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National Historic Ships: Museum Ship Keeping training opportunity

Fixed Term Traineeships for 12 Months

We are looking for people who are passionate about a career working in maritime heritage to take part in a unique programme.. This traineeship is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to the traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and interpreting historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership
with eight host organisations, this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career as a maritime curator, ship-keeper or conservator. During the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including maritime museums, traditional operating boats and educational environments.

We wish to hear from a diverse range of applicants. No experience is necessary, just good communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team. Above all, you must have interest in a long term career in the maritime heritage sector. So if this sounds like you visit www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk to
find out more, or submit your expression of interest form online and we will contact you with more details.

Starting October 2018
Closing Date 19th June 2018
Bursary Payment: £12,000 per annum

National Historic Ships: Traditional Sea farer training opportunity

Fixed Term Traineeships for 12 Months

We are looking for people who are passionate about a career working on historic boats to take part in this unique programme. This traineeship is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop the traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and
operating historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with eight host organisations, this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career as a professional sea farer. Over the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including traditional boats, maritime museums, educational environments and spend a season aboard a historic boat at sea.

We wish to hear from a diverse range of applicants. No experience is necessary, just good communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team. Above all, you must have interest in a long term career in the historic vessel sector. So if this sounds like you visit www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk to find out more, or submit your expression of interest form online and we will contact you with
more details.

Starting October 2018
Closing Date 19th June 2018
Bursary Payment: £12,000 per annum

Cupar Conservation Regeneration Scheme/Townscape Heritage Initiative Bursaries

Cupar CARS/THI are pleased to announce that contractor bursaries of up to £500 are now available for traditional building skills training for apprentices and junior staff.

All of our courses are eligible to use with the bursary, and it may also be possible to arrange bespoke training. The bursary can also cover travel expenses and time cover – please click here for an application form.

Courses available:

  • Rubble Wall Building – 5 – 6 June 2018
  • Rendering & Harling with Lime – 21 – 22 June 2018
  • Lime Pointing – 23 June 2018
  • Making & Using Traditional Mortars – C1 Contractor Level 1 – 28 – 29 August 2018
  • Above Eaves Level – Traditional Slate Roofs – 4 – 5 September 2018
  • Sash & Case Window Repair – 15 September 2018
  • Making & Using Hot Mixed Lime Mortars – 28 September 2018
  • Traditional Masonry Repair – C2 Contractor Level 2 – 30 October – 1 November 2018
  • Surface Repair of Stone – 13 – 14 November 2018
  • Basic Masonry Skills – 29 – 30 November 2018

For further information, please contact Katy MacGregor – katy.macgregor@fife.gov.uk

2018 Travel Scholarship for Architecture Students

Thanks to the support of Yiangou Architects, INTBAU is launching a biennial £2,000 travel scholarship to encourage the next generation of researchers and practitioners of traditional architecture, and to support research of clear value that would not otherwise be undertaken. The closing date is 31st May 2018.

Applications are sought from full-time architecture students. Judges will be looking for original research proposals related to one of the three themes for INTBAU’s 2018 World Congress, which will take place at the Royal Society of Arts in London on 27th and 28th November:

1. Contexts
2. Materials
3. Identities

Scholarship recipients will produce a record of their travel and research in a format that can be featured as part of the World Congress programme: for example, an essay, or a series of drawings and images.

To help make the scholarship as widely and globally accessible as possible, an additional stipend of up to £750 may be provided to students for whom the costs of travel, accommodation, and visas would exceed £2,000 because of distance or other unavoidable factors.

Further details here>>

The Church Monuments Essay Prize

The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year.
The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal  Church Monuments . Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in  Church Monuments .
Closing date for applications 31 December 2018.  Details online .

Brick Awards 2018 Entries Now Open

The Brick Awards 2018 entry process is now open!

The annual Brick Awards celebrate the best examples of clay brick in our built environment. Each year the awards attract over 300 entries from leading architects, housebuilders, developers and contractors, across 15 hotly-contested categories.

The Brick Awards benefit from an exceptionally well-credentialled judging panel and as such, has established a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and well-attended events. Moving into its 42nd year, we encourage everyone who is passionate about the built environment to enter their brick projects.

It’s FREE. It’s simple. It’s easy to begin.

