Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 863


  1. [NEW ITEM] VICOMITES event – 22 February, Melbourne
  2. [NEW ITEM] The Burra Charter flow chart – PDF download available online
  3. [NEW ITEM] Hungry Town Heritage Symposium, 11 March, Melbourne
  4. [NEW ITEM] Election of Julian Bickersteth as President of the IIC
  5. [NEW ITEM] Living Heritage Grants Program – Round 4 applications open 4 March 2019
  6. [NEW ITEM] Commencement of the SA State Planning Policies
  7. [NEW ISSUE] News from the MoAD @ Old Parliament House









1. [NEW ITEM] VICOMITES event – 22 February, Melbourne

Short talks series

Australia ICOMOS members, and prospective members, are invited to an evening of short talks and discussion on twentieth century Italian design and architecture. As well as presentations on Italian modern architecture (by David Wixted) and the city of Ivrea, home of Olivetti typewriters (Louise Honman), there will be a guided tour of the venue, the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, an 1860s common school recently refurbished as a community centre. The evening will be the first in a series of events to be held in Melbourne during 2019 where members or visiting guests will give short talks on topics ranging from current projects and recent trips to areas of specialist knowledge or interest. Refreshments will be provided.

Location: The Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton

Date & Time: 5:30pm, Friday 22 February

RSVP: by email to Adam Mornement by Monday 18 February


2. [NEW ITEM] The Burra Charter flow chart – PDF download available online

The Burra Charter flow chart is a graphical representation of The Burra Charter Process, which outlines the steps in planning for and managing a place of cultural significance. The download below forms part of the The Burra Charter, 2013. It may be reproduced in other publications, but must be done so in its entirety so that the headings and the citation in the footer remain intact.

>>Download The Burra Charter flow chart (PDF, 1.3MB)

The download above, the full Burra Charter, Practice Notes and other related documents are available at the Burra Charter webpage.


3. [NEW ITEM] Hungry Town Heritage Symposium, 11 March, Melbourne

Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
Monday 11 March 2019, 9.15am-6.30pm

Join us for the annual ACAHUCH Labour Day Heritage Symposium. In 2019 we’ll explore new research into the value, purpose, form and history of spaces for the purchase, consumption and production of food. Dining trends come and go; the heritage of food consumption is often ephemeral. Fashions have embraced beer gardens, wineries, the celebrity chef, migrant cafes, the temperance movement, theatre restaurants, al fresco dining and more. In all cases design has played a crucial and formative part in shaping not only food culture or the built environment, but also social interaction itself. At Hungry Town we will discuss new understandings about the historical and heritage significance of the spaces and places of food.

Download the Hungry Town Flyer.

Bookings via this link.


4. [NEW ITEM] Election of Julian Bickersteth as President of the IIC

AICCM* is pleased to share that at the IIC** AGM in London, Julian Bickersteth (M.ICOMOS) was elected President. Julian’s election as President of IIC, the leading independent worldwide organisation for material conservators, is a significant event for Australian conservation, Julian being the first Australian to hold this prestigious role. Australia has consistently had a larger profile in the international conservation scene than would be expected from the number of people employed in conservation. Julian’s election to this role reinforces the contribution that Australia plays internationally, and will indirectly lead to further opportunities for Australian conservators, and interest in Australian conservation projects.

IIC is the leading independent international professional institute for conservators, bringing together conservation professionals from around the world, educating, enabling and recognising excellence, with a global network of distinguished Fellows, members and institutions representing more than 70 countries.

AICCM is part of this worldwide conservation fraternity and has been closely affiliated with IIC since its beginnings. Professor Colin Pearson, the unofficial ‘father’ of conservation in Australia, was a Fellow and Vice President of IIC.

*AICCM = Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials
**IIC = International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works


5. [NEW ITEM] Living Heritage Grants Program – Round 4 applications open 4 March 2019

Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage

Applications for Round 4 of the Victorian Government’s competitive community heritage grants program will open on 4 March 2019 and close on 10 May 2019. 

Eligible applicants may apply for an amount between $20,000 and $200,000 per project, to fund conservation works to ‘at risk’ places and objects included on the Victorian Heritage Register.

To find out if you are eligible, read the 2019 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions at the Living Heritage Program website.

