Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 998


  1. [NEW ITEM] Farewell from Georgia (sob!)
  2. [NEW ITEM]  Contacting (and receiving emails from) Australia ICOMOS
  3. [NEW ITEM] NSW Legislative Council Inquiry, Review of the Heritage Act 1977, report released
  4. [NEW ITEM] AICCM Agents of Change series: #9: COVID | 18 November, 7-8.30pm AEST
  5. [NEW ITEM] Talk: Seymour Cottage, Singapore cottages, and portable buildings, Romsey, VIC | 28 November
  6. [NEW ITEM] Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions | applications close 20 January 2022
  7. [NEW ISSUE] Change Over Time announces issue 10.1
  8. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre Bulletin – 26 October 2021










1. [NEW ITEM] Farewell from Georgia (sob!)

Dear Members & Heritage Colleagues,

I write this message with a mixture of sadness for needing to say farewell, and excitement at what lies ahead – which in the short term will involve a combination of spending time with the people I’ve missed the most these past few months, retail therapy (to do my bit for the Victorian economy, of course), and a good deal of couch time and cloud pondering!

Many of you have taken the time to write to me to say thank you and wish me well. That some of these message have come from people who I’ve never met, never spoken to on the phone, even, is truly humbling. But otherwise impossible to accurately convey how these messages have brightened my days.

There are so many people to thank; an attempt at this would surely leave someone out. Suffice to say that when a person stays in a role for close to fourteen years, many things about it must be pretty good – and usually, it’s the people you work or interact with in other ways that keep you where you are.

It has been a privilege working for Australia ICOMOS, and the most rewarding role I’ve ever had – if whatever I do next even begins to come close to this, then I’ll consider myself an exceptionally fortunate individual indeed.

And Australia ICOMOS is similarly fortunate to have Elizabeth Gralton as your new Secretariat Officer. As Elizabeth goes about remembering the 1000 bits of information she’s received during our training sessions, I trust that you’ll be as welcoming and supportive of her as you were of me.

It occurred to me recently that the heritage profession is a ‘caring’ one – a lovely sentiment with which to end this message.

Be well!


2. [NEW ITEM] Contacting (and receiving emails from) Australia ICOMOS

The good people at Deakin University have created a mailbox for Australia ICOMOS – the best email address to use to make sure we receive your messages is There will be a forwarding of emails sent to Georgia Meros’ Deakin Uni email address, but this facility has a time limit.

Outgoing emails will also come from this mailbox.


3. [NEW ITEM] NSW Legislative Council Inquiry, Review of the Heritage Act 1977, report released

On 22 October 2021 the NSW Government announced the release of the much-anticipated Report of the recent Upper House Inquiry, Review of the Heritage Act 1977, by the Standing Committee on Social Issues to the NSW Parliament. This document will be of interest to heritage professionals and property owners in NSW including ICOMOS members. It is also a positive outcome for Australia ICOMOS which had participated in the Inquiry and contributed a submission along with 305 other concerned organisations and individuals. There is an opportunity that the Inquiry may have raised comparable issues and experiences occurring in other States.  

We were encouraged that many of the recommendations of the Report aligned with the ICOMOS submission and the overwhelming opinion of other submissions. Fundamentally the Report recognised there are systemic failures affecting the administration of heritage in NSW. It was noted that the existing Act remains workable with minor updating but acknowledgement that the heritage system is failing heritage property owners and practitioners in its operation.

The recommendations of the Inquiry included reference to the following matters which were supported by Australia ICOMOS. In summary, The Act should:

  • enhance the recognition of intangible heritage and cultural landscapes
  • improve resourcing and functioning of Heritage NSW
  • improve the qualifications and heritage credentials of Heritage Council members
  • increase opportunities for indigenous participation
  • proviso that the contentious State Significant Development process requires consultation with the Heritage Council 
  • improve the range and scope of heritage incentives
  • improved consistency for listing categories
  • provision for de-listing and updating listings
  • improve State Agency compliance with the Section 170 register 

Of concern however there were two issues not addressed in the recommendations of the Report which had been highlighted in the AI submission, consistent with many of the other submissions:

  • the lack of a recommendation to provide more support and heritage protection for local government, responsible for around 35,000 heritage listings in NSW
  • the lack of transparency in the controls for State Significant Development and inadequate safeguards which potentially undermine heritage protection

It remains to be seen of course, the extent to which the Government intends to implement the recommendations of the Inquiry!

