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February

Community Liaison And Education Coordinator

Parks Australia - Kakadu, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:

Community Liaison and Education Coordinator

Advertiser:

Parks Australia

Location:

Kakadu National Park, NT

Salary etc:

$67,190 - $73,148 p.a. + super (APS 4). Ongoing.

Coordinate education programs like Kakadu’s Seasonal Interpretive Ranger program and deliver interpretive services, presenting the park’s key messages and values.

  • Live and work in amazing Kakadu National Park.
  • Work alongside Kakadu’s Aboriginal traditional owners.
  • Interpret Kakadu’s World Heritage values.

The Organisation and the Team

The Department’s Parks Australia Division jointly manages Kakadu National Park (KNP) with the Traditional Aboriginal Owners in accordance with the EPBC Act, the Kakadu lease agreement and other documents.

The Community Liaison and Education Coordinator is a member of the Tourism and Visitor Services team which manages commercial tour operations and communication, delivers interpretive and education services, supports media, commercial photographers and travel writers and manages events and VIP visits.

The Role/Duties

Under the limited supervision of the Interpretation Project Officer the Community Liaison and Education Officer will;

  • Coordinate and manage staff in a cross-cultural environment (including interpretive contractors) to build skills, capacity and capability and work as an effective member in small team; and lead change in the workplace.
  • Coordinate the interpretive ranger program and other education programs, including recruitment and/or contracting, training, presenting key messages, providing presentations, rosters, publicity, monitoring, review and evaluation.
  • Assist the Interpretation Project Officer with the implementation of the park’s Interpretation Strategy and roll out of the Kakadu brand strategy.
  • Assist the Interpretation Project Officer with the delivery of activities and events, such as Kakadu Bird Week to attract and engage target markets for Kakadu National Park.
  • Deliver interpretive services to specialist groups including film crews, VIPs, school and educational groups, and media, including the review and facilitation of the Junior Ranger Program.
  • Work with staff in a cross-cultural environment and liaise with Aboriginal traditional owners, the tourism industry, official visitors, relevant organisations, specialist staff and stakeholders in relation to education and interpretation projects.
  • Share the traditional owners’ vision for the future of the park and encourage, facilitate and participate in the exchange of knowledge, experience and skills between Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, the community and public.

The Opportunity

Are you interested in contributing to managing tourism in one of Australia’s most famous and beautiful World Heritage National Parks?

As the Community Liaison and Education Coordinator you will contribute to tourism management at this iconic tourism destination in a rewarding position where you will work closely with the Indigenous community and a broad range of stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate/Skills & Experience

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of a local Indigenous culture
  • Have completed the Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides course (Charles Darwin University) prior to commencing in the position or have the capacity to complete the qualification.
  • An awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people in remote locations and the ability to contribute sensitively and effectively to the joint management of the park as well as developing and supporting relationships based on mutual trust, respect and consideration of values and culture.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team and coordinating the delivery of education or interpretation programs; providing training to staff; and monitoring, evaluating and reporting on program/project outcomes.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, including the ability to:
  • Consult and negotiate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people,
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to a variety of audiences,
  • Liaise effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Proven resilience and the ability to adapt to and implement change in the workplace and live in a remote and culturally diverse area in a sometimes challenging environment and demonstrated application and promotion of safe working practices in the workplace.
  • Knowledge of Kakadu National Park’s natural and cultural values and the park’s status as a world-class travel destination, proven skills in developing education/interpretation programs, and/or previous experience in a stakeholder engagement environment is highly desirable.

Eligibility:

  • Hold a current driver’s licence and have the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle or undertake training.
  • Hold a current First Aid certificate or have the ability to obtain this qualification.
  • To be eligible for any position in the Department you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • You must undergo and satisfy a National Police History Check
  • This position also involves working with Children and the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate Working with Children Check.