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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 271
eXtreme heritage:
managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts
 in tropical, desert,polar and off-world landscape
2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference,
Cairns, Far North Queensland  July 19-21 .

An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday, 16 March 2007

1)  Call for Papers Extended: Australia ICOMOS Conference 2007
2)  ICOMOS ISC: Australian member vacancies
3)  Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities: Call for papers and session proposals
Terra 2008 10th Int Conf. on Study & Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage - Call for Abstracts
5)  Change of closing date: EOI Collections Conservation Support Project: SW Region Pilot
6)  Situation Vacant:  Research Officer - Melanesian Art
7)  Situation Vacant:  Senior Environmental Specialist Heritage
8)  Junior Position:  Research Assistant


1) Call for Papers Extended
Australia ICOMOS Conference 2007

eX treme heritage
managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts in tropical, desert, polar and off-world landscapes.

Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) are partnering with JCU (FAESS) in their upcoming conference: : eXtreme heritage: managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts in tropical, desert, polar and off-world landscapes.
This conference will be held from July 19-21st at the Cairns campus. There are still some spaces in sessions for those wanting to present a paper at this conference. The call for abstracts has been extended till March 22nd.

Sessions include:
1. The Heritage of Polar Landscapes
2. Working in the Urban Jungle
3. The Heritage of Desert Landscapes
4. Cultural Heritage Management in the Pacific
5. Heritage, Identity, Cultural Diversity and Human Rights: Professional Challenges
6. Heritage Disasters and Risk Preparedness
7. The Heritage of Off-World Landscapes
8. Rainforest and Savannah: Cultural Heritage in the Tropics
9. The Watery Realm  An Extremely Important Environment
10. Over exposed or blown away! Architecture in the Extreme
11. Extreme Experiences in Cultural Tourism and Interpretation

To submit an abstract its easy! Go to our conference website then to the call for paper page and scroll down to the ‘Submit abstract’ link.

Poster contributions highlighting heritage places and recent projects are also invited and those wishing to exhibit a poster should also submit an abstract outlining the topic on line.

Symposium on Climate Change and Heritage
In conjunction with this conference we are also holding a 1 day symposium on the first day of the conference 19th on Climate Change and Heritage

Abstracts are also being sort for presentations in the symposium. The presentations and discussion will centre on the following three areas:
A.      Past climate change and its heritage ‘legacy’ Convenor,
B.      Future scenarios for climate change and likely heritage impacts and implications. Convenor,
C.      Secondary impacts of climate change on heritage. Convenor, This session will include the impacts arising from government policy responses to the climate change.

To submit an abstract for the symposium follow the same process as for papers which is described above.

The Commonwealth Department of Environment and Water Resources has come on board as a Platinum Sponsor of the 2007 Conference. They are also loaning the conference and the University their new World Heritage Exhibition which will be shipped to us in Cairns immediately after the World Heritage Committee Meeting in New Zealand. The Conference Organising Committee is extremely grateful that the Department and the Minister for the Environment has once again supported our conference.

The Queensland Environmental Protection Agency and the Queensland Heritage Council have also jointly come on board as a Platinum Sponsor and various officers of these agencies have made contact with the Committee in regard to areas of possible involvement. We are looking forward to getting firsthand involvement of Queensland heritage specialists with a focus on the north in our conference.

Other generous cash donations have been made by the conference partner James Cook University and Godden Mackay Logan. The latter is our first silver sponsor and it is great to see a private heritage company supporting us in this way.

We are nearing our sponsorship target but still have a little way to go. Any additional sponsorship we get above and beyond our break even point will go to assisting with travel and accommodation for delegates from Indigenous communities, International and national speakers and ICOMOS Pasifika delegates. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or know of any corporations or businesses that might be, our sponsorship kit can be downloaded from the website,

The proposed Heritage Poster Exhibition is developing into an exciting event in its own right. The addition of the World Heritage Exhibition will provide a focal point for the exhibition and Gordon Grimwade is also loaning his Photographic Exhibition of the Silk Road. A number of individuals have indicated that they will be providing project posters but more are sought. If you would like to present a poster please provide a brief abstract of the poster via our on line submission process. This will allow us to ensure we have enough exhibition space and can include the exhibit on our exhibition list.

