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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>>

National Trust: Historic Environment Advisory Group

The National Trust’s Specialist Advice Network is looking for new members to join the Historic Environment Advisory Group, to share their unique expertise and act as critical friends. The Historic Environment Group is one of four voluntary Advisory Groups in the Trust which together cover the areas where external volunteer advice is greatly valued.

We are looking for four new members whose expertise and interests cover one or more of the following areas:

  • Archaeology particularly practitioners with strong connections to other national or international partner organisations in the heritage field.
  • Major Infrastructure with a deep understanding of how major infrastructure proposals are evaluated and approved, their engineering and potential impact on (and mitigation of) the historic and special natural environments.
  • Landscapes with particular skills in understanding cultural landscapes at a macro scale and experience of evaluating the impacts of large-scale proposals affecting landscapes.
  • Vernacular Buildings with skills and experience of evaluating proposals for the adaptation of vernacular buildings and the ability to consider potential impact on both the significance of the building and its setting.

To apply: Email a CV and covering letter to Isabel Gilbert, Advisory Groups Coordinator: Isabel.gilbert@nationaltrust.org.uk
Closing date: 16/02/2018
Interviews: 21/02/2018, 27/02/2018

National Trust: Design Guide intern – Minimising our Water Footprint

This role will write case studies on projects that have minimised our water footprint – rainwater harvesting to water source heat pumps and sustainable sewage treatment. It will help ensure that the learning points from these case studies are shared throughout the organisation.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th September 2017. Interviews will be conducted in early October with the internship due to begin in November, based in Swindon.

Find out more.

CIfA Historic England Training Placements: Aerial Survey, Illustration and Zooarchaeology

Three new professional work placements are available, each for twelve months, under the Historic England specialist work based training programme. The placement holders will be employed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and seconded to Historic England for the duration.

Training placement in Illustration time in Portsmouth and Swindon

Training placement in Aerial investigation and mapping  based in Swindon

Training placement in Zooarchaeology based in Portsmouth

The placements start in late October/early November 2017, Salary £18,000 p.a.

These placements provide a rare and exciting opportunity to receive structured work based training in specialist areas of historic environment practice, and to be supervised and trained by highly qualified experts. Placements on this programme have been established to address particular areas of skills shortage in the historic environment sector, so career prospects for trainees are excellent.

A placement on this programme is for you if you have some experience within the sector through study, work experience or both, but have not had the formal opportunity to develop your skills to a professional standard.

How to apply: Download the full Advert and Job Description/Person Specification for the post you want to apply for from http://www.archaeologists.net/learning/placements

Details of how to apply for your post are included in the Advert with the title of the placement you are interested in. Be careful to look at the details for the correct post.

Applications must be sent to admin@archaeologists.net, putting the title of the placement in the subject line of the email, by 5pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Interviews will be held w/b 25 September or w/b 2 October 2017.

Heritage Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) and Heritage Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) in Stonemasonry and Wood Occupations

11 – 22 September 2017
Hereford

These Heritage SAP and SUP courses are for stonemasonry, carpentry and joinery resulting in the Level 3. The courses are a combination of lectures and practical work at historic sites and can be an integral part of working towards an NVQ Level Three in Heritage Skills. Upon completion of the NVQ portfolio and assessment (within 12 months of registration) the candidate can apply for a CSCS Gold Card (increasingly necessary for Heritage contracts). Courses are run from the workshop in Clifford on the Powys/Herefordshire border near the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye. Practical sessions will give you the opportunity to work on local historic buildings including the stunning Hay Castle.

For further information and to book a place please email with your contact details:info@traditionalbuildingskills.co.uk  Tel: 01497 831125.

Heritage Building Traineeship

Chiltern Open Air Museum

We are an independent Museum and charity with a collection of 34 historic buildings, including a traditional working farm set in 45 acres of traditional Chilterns landscape.

Following a successful award from Heritage Lottery Fund for Skills for the Future, the Museum is pleased to be recruiting  a Heritage Building Trainee. This new training scheme offers high quality, paid museum/heritage work placements for 18 months and trainees will leave the scheme with a range of work-based training and a wide variety of heritage building and rural skills to support future careers in these areas.

The Traineeship

These traineeships require a practical aptitude for learning new physical skills and a desire to work outdoors in all weathers implementing those skills in construction, as well as a love of historic buildings and landscapes. The nature of the work will be very physical for the majority of the traineeship.

