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Consultant Archaeologist (Sydney, Western Sydney, or Wollongong) - Biosis

Job advertisement: Consultant archaeologist – Biosis

Position description: Consultant archaeologist – Biosis

Biosis is seeking to appoint an experienced Consultant Archaeologist to join our team in Sydney, Western Sydney, or Wollongong. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading consultancy which provides ecological, heritage and environmental approval services throughout south-eastern Australia.

Working closely with our multi-disciplinary team of professionals, you will become an integral member of the heritage team in NSW, a key contributor to existing and future projects throughout NSW, and a driver for the development of our heritage capabilities in the region.

As a Consultant Archaeologist you will be working on a range of Aboriginal and historical heritage projects across NSW. The position will provide you with exciting opportunities to work in regional and remote locations alongside our team of over 30 heritage specialists across eight NSW and Victorian offices.

You will have the opportunity to learn from environmental and heritage consultants with over 40 years’ experience. You’ll also get to mentor junior colleagues within our Consultant Development Program. Our staff receive strong internal mentoring and have access to external development opportunities for both technical and non-technical skills.

Biosis places an emphasis on developing positive heritage outcomes by engaging in robust and meaningful Aboriginal community consultation. As a result Biosis provides internal and external development opportunities for our staff to build relationships with Aboriginal stakeholders, and to work with Aboriginal communities to ensure their cultural values are appropriately represented in our work and to other stakeholders.

This position will suit a mid to senior level archaeologist with strong technical skills, the ability to provide sound heritage advice and guidance to clients, experience in managing heritage assessments and Aboriginal community consultation, the ability to create high level technical reports and proposals, and that are dedicated to undertaking projects and engagement with integrity and professionalism.

To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following selection criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in archaeology (honours level or equivalent).
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in either consulting or the public sector with a focus on Aboriginal and/or historical heritage.
  • Ability to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with Aboriginal stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Experience in project management and budget control.
  • Comprehensive report writing and proposal writing skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Commonwealth and NSW legislation and guidelines.
  • Experience working independently and as a part of a team.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages.
  • A current manual driver’s licence.
  • Willingness to undertake long periods of field work in both urban and remote locations.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain lasting client relationships.
  • Artefact analysis skills (Aboriginal and/or historical).
  • Self-motivation with strong time management skills.
  • Experience in marketing, business development and client relationship management.
  • Ability to hold permits under the NSW Heritage Act 1977 (Excavation Director/Secondary Excavation Director).

Biosis offers the security of an established organisation with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, and a supportive and vibrant work culture. We provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base salary plus super. Our heritage team works collaboratively across the company and you will have the opportunity to be mentored by a range of industry experts within Biosis.

As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Professional development program, including a professional development allowance.
  • Employee reward and recognition program.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Study assistance.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Social activities.
  • Internal job opportunities throughout Australia.

For more information, contact Louise Reardon on 03 8686 4884.

To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to:

Position Description

A position description is available on our website at

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 13 July 2020.

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.

Heritage Consultants – Mid to Senior Levels (Jacobs)

At Jacobs our core values provide each of our employees with a strong compass and clear direction. At the heart of this is our commitment to Inclusion – We put people at the heart of our business. With an unparalleled focus on inclusion we are a diverse team of visionaries, thinkers and doers. We embrace all perspectives, collaborating to make a positive impact.

Our Jacobs Cultural Heritage team comprises heritage specialists Australia-wide with experience in Aboriginal archaeology, historical archaeology, maritime archaeology, and built heritage and architecture. We work on projects from large-scale multi-disciplinary infrastructure development to smaller heritage-specific projects. Our key clients include state government road, rail and transport agencies, infrastructure construction contractors, water utilities companies, local government and Commonwealth government departments including the Department of Defence.

Our services include preparing due diligence and desktop assessments, Cultural Heritage Management Plans, heritage impact assessments, technical advice, historical research, recording and reporting, archaeological survey and test excavation, development of salvage excavation programs and cultural heritage awareness preparation and training for clients and contractors. With a strong pipeline of work and a wealth of new projects underway, our team in Melbourne is thriving and looking for highly motivated Heritage Consultants (mid to senior levels), to join us. The roles will have a focus on Aboriginal Heritage, with the responsibility for the delivery of Cultural Heritage Management Plans under the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, providing heritage advice to internal and external clients as well as consultation with Aboriginal Victoria and Registered Aboriginal Parties.

Transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions for our clients is what we do at Jacobs, therefore great communication and client care skills would be must-haves for these roles. In addition, you will hold an honours or postgraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. archaeology, heritage management, heritage architecture, history), with mid to senior level consulting experience focused on Aboriginal heritage. Registration on  Aboriginal Victoria’s directory of Heritage Advisors is also required.

Other skills and requirements would include a demonstrated history of completing Cultural Heritage Management Plans in a timely manner, within budget, and to a high level of quality; the ability to independently manage small technical teams in the delivery of cultural heritage services and projects and being able to provide sound heritage advice and guidance to internal and external clients. Initiative, resourcefulness and well-developed communicative skills are also desirable qualities.

Also required would be excellent reporting and research skills; experience with the preparation of proposals and successfully bidding for heritage projects; and comprehensive technical knowledge of various State and Commonwealth heritage protection legislation and guidelines. As there would be a high level of fieldwork required, a valid Driver’s Licence, and White Card (OHS Construction) would be essential. First Aid and Four-Wheel Drive certificates would be preferred.

Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation from global virtual teams to local work sharing options. Bring your passion, your ingenuity and your vision. Apply through this link. Let’s see the impact we can create, together.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

Cultural Heritage Advisor - Rio Tinto Iron Ore Karratha, WA

Cultural Heritage Advisor

  • Engage with Traditional Owner Groups around Cultural heritage plans/agreements
  • Lead field survey team and community engagement
  • Permanent, Residential base role – Karratha

About the role

We are looking for a qualified Archaeologist or Anthropologist to join us in building strong and positive cultural heritage management relationships with the landholder groups of the lease areas throughout the Pilbara region.

This role is a great opportunity for someone who has already started their career in Archaeology and is looking to further their career with a global organisation. Reporting to the Superintendent Cultural Heritage, you will be:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with Traditional Owner groups, Local Aboriginal Corporations and incorporated bodies.
  • Develop Survey and Management strategies and schedules for mine operations, growth, and closure
  • Manage Heritage Site and Survey GIS data
  • Prepare, review and undertake critical analysis of Reports.
  • Manage health and safety of contractors and research partners
  • Provide guidance and professional advice to  Survey Teams and other divisions within the wider Business

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology (preferably with post graduate qualifications in Australian Archaeology, Anthropolgy or related field)
  • Demonstrated evidence organising and leading field programs
  • Demonstrated experience in prioritising and managing time critical tasks with internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge and experience using ArcGIS
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency using MS Office and MS Access

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Experience in use of GPS survey equipment
  • Experience working with Aboriginal people, their communities and organisations
  • Experience manual 4WD operator

Where you will be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world’s largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.


Assistant Professor in Archaeology, University of Washington, USA

Assistant Professor in Archaeology
The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time archaeologist with a focus on engaged health and wellness research with Indigenous or other descendant communities. Geographic and methodological expertise are open but should complement existing program strengths. Research should be innovative and methodologically rigorous. We seek candidates who are committed to transparency and open research approaches. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses in Anthropology, distributed between three academic terms (quarters), contributing to our undergraduate options in Archaeological Science and Indigenous Archaeology as well as to our archaeology graduate program. The candidate is expected to teach a method/lab course based in their area of expertise and a large lecture class, using innovative and inclusive pedagogies.
UW Anthropology faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Anthropology have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15). The position is expected to begin September 16, 2020 with the start of the autumn quarter. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Members of the Department of Anthropology maintain strong connections to a variety of other units on campus including American Indian Studies, Burke Museum, Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Center for Social Science Computation and Research, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, Department of Global Health, eScience Institute, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, Jackson School for International Studies, the Quaternary Research Center, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, the Science Studies Network, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students and over 27% Pell Grant students. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.
The successful candidate will have a record that includes archaeology of health and wellness with Indigenous or other descendant communities. They must demonstrate strong commitment to integrity, equity, access, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service. Applicants must have earned a doctorate — or foreign equivalent — in anthropology/archaeology, or related field, by the date of appointment; however, applicants who have not completed their PhD at the time of application will be considered.

