submitting your abstract, please contact the congress secretariat by email.


17. 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.

The proposal should comprise a title, abstract (up to 200 words) and author(s) bio (up to 150 words) and be submitted by 31 May 2017 to both Tracy Ireland by email and Steve Brown by email.

Download the (ir)replaceable symposium flyer.


18. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – call for applications

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

For further information visit The International Training Centre website or email the Course Organisers.


19. Help create a teaching space within the Fryer Library


Artist, Jane Grealy’s sketch of the proposed Fryer Library Collection Teaching Space

The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library is fundraising to create a teaching space that will allow for greater access to our heritage collections for students across all disciplines of the University and our external community.

For generations our friends and supporters have been committed to building the heritage collections housed in the Library. From its establishment in 1927, following a £10 donation from the UQ Dramatic Society in memory of former student John Denis Fryer, the collection has become a resource of national significance. Fryer Library holdings include rare books, regalia, photographs, recordings, Australian literary and historical manuscripts, and Queensland architectural plans.

With your help we can ensure these collections are promoted and accessed more broadly across the University, and by external community groups, through the creation of a dedicated teaching and networking space. The study space will be themed around architecture and will include large, interactive digital screens that will allow researchers to access digitised plans in their original size. Adjacent to the room will be an outdoor terrace to facilitate networking events.

Support this project online or for more information contact Erin Pearl, Advancement Manager, UQ Library, (07) 3365 3483 or 0417 325 312.


20. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Officer, Heritage Victoria

Heritage Officer – Heritage Victoria VPSG4 – Fixed term position to 30 June 2018

Heritage Victoria is currently seeking a Heritage Officer who will contribute to the work of the multi-disciplinary team delivering Heritage Victoria’s statutory functions. The position will provide high-level advice through the assessment of permit applications for heritage places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register. This position will provide the technical recommendations required to deliver this statutory function and provide advice to clients and other stakeholders on statutory processes and heritage matters. You will prepare accurate and timely briefing papers, reports, and correspondence on complex issues that impact on the delivery of departmental programs, and provide advice to senior management. This is a fixed term position until 30, June 2018.

Applications close at midnight Thursday 25 May 2017.

Further details are available at this link.


21. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Director-General, ICCROM, Italy

Director-General for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

Grade: D2 (United Nations Compensation and Classification Scale)
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Maximum duration of contract: 6 years
Starting date: January 2018

ICCROM is looking for a new Director-General (DG). The DG will report to the ICCROM Council and will lead approx. 40 multinational staff from its headquarters in Rome.

As our new DG you will demonstrate strong transformative capacity to shape ICCROM for the future; increasing its impact and visibility by delivering state of the art training programs, advocacy and dissemination of knowledge to member states and heritage communities.

You will focus on world concerns for cultural heritage, promoting effective disaster risk management strategies in situations of conflict, providing innovative effective responses to emerging issues and pioneering new approaches to the conservation of cultural heritage.

More information about this opportunity is available at the ICCROM website.

Applications close 25 June 2017 at 12:00 noon (CET).


22. PANEL OPPORTUNITY South Australian Design Review Program

Are you passionate about good design in South Australia?

Are you a strong, clear and confident communicator with experience reviewing significant construction projects?

The South Australian Design Review Program is seeking new members for its Design Review Panel.

Since the Design Review program was established in 2011, 350 design reviews have been undertaken of over 120 significant projects throughout South Australia, with a total value of $4.5 billion.

The Design Review Panel assists the Government Architect in delivering independent design advice to the Development Assessment Commission, informed by all aspects of best practice urban design.

The Office for Design and Architecture South Australia is seeking applications from all sectors of the design community to join the existing Design Review Panel, particularly professionals with experience within the fields of urban design, medium density residential design, sustainable development, education, landscape architecture, infrastructure and heritage. New members will be selected to complement the existing skills within the panel and build a broader range of expertise.