The eligibility criteria include: requirements that the heritage place or object is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register; is ‘publicly accessible’; is for ‘eligible conservation projects’; and that the applicant is ‘eligible’ to apply.

Details on successfully funded projects in previous rounds, and more information, can also be found at the Living Heritage Program website or email the Living Heritage Grants Program team.


6. [NEW ITEM] Commencement of the SA State Planning Policies

The SA State Government has approved South Australia’s inaugural State Planning Policies (SPPs), which are now in effect.

These policies set out for the first time a state-wide vision for land use in South Australia that aims to improve the liveability, sustainability and prosperity of our state.

By expressing South Australia’s planning interests in a single, over-arching vision, the State Planning Policies will provide renewed direction and clarity in our planning system and help us address the state’s economic, environmental and social planning priorities.

The SPPs must be considered when preparing or amending designated instruments e.g. Regional Plans, Planning and Design Code; and when establishing an infrastructure scheme and when assessing an Environment Impact Statement.

Read the Minister for Planning’s statement

Access the State Planning Policies

If you have any questions regarding the State Planning Policies or the implementation of the new planning system, please contact Anita Allen, Manager Planning Reform on (08) 7109 7099 or email the Planning Reform team.

The announcement comes ahead of the imminent release of the first Planning and Design Code, which will cover areas of South Australia not captured within a council boundary.


7. [NEW ISSUE] News from the MoAD @ Old Parliament House

To read the latest newsletter from the Old Parliament House, click on the link below.




Historic Environment: Open Issue Call For Papers

The editors of Historic Environment, the refereed journal of Australia ICOMOS, encourage those undertaking critical interdisciplinary research in the field of cultural heritage and heritage conservation to put forward papers for publication in an open edition of the journal to be published during 2019.

Three issues of Historic Environment are published a year. Most issues are dedicated to special themes, but we also schedule open editions to include a more diverse range of current research. Recent issues of Historic Environment have covered themes including: ‘Heritage, Sustainability and Social Justice’; ‘Conflict and Compassion’; ‘Digital Heritage’; ‘Asian Cities: Heritage, Image-Making and Nation-Building’; and ‘Sites of Consumption on the Fringes of Urban Heritage’.

All articles submitted to Historic Environment are double-blind peer-reviewed, and the journal was ranked ‘A’ under the former ERA classification scheme.

Please submit 500 word proposals to the Editor, Dr Tracy Ireland by email by 1 March 2019.

Full papers from selected proposals will be required by 1 May 2019.

For further information about Historic Environment and the guide for contributors visit the Historic Environment page.




Sydney Talk Series, 14 February

A CONVERSATION: All about Paddington

The first major history of Paddington in forty years was initiated by the Paddington Society, published by UNSW press in 2019. It provides a fresh and revealing perspective on this celebrated heritage suburb with leading historians and specialists exploring the makeup of Paddington’s diverse community – including its indigenous, colonial, post-war migrant, bohemian and LGBTQ residents and a succession of gentrifiers, discussing the evolution of the suburbs unique architecture and landscape.

Dr Greg Young, editor, will chair a conversation with a selection of chapter authors including Paul Irish, Rob Brown, Sharon Veale and Sheridan Burke.

Time & Date: Thursday 14 February 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start

Cost: Students $10, Members $15, Non-members $20; payable in cash at GML Heritage

Venue: GML Heritage, Level 6, Australia Council Building, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010 (corner of Cooper Street – south from Central Station North Concourse exit to Elizabeth Street). Please report to the reception desk on the Australia Council Ground Floor on arrival to be ticked off on the list and to obtain a Visitors Pass

RSVP: by Monday 11 February 2019 via email to Jane Vernon. Bookings are essential as places are limited

Australia ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO Australia, NSW Chapter AIA members are all invited to attend.

Copies/orders for sale of the freshly printed book on Paddington, published by NewSouth Books (UNSW Press) will be available at the talk.

Download the Paddington talk at GML Feb 2019.


‘LOVE’ Exhibition Viewing and Curator’s Talk, Immigration Museum, Melbourne, 14 February

This Valentine’s Day, join us for a special viewing and curator’s talk of the ‘LOVE’ exhibition at the Immigration Museum.