I wish to thank fellow members of the Working Group that contributed to the AI submission: Jane Alexander, Paul Rappoport, Sue Jackson-Stepowski, Martine Creswell, Peter Romey, Michael Ellis, Hilary duCros, Susan Kennedy, Duncan Marshall, and Bruce Dawbin as coordinator. In particular Peter Romey should be congratulated as author of the very comprehensive AI submission. Peter represented AI as an expert witness at the Inquiry.

I also acknowledge the contribution and support of Duncan Marshall, Richard Mackay, Susan McInyre-Tamwoy and Helen Lardner of the review committee. 

Bruce Dawbin

AI NSW State Representative and Coordinator of the Heritage Act Review Working Group


4. [NEW ITEM] AICCM Agents of Change series: #9: COVID – 18 November, 7-8.30pm AEST

The AICCM Preventive Special Interest Group is hosting a series of online forums. Following on from the successful 2019 conference Managing Risks to Collections, 10 AGENTS OVER 10 MONTHS will explore and expand the traditional 10 Agents of Deterioration to encompass relevant and topical themes – such as the climate change, bushfires, repatriation, and COVID.

This session will explore how the conservation profession has been affected by COVID at an International, State and local level. The pandemic has exposed that our resilience is no more neutral than the rest of our museum experience. The lack of ability to connect to the physical objects is contrasted with the opportunities to connect with people, not just in our own teams but around the world.


  • Professor Jane Henderson – Professor in Conservation at Cardiff University
  • Rebekah Butler – Museums & Galleries Queensland
  • Elizabeth McCartney – Museums Victoria

18 November 2021

Click here for more information and to register.


5. [NEW ITEM] Talk: Seymour Cottage, Singapore cottages, and portable buildings, Romsey, VIC | 28 November

Join Portable Buildings Australia in Romsey for a presentation on Seymour Cottage, Singapore cottages, and portable buildings.

Presented as part of Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society’s “Talking History” series, Portable Buildings World Heritage Nomination Task Force (PBWHNTF) member and esteemed Melbourne architectural historian Professor Miles Lewis will discuss Romsey’s 165 years old Seymour Cottage, Singapore cottages, and portable buildings. He will be joined by PBWHNTF members Andrew Muir and Tony Isaacson.

This is a special event not to be missed by anyone with an interest in architecture and history, or wanting to get out of Melbourne for a day.

Romsey Community Hub, 96 Main Street, Romsey VIC 3434
28 November 2021
2:00pm to 4:00pm
$25 pp includes refreshments

Here is the link to buy your tickets | Here is the flyer.


6. [NEW ITEM] Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions | applications close 20 January 2022

After 10 years of European funding, 430 students from 70 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to January 20, 2022. This is the leading international course on conservation of heritage structures, winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage “Europa Nostra”, and a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This Master Course, which is running its 15th edition, is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).

The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.

A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure, on the SAHC website.

Visit also the SAHC blog  and LinkedIn.


7. [NEW ISSUE] Change Over Time announces issue 10.1

Change Over Time is pleased to announce the launch of 10.1 Conservation – Discipline and Profession. This issue of the journal examines the challenging questions of disciplinary and professional boundaries asking such questions as: What are the disciplinary implications for an interdisciplinary field? How can the profession fulfill its greatest civic promise? And, what are the responsibilities, ethics, and authority of the preservation professional? 

Find this issue at the Change Over Time website.


8. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre Bulletin – 26 October 2021

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




EOI invited: Youth Forum Sub-Committee for GA2023 | deadline 12 November

Expressions of interest are invited to join the ‘Youth Forum Sub-committee’ of the ICOMOS General Assembly (GA), which will be held in Sydney in September 2023. 