Click here to begin>>

Open Heritage Internship (3 month volunteer position)

CYARK is seeking a summer intern to assist the programs and development team in expanding the number of heritage sites available through CyArk’s Open Heritage program. The intern will conduct research on past CyArk projects to include in the program, summarize significant features and describe how CyArk’s work supported conservation needs at a variety of cultural heritage sites around the world. Research will draw from scholarly sources and CyArk’s existing records.

Responsibilities
• Conduct research on and develop summaries of significant World Heritage sites
• Construct a narrative to present a site as well as CyArk’s work on the site
• Organize images, maps and resulting data surrounding the sites into a presentation format
• Coordinate with other members of the team on priorities as needed

Requirements
Working with high-precision, photorealistic 3D datasets requires comfort using high-end data processing workstations and professional 2D / 3D CAD and modeling software applications. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their desire and aptitude to learn a variety of software in a complex workflows.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Passion for cultural heritage and history
• Detail oriented
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite a plus

Please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio of selected works to resume@cyark.org with “Open Heritage Internship” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled and may close at any time.

Available Studentships

SEAHA provide fully-funded four-year integrated MRes and PhD studentships to eligible students.  All studentships are advertised as separate research projects and will be announced throughout the year; note that we do not have one application period.

To receive notifications for new studentships when advertised, please subscribe to our studentship alert mailing list at the bottom of the page.

Information on how to apply can be found here>>

Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage  is pleased to announce the call for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary for the academic year 2018-2019. 

 The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage at UCL. Up to £20,000 (to cover the cost of fees and a stipend) is available for Home applicants (as defined by UCL General Regulations) who have the offer of a place for either full-time or part-time/flexible study on this course and who intend to accept or have already firmly accepted an offer.

How to Apply
Applicants should complete the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary Application form and return it to the Course Directorvia email. The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th June 2018. Please note that this form is for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary only. Applicants must also complete the Application Form for Admission as a Graduate Student separately to this form.

For further information please click here.

Volunteer opportunity- membership recruitment

The Mausolea & Monuments Trust welcomes volunteer involvement and is currently looking to obtain the services of a volunteer who can assist in its membership recruitment.

The post will appeal to an individual who has some experience of membership management and an up-to-date knowledge of modern social media communications methods.

If you would like to discuss this voluntary post contact:

Chairman Ian Johnson on iajn@aol.com (01308 426382)  or

Carrie Leigh on carolync12@btinternet.com (020 7384 9321)

Student Summer Employment

Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for 2018 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the country. Duties may involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.

Applications are due March 16, 2018.

Positions are open to currently enrolled students carrying at least a half-time course load at an accredited institution. Students must also be enrolled in courses for autumn 2018 in order to be eligible. (Graduating students who will not be attending college in autumn 2018 are not eligible.) IDP credit is available for qualified students who successfully complete the HDP summer program.

Further details here>>

French Heritage Society Architect in Residence

French Heritage Society Architect in Residence (Chateau de Chambord, Fall 2018)

CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD
2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

ORGANIZATION:
French Heritage Society
7 rue Lincoln – 75008 Paris
01 40 70 07 57

CONTACT PERSONS :
Diane de Roquette-Buisson and Amy Fienga – Chairmen :
students@frenchheritagesociety.org
Inès Sauzet-Fontanel – Event and Development Officer :
ines@frenchheritagesociety.org

PURPOSE: The Château de Chambord welcomes each year an artist/architect in residence in the Château for a 3-month period in the Fall. The Château is looking to welcome an architect wishing to pursue a personal research ideally linked to heritage, education and historic architecture in France. In addition to time allocated for personal research, the successful candidate will be asked to work on an architectural project on the theme: “Chambord – 500 years after”, contributing their ideas to a virtual architectural project.

QUALIFICATIONS: student in Master / PhD or post-doc in Architecture

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Good working knowledge of French (B1 level)

DATES: October to December 2018 (12weeks)

RESIDENCY LOCATION: Château de Chambord, 41250 Chambord

HOUSING: Housing possibilities are available on site, to be organized directly with the Château*. The Château de Chambord is quite isolated and surrounded by a vast forest. It is strongly advised for the architect to be comfortable in an isolated setting and to have a good command of French. The architects will be expected to work on his own on his personal project. The cultural team of the Château is present throughout the duration of the residency to support the student. Having an international driver’s license is strongly advised as well as ability to drive a manual car in order to enjoy autonomous discovery of the Loire Valley. The culmination of this residency will be a presentation to our association’s Young Friends Circle during a cultural cocktail in Paris.