We are planning a formal exhibition launch with wine and nibbles followed we hope by a Hungi and dancing provided by the Cook Island community in Cairns. We are actively pursing sponsorship for this event so that it will be free to delegates.

Our pre and post conference tours are being finalised and details of costs etc will soon be on the website.

Stay tuned as the excitement builds up!


2) ICOMOS International Scientific Committee
Australian member vacancies

ICOMOS has established scientific international committees on various cultural heritage themes and issues. Members consist of international renowned expert specialists in each subject and designated by their own national committee. The international scientific committees are ICOMOS technical bodies. As such, they undertake research, develop conservation theory, guidelines, and charters, and foster training for better heritage conservation, promote international exchange of scientific information and carry out common projects. They are governed by the Eger principles (see

The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee has been invited to seek nominations for voting members on four ICOMOS International Scientific Committees. They are:

·        ICARSAH - International Committee on Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage
·        International Committee on Wall Paintings
·        ISCEAH - International Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage
·        International Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage

To be nominated by Australia ICOMOS for either full or associate membership of any International Scientific Committee you are required to be a full member of Australia ICOMOS which also has International membership.

Nominees must meet the criteria laid down in the Australia ICOMOS Procedures Manual. In summary, those seeking Full membership must have a strong record of involvement in relevant professional activities at least at a national level of importance. Nominees for Full membership must also be able to fund their own overseas travel to attend ISC meetings. Regretfully neither Australia ICOMOS nor International ICOMOS are able to offer any financial assistance to attend any of the International Scientific Committee meetings.

The criteria for Corresponding or Associate members of International Scientific Committees are less demanding and there is no expectation of personal attendance at meetings. 
Members of International Scientific Committee’s are expected to report regularly to the general Australia ICOMOS membership on their ISC activities. This enables other Australian members know about international activities and advancement of knowledge Such reporting is particularly important for the Annual Report presented to the Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting each November, but other reports will be distributed through E-News.
It is anticipated that the Australia ICOMOS nominee(s) would develop a national working group of interested members. This will assist the ISC member and the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee to respond to issues raised by the ISC as well as to bring issues raised within Australia to the ISC's attention.

Australia ICOMOS Members interested in being nominated for either Full or Associate membership of any of these ISC should contact Leah McKenzie, ISC Coordinator on the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee for further information (

An application letter indicated your expertise in this area and a CV is required to be submitted to the secretariat by 11 April 2007. This will enable the nominations to be considered by the Australia ICOMOS executive at their April meeting.

ICARSAH - International Committee on Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage ?
The objective of ICARSAH whose field of action is related to structural aspects of all built objects of the heritage is:
·        to promote international co-operation in the establishment of a world body gathering the various specialisations of professionals in conservation and restoration concerned with integrating the contribution of structural engineering into conservation knowledge, so that a full understanding of structural typology and behaviour and of material characteristics become an intrinsic part of conservation practice;
·        to establish guidelines and/or to formulate general recommendations to be regularly up-dated.;
·        to disseminate the knowledge acquired for the development of competency in conservation of historic structures in different countries. The Australian voting member Susan Balderstone is retiring and the committee is seeking another Australian voting member.

ICOMOS International Committee on Wall Paintings?
The main object of the committee is to promote international co-operation in the identification, protection and conservation of Wall Paintings.?

The object of the Committee includes but is not limited to:
·        Stimulation of international interest in and conservation of painted cultural heritage among government and private institutions, art historians, conservation and the general public.?
·        Establish links on the one hand between art historians, archaeologists, and conservationists, and on the other hand researchers, ?
·        Experts, training institutions and research institutions working in the field of Wall Paintings.?
·        Promotion of the systematic inventorying and documentation of the Wall Painting Cultural Heritage. ?
·        Initiate and co-ordinate applied research activities in the field of Wall Paintings and their conservation.?
·        The sharing of experience and expertise in the conservation and management of Wall Paintings Heritage.?
·        The activities of the Committee shall be consistent with the goals and objectives of ICOMOS.

There are currently no Australian voting or corresponding members of this committee. Applications from Australian members are sought by Australia ICOMOS.