To apply, use Interfolio ( and include the following items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement (addressing teaching philosophy and approaches to both large lecture courses and lab/methods classes, and discussion of teaching challenges and their solutions), (4) a list of courses prepared to teach including at least one large lecture course and one method or lab class with one paragraph abstract for each, (5) research statement (explication of research activities and accomplishments as well as future plans) (6) diversity statement (statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship and/or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (7) the names and contacts for three referees. As a guideline, we are looking for 1-2 pages (single spaced) for each of the statements on teaching, research, and diversity. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Ben Fitzhugh, search committee chair, Department of Anthropology. Priority will be given to applications received by 5 PM PST, December 15, 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

Senior Aboriginal Archaeologist - Curio Projects, Sydney NSW

Curio Projects – Senior Aboriginal Archaeologist

Closes December 1

Curio Projects is committed to working with clients and projects to create new places and spaces that seamlessly incorporate and celebrate the heritage values that site users and communities hold close.

Natalie Vinton, Curio Project’s director and founder, has made it her mission to not only provide the services necessary to navigate the statutory requirements of the heritage industry but also to deliver a holistic approach to heritage management through innovative interpretation, storytelling and placemaking. With this approach, Curio Projects deals with projects ranging from the redevelopment of iconic historic precincts to the reinterpretation of forgotten heritage assets.

Natalie is just as committed to her team, hand picking projects and opportunities to utilise and further develop their skills and foster individual interests within a supportive group environment.

To keep up with the growing number and diversity of projects, Curio is currently seeking a Senior Aboriginal Archaeologist.

The scope of work is a combination of individual site work and major projects across Government, NSW Infrastructure, general construction and developments, etc.


  • Relevant Bachelor-level university degree within the field of Aboriginal Heritage; 2
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working on and project managing Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessments in a consulting capacity;
  • Previous completion of compliant Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessments in accordance with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009 and associated codes and guidelines;
  • Excellent working knowledge of statutory requirements for Aboriginal Heritage;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and writing reports for due diligence, archaeological assessments, research designs, post excavation reports and heritage impact statements for Aboriginal heritage;
  • Ability to engage with Aboriginal stakeholders;
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and conceptual and technical report writing skills;
  • Experience with using GPS, tablets, laptop, digital cameras, Microsoft Office applications; and
  • A current driver’s licence and White Card.


  • Developing and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships, including expanding business opportunities;
  • Contributing to proposal, tenders and submissions for potential projects;
  • Maintaining best practices in customer service to all clients and potential clients;
  • Participating in project teams, project management, field work and client liaison;
  • Communicating the progress of assigned projects with the Director;
  • Assisting and mentoring junior and intermediate staff;
  • Ability to manage a range of projects and deadlines effectively; and
  • Work both collaboratively and autonomously.

The remuneration package will be negotiated and will be dependent on experience.

For further information, or to submit your CV, please contact Jacky Dalton on (02) 8014 9800 or


Built Heritage Specialist - Curio Projects, Sydney NSW

Curio Projects – Built Heritage Specialist

Closes December 1


The scope of work is a combination of individual site work and major projects across Government, NSW Infrastructure, general construction and developments, etc.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Architecture, Heritage Conservation, Planning and/or Urban Design, Archaeology or a related discipline with extensive experience in heritage conservation including the design and documentation of building conservation projects;
  • A well-developed ability to research, analyse and solve complex and sensitive development issues;
  • Understanding of heritage design principles and an ability to apply them;
  • Sound knowledge of state and local statutory planning requirements, the Heritage Act 1977 and heritage approvals processes;
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and conceptual and technical report writing skills including the preparation and use of Conservation Management Plans;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications; and
  • A current driver’s licence.


  • Developing and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships, including expanding business opportunities;
  • Contributing to proposal, tenders and submissions for potential projects;
  • Maintaining best practices in customer service to all clients and potential clients;
  • Participating in project teams, project management, field work and client liaison;
  • Communicating the progress of assigned projects with the Director;
  • Assisting and mentoring junior and intermediate staff;
  • Ability to manage a range of projects and deadlines effectively; and
  • Work both collaboratively and autonomously.

The remuneration package will be negotiated and will be dependant on experience.