The Youth Forum is a key component of GA2023 and is to be held on the preceding weekend to the main GA programme (from Friday 1 September to the Sunday 3 September 2023). 

The Youth Forum will welcome young and emerging heritage professionals from across the world and we encourage expressions of interest from energetic and engaged people interested in helping to organise this event.

The EOI is open to both Australia ICOMOS members and non-members, and while there is no age/experience threshold, we anticipate that the Youth Forum Sub-committee would reflect the demographic and diversity attending the Youth Forum.

Expressions are welcome from Australia wide, noting that the event will be Sydney based.

The sub-committee will meet bi-monthly commencing in February 2022 until September 2022 and then monthly until the GA in September 2023. Meetings will be held virtually.  

Expressions of interest should:

  • be no more than 200 words in length;
  • state the reason why the applicant seeks appointment;
  • indicate relevant skills, experience and interest of the applicant; and
  • be sent by 12 November 2021 to the ICOMOS GA2023 team by email.




Heritage Pathways 2021, Online Symposium, 20 November 2021 – CALL FOR PAPERS | deadline 29 October



Join Australia ICOMOS for Heritage Pathways 2021, a half-day symposium exploring issues that are important to early-career professionals and academics, as well as innovations in cultural heritage practice. We are seeking short papers, or ‘snapshots’, that critically respond to one or more of the following provocations:

  • Where is the cultural heritage profession currently and where are we going?
  • What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the profession, including successive lockdowns in some states and territories?
  • What new approaches and issues are important to emerging cultural heritage professionals and academics looking towards the future?
  • How is current research and policy responding to issues of social justice, sustainability and climate change, intangible values, Reconciliation and decolonising places and approaches?
  • How can we ensure that cultural heritage is relevant to all people within the community, beyond professional or academic disciplines?
  • How can established cultural heritage practitioners work with early career professionals to future-proof the cultural heritage profession?

Want to be involved?

Please submit a 100 word abstract (6-minute presentation) and 50 word bio to the Heritage Pathways Team by email by Friday 29 October 2021. We welcome submissions from postgraduate candidates in both coursework and research programs, and early career professionals and practitioners working in or alongside the cultural heritage field. In addition to the short papers/snapshot session, the symposium will also feature video submissions, with further information regarding this to be announced shortly.

Note: The symposium will be open to attendees at all stages of their careers. Watch this space for further information regarding ticketing.

For further information, please contact the Heritage Pathways Team by email or visit the symposium website.

Download the Heritage Pathway 2021_Call for Papers.


SAVE THE DATE: 11 November, 6.00pm AEDT | AGM + Speaker event

The Australia ICOMOS 2021 AGM notice was emailed to members last night. The meeting will be followed by a presentation by Kate Clark.

Thursday 11 November
6.00pm AEDT (ACT/NSW/VIC/TAS) | 5.30pm ACDT (SA) | 4.30pm NT | 5.00pm AEST (QLD) | 3.00pm AWST (WA)


Heritage Pathways 2021, Online Symposium, 20 November 2021 – CALL FOR VIDEOS | deadline 15 November



Australia ICOMOS is seeking video submissions for Heritage Pathways 2021, a half-day symposium exploring issues that are important to early-career professionals and academics, as well as innovations in cultural heritage practice. The aim of the submission of films for Heritage Pathways 2021 is to connect with each other through different mediums that encourage different kinds of engagement and practice. Treat these submissions as creative pieces, technical materials guides, project showcases and more.

Film submissions should be:

  • Between 5 and 8 minutes in length
  • In a landscape 16:9 aspect ratio – this means the short films can be comfortably viewed on a computer or television screen
  • Resolution should be 1920×1080 px or greater, this will ensure a standard minimum quality
  • Frame rate is at Director’s discretion

These guidelines have been created to ensure the barrier for participation does not require further investment than the smart phone in your pocket. To make your film submission please email the Heritage Pathways Team with the subject line ‘Film Submission’, and you will be forwarded a Dropbox link to upload your work.