ISCEAH - International Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage
In accordance with the Eger-Xi’an Principles adopted at the 15th General Assembly of ICOMOS, which took place in October 2005 in Xi’an, China, the International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage (ISCEAH) is prepared to formally accept new applicants for membership. Information about the Committee, as well as criteria for membership follows:

ISCEAH is an international scientific committee within ICOMOS. Its focus is on earthen architectural heritage. For the purposes of ISCEAH, earthen architectural heritage is defined as the architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage constructed of unfired clay-/soil-based materials.

Goals of ISCEAH
The goals of ISCEAH are a level of substantial activity and a broad membership ready to share experiences and contribute to the development of better practice and methods for the protection and conservation of the world’s earthen architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage. ISCEAH encourages the participation of those who play an important role in shaping, maintaining and conserving both the material and traditional knowledge (intangible heritage) of the earthen architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage. Therefore, in addition to worldwide representation within ICOMOS, ISCEAH will permit master masons and earth crafts persons to participate on the Committee.
The objectives of the scientific program of ISCEAH are focused on the following broad themes:
Theme 1: Conserving and studying the standing, and perhaps in use, architectural heritage (vernacular, historic, etc)
Theme 2: Conserving and studying the earthen archaeological environment; this may also include standing structures
Theme 3: Cooperating in the process of understanding the historic/traditional techniques of earthen structures through research into materiality, including its impact on new earthen construction
Theme 4: Researching the contribution of earthen architectural heritage to cultural landscapes and its relation to the intangible heritage and living traditions
Theme 5: Researching ancient/historic a-seismic techniques and using these in addition to current research to inform retrofitting of existing structures and appropriate new construction

Levels and Criteria for Membership
The Structure of ISCEAH shall consist of a two-tier system composed of: a) a Board of Directors with an Executive Committee, and b) General Members, which in turn shall be composed of two categories: (1) Voting Members and (2) Non-Voting Members. The upper tier that consists of the Board and Executive Committee shall require a periodic change of membership with elections held every three years and maximum length of stay in office limited to three consecutive three-year terms.

Voting Members (VM)
Expert Members shall be Voting Members nominated from two categories of ICOMOS memberships: a) Expert Members nominated from the National Specialized Committees on Earthen Architectural Heritage (NSCEAH) and b) Expert Members nominated from the National Committees (NC). The selection of the Voting Members for ISCEAH shall be open to all members in the respective Committees and shall be representative of the members’ respective nationalities.

Expert Members:
National Committees can propose nominees who will provide the liaison between the international and national activities in the field. However, ISCEAH shall adopt minimum criteria and a transparent and well-understood methodology to assess and verify the individual competence and expertise of applicants to encourage National Committees to nominate professionals and experts rather than solely political appointees.
b.      Nominees for ISCEAH shall also include members from each active NSCEAH.
c.      Experts Members may be nominated by their National Committee, NSCEAH, be self-nominated, or directly invited by the ISC. National Committees will have the right to be represented by a minimum of one member.
d.      There shall be an unlimited number of Expert Members who will have the right to vote and to participate in any aspect of the work of the committee.

VM Qualifications:
Qualifications for nomination to ISCEAH will comply with the ICOMOS Statutes (Article 6.a.1: “Individual Membership shall be open to any individual engaged in the conservation of monuments, groups of buildings and sites (as defined in Section II, article 3) as a member of the scientific, technical or administrative staff of national, regional or local monuments, fine arts or antiquities services, a decision-maker or a specialist engaged in the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation and enhancement of monuments, groups of buildings and sites, including, as appropriate, architects, town planners, historians, archaeologists, ethnologists, and archivists. Individual membership may be accorded in exceptional cases to other individuals interested in supporting the aims and objectives of ICOMOS…”).
a.      Voting Members are required to be members of ICOMOS in good standing.
b.      The minimum professional and ethical qualifications are the following. University degrees, technical or philosophical diplomas, and apprenticeships (equivalent practical experience) will be acceptable as criteria for nomination. Above all, an ability to demonstrate an active interest in the conservation of earthen structures through active participation, publications, monographs or research is required.
c.      Master masons and earth crafts persons wishing to be elected to the Committee at any level, but lacking qualifications such as degrees or other normally accepted standards referred to above, must demonstrate and present two examples of well-implemented conservation projects, be of good reputation and be recognized for conservation science or craft skills in their own field.