STIPEND: $5000

VISA: no visa – valid American passport

MEALS: not included

INSURANCE: Medical insurance and civil liability provided by the student

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 20th, 2018

Apply at students@frencheritagesociety.org

* FHS does not intervene in the logistics of housing/meal.

Find put more here>>

2018 Pocantico Fellowship

Online Application Now Available

Apply today. Applications due March 30.

The Pocantico Center Preservation Fellowship is a two-week residential fellowship in historic preservation that provides the opportunity to reside and work in the historic Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico Hills, NY from Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 29, 2018. Anticipate arrival Monday, July 16 afternoon.

Funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Pocantico fellowship is structured to provide professionals with two weeks of dedicated time for a defined project with significant benefit to the preservation field.

The project must be of significant benefit to the preservation field, such as work on a book, long article, or key speech/presentation on the future of preservation, sustainability and historic preservation, re-imagining historic sites, urban issues and preservation, gentrification and density, or another topic of key importance to the preservation field.

In addition to lodging, Rockefeller Brothers Fund will provide approximately $125/week for food. In addition, transportation to and from NYC will be covered, while the National Trust will fund other reasonable domestic transportation costs. International travel will not be reimbursed.

What to Expect? Hear from the 2015 and 2016 Pocantico Fellows, and how they used their two-weeks at the Marcel Breuer House in this Preservation Leadership Forum Blog post.

Application and Eligibility

  • Applications will be accepted from professionals in preservation or related fields. There are no restrictions on where applicants are applying from, but note transportation reimbursement above.
  • Application deadline is Friday, March 30 for the July 2018 Fellowship.
  • The Pocantico Center Fellow for 2018 will be selected by the Pocantico Center Preservation Fellowship Selection Committee and will be notified in in late-April, early-May.
  • Applicant must be available for the duration of the fellowship at the Marcel Breuer House—July 16 to July 29, 2018.
  • Applicant should be prepared to submit a follow-up summary after the fellowship to Preservation Leadership Forum for future content, such as a conference session, blog post, article for Forum Journal, etc.)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation staff are not eligible to apply, but staff at co-stewardship or affiliated sites can apply.

Find out more here>>

BURSARIES Vernacular Architecture Group Spring Conference 3rd-7th April 2018

SPRING CONFERENCE BURSARY – 2018

The 2018 Spring Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Group will be held at Bangor
University in North Wales from Tuesday 3 April until Saturday 7 April 2018. During the day members will tour the locality, visiting and interpreting lesser traditional buildings; lecturesand discussions will be held in the evenings. The visits will cover Anglesey (Wednesday), the Denbighshire Clwyd and Upper Dee valleys (Thursday) and the Conwy valley (Friday). Evening speakers will include Andrew Davidson, David Gwyn, Richard Suggett and Richard Bebb.

The Vernacular Architecture Group is able to offer three bursaries to assist registered
students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend the Conference. The
Committee is aware that the cost often makes attendance difficult for students and others who might benefit from the lectures and discussions, and from the opportunity to meet people active in the field. There is no age limit, and both full-time and part-time students are welcome to apply.

Applicants must normally be students of vernacular architecture or a related discipline, or early career professionals working in the field. They should send brief details including a list of academic courses and any special reasons for attending this conference to help in the selection of appropriate candidates. Candidates will be expected to show evidence of an active interest in vernacular architecture and explain how they hope to benefit from attending the conference.

Find the relevant documentation and application forms here>>

CSGNT Young Persons Travel Grant

The High Line in New York, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Bosco Verticale in Milan are just some of the world-renowned examples of green infrastructure which are already being used to inspire the development of projects in central Scotland. By applying for our travel grant of up to £1,000 (£500 if visiting an initiative in the UK), you could be in with a chance to visit anywhere in the world to learn more about green infrastructure projects like these and to bring the knowledge back to the Central Belt.

Deadline for applications is midnight 1 April 2018. 

Full details and how to apply.