For further information, please contact the Heritage Pathways Team by email or visit the symposium website to view a video about submitting a video!

Deadline for video submissions: 15 November




Online lecture: Beacons of Beauty: Lyon, Cottier & Co’s stained-glass windows in Sydney and New South Wales | 11 November, 2.00pm – 3:30pm AEDT

Join Dr Andrew Montana, Australia’s pre-eminent scholar, art historian, author and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Australian National University for a fascinating account of the enterprising Glaswegian artist Daniel Cottier, who co-founded the Australian firm, Lyon, Cottier & Co.  In this online lecture, Dr Montana reveals how Lyon, Cottier & Co. brought currents of the Aesthetic movement to Australia through an illustrated exploration of the firm’s stained-glass commissions in New South Wales between 1874 and the 1890s.  

FREE event but bookings essential via the Glass Inc website.

Your Zoom invitation will be sent to you by email 2 days prior to the event.


2021 Hall Annual Lecture: Presenter Emeritus Professor Ian Lilley,  The University of Queensland | 23 November, 5.00pm AEST 

Archaeology, Heritage and the Heritage of Archaeology
Presenter: Emeritus Professor Ian Lilley FSA FAHA

About the lecture

Archaeological heritage has been big news lately, as the impact of Rio Tinto’s Juukan Gorge debacle continues to reverberate around the planet, hard on the heels of the deliberate destruction of sites in conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. That said, archaeology has been prospering in most parts of the world with the ascent of the heritage industry. A prodigious amount of archaeological work is undertaken every day right around the planet in the name of heritage, employing vastly more archaeologists than all the universities and museums in the world combined.

Driven directly or through ‘trickle-down’ by factors such as the rapid growth of UNESCO’s World Heritage List and the wide influence of the World Bank’s heritage and other safeguards, the future for ‘archaeology-as-heritage’ looks bright. But what is this so-called ‘progress’ doing to archaeology as a discipline? Our claims to scholarly authority and professional integrity are under ever-increasing pressure from planners and developers, descendants and locals, looters and collectors, and politicians and diplomats, few if any of whom have any real understanding of or sympathy for the basics much less the nuances of our craft. So what should we do? This lecture will canvass some of the possibilities, with a focus on Australia’s role on the global stage. 

Visit the event website for more information and to register.




Flinders University Climate Change seminar, online & on campus, 16 November – call for abstracts deadline: 4 November

Archaeology, History, Indigenous & Heritage responses to the IPCC 6th Assessment Report
and agendas for climate research and adaptation

A seminar of the Deep Pasts and Human Scale Research Theme
Convened by: Dr Ania Kotarba and Dr Alessandro Antonello

Tuesday 16 November 2021
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Flinders University, Bedford Park campus and Online

The recently released IPCC 6th Assessment Report on the physical basis of climate change has forcefully foregrounded how climate extremes and natural disasters will increasingly be part of our daily and seasonal lives. In the face of these predictions and projections, humanity must both drastically reduce carbon emissions and adapt their lives to climate extremes and environmental challenges.

The Seminar organisers are inviting the submission of abstracts for 10–15 minutes presentation, with a deadline of 4 November.

For more information about the seminar, themes and abstract submission, view the Flinders_Climate change_seminar_16 Nov.


Call for Abstracts – 5th International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism | Deadline 30 January 2022 

The organising committee of the 5th International Conference on Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism (ICCAUA 2022) is inviting participation in this recently emerged platform of exchanging ideas and research studies. The ICCAUA 2022 conference will be held online at Alanya HEP University/Alanya/Turkey, on 11-13 May 2022. For this year’s conference, we will focus on Architecture and Technology, Sustainability and Urban Design, Heritage and Cultural Landscapes, Habitat Studies and Infra Habitation and Civil engineering.

Please see the extended topics of the conference.

Deadline for abstract submission is 30 January 2022.




