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Date listed: 17/9/2019
Winnellie Full Time

TIWI LAND COUNCIL Are seeking: An AnthropologistThe Tiwi Land Council functions to ascertain and express the wishes and opinions of the Tiwi people as to the management of the land and sea in the Tiwi region, protecting the interest of the Traditional Owners, assisting in the protection of sacred sites, assist the Tiwi people in traditional land claims, assist Traditional Owners in carrying out commercial activity, and supervise and provide administrative and other assistance for Land Trusts holding Indigenous land in the Tiwi region.

About the role

The Tiwi Land Council (TLC) is seeking a full-time Anthropologist to join our team. Reporting to the CEO and General Manager, the Anthropologist will be responsible for the Key Responsibilities set out below:

-  Work with relevant TLC staff to ensure that records gathered are appropriately catalogued, stored and updated to uphold the TLC’s policies regarding Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.

- Consult with community members to update genealogical records spanning generations.

- Respond to requests from institutions and individuals to use cultural images in publications, exhibitions and a range of multimedia. This includes consultation with relevant community members and living descendants.

- Strategic planning and collaboration with existing Tiwi and other data bases with regards to management, collection and access protocols of recorded material.

- Work cooperatively with the NLC legal and anthropology team. Facilitate cultural survey and sacred sites clearance as requested by organisations, government departments and developers.

- Identify TO jurisdiction and conduct consultations with senior TOs to determine clan estate ownership of an area of potential development interest.

Selection Criteria:

- Degree in anthropology with at least 2 years post graduate experience.

- Field experience with Aboriginal people, an understanding of Aboriginal culture and history, and an awareness of current social issues and their impact on Aboriginal people in remote communities in the NT.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, including the capacity to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and other stakeholders.

- Ability to manage complex projects under pressure and within budget and agreed time frames.

- Willingness to live and work in a remote location and in a cross-cultural and complex social environment.

- Knowledge of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, Native Title Act (1993), and Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act (1989).

- Competence in computer packages for the preparation of data and reports.

- Possess a valid Australian Drivers’ License.

Other information, Pre-employment screening, including an AFP criminal record check, may be undertaken on the person who is being recommended for appointment.

For further information or the submission of an application - contact: Leonie Melder Applications close 4th October 2019.

Job Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development
Sub Sector
Community Development
Salary Type

Winnellie 0820

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