Date: Thursday 14 February
Time: 10am-12.30pm
Venue: Immigration Museum, Flinders St, Melbourne
Cost: Free, Museums Australia (Victoria) members only



Jewish Museum of Australia exclusive member’s tour, 26 February, Melbourne

Enjoy a free and exclusive member’s tour of the exhibitions and back of house of the Jewish Museum of Australia and a short question and answer session with the museum’s curators.

Date: Tuesday 26 February
Time: 2pm-4pm
Venue: Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Road, St Kilda
Cost: Free, Museums Australia (Victoria) members only





2nd International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism, Turkey, 9-10 May 2019 – call for papers deadline 9 February

2nd International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism
Alanya HEP University, Alanya, Turkey
9-10 May 2019

We, the conference organisers, are pleased to announce that at the request of authors and considering the massive number of abstracts received to date, the deadline for abstract submission for ICCAUA209 has been extended to 9 February 2019.

Other news about the conference is as follows:

– We have doubled the number of prospective authors who will get certificate of “Best Scientific Paper”
– We have doubled the number of prospective papers that will publish in the Scopus and the other available journals
– We have increased the discount for the accommodation (Conference venue) for the authors to 50 percent (all-inclusive – breakfast, lunch, dinner)
– We have also invited three more keynote speakers to the conference and are awaiting two more keynote speakers to get their confirmation to announce

For more information, please visit the conference website.


International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology, 17-21 June 2019, Bangkok – call for papers deadline 22 February

The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology is inviting papers on all aspects of archaeology in Southeast Asia until 22 February 2019.

The conference will be held from 17-21 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference will consist of three days of paper presentations, a day of site visits, and a day of workshops.

Please go to the conference website for a full list of sessions, and propose your paper through the online form. While all presentation and proposals must be in English, you are also highly encouraged to submit an abstract and title in the appropriate Southeast Asian language.


Australian Historical Association conference, 8-12 July 2019, Queensland – call for papers deadline 28 February

‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference
8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the centrality of history for engaging with community and family networks. Constructing livelihoods within an empire and a nation that have had a global reach, local communities have responded in diverse ways. The varieties of historical enquiry into this past enrich our understanding of Australian and world history.

We welcome paper and panel proposals on any geographical area, time period or field of history, on the conference theme ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’.

Abstracts due: 28 February 2019

For more information, visit the conference website.


CAMOC Annual Conference 2019, 2-5 September, Kyoto – call for papers deadline 1 March

Call for papers and travel grants for the CAMOC Annual Conference 2019, which will be held within ICOM Kyoto on 2-5 September 2019

For the Kyoto meeting, CAMOC has established several very interesting partnerships – with the Regional Alliance ICOM-ASPAC and the ICOM-DEMHIST – and prepared a programme overflowing with ideas, experiences and inspiration. The exciting theme of CAMOC 2019 Annual Conference, City Museums as Cultural Hubs – Past, Present and Future, is a catalyst for the diversity of participants we are seeking this year as we look to examine the potential of connections between past and future.

You will find a detailed description of our planned sessions and activities in these documents: CAMOC Annual Conference 2019 CfP and CAMOC Annual Conference 2019 CfP – submission form

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 March 2019
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2019
Grant award notification: 10 April 2019

>>More about CAMOC


CHNT conference, 4-6 November 2019, Vienna – call for papers deadline 8 March

Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference
Monumental Computations: Digital archaeology of large urban and underground infrastructures
4-6 November 2019
Vienna, Austria

Call for proposals for sessions, round tables, workshops, and advanced archaeological trainings

In most countries, large urban development projects pose a challenge for organizations and individuals whose aim it is to preserve as much of the cultural heritage in the cities concerned as possible. Computational approaches are indispensable in all steps of a large urban development project because they:

– assist monument protection agencies in collaboration with urban planners to find the optimal compromise in terms of urban needs and preservation of known cultural heritage
– support the efficient documentation of monuments and archaeological sites before their destruction in the course of urban development activities
– include new and attractive methods of informing the public

A session proposal should identify a coherent topic within the broad theme outlined above.

More information about the call is available at this link.

Session organisers are responsible for soliciting high quality papers for the session and for overseeing the review process. Please note that for sessions consisting of 20 minute talks, contributors have to submit abstracts via this link.

