Jobs Posting: 12/12/2016

1. Principal Inspector Of Historic Building And Areas / Principal Inspector Of Ancient Monuments, Historic England (Northampton/Cambridge, UK)
2. Historic Preservation Specialist – Compliance Reviewer, Wisconsin Historical Society (Dane, WI, USA)
3. Heritage Apprenticeships Program Manager, Historic England (Swindon, UK)
4. Chief Curator, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019 (Lisbon, Portugal)
5. Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, USA)


  • Final applications due on 22 December 2016
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Salary:Band B – Starting at £36.000 p.a. (dependent on location & experience)
  • Reference No.7998

We have two permanent vacancies for a Principal Inspector of either Historic Buildings and Areas or Ancient Monuments (either profiles will be considered for the post).
One post will be based in the Cambridge office, and one post will be based in the Northampton Office or home based.
We are looking for an excellent candidate who can demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of British historic buildings and areas or archaeology and the management of the historic environment. You will need to use our ethos of Constructive Conservation to help manage change to the most significant assets in our regions.
As well as being responsible for supporting, leading, and advising a team of historic specialists with the delivery of pre-application advice and the formal consultation process, you will also manage a caseload with emphasis on the more complex and strategic Development Management cases.
In this role, you will be a constructive member of the local leadership team, and you will be also responsible for maintaining our relationships with key sector partner and working constructively with a wide range of external bodies. Additionally, you will support the local Heritage at Risk and Historic Places team in delivering their objectives. Finally, you must be able to demonstrate your ability to represent Historic England in the public arena and committed to our aims of Championing and protecting our historic environment.
* Interviews are scheduled for 16/17 January, 2017.
To apply, visit:


  • Application Deadline: December 26, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Assesment Informaiton: Preview Assessment
  • Salary: $18.00 to $22.00 per hour ($37,440 to $45,760 annual salary) depending on experience and qualifications plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule/range 13-04.
  • A one year probationary period is required.

The Wisconsin Historical Society is home to the federally-designated state historic preservation office. In partnership with communities, organizations and individuals, the Office works to identify, interpret and preserve historic places for the benefit of present and future generations. Programs administered by the State Historic Preservation Office include: State Register and National Register of Historic Places; state and federal rehabilitation income tax credits; Wisconsin’s burial sites preservation program; and the review of federal, state and local projects for their effect on historic and archaeological properties.
For more information about the state civil service selection process, please visit the General Information Page in WiscJobs.
Job Duties: This position operates under the general supervision of the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and the Compliance Team lead worker in the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Work is performed with a great deal of independence; there is minimal direct oversight. For a copy of the position description, please click on Historic Preservation Specialist.
For specific questions about this position, please contact the supervisor: Daina Penkiunas, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Wisconsin Historical Society,
Special Notes: A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job. Verification of academic degrees will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
Qualifications: This position meets the professional requirements of the US Secretary of Interior Standards and the Code of Federal Regulations relating to State requirements.
Minimally qualified candidates will have:

  • A graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or a closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history. (Degrees granted in December 2016 or January 2017 will fulfill this requirement)


  • A bachelor’s degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or a closely related fieldplus two years of relevant experience in the field of historic preservation. (Degrees granted in December 2016 or January 2017 will fulfill this requirement)
  • Education, training, and/or experience with historic preservation policies and procedures.

Well qualified candidates will also have:

  • Education, training, and/or experience with federal and state historic preservation laws
  • Education, training, and/or experience explaining federal and state historic preservation laws

How To Apply: You must apply online and take the assessment to be considered for this position. Click on the “Login to Apply” button at the top of this announcement. If you do not have a WiscJobs account, you will need to create one. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, as a hard copy, or a fax.
You will be required to upload a current resume and enter a cover letter. Your cover letter and resume will be considered the civil service assessment and will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy. The cover letter should also include a statement explaining why you are interested in this position.
Completed materials must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2016.
If you omit information requested as part of the application process, your application may be rated ineligible. Materials will be evaluated by one or more subject matter experts and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
Questions may be directed to Brian L. Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist,+1 608-264-6409,
More details and to apply, go to:
The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Final applications due on 2 January 2017
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Salary: £32,359 plus benefits
  • Reference No:8000

