Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the Native Title Representative Body (NTRB), delivering native title and other services across the Pilbara, Mid West, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. YMAC is run by a First Nations board of directors, representing several native title groups, each of whom have their own language, culture, traditions and protocols.
YMAC services include native title claim and future act representation; heritage services; executive office, community, and economic development assistance; land administration, and natural resource management support.
Country is our mother, our provider and keeper of our cultural belongings. Culture and Country go together. You can’t have one without the other.
Through connection to Country, Aboriginal people pursue and achieve economic, social, and cultural goals and aspirations with strength and confidence.
For current and future generations, we work with and for Australian Aboriginal people to protect rights and manage Country and opportunities.
YMAC’s Research, Country and Culture Services (RC&CS) team provides Research, Heritage, Social Surrounds and Land & Sea Management services to PBC’s and Traditional Owners in the management of their Country and Culture. YMAC’s RC&CS is a skilled and coordinated team of archaeologists, anthropologists, environmental scientists, land and sea management specialists, ranger coordinators, managers and administrators who 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 a fortnight) Research Assistant to be based in our Perth office on a fixed term 12-month contract. We are open to part time hours (0.6 or 0.8 FTE) for the right candidate. The Research Assistant will provide research and administrative support in relation to the operation of the Research Unit.
The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role, demonstrated experience and confidence with working with Aboriginal communities, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) along with strong organisational and time management skills.
Under the guidance of the Senior Anthropologist, your position responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
YMAC believes in providing a safe and supportive working environment, and the best way to do that is to ensure our employees are well-looked after. YMAC provides the following in addition to your standard employee experience:
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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 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 1 October 2023, however applications will be reviewed as they are received.View other Current Vacancies