Deadline for submissions: 8 March


8th SSEASR Conference: Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, 13-16 June 2019 – call for papers deadline: 30 March

The Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is organizing the 8th SSEASR Conference of the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion on Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia. The conference is scheduled for 13-16 June 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

You are cordially invited to attend and present a paper on any subject covering the scope of the conference.

For more information visit the conference website.

The online registration form is at this link.

Important Dates

Early Registration Deadline: 28 February 2019
Panel Submission Closes: 15 February 2019
Last Submission of Abstract: 30 March 2019




National Trust Architectural finishes training course, WA, February 2019 – register by 8 February, limited places left

We invite you to join a practical 5 day workshop to learn professional colour investigation techniques.

Led by Dr Donald Elsmore, you will investigate historic colour schemes at Woodbridge in small teams of four. You will learn a technique to record paint and plaster samples by resin mounting these samples in a laboratory setting at the University of Western Australia. Information is provided in themed discussions with visual presentations, practical activities and site visits. The foundation research tools of paint sampling and photomicroscopy will be applied by participants at Woodbridge.

For more information, download the Architectural finishes training course v2 flyer.

Participant fee $800 inc GST; Student Fee $500 inc GST
Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

One 5 day program: 9am, Monday 11 February 2019 to 2pm, Friday 15 February 2019

Woodbridge, Ford St, Woodbridge, WA
University of Western Australia, Crawley

Essential by 8 February 2019 – places are limited to 20 participants – register via this link


ICOMOS University Forum Workshop “Thinking and planning the future in heritage management”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-14 June 2019 – call for applications deadline: 8 February

Call for applications to participate in the ICOMOS University Forum Workshop “Thinking and planning the future in heritage management”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-14 June 2019, organised by the UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University, Sweden, and the School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, in collaboration with ICOMOS and ICOMOS Netherlands.

Open to ICOMOS members and in particular emerging professionals. Only 10 places available – limited number of travel stipends available for emerging professionals.

See the ICOMOSUnivInitiative_AmsterdamWorkshop_Call_201901 for more information.

Application deadline: 8 February 2019.


2020 World Monuments Watch – nominations open: deadline 1 March

Nominations are now open for the 2020 World Monuments Watch – a program that uses cultural heritage conservation to empower communities and improve the sustainability of their cherished sites. Every two years, with support of founding sponsor American Express, we partner with citizens, activists, and experts in the field to recognize and take action at 25 significant sites in need around the world. The result? More resilient communities, enhanced social inclusion, and new skills in the conservation field and beyond.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday 1 March 2019.


Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes (edited book) – call for papers deadline 1 March

CfP: Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes (edited book)
Edited by Christina Lee and Erik Champion (Curtin University)

We are soliciting contributions for an edited book that will explore the affective landscapes – both real and imaginary – in screen tourism.

Screen tourism is a burgeoning global industry whereby tourists visit locations that are featured in or are associated with film and television texts (e.g. filming locations, theme parks, the creator’s former abode). This simultaneously niche yet mainstream market has now extended the bucket list of travel destinations to include the likes of Westeros (Dubrovnik, Game of Thrones), Middle-earth (New Zealand, The Lord of the Rings), and Platform 9¾ (London, Harry Potter).

The book will explore how affective landscapes in screen tourism are sights/sites of transformation, play and possibility. It will broach a spectrum of topics, ranging from the tourist’s/fan’s affective response to place, to the strategic design of ventures to enhance the experiential through creating senses of place and narrative. The book will further advance discussions of the future potential of the industry (e.g. use of mixed/augmented reality).

Screen Tourism and Affective Landscapes will be a comprehensive collection of essays by international scholars and screen tourism practitioners, opening up a space for dialogue between the academy and industry. This interdisciplinary book will be informed by fields including cultural studies, tourism studies, media studies, cultural heritage and visualisation studies.

Possible areas of research include (but are not limited to):

  • narrative and affective landscapes
  • liminal spaces
  • embodied experiences
  • themed experiences and places
  • augmenting place through technology
  • modes of reality
  • (popular) cultural heritage and authenticity
  • the screen tourist’s gaze
  • fandom communities and engagement

Chapters are expected to be approximately 6000–7500 words.

Proposals should be sent by email (in a Word document) to the Editors by 1 March 2019. This should include an abstract (250 words) and a short contributor bio (one paragraph including institutional affiliation, position and recent publications). Please note that the submission date for accepted papers is 4 October 2019.

