YMAC Research Manager

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the Native Title Representative Body for the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia and provides a range of professional services to the Traditional Owners of these regions. YMAC represents 24 different groups, all with their own culture, language, and traditions. YMAC provides Legal Services and anthropological research and Knowledge Partnerships services on behalf of claimants for the purposes of Native Title. The Knowledge Partnerships initiative extends services to create ethical partnerships and collaborative projects to let Traditional Owners meet their aspirations for their community and country

The Opportunity

Hudson is proud to partner with YMAC to secure an experienced Research Manager.  This challenging role leads an experience technical team and works closely with department managers to develop consistent strategic advice and capability.  You will be accountable for managing YMAC research programs and high quality reporting based on critical information for internal and external purposes to support Native Title claims.  Role scope includes:

  • Effective and efficient leadership of the Research team
  • Oversee all consultant’s contracts to ensure objectives are achieved.
  • Oversee and review research with the Principal Legal Officer and assist in the preparation of connection reports and other anthropological and research reports.
  • Work closely with native title claimant groups and other stakeholders to develop effective relationships with all parties.
  • Develop and assist with the advancement of projects that support the organisations requirements.
  • Provide strategic advice to the CEO and the Principal Legal Officer for the listing and planning of the organisations heritage priorities and assigned negotiations.


You are an experienced leader of research teams in anthropology or comparative fields such as archeology or sociology with related tertiary qualifications.  You are driven towards quality outcomes, rigorous research and enjoy the challenge of leading experienced and passionate technical research staff and related budgets, project and program resources.  Experience working in a native title and/or Indigenous heritage, community, policy or program context will naturally be highly regarded.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and supportive team that is dedicated to protecting the rights of Traditional Owners and their country.

Please contact Doug McKay, Executive Consultant, in our Perth office for a confidential discussion on 08 9323 0208 or forward your resume details via  https://jobs-apac.hudson.com searching for “Research Manager” or reference “6B/17877”.  Please note that previous applicants will not be considered at this time.

Senior Archaeologist - OzArk Environmental & Heritage Management

Senior Archaeologist

  • Attractive and competitive salary package
  • Central West NSW location
  • Progressive cultural heritage management business

Due to our rapidly expanding work commitments OzArk Environmental & Heritage Management are seeking further expressions of interest for the role of Senior Archaeologist specialising in Aboriginal and historic heritage to join our dynamic and friendly team. This position is both challenging and rewarding; well-suited for an individual who is a motivated self-starter possessing a ‘roll your sleeves up’ approach to teamwork.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a fulfilling career with a progressive Dubbo-based cultural heritage management business that can provide you with the additional benefit of enjoying a country lifestyle and better work–life balance in a thriving regional city.

Core tasks will include: historic and Aboriginal heritage field assessments; research and report writing; community consultation; development of heritage impact assessments including the formulation and implementation of management strategies; project management and client communication.

What we can offer:
  • The ability to gain skills towards career progression through having full involvement in projects from inception to report delivery;
  • On-site training where required; and
  • A friendly and flexible working environment with a strong collaborative and ethical base, and great workplace values.
To apply for this position, you must have:
  • A degree in Archaeology, (or related discipline), preferably with an emphasis on historic archaeology;
  • The desire to live in Dubbo or at least spend periods of time in Dubbo;
  • Practical experience in archaeological fieldwork and presentation of findings (report writing), although those with less experience may be considered;
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of NSW heritage legislation, such as the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and the Heritage Act 1997 and other government policies/guidelines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • A current New South Wales Driver’s License (manual licence) and able to drive for long distances;
  • Be prepared to spend time in the field, sometimes in remote locations; and
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours, especially for field surveys/excavations.
Desirable competencies:
  • 8-10 years’ experience in archaeology;
  • Experience in historic heritage assessment, legislation and reporting;
  • Experience in Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment, legislation and reporting;
  • Demonstrated ability in field survey design and execution; test and salvage excavations;
  • Preparation of heritage assessment and impact reports, Conservation Management Plans (CMPs), Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs), archaeological excavation reports;
  • Ability to manage projects including scheduling, prioritising and delivering on-time and on-budget;
  • Experience in all standard Office computer programs and industry specific programs including GIS;
  • Be eligible for membership of a relevant professional association;
  • 4WD driving skills; and
  • First Aid certification.
Send your application to:

C/- Sheridan Baker


PO Box 2069, Dubbo, NSW, 2830

or email: sheridan@ozarkehm.com.au

Applications close COB 30th January 2018



NT 12 Month Heritage Officer Position

NT 12 Month Heritage Officer Position

There is a heritage officer position open in Darwin with the NT Government. The position is for 12 months and is part-time (22 hours per week).

Job Description:

  • Title: Heritage Officer
  • Designation: Professional 2
  • Work Unit: Heritage Branch
  • Position Number: 74150022
  • Responsible to: Director Heritage Branch

Primary Objective

Assist with the provision of advice on the likely impacts of development on places protected by the Heritage Act, assess places and objects of potential heritage significance, and assist with other heritage management tasks undertaken by the Branch.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assist with the provision of advice on the likely impacts of development on a range of natural and cultural places protected by the Heritage Act.
  2. Assist the Branch to manage and maintain databases associated with administration of the Act.
  3. Provide advice to and engage with the community, government agencies and industry about heritage
  4. issues.
  5. Undertake professional assessment of places and objects of potential heritage significance.
  6. Assist with professional conservation planning for heritage places.
  7. Prepare research reports and publications in relation to the Northern Territory’s heritage.

Selection Criteria Essential:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in archaeology, architecture or other related field.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the principles of heritage conservation.
  3. Experience with the identification, conservation and management of heritage places.
  4. High level communication skills, including an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures.
  5. Good organisational skills, with the capacity to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  6. Familiarity with computer software programs including Geographic Information System software.
  7. An understanding of Work Health and Safety matters as they apply to a workplace or the ability to
  8. acquire knowledge within a short period.
  9. NT Driver’s licence and an ability to travel.


  1. Knowledge of the Heritage Act and of heritage management issues in the NT.
  2. Experience in working in remote areas.

Closing Date: June 24

Apply Online: https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Applicant/CandidateApplicationScreens.aspx?RTF_ID=72859 Vacancy Closes: 24/06/2015 

All enquiries should be directed to Michael Wells, Director Heritage Branch (08 8999 5036).