Blue Plaques NSW program – nominations through local MPs and MLCs closes 31 October

This recently announced NSW Government program aims to foster curiosity and appreciation of our heritage by recognising the places, personalities and historical events that matter to communities.

We encourage you to contact the office of your local Member of Parliament (MP) or a Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) as soon as possible to put forward your ideas for Blue Plaques.

MPs and MLCs will have until 31 October 2021 to submit their nominations to Heritage NSW for consideration.

Please see the Heritage NSW website and Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn for more information.

We would love to see a wide diversity of stories and cultures represented with the Blue Plaques.


UPDATED: Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program – Deadline extended to 15 November

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program

Applications are now due 15 November 2021.

The Conservation Guest Scholars Program provides opportunities for professionals to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to the field of conservation. Guest Scholar grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities working in conservation, historic preservation, heritage science, and related fields.

Applications for the 2022-2023 residency period are now available.

For eligibility, terms and how to apply, visit this link.

For questions regarding the program or the application process, please email the Getty Scholars Team.

The deadline to apply is 15 November 2021.


Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee | call for nominations closes 10 November 2021

The NSW Government is currently advertising for nominations for membership of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC). There are four positions that are required to be filled during this process.

ACHAC advises the Minister and Department on matters relating to the identification, assessment and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in NSW. Nominations are invited to fill current and future vacancies that may arise.

Nominees must be:

  • Nominees of Aboriginal elders groups; or
  • Registered Native Title Claimants; or
  • Aboriginal owners listed on the register under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • Involvement in cultural heritage matters in their local community; and
  • An understanding of cultural heritage management issues.

Further information and a Nomination Kit are available from the Heritage NSW website or by contacting the Secretariat Unit, Heritage NSW via email or by phone: (02) 9873 8579. 

Applications close: 11:59pm, Wednesday 10 November 2021


Upcoming Professional Development Melbourne: MicroCert – New Approaches for Heritage Significance | Starts 10 November

Drawing upon the world-leading research, teaching and industry expertise within the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage  (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne, these online microcredential offerings are designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage. Upcoming microcerts include:

New Approaches to Heritage Significance (November 2021)
Learn cutting-edge techniques for assessing the cultural significance of heritage places. This course is designed for experienced and emerging social planners and practicing architects interested in the role of cultural heritage towards placemaking, design and sustainability.

Each MicroCert is taught fully online with a total of 37.5 hours including assessments and is designed to provide you the flexibility to upskill, expand your knowledge or begin a pathway to further study.

Designed with contributions from leading Australian architects and planners, state and local authorities, heritage bodies and community groups, microcredentials are awarded through information-rich digital certificates and can be shared with prospective employers and accrediting bodies digitally and via social media, such as LinkedIn.

Contact the learner support team for more details. 

Registrations now open.


Warragamba Dam Raising Project Environmental Impact Statement on public exhibition until 12 November 2021

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Warragamba Dam Raising Project for flood mitigation is on public exhibition from the 29 September 2021, for a period of 45 days closing on the 12 November 2021, during which public submissions will be received.

For more information, visit WaterNSW.


Open for consultation: Draft Carlton Gardens Master Plan (closes 21 November) and draft Exhibition Reserve Master Plan (closes 12 November)

In collaboration with Museums Victoria and the City of Melbourne, Heritage Victoria is pleased to announce that two attachment documents to the World Heritage Management Plan for the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens are open for community feedback. 

The draft Exhibition Reserve Master Plan opened for community feedback on 15 October 2021. 

The draft Master Plan was developed by Oculus Landscape Architecture and Urban Design for Museums Victoria. It draws on the first phase of community consultation undertaken between June – July 2020, and consultation with Traditional Owners. 

Museums Victoria welcomes community feedback on the draft Master Plan which is available to view on Engage Victoria. Please submit any feedback to Museums Victoria via email with the subject line ‘Exhibition Reserve Master Plan feedback’ .

Consultation closes on 12 November 2021. 


The draft Carlton Gardens Master Plan opened for community feedback on 6 October 2021. 