Contributors, please address all inquiries and proposals to Dr Christina Lee by email.


Waverley Council’s 2019 Heritage and Design Awards – nominations close 1 March

Waverley’s Heritage and Design Awards acknowledge the building works, special accomplishments, projects and efforts which have furthered the goal of excellence in design and heritage conservation in Waverley. They recognise excellence and inspire better building design by promoting community awareness and acknowledging the architects and designers involved in enhancing distinctive character.

In 2019, a new category for Contribution has been established to recognise the efforts of an individual or group who have made a contribution to our heritage. This can include volunteers, professionals, organisations, community groups as well as events which showcase and promote our history, heritage and culture. Residents, owners, architects, designers, project managers and community groups are invited to nominate places and projects completed between 2017-2019 that meet the established eligibility criteria.


  • Contemporary Design: Any contemporary project or study, including the design of public places
  • Heritage: Any built heritage conservation project or study, or any adaptive reuse of a heritage structure
  • Contribution: Any individual or group who have made a contribution to our heritage

For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit the Waverley Heritage and Design Awards webpage.

Contact: email the Heritage and Design Awards team.

Nominations close 1 March.


Inner West Council’s 2019 Built Environment Awards – submissions open until 3 March

Submissions are now open for Inner West Council’s 2019 Built Environment Awards.

The theme for 2019 is Reclaim and Restore.

The annual Awards celebrate Inner West Council’s rich cultural and architectural heritage. Council is specifically seeking imaginative and sensitive re-adaptions and renovations for the Marrickville Medal for Conservation, and creative eco-friendly buildings for the Sustainable Design Award.

The Inner West Built Environment Awards Marrickville Medal for Conservation – which has been awarded annually since 1995 – recognises building works that have positive conservation outcomes. This could include preservation, restoration, reconstruction, adaptation or interpretation. The more recent Sustainable Design Award celebrates sustainable building design and practice in the Inner West local government area.

All the winners in the above categories will be chosen by independent panels of experts and specialists in the fields of heritage, architecture, photography, and sustainable design.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3 March 2019.

The awards will be held at Kirkbride Theatre and Foyer, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road, Rozelle on Saturday 4 May 2019.

For more information please contact the Awards team by email or go to the Inner West Council website.


Erasmus Mundus DYCLAM+ course on heritage and cultural landscapes – applications close 4 March

DYCLAM+ (Dynamics of Cultural Landscapes Heritage Memory and conflictualities) aims to educate within 2 years (120 ECTS) experts and managers on restoration activities, sustainable exploitation, valorisation and numerical mediation of heritage and cultural landscapes. They will be able to understand the complexity of heritage issues (conflicts of interest, overexploitation of cultural sites, ideological and geopolitical manipulation, war…).

This study programme meets the needs that are identified by the European Union, UNESCO, international agencies and local communities. Moreover, by its scientific and technical content, its innovative methodology, its team of high-level lecturers, and its multidisciplinary spirit, DYCLAM+ aims to educate adaptable and operational practitioners, with a high potential of employability.

This Master grants a mobility scheme between the University of Jean Monnet in France for the 1st semester, the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar in Portugal for the 2nd semester, and the University of Babes Bolyai in Romania for 3rd semester. Furthermore, for the 4th semester, students have the choice whether to join the University of Federico II in Italy or to join one of the associated partners, who come from 14 academic institutions from 13 countries (Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Haiti, Japan, Netherlands, Senegal, Spain, United States) and 10 territorial actors of development and heritage protection (Blue Shield, CUECB, ICONEM, Institute Terra e Memoria, Herity international, CCIA Sibiu, Edinburgh World Heritage, Boquilobo National Park, the city of Firminy, and the UNESCO Chair on territorial cultural management).

The Master’s capacity can go up to 30 students per year, granting a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in Planning, Urbanism, Humanities, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Art, Political Sciences, and Law. The teaching major language is French. DYCLAM+ delivers a joint degree of 3 national diplomas from each country. In addition, depending on the mobility path on the 4th semester, whether the student can receive an Italian diploma or a certificate from the hosting associated partner.

For more information, visit the course website (please note this website is in French only).

