1) Historic Environment
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Friday 10 August 2007
2) Management Plan Guidelines for Commonwealth Heritage Places
3) Government media releases:
exported fossils returned to Argentine Republic
heritage listing for Wave Hill walk-off route
4) New Title: A reflection on the function of culture in building
5) World Heritage Studies Master of Arts Programme
6) Opportunity for Leverhulme PD Fellowship in Uni. of Leicester,
Dept. of Museum Studies
7) Situation Vacant: ACNT Executive Officer
8) Heritage Consultant/Archaeological Vacancies in Sydney
9) Situation Vacant: Heritage Architect or Assistant
10) Situation Vacant: NSW Heritage Office - Director
1) Historic Environment
As I am sure has become evident to most Australia ICOMOS
members and subscribers there has been a delay in the publication and
distribution of Historic Environment over the past 12 months. This
has unfortunately but unavoidably arisen through the combined down-time
resulting from a changeover in not only the Editor of Historic
Environment but also the Executive Committee member responsible for
Australia ICOMOS Publications more broadly.
We remain very grateful to Aedeen Cremin for her immense contribution as
the previous Editor and, as has been previously advised, are very excited
to have Tim Winter now active in this role.
The transfer between the two editors involved a hiatus of some months but
Tim has spent considerable time and energy since taking up the role in
working with the co-ordinators of the last three Australia ICOMOS
conferences to compile sets of papers that will soon be published to meet
the backlog of editions. Corrugations the romance and reality of
historic roads is in the final stages of editing, to be followed by
the papers from the Railway Heritage and Port Cities conferences.
In addition we have a set of papers from independent contributors for a
soon to be finalised edition around the broad theme of heritage on the
margins. We have space to include a small number of other papers
relevant to this topic but as you can understand have an extremely tight
deadline for receipt. If you would like to submit a paper, and can have
it finalised before the end of September can you please contact Tim
Winter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Tim and Jane Harrington (Publications Committee Chair) are confident
that the backlog of editions will be caught up in the not too distant
future, and can provide reassurance that although there has been a delay
the full complement of editions will be published.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate contact either Jane
2) Management Plan Guidelines for
Commonwealth Heritage Places
The latest version of these guidelines (November 2006)
prepared by the Department of the Environment & Water Resources are
available for download at...
3) Government media releases
TITLE: Illegally exported fossils returned to Argentine
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources
SNIPPET: Media Release THE HON JOHN COBB MP Assistant
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Member for Parkes 6
August 2007 ILLEGALLY EXPORTED FOSSILS RETURNED TO ARGENTINE REPUBLIC The
Australian Government today showed a strong commitment to stopping the
flow of illegally exported cultural heritage by formally returning 130
kilograms of seized dinosaur and plant fossils to His Excellency Mr Pedro
Villagra Delgado, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic.
TITLE: National heritage listing for Wave Hill walk-off route
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources
SNIPPET: MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Thursday, 9th August,
2007 T138/07 NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTING FOR WAVE HILL WALK-OFF ROUTE The
sites of a defining moment in Australian history and a turning point in
Indigenous relations have been given Australia's highest heritage
recognition--inclusion in the National Heritage List, the Minister for
the Environment and Water Resources, Malcolm Turnbull said today.
4) New Title: A reflection on the
function of culture in building citizenship capacity
Recondita armonia - A reflection on the function of culture in
building citizenship Capacity (Policy note No.10) (03/08/2007)
Culture is sometimes taken as the icing on the cake, an additional
flavour to spice up ordinary life or simply as entertainment. A political
approach, however, broaches the question of the impact of culture on
citizens and society. Two key issues are to determine how cultural
participation relates to democracy and whether culture can foster active
citizenship. This book explores the social effects of culture arid
explains how cultural participation contributes to building citizenship
in modern, democratic societies. Culture is described as a strategic
asset which can help meet the challenges of growing diversity and the
complexity of life today. Policy makers should consider its added value
in relation to making democracy work and enhancing social cohesion and
inclusion. Cultural policies should seek to optimise this great
Author(s) Dick Stanley
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5) World Heritage Studies
Master of Arts Programme
At Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus,
World Heritage Studies is a unique and innovative programme that takes up
the technical, socio-economic, cultural, ecological and political
challenges related to the protection of World Heritage by the means of an
interdisciplinary curriculum. It cuts across all faculties of
The program is taught in English.
