UCL Ecclesiastical Heritage Bursary

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the UCL Ecclesiastical Heritage Bursary, which is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage at UCL*. Up to £20,000 is available for Home applicants to cover the cost of fees and a stipend.

The MSc Sustainable Heritage combines aspects of cultural heritage – historic buildings, museums, collections, sites and landscapes – with the best heritage management and preventive conservation policies, projects, methodologies and practices. The closing date for applications for the bursary is Monday 17th June 2019.

*Fully recognised by the IHBC for compliance with ICOMOS conservation criteria

Further details….

Stephen Croad Essay Prize

The Ancient Monuments Society is delighted to announce the launch of its annual essay prize in memory of Stephen James Croad. 
Stephen died in 2017 at the age of 71, after a distinguished career as a researcher and archivist. Stephen was a strong supporter of the AMS, having served as Deputy Editor and Book Reviews Editor of the Society’s Transactions – its peer-reviewed journal – for many years.  In his various professional and voluntary roles, most notably as Head of the Architectural Record of the National Monuments Record, Stephen made a profound impact on the study of architectural history in this country.  AMS Trustees have agreed to the establishment of an annual Essay Prize named in Stephen’s honour, with a financial award of £500. The intention of the Essay Prize will be not only to keep alive Stephen’s memory and to celebrate his contribution but also to encourage architectural research and writing.

Contributions are now invited: in the spirit of Stephen’s own research and practice, these should be on factually verifiable, documented new discoveries on the historic buildings of England and Wales, whether part of the established canon or hitherto less examined. For further details of the Prize   see here.

Emery Walker Trust – Chair

The Emery Walker Trust seeks a Chair to replace  Michael Hall FSA , who steps down at the end of 2019. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in April or May, with the successful candidate joining the Trustee Board in June. 

The Trust owns and opens to the public Emery Walker’s House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, which contains some of the UK’s most authentic and best-preserved Arts & Crafts interiors. The role of Chair principally involves strategic leadership of a small historic-house museum, chairing Trustee meetings, and acting with others as the Trust’s public face, in particular for fund-raising initiatives. The post is unpaid (expenses are reimbursed), and involves up to three days work a month in addition to attendance at meetings. 

Candidates should submit a letter by email to  michael@michaelhwhall.com  (who can provide further details) explaining why they are qualified for the post and attaching a CV and the names of two referees. For further information about the Emery Walker Trust  see online

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship was established in 2010 by a bequest from noted scholar and architectural historian H. Allen Brooks. It is intended to provide emerging scholars the opportunity to study by travel and contemplation while observing, photographing, writing and sketching, and to acquire knowledge that will contribute to one’s profession and to society. Brooks was an active member and past president of SAH.

Applications for the 2019 award cycle will open on August 1, 2019. For more information, visit sah.org/brooks. Fellowship reports from past recipients can be found at sah.org/brooks-reports.

Architecture and Design Scotland: Appointment of 4 Board Members

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint 4 new members to the Board of Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS). We are interested to hear from Architects and other related professions as well as those with significant experience of communications, media or marketing as we look to build a new team to drive A&DS forward.


The closing date for applications is 25 January 2019.

Further details….

Next Step Initiative is offering The Ethnic Minority Career Museum, & Built Environment Heritage Traineeships (With Bursary)

High Quality Grant-Supported Traineeship at Scottish Heritage Organisations
Available Positions:

  • Conservation & Culture Traineeship x 1 (Edinburgh)
  • Museums & Galleries Traineeship x 2 (Edinburgh)
  • Technical Conservation Skills Traineeship x 2 (Stirling)
  • Museum and Heritage Traineeship x 2 (Glasgow)

Applications are now open for 7 full time 12-month accredited work-based placements in heritage management starting March 2018. Training Bursary grant of £13,500 gross per annum.

Application deadline: Midday Friday 11th January 2019.

Further details…



Lay Director opportunities

Board of Directors lay director recruitment

Do you want to help the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas? Do you have the governance skills required to help to direct a small but ambitious organisation? CIfA, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, is looking for a director from outside the profession.

  • The role: Lay director on the Board of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  • Responsible to: Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Responsibilities: To bring new perspectives to the Board from outside the archaeological profession and to assist the Board in their duty to promote high professional standards and strong ethics, maximising the value that archaeologists bring to society and bringing recognition and respect to the profession
  • Commitment: 12-18 days per year, including six Board meetings
  • Skills required: Skills in governance, team building, strategic growth in the UK and overseas, ambassadorship
  • Term: 1 year initially, to be extended to 3 years on review
  • Remuneration: Travel and expenses only

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please see the Information for candidates and Application form below.

Deadline for applications: 7 January 2019
Interviews: 16 January 2019
Start date: 20 February 2019

Applications should be emailed to admin@archaeologists.net.

Entries open for RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Nominations for the RTPI Awards for Planning Awards Excellence are now open through to 14 December 2018.

The awards are the longest running and most high-profile awards in the industry. For 40 years they have rewarded the brightest talent in the profession; the teams, projects and individuals that transform economies, environments and their communities all over the UK and internationally.

With planners tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time, from population growth and housing shortage to environmental issues and climate change, it has never been more important to reward the contributions of the profession to society.

Being shortlisted for one of the prestigious awards is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of a team, consultancy or individual. It is also completely free to enter.

New to this year is “Excellence in Tech within Planning practice”. This category recognises any projects that have used a new type of technology or used technology in a new or innovative way.

The finalists will be announced in February  2019 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 24 April 2019, at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London.

If you would like to make a submission, click here for more information.