Applications close 4 March.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Research Assistant – Heritage Places, Extent Heritage, Sydney

About Extent Heritage

Extent Heritage is a leader in the field of cultural heritage management. Since 1998, our team has specialised in providing heritage and conservation advice for projects across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We work with clients in both the public and private sectors to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity. We adopt a holistic approach to heritage management that balances the conservation needs of places against practical and timely commercial outcomes.

About the Role

The core business of our heritage places team broadly includes heritage advice and assessment, building conservation, interpretation, photographic documentation, and cultural heritage management.

This position will suit a highly motivated individual with well-developed research, writing and analytical skills, who enjoys working in a close-knit, supportive team environment. An understanding of New South Wales heritage legislation will be highly regarded.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, click here.

Applications close COB Friday 22 February 2019.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Advisor, Extent Heritage WA, Perth

About Extent Heritage WA

Extent Heritage WA is part of the Extent Heritage Pty Ltd family, respected heritage advisors to the public and private sectors across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Our team provide frank and informed advice to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of various sizes and complexity. Our holistic, proactive and outcomes-focused approach to heritage management uncovers opportunities while balancing the conservation needs of places with practical and timely commercial outcomes.

About the Role

Extent Heritage WA has a permanent full-time opportunity for a Senior Heritage Advisor in our Perth office.

The Senior Heritage Advisor is responsible for carrying out a range of commercial consultancy projects, requiring skills in project management, stakeholder engagement, client liaison as well as key technical experience. The Senior Heritage Advisor will be required to undertake regular remote fieldwork throughout Western Australia and on occasion in other locations throughout Australia.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, click here.

Applications close COB Friday 22 February 2019.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Executive Officer – Australian Convict Sites, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney

Job Title: Executive Officer – Australian Convict Sites
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 9
Location: Parramatta
Employment Type: Temporary up to 6 months (28 hours per week)
Closing Date: 24/02/2019 – 11:59 PM

Purpose of the role

This is a rare and unique opportunity to make a contribution to one of Australia’s internationally recognised World Heritage cultural sites, the Australian Convict Sites. The Australian Convict Sites comprises 11 sites across Australia and is 1 of 19 World Heritage listed properties in Australia. The Property tells the story of the forced migration of convicts to penal colonies in the 18th and 19th centuries and the global developments in the punishment of crime in modern times.

You will be working closely with the site managers and relevant government representatives that make up the Australian Convict Sites Steering Committee. You will be providing essential support and coordination to deliver the Committee’s World Heritage obligations for the Property across NSW, Western Australia, Tasmania and Norfolk Island. Experience in committee secretariat support is essential, as is demonstrated experience in working collaboratively. Some travel will be required.


A tertiary qualification in heritage and/or extensive heritage experience is desirable. An understanding of World Heritage matters is also desirable, but not essential.


0428 966 416 – Rochelle Johnston, Manager Statewide Programs

More information is available at this link.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Programs Officer (temp), NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney

Job Title: Senior Heritage Programs Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 10
Location: Parramatta
Type of Role: Temp up to 6 months

Primary purpose of the role

  • Complete a Delivery Plan to the satisfaction of the Senior Management Team that will implement the roll out of the Heritage Program across the Heritage Division
  • Play a role in the management of all the Heritage Division’s programs, such as monitoring, evaluating, reporting and auditing
  • Provide high level advice on program development and help develop the capabilities of teams within the Division to facilitate on ground program delivery
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Heritage Division’s vision of Celebrating, Sharing and Connecting our stories, our history and places in NSW

For further information and to apply, click on this link.

Please contact Rochelle Johnston on (02) 9873 8548 for any additional enquiries.

Applications close 11.59pm, 19 February. (Note extended deadline)


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Programs Officer (ongoing), NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney

Job Title: Senior Heritage Programs Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 9
Location: Parramatta
Type of Role: Ongoing

Are you a Heritage Planner who would love the opportunity to work on items of State significance?

About the Role

Working in a multidisciplinary team of 9 which is responsible for overseeing the performance and management of the Heritage Division’s programs including heritage approvals, State Heritage listings, and repatriation of Aboriginal ancestral remains. This role requires an experienced heritage planner who will undertake the assessment of planning proposals and amendments to planning instruments and provide advice in relation to the relevant heritage and planning systems.