VM Responsibilities: All Voting Members are an essential part of the electoral process of the Board and are expected to participate and remain active.

Non-Voting Members (NVM)
Non-Voting Members shall be elected from the following categories of members: a) Contributing Members and b) Honorary Members.

Contributing Members:
     Contributing Members shall consist of ICOMOS members who have demonstrated an interest in the field but are not yet considered international experts.
b.      Contributing Members shall undergo an apprenticeship thereby enabling a new generation of practitioners to be trained.
c.      Contributing members may be invited to participate in Committee meetings and activities.
d.      Under certain circumstances, the Board may also vote to appoint an individual who is not a member of ICOMOS but has recognized expertise in his/her field, such as artisans, work-masters, and cultural historians, as a Contributing Member. Non-ICOMOS members shall be encouraged to apply for ICOMOS membership.
e.      Contributing Members are entitled to petition the Board to become Non-Voting Members. Submission of a CV will be required along with a letter detailing the candidate’s interest and request for membership. The Board shall approve a nominee’s application for Contributing membership by majority vote.
f.      There shall be an unlimited number of Contributing Members who are Non-Voting Members.
g.      Contributing Members shall be reviewed during either the General Assembly or Terra conference for level of participation, at which time if appropriate, they may be recommended for nomination as Expert Members.

There are currently no Australian voting or non voting members of this committee. Applications from Australian members are sought by Australia ICOMOS.

International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage, voting member
The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee have been invited to seek a nomination for voting member on the new ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage 
The missions of the International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage are to:   
·        promote the knowledge of the resources, including their historical, architectural, artistic and scientific values, and to encourage the preservation and maintenance of fortifications, military structures, fortress landscapes and other objects and sites connected with the military heritage.   
·        be available to help ICOMOS accomplish its role in the context of international convention (specially the World Heritage Convention and the Hague Convention) and in its cooperation with UNESCO and other International Organizations, and be willing to receive mandates from the Executive Committee to that effect.   
·        carry out specialized studies and promote the application of professional expertise in regard to the preservation and conservation problems of historic fortifications and military heritage.   
·        pursue actively international cooperation for the identification, protection and preservation of historic fortifications, military structures, military landscapes and sites, other military heritage monuments, alone or with cooperation with:   
i National and International Scientific Committees of ICOMOS, especially with respect of ICOMOS' tasks and needs for UNESCO's Cultural Heritage Division and World Heritage Center.
ii Other cooperative partners of ICOMOS, for example ICCROM, ICOM, DOCOMOMO, TICCIH, Blue Shield etc.   
iii Other international and national bodies, such as NATO, Ministries of Defence of different countries, Ministries of Culture of different countries 

The International Scientific Committee on Military Heritage and Fortifications has three types of membership (a three-tier membership): 
·        Expert Members  Unlimited number per country. They have no limits of service terms. The Committee on the basis of proven and recognized experience must accept them. 
·        Voting Members  Appointed by the National Committees from their rosters of Expert Members, and limited to one per National Committee, or by the Bureau of the Committee. Voting members shall be approved by the Bureau of the Committee. Voting Members elect the leadership of the Committee  and other governing councils, as adopted. 
·        Informant Members  Appointed by the National Committees. They are without the expertise needed for expert and voting members, but wish to gain knowledge from the committee. Informant members do not vote and have no term limits. . 
There are currently no Australian voting or corresponding members of this committee. Applications from Australian members are sought by Australia ICOMOS.


3) Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities:
Call for papers and session proposals

A conference about migration, connection, heritage and cultural memory.

Flinders University   Adelaide, South Australia    3-5 December 2007

Abstracts and session proposals due by 31 March 2007

Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities
will explore the cultural connections between homelands and new lands, and the complexities of reshaping cultural identities and shifting allegiances between cultures of departure and cultures of arrival. It has three main streams:

The public policy stream will cover issues of economics, population, forced migration, security, ‘core values’, education and the managing of cultural impacts of migration.

The history of migration stream will include sessions on pre- and post-World War Two migration, recent arrivals and diasporic communities.

