We have an opening for a highly organised Conservation Projects Manager to join our Objects and Outdoor Heritage Team, starting in March/April 2022.  Based at our labs in Chatswood, Sydney, use your hands-on project management and conservation skills in a wide variety of site-based heritage and art projects.  Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $72,504 - $92,760 plus 10% superannuation.

International Conservation Services (ICS) is Australia’s largest private conservation practice.  We conserve a wide range of cultural and heritage objects and artefacts including paintings, furniture, textiles, paper, sculpture, archaeological artefacts and wall finishes in buildings.


This role will suit people with a background in heritage conservation, who like to work on a variety of materials and projects, and who enjoy working outdoors with occasional travel.

You will be involved in devising and implementing conservation methodologies, preparing quotations and tender submissions, negotiating conditions of contract, managing projects and teams, preparing condition assessments and reports, and working closely with clients and subcontractors.


Conservation work undertaken by the Objects and Outdoor Heritage Team includes a wide range of work for public institutions and private clients covering heritage sites, sculptures, monuments and memorials, artworks, metal objects, organic and plastic objects, ceramics, stone and glass objects, and archaeological and industrial artefacts.  The team also regularly consults on and writes condition assessments, maintenance plans and treatment proposals.


Site-based conservation and heritage projects form a significant component of the work, with a requirement for both hands-on technical and project management skills.  Projects include conservation of heritage objects and materials in or on buildings, engineering structures, ruins, monuments, and outdoor artworks.

The ideal candidates will have

  • Projects Manager: minimum 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Senior Projects Manager: minimum 8 years experience in heritage or conservation project management, or a closely related field
  • hands-on skills in one or more heritage or conservation disciplines (a strong background in building conservation or objects conservation will be highly regarded)
  • strong organisational and time management skills
  • a passion for conserving our built and moveable heritage
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to foster client relationships and engage in networking to promote future work opportunities
  • membership of an appropriate professional organisation, or eligibility to apply for membership
  • qualification in a relevant field
  • Australian citizenship or residency is preferred; ICS may consider visa sponsorship of an appropriately qualified international applicant
  • Drivers licence (or eligible)

What we offer

In return for your hard work, enthusiasm and professionalism, you will be entitled to a range of benefits including:

  • Annual professional development allowance
  • Mobile phone
  • Great working environment and people
  • Flexible working arrangements (including the option for a 4 day week)

Salary will be commensurate with experience in the range of $72,504 - $92,760 plus 10% superannuation.

Download a position description and submit your application using the online application form on the ICS website.

Your application must include a detailed resume, two referee contacts from current or previous employers, and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suited for this job. Please refer to the selection criteria on the final page of the position description.

For further information contact Ruth Thompson by email: r.thompson@icsconservation.com

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Objects & Outdoor Heritage
Full time
$72,504 - $92,760 plus 10% superannuation
30 April 2022

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