The City of Melbourne wants to know your thoughts on recommendations for future improvements, like: 

  • Improved amenities, additional lighting, signage and park furniture 
  • More natural shade in activity areas, introducing new trees and rejuvenating garden beds 
  • Updating the self-guided walk and signage to improve visitor experiences in Melbourne.

Click here to view the draft Carlton Gardens Master Plan and complete the survey. Consultation on the draft plan closes on 21 November 2021.

All updates relating to review of the World Heritage Management Plan and its component parts will be made available at Engage Victoria.

For additional information please do not hesitate to contact Heritage Victoria by email or on (03) 7022 6390.


Deakin University Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies Dual Award 2022: Study in Australia and Germany | Deadline 29 November

Study in Australia and Germany and earn two Masters qualifications: 

  • Master of Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies (Deakin) and
  • World Heritage Masters (Brandenburg Technical University – Cottbus, Germany)

Applications are now OPEN for 2022 entry to Deakin’s internationally recognised post-graduate programs in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. Expressions of Interest are also now OPEN for our unique dual award with our partners at the World Heritage Studies program at BTU-Cottbus in Germany.  Join our 2022 cohort beginning in March.

Send your CV and an Expression of Interest letter to Steve Cooke by email by Monday 29 November 2021. 

For further information, visit our blog, and check out the experiences of our alumni, or contact Steve Cooke by email. 


WA Heritage Council Heritage Grants Program – applications close 10 December

The WA Heritage Council’s Heritage Grants Program is now open for applications. The program offers funding assistance to projects that conserve or celebrate State Registered Heritage places, and supports investment in the preservation of WA’s rich history. The Minister for Heritage announced the opening of the program on 30 September, the full media release can be read here.

More information on the Heritage Grants Program, including how to apply, can be found at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

An information webinar on the program will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday 20 October. To participate you must register your interest here.

Applications close at 4pm, Friday 10 December.

Contact: Emily Craig-Wadham, Senior Heritage Grants Administrator
Phone enquiries: (08) 6552 4031
Email enquiries via this address


Longford Academy – Proposed building conservation program for 2022, Tasmania

The Longford Academy is looking forward to once again running training courses on building conservation, set in the sublime landscape of the World Heritage-listed Woolmers and Brickendon Estates in Longford, Tasmania. COVID-permitting, we plan two courses for 2022:

  • Summer School in Building Conservation: 6–12 February 2022 (inclusive)
  • Autumn: Practical Building Conservation: 9–14 May 2022 (inclusive)

Refer to the Longford Academy flyer for more information.

For all enquiries and to express interest in these courses please email Longford Academy.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Project Officer, Heritage Activation, Heritage South Australia, Adelaide, [DEADLINE: 11 November]

Heritage South Australia – Project Officer, Heritage Activation

The Project Officer, Heritage Activation will be responsible for preparing project documentation, delivering projects, and providing high level written advice to a range of stakeholders, including other government agencies and the Minister. In addition, this role will also provide advice, in accordance with legislation and policy, to clients and key stakeholders with regard to the management and activation of DEW-owned heritage properties.

For more information and the application process go to: Project Officer, Heritage Activation.

Applications close 11 November.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Director Conservation & Infrastructure, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, Port Arthur, TAS [DEADLINE: 15 November]

Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA)

  • Outstanding career and lifestyle opportunity in a stunning location (Port Arthur)
  • Unique senior leadership role across three iconic Tasmanian tourist sites
  • Balance conservation, visitor experience and community outcomes

PAHSMA is responsible for conserving, protecting and promoting the award-winning UNESCO World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, the Cascades Female Factory and the Coal Mines Historic Site in Tasmania. Visit the Port Arthur website for further information.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director Conservation & Infrastructure is responsible for ensuring the protection and management of the heritage values of the three sites managed by PAHSMA whilst also balancing the visitor experience and community outcomes. They will provide strategic direction, executive leadership and advice on issues of heritage, conservation and environment. They will develop and implement a strategic vision for the long-term conservation of the Port Arthur historic sites in line with domestic and international guidelines and laws.