For details including application deadlines please consult the
Programme Director: Prof Dr. Marie-Theres Albert
6) Opportunity for Leverhulme
Post-doctoral Fellowship in University of Leicester, Dept. of Museum
To Museum and Heritage Researchers
The Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester is
seeking expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers with an
exciting museum and/ or heritage related research project which would
benefit from a 9-10 month fellowship in the Department. Fellows are
encouraged not only to conduct research but also to give lectures and
seminars and to participate in the intellectual life of the
This Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship:
has a living
allowance of up to 1,750 per month
is for 9-10
months and must begin no later than February 2009
pays for a
return airfare between country of residence and the UK
provides up to
?700 towards travel and subsistence for conference attendance, research
Applications should consist of the following:
less than 8 years post-doctoral research
be citizens of, and resident in, a country other than the UK, and
should intend to return to that country at the end of the
proposed research and other activities (around 100 wds);
Brief CV of
costs and any internal or other external support provided.
Please email your application to Dr Lisanne Gibson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm (GMT) 21st
September 2007. We will consider applications for submission of the best
application to the University for consideration by the University's 8th
October 2007 deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please direct all enquiries to Dr Lisanne Gibson at the contact details
Lisanne Gibson BA, PhD (Griffith)
Department of Museum Studies
University of Leicester
105 Princess Road East
Leicester, LE17LG, UK
Ph: +44 (0) 116 252 5719
7) Situation Vacant: Executive
Australian Council of National Trusts
A full time position located in Canberra
The Australian Council of National Trusts (ACNT) is a not for profit
company, a leader in providing advice and advocacy for heritage matters
in Australia and the national body representing individual State and
Territory National Trusts.
Applications are invited for the position of Executive Officer of the
The EO is accountable to the ACNT Board.
The successful applicant will have the following competencies:
understanding, experience or qualifications in the heritage area
management, advocacy and leadership skills
and budgeting skills
ability to partner funding bodies and stakeholders
communication and interpersonal skills
manage staff in a small office environment
Ability to travel and work flexible hours is essential.
An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful
An information package including position description and Key Selection
Criteria is available from Patrick Comben 02 6642 4122; 0429424122
Written applications addressing the Selection Criteria must be
received no later than 13th August
8) Heritage Consultant/Archaeological
Vacancies in Sydney
Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd is a well established 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. Services typically offered include
archaeological assessments, heritage assessments, heritage impact
statements, archaeological excavations large and small, preparation of
conservation management plans, archaeological zoning plans and planning
review documents etc.
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. The
company presently employs 2 principal archaeologists, 3 project
archaeologists/researchers, 3 junior archaeologists/researchers and 1
part time historic artefact specialist.
Due to an increasing project load we are looking for a number of senior
and mid level professionals to work in our Sydney office, located 5
minutes walk from Circular Quay.
Senior Consultant / Archaeologist
We are seeking a highly skilled archaeologist with demonstrated
knowledge in Aboriginal cultural heritage management, excellent
negotiation and communication skills, ability to think strategically,
experience in the management of Aboriginal archaeological projects and an
interest in business development.
