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Subject: Position at Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH)

Position at Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH)

From: Stefan Simon <simon.kdc<-at->
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009
Building Conservator
Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) is the
institution in charge of conserving and promoting the culture and
heritage of Abu Dhabi. One of the missions of ADACH is to make Abu
Dhabi the center of culture in the region while promoting national
culture and identity as a source of pride and inspiration to the

ADACH is responsible for the safeguarding and conservation of the
historic buildings and archaeological sites within Abu Dhabi
Emirate. A large part of these are of earthen construction, while a
smaller number are of stone. There is also a stock of modern era
buildings representing the transition of Abu Dhabi to the post-Oil

ADACH is currently looking for a Building Conservator

Applicants will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating and
implementing of the conservation works for historic buildings and
sites in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

The following responsibilities are required:

    Contributing to the development of the Conservation Department
    action plan in terms of building conservation.

    Assisting the Building Conservation Supervisor in the
    implementation of the building conservation activities, in
    consultation with the Conservation Coordinator and Department

    Coordinating the documentation, monitoring and maintenance of
    historic buildings and sites with the Department of Historic

    Inspecting, surveying and developing the database of the
    historical buildings and sites.

    Assessing the historical and architectural importance of
    buildings and sites for conservation, in collaboration with the
    Historic Buildings Division.

    Supervising site works and managing the labor force for
    conservation projects.

    Preparing of presentations and reports related to building
    conservation work.

Skills, Qualification and Experiences required:

    Academic qualification (graduate level) in the field of heritage

    Minimum 5 years of experience in historic building conservation,
    with a particular focus on earth architecture.

    Good spoken and written English skills. Spoken Arabic skills are
    an advantage.

    Good computer skills (esp. Microsoft Office applications).

To ensure full consideration, candidates should send applications,
including resume, at least one peer supporting letter, and three
references to be contacted by June 30, 2009 to the

    Building Conservator Committee
    Attention: Ms. Ege Yildirim
    Department of Conservation
    Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage - ADACH
    PO Box 2380
    Abu Dhabi
    +971 2 621 2192
    Fax: +971 2 621 2186

Please include ' Building Conservator' in the subject line.
Regrettably *only* shortlisted candidates will be contacted

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:2
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 28, 2009
                        Message Id: cdl-23-2-030
Received on Thursday, 21 May, 2009

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