Individuals will be expected to work independently once they are deemed competent by their supervisor. They will also be expected to take on responsibility for themselves and their work where appropriate.

Find out more about Heritage Buildings Trainee here

Volunteer Conservation Cleaner

STRAWBERRY HILL House & Garden

Role Summary:
Volunteer conservation cleaners will assist the house team in the maintenance and preventative conservation of this historic property. Tasks will consist of regular hoovering, dusting of intricate architectural features as well as using other methods of conservation cleaning to preserve Horace Walpole’s gothic villa for future generations.
The work will vary greatly depending on things going on in the house, but volunteers will work independently or in a small team and should be willing to help out with whatever conservation needs are required.

Person Specification:
Prior experience with basic knowledge of conservation would be very helpful.
Interest in conservation of historic buildings.
Reliable and enthusiastic in the role
Able to volunteers as part of a team or independently
Reporting to: Laura Teale, Property Operations Manager
Commitment: 1 day per week
For more information and to apply please contact:
enquiry@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk 

AHRC funded project: Shelf-Life; Re-imagining the future of Carnegie Public Libraries

The project is led by Dr Oriel Prizeman at the Welsh School of Architecture, with co-investigators Professor of Computer Vision, Chris Jones at the School of Computer Science, Cardiff University and Professor Alistair Black from the School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Shelf-Life asks if the uniquely controlled procurement of over 2600 public buildings across Britain and America around 100 years ago by the Carnegie Library Programme could benefit from some systematic thinking for their re-vitalisation at a time of crisis. Using and developing new techniques of Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM), the proposal aims to develop a digital resource of common elements to enable better-informed, more sensitive and economic proposals for the rehabilitation and re-use of these buildings and to set an example for others.

Have a look at these are two 40 month contracts in complimentary roles in digital heritage based in architectural history and computer vision respectively, each offering the opportunity to carry out a PhD as a staff candidate

GCI Professional Fellowship: Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Professional Fellowship is a three-year program designed to provide in-depth opportunities for practitioners to build and strengthen their skills and experience as conservation professionals, while working under the guidance of experienced GCI staff.

The 2017–2020 fellow in the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) will work closely with architects, engineers, conservators and scientists as an integral part of this GCI initiative to advance the practice of conserving twentieth-century heritage, with a focus on modern architecture. CMAI is organized around five areas of work that respond to critical conservation challenges as identified by the GCI during the first phase of the work: engaging with and supporting the profession; model field projects; historical, methodological and scientific research; production and dissemination of key texts and resources; and education and training.

See more details here…

Trainee Heritage Carpenter placement opportunity – South of England

There is an excellent opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company McCurdy & Co Ltd, which specialises in structural carpentry, based on historic projects in the South of England.

For further information and to download an  application form please click here.

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:   TBC
Placement starts:   TBC
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Hard Metal Roofing placement opportunity – Surrey

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out the fabrication and installation of hard metal roofing and cladding systems on a range of sites in Surrey and the surrounding area.

For further information and to download an application form please visit: http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:                To be confirmed
Placement starts:            To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Plasterer placement opportunity – Oxfordshire

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company  Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars and associated materials working on pointing and plaster repairs on historic projects within a 30 mile radius of Oxford. Particularly suitable for recent school/college leaver keen to learn a heritage trade or someone with a level 2 NVQ in plastering/stonemasonry or a related trade keen to work towards a level 3 NVQ in Heritage Plastering.

For further information and to download an  application form please click the links below or visit:  http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date:   12/08/16
Interview date:   To be confirmed
Placement starts:   To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Brick-worker placement opportunity – London Area

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company,  Fullers (Builders) ltd based initially at the artist Turner’s Grade II* listed house, Sandycoombe Lodge, in Twickenham and other historic projects in the London Area.

For further information and to download an  application form please visit :
http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:   To be confirmed
Placement starts:   To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Slating and Tiling placement opportunity – Sussex

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Fildes Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out slating and tiling work and repairs at a range of sites in Sussex and the surrounding area.

For further information and to download an application form please visit: http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:  To be confirmed
Placement starts:  To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Flint & Brick-worker placement opportunity – Suffolk/East Anglia Region

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor F.A. Valiant and Son Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out flint and brick-work repairs at a range of sites in the Suffolk/East Anglia region.

For further information and to download an application form please visit: http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:    To be confirmed
Placement starts:  To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)