Promoting cultural significance of the Port Arthur historic sites and best practice conservation methodology (developed by the Authority), the Director will write lectures, presentations, academic papers and journals, attend conferences, workshops, provide technical advice and engage with site visitors and the community. They will be a comfortable and confident communicator with exceptional stakeholder and community engagement skills and will build and grow relationships across the heritage sector, with government and academia. The Director will need to work in partnership across the organisation to provide quality visitor experience and heritage outcomes in order to meet both conservation and tourism objectives.

The Director will demonstrate exceptional experience from heritage, conservation, architecture, consulting or other related sectors, with a strong reputation in the field. This would include the expertise necessary to lead and inspire a diverse team in a complex and evolving environment that will enable PAHSMA to achieve its objectives and support a high-performance culture. A highly collaborative approach in order to be an effective member of the senior leadership team and to provide expert advice to the CEO and Board is essential.

For further enquiries, please contact Phillipa Whitehouse at Watermark Search International on 0438 678 833. To submit an application, please provide a short form application of no more than 2 pages addressing the selection criteria together with your resume to Watermark Search International by email by 11.59 PM 15 November 2021, quoting Ref No 69386. 


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Built Heritage Consultant / Architectural Historian, RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants [DEADLINE: 19 November]

RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants is an established, mid-sized, leading built heritage conservation practice based in St Kilda, Melbourne. We are independent and research-driven. Passionate about engaging in and advancing the constantly emerging and dynamic discipline of contemporary heritage management, both in Australia and globally. We investigate deeply, we assess strategically, we conserve practically, and we adapt creatively. Comprised of committed designers, experienced conservation professionals, and heritage planning specialists, we work dexterously and collaboratively within the domain of historic environment management. There is no template for our approach.

An exciting and meaningful opportunity exists for an experienced Built Heritage Consultant/Architectural Historian to join us.

Applicants should have a thorough working knowledge of the built heritage planning systems and hold an honours or postgraduate degree in a relevant field. At least five years of hands-on experience in built heritage planning is desirable. Applications from heritage practitioners in the public sector are welcome.

Excellent employment arrangements are available. We are committed to flexibility and seek individuals eager to grow into the role with an eye to a long-term commitment to our practice. The role offers broad scope for career development along with the prospect of working with a dynamic, good-humoured team on an array of stimulating conservation projects.

Applicants are encouraged to explore our website and email a CV to Roger Beeston, Director, by 19 November. Video submissions are accepted.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, Edwards Heritage Consultants (EHC), Sydney [Applications reviewed upon submission] 

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and self-motivated Heritage Consultant to join EHC’s growing team on a full-time, permanent basis. 

About EHC

Established in 2008, Edwards Heritage Consultants Pty Ltd (‘EHC’) is a respected and leading heritage consultancy, having built a strong reputation in delivering high quality and successful outcomes with an extensive range of heritage services.

Based in the northwest of Sydney, EHC has a diverse and impressive portfolio of over 650 different clients, working closely with private property owners, local Councils, Government agencies, corporate organisations, institutional and ecclesiastical groups. We also work closely with Architects, Planners, Developers and other owners and custodians of some pretty amazing heritage places.

Our experienced and dedicated team think outside the square and are experts in providing a practical and balanced approach to our work, proactively identifying, assessing and managing heritage, on a variety of projects ranging in complexity and significance.

We prepare heritage advice and impact assessments, conservation management documentation, interpretation strategies and plans, photographic archival recordings, heritage studies, expert evidence in Land and Environment Court appeals, architectural and building conservation advice, as well as a range of heritage advisory services to Local Councils, including referrals to statutory applications, strategic advice, grant administration and policy development.

Our core focus is in built heritage conservation, inclusive of heritage buildings and structures, landscapes and moveable objects. However, our team is expanding and we are also looking to incorporate archaeological services and expertise.