SPAB Scholarship and Fellowship Applications open

Architects, surveyors, engineers, craftspeople looking for an immersive hands-on-learning experience may apply for Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) 2019 Scholarships or Fellowships prior to December 1. Training, sharing knowledge and helping people to develop their practical skills have always been at the heart of the SPAB’s work. Their renowned Scholarship and Fellowship schemes and new Millwrighting apprenticeship continue the practice established by the SPAB’s co-founder, architect Philip Webb, of training building specialists and craftspeople on site.
More details here

The Clore Leadership Programme

Heritage Bursaries available on 2019 Clore Courses: Emerging Leaders, Short Course & NEW Modular Course – Leadership Pulse

Applications & Bursaries
Bursaries are available for heritage sector professionals in England supported by Historic England. Historic England is particularly keen to support applications from people with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage and disabled people working in heritage in recognition of the underrepresentation of these groups in the sector and especially in leadership positions. Historic England will also prioritise applications from smaller organisations in the sector that have limited access to training opportunities.

A wide variety of other bursaries is also available. Click here for full information on bursaries and other financial support.

IHBC RURAL PANEL – Call for Volunteers

PANEL PURPOSE
The purpose of the panel is to raise the profile of IHBC by providing a view on rural matters on which the Institute is consulted, be proactive by raising rural issues and also sharing important developments.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take on some of the following tasks:

  1.  going to the IHBC’s policy meeting (twice per year)
  2. scanning the internet for items of interest ( you can do this from home!)
  3. attending Heritage Alliance meetings, attending other similar meetings,
    and responding to consultations on rural matters relating to the
    historic environment

CURRENT PANEL ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
1) CAP Reform (may of course become something else post Brexit)
2) Changes in Planning Policy for redundant rural buildings, especially farm
buildings.
3) Countryside Stewardship (also likely to change)
4) Rural planning generally to include building conservation, and archaeological
issues in the rural context.

SOME OF THE CURRENT PANEL DISCUSSIONS…

1) Working with the Heritage Alliance notably the Rural Advocacy Group (HA represents 100 organizations in the heritage field). HA are engaged in Brexit discussions about the funding of traditional farm buildings, small villages, field boundaries, ancient monuments, woods and parkland, to name but a few.

2) The impact of the changing economics of farming. Elderly farmers struggling
to carry on a way of life, which is not economically viable for many would-be
younger farmers.

3) Curtilage of listed buildings, in particular whether farm buildings can be considered to be in the curtilage of a farmhouse – influencing HE policy on this matter.

4) Concerns about ‘permission in principle’ and what it will mean for farm building
conversions as well as the new extensions to ‘permitted development’ reference the
design of farm building conversions being over-ridden by other planning matters, and the possible effect on archaeological sites.

5) The impact of lack of LA conservation staff in rural areas.

If you feel you want to develop your skills in Rural Issues and contribute to some areas of this, become part of this Panel!
If you want to have an informal chat feel free to contact IHBC at support@ihbc.org.uk
There is no deadline and you can apply anytime.

2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students

The 2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students are now open for applications. The fellowship program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs internationally.

Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

Deadlines:

PhD Fellowships: Monday, October 1, 2018

MFA Fellowships: Friday, November 16, 2018.

One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a complimentary one-year CAA membership and registration to the Annual Conference in New York, February 13-16, 2019. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers. Past recipients include artists and thinkers such as Marin Sarve-Tarr(2015), Maggie Cao (2014), La Toya Ruby Frasier (2006), Risë Wilson (2002), Chitra Ganesh (2001), Miguel Luciano (2000), Miwon Kwon (1996), and Blake Stimson (1995), among many others.

Find out more HERE

2018-19 Architectural Education Awards

Each year, Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.
Award winners inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academy into practice and the public sector.

Apply by 26 September HERE

APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITY: APPRENTICE – TROWEL OCCUPATIONS / HERITAGE CONSTRUCTION

The Churches Conservation Trust have recently secured £2 million of investment to undertake a programme of major repair, conservation and adaptation St Swithun’s Church in Worcester. A significant repair and conservation need is work to original 18th Century wooden fixtures, fittings, and roof and ceiling spaces. It is here and at other heritage sites across the county that the apprentice will develop your craft skill set whilst gaining valuable experience on the job, surrounded by experts and helping to deliver the project. As an apprentice at The Churches Conservation Trust, you will be working in a truly unique environment with other staff and volunteers, developing your skills and gaining valuable experience.
Further details HERE

London Parks and Garden’s Trust – Trustees

We’re recruiting to our Board! We want to provide the best possible strategic leadership and support to LP&GT to really make an impact. We want to make sure our Director and her staff can rely on us to help them to take the organisation forward. Would you like to be part of that?

You don’t have to have experience in this field already – perhaps you have knowledge and skills from different areas – but if you’d like to offer your perspectives and commitment, we’d like to hear from you. Neither do you need to have experience as a Trustee – we’ll offer induction, mentoring and training.

We are developing a strong Board with a wealth of skills; we would now particularly like to hear from you if you can boost the Board in any of these areas:
• Publicity, marketing and media
• Campaigning
• Internal and external communications.

We are also keen to hear from you if you are interested, with these skills, in the role of Trustee with the lead for our Research and Publications Working Group.

For more information on this opportunity, please go to our website www.londongardenstrust.org. If you’d like to chat about the role before applying, do get in touch with me, Verena McCaig, Vice Chair verena.mccaig@londongardenstrust.org.

Please send your CV to office@londongardenstrust.org by Tuesday 28 August with a short covering email highlighting your interest in joining the Board.  We shall be holding informal interviews in early September, depending on candidates’ availability, with a view to new trustees joining us for our Board Meeting on 20 September or for our Board Awayday in October.