Country, Culture, People, Future

Archaeologist (Heritage) – Perth

Archaeologist (Heritage) – Perth

Application Closing Date: March 26, 2023

YMAC’s Country and Culture Services (C&C) team provides Heritage, Social Surrounds and Land & Sea Management services to PBC’s in the management of their Country and Culture. This includes the establishment and management of Aboriginal Ranger programs and Indigenous Protected Areas, whole-of-Country planning and support to Land & Sea Management activities. YMAC’s C&C is a skilled and coordinated team of archaeologists, anthropologists, environmental scientists, land and sea management specialists, ranger coordinators, managers and administrators. We are intent of providing both high quality services and an enjoyable rewarding work environment and experiences in which to grow and consolidate expertise and contribute to the ongoing empowerment of our clients – Aboriginal communities and organisations throughout the Yamatji and Pilbara regions.

YMAC is currently seeking a full time (75 hours per fortnight) Archaeologist to join the team in our Perth office on a fixed term 12-month contract. Supporting the Heritage Manager and the Heritage team, your role is to plan and undertake heritage surveys to protect our Native Title clients’ heritage, and to liaise regularly with and seek instruction from Native Title groups on the conduct of such surveys.

This role is based in Perth, but will require travel to regional centres and remote communities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

About You

You will be able to demonstrate at least three (3) years’ Heritage Survey experience, with a focus on Western Australia, and regular travel to remote areas is either something you have experience in or you have a willingness to do so.

Selection Criteria

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Desired Knowledge:

How to apply:

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and values inclusion and diversity in all forms including, but not limited to: genders, cultural backgrounds, LGBTQ+, disability & neurodiversity. We strongly encourage First Nations candidates to apply.

To apply for this role, which has a generous range of benefits including, but not limited to: salary packaging; flexible working arrangements (including hybrid WFH available); overtime recorded through time off in lieu system; and, but not limited to, an extra week’s paid leave over Christmas shutdown, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the above selection criteria via Seek.

A current National Police Clearance is required prior to commencement of employment with YMAC.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 26 March 2023, however applications will be reviewed as they are received.

If you have any questions relating to this opportunity, please contact Samantha Rystenberg, People and Development Officer on (08) 9268 7000 or email

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Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

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