It will assist in the management of Heritage Division programs including planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and auditing. The role will also build capability by developing skills within the teams across the Division by providing technical advice and improving program delivery.

For further information and to apply, click on this link.

Applications close 11.59pm, 10 February.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Artefact Heritage Services, Sydney

About Artefact

Artefact provides services across all aspects of Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage management and archaeology. We have a wide range of clients and a diverse portfolio, so life is never boring! For more detailed information on who we are and what we do visit our website here.

We are growing and are keen to get the right people on board to take this journey with us. If you are an experienced Senior Heritage Consultant who values being part of a close-knit team, love the challenges of working on a diverse range of projects and are committed to making your career count, we are looking for you!

About the role

This position, under limited direction, provides high-level technical expertise, assistance and services to clients and internal stakeholders. The role is a technical and project management one, with a strong mentorship component.

You will be responsible for providing high level heritage advice to clients and the heritage team. Extensive experience in heritage consulting will allow you to identify creative solutions for best practice heritage outcomes across the project portfolio.

You will be responsible for managing multiple projects and relevant resources and for ensuring budgets and deadlines are met. Excellent writing and reviewing skills will ensure this position delivers “client ready” reports across all allocated projects.

The role is full time and based out of our Sydney office. For more information about this opportunity, email us here or call (02) 9518 8411. To apply click here.

Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 10 February 2019.


[NEW] 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 with a good understanding of complex heritage assessments, a familiarity with the relevant legislation, excellent project delivery skills, including the preparation of coherent, legible reports. 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.

For more information, click on the GBA Heritage Consultant position description.

This position is full-time.


SITUATION VACANT Part-Time Project Officer (EFT0.6), Working Heritage, Melbourne

Working Heritage is a Committee of Management, appointed by the Victorian Government under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, to manage heritage properties that are located on Crown Land. These properties are conserved and developed for commercial and community uses. The income generated by Working Heritage properties is used to conserve, maintain and develop our existing and new properties.

Working Heritage is seeking a part-time Project Officer with heritage building project management skills to assist the Project Manager in delivery of the Working Heritage Asset Management Strategy. This role will require the incumbent to undertake building condition audits of Working Heritage properties; undertake procurement processes for the engagement of consultants and contractors; and coordinate small repair and maintenance contracts.

To receive a detailed Position Description, please email Working Heritage.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 12 February.


SITUATION VACANT Conservation and Infrastructure – Works Manager, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

Vacancy No: Works Manager (WM-19)
Closing Date: 5.00 PM, Friday 15 February 2019

Port Arthur Historic Sites is looking for a person with senior level experience in a built heritage environment and a background in heritage building and construction who is looking to join an experienced conservation and infrastructure management team. Engaging with World Heritage listed sites, and located at Port Arthur, you can make a significant contribution while working in one of the most beautiful locations in Tasmania.

The Port Arthur Historic Sites are important places of outstanding heritage values at local, state, national and international level. Come and be part of the team that works to conserve and protect these sites.

To fully appreciate how important PAHSMA is to our historical past and to Tasmania visit the Port Arthur website.

For more information on the position, contact Jane Harrington, Director – Conservation and Infrastructure on (03) 6251 2330 or email Jane.

For further information on the Statement of Duties and how to apply, click here.


SITUATION VACANT Experienced Conservation Architect, Lovell Chen, Melbourne

About Lovell Chen

Lovell Chen combines architects and designers with heritage consultants, planners, conservation specialists, historians, researchers, materials experts and other specialists in aspects of the built environment. We are a dynamic, innovative practice in the way we approach our work – bringing together strategic thinking, design skills, technical expertise, research and experience.

We are looking for an experienced Conservation Architect to join our team of dedicated heritage and conservation specialists to work on a broad range of heritage structures throughout Australia.

You should have an in-depth knowledge, technical expertise and experience in the conservation and restoration of historic structures. Technical knowledge of the repair and conservation of materials such as stone, masonry, stucco and plaster is a requirement.

Expected experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Master of Architecture (or Bachelor equivalent)
  • Post Graduate studies in Architectural Conservation or Materials Conservation an advantage

Immediate start available. The salary is negotiable and will be based on your skill level and experience.

Please forward your CV to Lovell Chen by email.




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