In this new role, you will use your program and project management talents to design and manage a new program to respond to the Government`s Apprenticeship Levy from 2017. Your program will support the heritage sector to develop new heritage skills focused Apprenticeship standards which you will also help to deliver. You will oversee and coordinate Apprenticeships for our heritage and non-heritage workforce.
As our new Heritage Apprenticeships Program Manager, you will commission and interrogate heritage workforce labor market intelligence, to ensure we are using our resources strategically. You will be joining an established and effective Capacity Building Team who coordinate a number of services and support structures for skills development across the heritage sector. You will report to, and be supported by, the Head of Capacity Building. There is a strong emphasis on training and skills development for all members of the team; and you will receive the support and development to enable you to successfully reach the goals you want to achieve.
You will have experience in project and program management roles, with solid relationship building, stakeholder engagement skills, and attention to detail. Working with apprenticeships or other work-based training programs is essential to enable you to design and deliver this complex program. You will be able to demonstrate strong project planning skills and have the tenacity to connect all strands of the program delivery.
We are the public body that looks after England`s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand value and care for them. You will most likely be based at our Grade II listed Swindon office, where our finance and HR services are located, but will need to travel to other locations including London. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites as well as the flexibility in your working day to create a strong work-life balance.
Interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 11th January.
For a full job description and to apply, visit:

4. CHIEF CURATOR, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019 (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2017, 11:59pm (GMT).

Lisbon Architecture Triennale seeks a Chief Curator or Curatorial Team for its fifth international edition to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from October to December 2019.
Guidelines and submission form here.
Applications from individuals or collectives of any nationality and country of residence are openly invited. Nevertheless, applications must include a resident in mainland Portugal that can interact and respond to the Lisbon Triennale. Although the Triennale’s working and official languages will be Portuguese and English, proposals in Spanish or French are also welcome.
Required materials to be submitted online:
– Conceptual and thematic curatorial proposal (max. 2500 words) including: Structure of the curatorial team; two to three main exhibitions; universities competition concept and exhibition (this being the third or fourth main exhibition); one international conference; a profile of associated projects/extended program; one book.
– Short biography and curriculum vitae of the candidate (individual or as a collective) identifying a minimum of three own works within the scope of this application (max. 1500 words).
– Short biographies of all elements of the curatorial team (max. 300 words each).
The selection will be made by the jury composed by the Board of Directors of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale Association and the Chief Curator of the fourth edition.
The selection criteria will take into account aspects such as relevance of the theme, originality of the proposal, suitability for the Triennial’s goals, structure and nature of the curatorial team and candidate’s experience. In case of doubt in the evaluation of the proposals, one or more candidates may be asked to provide additional clarifications. Lisbon Triennale reserves the right not to select any of the submitted applications. If, after selecting a candidate, it is impossible to reach an agreement on the terms of the contract, Lisbon Triennale reserves the right to negotiate with another candidate.
The Lisbon Triennale will not publicly disclose the names of the applicants nor the applications content, except with the selected candidate.
The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to examine, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture across geographic and disciplinary boundaries.
The first Triennale, Urban Voids, took place in 2007 presenting a program of international exhibitions, competitions and conferences. In 2010 the second edition, Let’s Talk About Houses, consolidated the Triennale’s presence on the circuit of events devoted to architecture. With its third edition, Close, Closer in 2013, the event consolidated its international projection and recognition. The Form of Form, its fourth edition in 2016, has been widely acclaimed as one of the most important architecture events of the year.
In addition to its main event, the Triennale also organizes an architecture conference cycle entitled Critical Distance, which puts on stage practicing architects or architecture related professionals together with critics, journalists and curators to debate the lecturers work in front of a participating audience. Furthermore, it also organizes Open House Lisboa, opening the doors to the best architecture in the city for one weekend per year. From its headquarters, an 18th century Palace, the Lisbon Triennale organizes and hosts a range of other events that constitute the palace’s cultural programming.
Each edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is distinguished with the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic. The Triennale has enjoyed the status of Public Utility since 2013.

5. ASSISTANT CURATOR, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, USA)

  • Deadline: open

A newly created position is available for an assistant curator at the Whitney Museum with particular expertise in mid-20th century American art.
The incumbent will report directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and work closely with him on the organization of various large-scale monographic and thematic exhibitions from concept to installation. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented candidate with the appropriate art historical background and excellent writing skills.
– Extensive scholarly research, including archival work and meetings with artists
– Development of checklists and floor plans
– Negotiation of loans
– Writing didactic texts, with the possibility for contributions to catalogues
– Management of all administrative aspects of exhibitions, including the writing and organization of correspondence; preparing reports and presentations; working with budgets; and other relevant duties
– Act as liaison for the Chief Curator in addition to working independently with other curatorial staff and departments in the museum, including Conservation, Exhibitions, Education, Publications, and Advancement, as well as external contacts such as artists, donors, galleries, and other institutions
Job requirements include: MA in art history; PhD preferred; expertise in mid-20th century American art; at least five years of museum, teaching, or related experience with demonstrated scholarship and organizational skills; experience with TMS, Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to and state “Assistant Curator” in the subject line.
About the Whitney
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of 20th century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney’s new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.