Successful applicants will be invited to be a member of the Design Review Panel for a three-year term (with an option to extend), and would attend approximately five to ten half-day sessions per year. There will also be an opportunity for suitable candidates to join the panel periodically as the Design Review Panel is now an open panel.

If you are interested in supporting good design in South Australia, please apply through this link.

If you have any further questions regarding these roles please contact Sonya Carthy, Senior Programme Officer on (08) 8402 1885.

Tender closes at 2:00 PM Adelaide time, 1 June 2017.


23. CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY Significance of Early Colonial Buildings, Tasmanian Heritage Council

The Tasmanian Heritage Council is seeking the services of a consultant to help define the significance of early colonial buildings in Tasmania in relation to criteria outlined in the Tasmanian Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995. The number and integrity of extant buildings of this period are thought to be a defining characteristic of Tasmania and rare in the Australian context. The project will consider and recommend principles and policies that will assist in defining this significance, particularly in relation to residences of this period in urban contexts.

Closing date for submission of proposals is 2 June 2017.

For any questions or to obtain a copy of the project brief, please contact Annita Waghorn, Heritage Tasmania on (03) 6165 3707 or email Annita.


24. SITUATION VACANT Project Architect, Lucas Stapleton Johnson & Partners, Sydney

Project Architect with demonstrated interest in historic buildings and knowledge of traditional construction.

Lucas Stapleton Johnson & Partners is an established Sydney-based architectural practice specializing in restoring, adapting, and adding to historic buildings, as well as heritage assessment and conservation planning. We also design new buildings in historic contexts.

The successful candidate will be capable of assisting a project architect or partner in designing, drawing and documenting a variety of heritage projects (large or small, public or private, commercial or domestic). Assistance with preparation of heritage reports is also required. A good command of the English language is an advantage, along with manual and AutoCAD drawing skills.

Duties will include:

  • preparing manual or AutoCAD design and documentation drawings
  • helping to write parts of heritage impact statements and other reports
  • preparing schedules of work and specifications
  • documentation for planning and building approvals
  • tender documentation, specifications
  • contract administration
  • liaising with clients, builders and authorities

Please apply in writing with CV to Sean Johnson, Lucas Stapleton Johnson & Partners, Suite 101, Level 1, 191 Clarence Street, Sydney or by email.


25. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, RBA Architects, Melbourne

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.


26. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney

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.


27. SITUATION VACANT Principal Heritage Architect, Brisbane City Council

ID: 80689
Personnel Area: City Planning & Sustainability
Branch: City Planning and Economic Development
Salary Range: AUD $112,255.00 to $121,834.00 – this position may be eligible for an additional allowance. Remuneration stated is for the full-time positions
Work type: Permanent full-time

  • Are you passionate about breathing new life into heritage buildings?
  • Do you want to play a key role in shaping and implementing Brisbane’s heritage and character policy?
  • Can you deliver innovative solutions that allow for the adaptive reuse of Brisbane’s unique heritage and character buildings?

Brisbane City Council is the largest local government organisation in Australia and boasts several organisational achievements such as a nationally recognised employer of choice. This is your opportunity to work with leading local government to deliver on the ground results for Council and the community.

The City Planning and Economic Development Branch is responsible for the strategic direction of the future planning and shape of Brisbane through the development of the City Plan, local plans, city and suburban projects, supporting infrastructure, long-term economic growth and planning modules.

As the Principal Heritage Architect you will lead a team of historians and architects who are responsible for the research of and listing of heritage places, provision of expert advice on extensions or redevelopment of heritage and character buildings, Council’s award winning Heritage Incentives Scheme and the development of key policy for the protection of Brisbane’s character and heritage buildings and places. With your depth of experience in heritage and character architecture and protection you will lead the provision of quality, expert advice and overall program management for your team.

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit the Brisbane City Council website.

More information: Phone Felicity Dan (07) 3403 8703.

Applications closing: Thursday 25 May 2017, 11:55pm AEST.


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