Historian in Residence Program

Applications have closed. Historians will be announced soon. 

Sunshine Coast Council has significant cultural heritage collections, which are managed by Cultural Heritage Services and the Heritage Library.

Historians (including archaeologists, heritage librarians, museologists, archivists, teachers and heritage architects) are invited to be part of Sunshine Coast Council’s inaugural Historian in Residence Program, funded by the Cultural Heritage Levy.

The program offers qualified and experienced historians the opportunity to immerse themselves in a research project that will reveal, document and showcase aspects of the region’s history and heritage.

There are two positions available, one located at Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct and the other at the Heritage Library, Nambour. 

Key dates 

  • Expressions of Interest open Wednesday 4 August 2021.
  • Expressions of Interest close Wednesday 25 August 2021.
  • Successful applicant(s) notified Monday 6 September 2021.
  • Project commencement date will be negotiated with the successful applicant(s).
  • Community participation x 1 day at start of 3-month residency.
  • Community presentation x 2 at end of 3-month residency.
  • Project completion Monday 13 June 2022.

Each Historian will receive

  • Payment of $10,000 (to be paid in instalments).
  • Support from Council’s Heritage Coordinator (and nominated staff).
  • A workspace at either the Heritage Library (Nambour) or Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct (Glass House Mountains).
  • Access to physical and digital heritage collections held by council.

For more information download the Heritage in Residence program guideline [200KB].