About the Role

If you have 2-5 years’ experience in heritage management and conservation practice, with a background in architecture, planning, archaeology, or other similar and relevant fields, and keen to work in a small but dedicated and respected practice in northwest Sydney, undertaking some exciting and challenging projects – we’d love to hear from you!

You would need to be comfortable working closely within a small team as well as working independently when needed. You should have a passion for heritage management and conservation practice, have good ‘people skills’ and value building great relationships with our Clients and stakeholders, as well as being an all-round great fit within our team. 

You should have experience in preparing complex heritage management documentation, a demonstrated ability to provide responsible, rational and creative expert heritage advice, and a good understanding of heritage legislation and the NSW heritage system generally. 
You should also be willing to be involved in the full spectrum of office and project tasks, including general admin and have good time management skills.

If you have slightly more experience, but this sounds like you, don’t be shy – we’d still love to hear from you! 
Introduce yourself by email – you might like to send us some examples of your work that grabs our attention, together with a short CV. 


SITUATION VACANT Professorship, Conservation and Restoration of Technical and Industrial Heritage, Berlin University of Applied Sciences [DEADLINE: 31 October]

HTW Berlin is looking for a person who will represent the topic area in terms of teaching and research and develop it further through their own interdisciplinary projects. The following key areas of expertise are required:

  • Application and development of conservation and restoration methods for technical and industrial heritage on the basis of materials science, technological and historical property research
  • Research and implementation of conservation and restoration concepts for large-scale objects and technical collections including material combinations, particularly properties featuring composites of metal(s), polymers or other organic objects
  • Research and implementation of preventive conservation for large objects experience presentations, in storage conditions and in outdoor areas, including monitoring

Restoration and conservation experience with challenging issues in collaboration with corresponding institutions, interdisciplinary cooperation and evidence of innovative approaches and concepts, eg. through third-party funded projects and publication, is desirable. The successful applicant is expected to maintain the active supervision and continuation of the existing reference collection of synthetic and natural materials.

The prerequisite for the vacant subject area is a university degree in the field of conservation/restoration with a PhD or doctoral degree, as well as at least 5 years of experience in the specialist area in question, of which at least 3 are required in the fields of practical restoration, teaching and scientific research. The ability to cooperate, in addition to pedagogical expertise and social skills, is expected.

A willingness to participate in university committees, especially in terms of academic self-administration, as well as participation in the further development of the two degree programmes, is also required.

For more information, visit the HTW Berlin website.

Applications close 31 October 2021.


SITUATION VACANT Built Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney [Applications reviewed upon submission]

GBA Heritage is a well-established built 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 about this opportunity including how to apply, see the GBA Heritage Consultant PD_1 October 2021.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant (Archaeologist), City Plan Heritage, Sydney [Applications reviewed upon submission]

The City Plan group of companies has over 25 years’ experience as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, the Central Coast and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations and Certification Services, Accessibility and Heritage Consultancy.

Our team is expanding and as such an opportunity is available for a suitably qualified and motivated Senior Heritage Consultant (Archaeologist) to join City Plan’s Heritage team, providing high level cultural heritage consulting services from our Sydney office.

This opportunity will appeal to an experienced heritage consultant who is wishing to further their career in a highly regarded consultancy involved in a variety of projects across NSW and Australia.

More information about this opportunity is available in the CPH Senior Heritage Consultant Sept 2021 document.

Applications will be considered upon submission.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, City Plan Heritage, Sydney [Applications reviewed upon submission]

The City Plan group of companies has over 25 years’ experience as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, the Central Coast and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations and Certification Services, Accessibility and Heritage Consultancy.

Our team is expanding and as such an opportunity is available for a suitably qualified and motivated Heritage Consultant to join City Plan’s Heritage team, providing high level cultural heritage consulting services from our Sydney office.

This opportunity will appeal to heritage consultant who is wishing to further their experience, broaden their skills and career in a highly regarded consultancy involved in a variety of projects across NSW and Australia.

More information about this opportunity is available in the CPH Heritage Consultant Sept 2021 document.

Applications will be considered upon submission.




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