The suitable candidate must have at least 5 years demonstrated experience
working in the Aboriginal archaeological consulting industry and the
ability to build effective working relationships with Aboriginal
stakeholder groups and clients. The suitable candidate will show they can
effectively manage assessment and excavation projects from start to
finish and obtain excavation permits from the relevant NSW
Senior Consultant remuneration
We are prepared to offer a generous salary package (indicative range
$65k -$100k depending on academic qualifications, experience and client
list), tailored to the successful candidate’s needs and experience,
including, after a qualifying period access to performance based bonus
options. An assistance package will be available to a successful
interstate candidate to help defray relocation costs.
Project Archaeologists / Heritage Consultants
We are also looking for candidates with a minimum of 12 - 24 months
post graduation experience for the position of project archaeologists
and/or heritage consultants. This role will involve carrying out
Aboriginal and historical archaeological research, writing up predictive
models under supervision etc, proving assistance in the field and general
work within the office.
Successful applicants will be offered permanent, full time employment
subject to an initial 3 month probationary period. Salary and conditions
are negotiable and will be based upon the successful applicant’s
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9) Situation Vacant: Heritage
Architect or Assistant
Woodhead has a reputation for excellence, diversity and
creativity in its heritage conservation services spanning more than
We work throughout Australia in close co-operation with all levels of
Government, community groups, institutional bodies and the private sector
in the management, conservation, preservation and adaptation of historic
buildings and sites.
Practicing with a well-established heritage team and in collaboration
with our wider team of architects and designers the successful candidate
will be responsible for assisting with existing national and state-based
-Preparation and presentation of heritage management plans.
-Provision of strategic advice on heritage issues.
-Documentation and management of heritage works.
-Condition assessments and building appraisals.
-Heritage value assessments.
-Heritage audits and statutory compliance reviews.
-Heritage landscape management plans.
-Adaptive re-use proposals and design / documentation.
-Environmental sustainability advice for heritage buildings and sites.
Candidates with experience in both conservation works and the adaptive
re-use of heritage places will find this position attractive and
professionally rewarding. A working knowledge of the Burra Charter and
conservation principles as will as strong report writing skills are
We are prepared to consider practicing professionals or candidates from
an academic background.
This is a permanent full time role. Our successful candidate will ideally
be seeking to be based in either Adelaide or Melbourne. A salary package
will be agreed commensurate with skills and experience. Flexible working
arrangements are accessible.
Enquiries and registrations of interest are regarded as strictly
confidential and should be submitted to Mark Murphy via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to
the Group HR Manager, 26 Chesser Street, Adelaide SA 5000.
10) Situation Vacant : NSW
Heritage Office - Director
Applications have been called for the position of Director,
Heritage Office, NSW Department of Planning following Susan Macdonald's
resignation to take up a position with the Getty Conservation Institute
The Heritage Office, Department of Planning is a NSW government agency
with responsibility for administration of the Heritage Act and for
leadership and co-ordination of policy and strategies involving state and
local government and the community to improve heritage conservation
across the state.
DIRECTOR Senior Officer Level 2. Permanent full time. Total remuneration
package valued up to $147,514 including salary of $124,873 to $133,678
Heritage Office (Pos No HO 07/XX). This officer will assist the Executive
Director and provide leadership to the staff of the Office in the
implementation of the NSW Government heritage policy.
Essential: Excellent leadership and management skills, vision,
communication and negotiation skills. University qualifications in a
heritage related field, practical professional experience and accumulated
knowledge and interest in heritage conservation. Comprehensive knowledge
of the needs, issues and challenges relating to heritage conservation.
High level policy development skills gained in a senior position. High
level communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Demonstrated
ability in managing organisational change in line with Public Sector
reform principles. Proven ability in managing a multi-disciplinary teams
with an understanding and commitment to the issues of equity,
occupational health and safety, diversity and opportunity in human
resource management. Commitment to ethical work practices.
An remuneration package within the Senior Officer Level 2 Band, will be
negotiated. Information package : Lynne Barnes (02) 9873 8584. Inquiries
Reece McDougall, Executive Director (02) 9873 8584.
Closing Date: 24 August 2007
Application form and full position description are available from
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