The cultural migration stream will include sessions on memory, writing, language, cultural maintenance and sustainability, and the plurality of migrant identities.

Papers are invited on the following topics:
·        The demographics of people flow: who moves where? and why?
·        Forced migration in the Asia Pacific
·        Cultural, political and economic factors shaping migration. How are connections made?
·        Bordering the nation: migration and national security
·         Transnationalism, citizenship and sovereignty
·        Gender and generational issues in the migration experience
·        Linguistics, diaspora and migration
·        Settling down, settlement patterns and return migration
·        Can multi-cultures and multi-ethnicities produce one nation?
·        Multiculturalism
·        Language maintenance in the new culture
·        Foodways
·        Migration, place and situated identities
·        Connections with the new place and (re)negotiating with the old
·        Home and Away: What is transferred from the home culture to the new culture? What cannot fit in the baggage?
·        Imaginary homelands: life-writing, creative writing and film responses to the migration experience
·        Unsettlement: the idea of the settler colony
·        Cultural memory: heritage and exchange
·        Transplanted cultures as tourist attractions
·        Fusion, ‘cultural hybridity’, and cosmopolitanism

Abstracts and session proposals should be sent to Nena Bierbaum, School of Humanities, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australian 5001, or by email to by 31 March 2007.

This conference is organised by the Flinders Humanities Research Centre for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange (FHRC), the Centre for Research into New Literatures in English (CRNLE) and Flinders International Asia Pacific (FIAP). The conference organisers gratefully acknowledge the support of the European Commission's Delegation to Australia, and the Innovative Universities European Union Centre.

For further details and contact information, please see --


4) Terra 2008 Tenth International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage - Call for Abstracts

The Getty Conservation Institute and the Mali Ministry of Culture are pleased to announce that they are organizing Terra 2008: Tenth International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage in collaboration with Africa 2009, CRATerre-ENSAG, ICOMOS South Africa, ICCROM, and the World Heritage Centre, under the aegis of ICOMOS and its International Scientific Committee for Earthen Architectural Heritage. The conference will take place in Bamako, Mali, February 15, 2008. This is the tenth international meeting organized by the earthen community and the first to be held in Africa.

The 4 ½ day conference will provide a unique opportunity to discuss and observe firsthand issues of conservation, management and sustainable development both from an international perspective and particular to sub-Saharan Africa, a region rich in earthen architecture.  During this conference, specialists will present papers and posters that reflect the latest research and practices in the study and conservation of earthen architecture worldwide.

Conference themes include:

· earthen architecture in Mali 
· conservation and management of archaeological sites
· conservation of living sites (cities, settlements, cultural landscapes)
· challenges and opportunities of conservation and development
· local knowledge systems and intangible aspects of earthen architecture
· standards and guidelines for new and existing structures
· seismic and other natural forces
· advances in research

We invite abstracts in French and English for 20-minute presentations and posters that relate to the 8 themes listed above. Each theme is intended to encompass a range of papers reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field. We therefore encourage papers on recent research and innovative practice in training, documentation, laboratory and field testing, and implementation, as well as issues of socio-cultural and economic dynamics of conservation, impact of tourism and development on heritage sites. Abstracts for papers and posters are being accepted until April 15, 2007.
In addition, postconference tours to Tombouctou, Djenné, Mopti, and the Dogon Country will be available to a limited number of participants on a first come first serve basis. Organized by a local tour agency in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and local Cultural Missions, the tours will highlight outstanding examples of the rich and diverse earthen architectural traditions of Mali. Experienced staff and guides of the Cultural Missions will present all sites to the groups.

Conference registration forms and additional information, including details on conference costs, postconference tours, and travel to Mali, are available for downloading on the Getty Web site at:

Financial assistance will be available to a limited number of participants from developing countries.  Registration forms and requests for funding assistance should be directed to:  Kathleen Louw, Senior Project Coordinator at the GCI:  Questions regarding conference content should be directed to: Leslie Rainer, Senior Project Specialist at the GCI:  For further information within Africa please contact Klessigué Sanogo, Department of National Cultural Patrimony, Mali:


5) Change of closing date:
E O I Collections Conservation Support Project
South West Region Pilot

The Heritage Strategy, Victoria's Heritage: Strengthening our communities, delivers a new and enhanced range of programs and initiatives to recognise, protect, interpret and manage Victoria’s diverse heritage. Part of the strategy’s Capacity Building Program, the Collections Conservation Support Project aims to improve the access custodians of heritage collections have to technical expertise. A trial of the Support Project in Victorias South West region is being undertaken by Heritage Victoria, with a view to extending this service to other regional areas in the State. 

Expressions of Interest
Heritage Victoria is seeking to appoint qualified conservators as contractors to provide preventive conservation support from April 2007 to June 2008 in Victoria’s south-west (ie Shires of Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Moyne, Corangamite and Colac-Otway and the City of Warrnambool).

The closing date for Expressions of Interest has been changed to 12 noon, Monday 26th March 2007.

For a copy of the brief or for further information contact:
Pam Enting
Outreach Co-ordinator
Heritage Victoria
Ph: 9637 9486


6) Situation Vacant:
Research Officer - Melanesian Art
Up to £26,470

Goldsmiths  University of London


3 Year Fixed Term
Starting from 1 May 2007 or as soon as possible thereafter

Applications are invited for the above post for which further particulars are attached.

The conditions of service and terms of appointment will be those normally relating to Research Staff at this College.

Please note that in order to be appointed to this post; you will need to be eligible to work in the UK.

Please also note that where qualifications are required, employment is conditional on the verification of them. Qualifications will be checked on the first day of appointment.

A completed Academic/Research Staff Application Form (red Form A), with a list of current research interests and publications, if applicable and relevant professional development activities, should be either:

·        emailed to

·        sent to         Human Resources Department
                 University of London
                 New Cross
                 London SE14 6NW

·        faxed to +44 020 7919 7993

If you email or fax your application, please also ensure that you send a signed original copy to the address above, paying the correct postage.

Please quote reference: 07/82RE

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 3 April 2007

Interview date: 25 April 2007

If you have not received an invitation to interview within six weeks of the closing date given above then you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

For more information about Goldsmiths, please visit our website:


7) Situation Vacant:
Senior Environmental Specialist Heritage

NSW RTA Environment Branch

Leads a team with an organisational wide brief to develop RTA heritage (including Aboriginal cultural heritage) policy and provide specialist advice, leadership and technical expertise to deliver heritage outcomes across RTA projects and programs.

Total remuneration package to: $126,534.00 ($107,810.00-$114,833.00)
Includes employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Position Number 50081602

Location: Sydney CBD, Surry Hills

Inquiries: Michael Crowley 9218 6420

Closing Date: Friday 16 March 2007

Details: see


8) Junior Position  Research Assistant

Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd is a Sydney based archaeological and cultural heritage consulting firm providing a diverse range of services to government, corporate and private clients throughout Australia. We offer a total heritage service to our clients and work equally in the fields of Indigenous and non Indigenous heritage & archaeological management.

Our team is passionate about the work we do and has a core focus on providing ethically sound solutions to our client’s needs which adequately address the concerns of all community stakeholders.

We have a junior position available for a research assistant to work in our Sydney office located in the historic Rocks precinct. The position would suite a currently enrolled student looking for part time work or a recent graduate looking for a full time position. The successful applicant will be keen to gain experience in the cultural heritage management industry.

We are keen to speak with people from a range of backgrounds including: prehistory, historical archaeology, anthropology, history, geomorphology, art history, architectural history etc…

This is a fully supervised position at a trainee level and will include many basic office duties such as photocopying; filing; binding reports; running errands and making tea/coffee etc.

The successful applicant will need to have:

>        basic research skills and a willingness to learn;
>        Australian citizenship or appropriate work visa;
>        working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;
>        good written and verbal communication skills;
>        a valid driving licence is essential;
>        ability to confidently drive in Sydney traffic is desirable;
>        commitment to upholding the company’s OH & S policies.

There will be opportunities to accompany senior staff on fieldwork and excavation projects as part of your professional development.

This is a 6 month position with the possibility of conversion to permanent position after the initial 6 months based upon a successful performance review.

Please contact:
Charles Parkinson
Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 9251 5417

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