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Palawa/Pakana Cultural Fellow

Apply now Job no: 498414
Work type: Part time
Location: Burnie
Categories: Community & Engagement

Palawa/Pakana Cultural Fellow

  • Contribute to incorporating cultural understanding in academic practice
  • Implement key areas of the Strategic Plan for Aboriginal Engagement 2021-2024
  • Receive excellent remuneration & benefits, including 17% super­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Your New Role

As the Aboriginal Cultural Fellow for the Cradle Coast region, you will play a crucial role in enhancing the cultural understanding and competency for staff, students, alumni and friends of the University. Working closely with local academics and professional staff you will contribute to incorporating cultural understanding in academic practice and support the implementation of key areas of the Strategic Plan for Aboriginal Engagement 2021-2024.

You will work closely with the Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer to plan and implement leaning activities for staff, students and stakeholders, coordinate cultural pop-ups on campus and facilitate On-Country experiences.

The Aboriginal Cultural Fellow will also support the incorporation of Aboriginal perspectives and learning into the Children’s University in the region and will partner with Student Life and Enrichment and the Tasmanian University Student Association to provide opportunities for students to better understand and appreciate Aboriginal culture.

About the University

With our unique location and complex history, we have both an obligation and opportunity to make a global contribution. People are at the heart of that contribution. We focus on building a workplace culture where we come together in a way that empowers us all to connect, belong and grow. The University is one of the largest employers in our State, with campuses in three distinct regions: Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie. We are building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and culture future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage.  The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

With an understanding of Aboriginal culture particularly as it relates to North-West Tasmania, you will bring to the role the ability to communicate effectively and in a culturally sensitive manner with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. As a cooperative team player, you will also have the capacity to engage with a variety of people and the ability to use discretion, initiative, judgement and confidentiality. You will have high level interpersonal and networking skills to build rapport with staff, students and University stakeholders. An understanding of the higher education sector and the function of universities, particularly the University of Tasmania will be an advantage.

This is an Identified Position. You must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to be considered for this role. Candidates must provide eligibility documentation with their application. Please contact aboriginal.employment@utas.edu.au to discuss the documentation required.

What’s on Offer?

On offer is a part time fixed term position within the University with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation. With our unique location and complex history, we have both an obligation and opportunity to make a global contribution. People are at the heart of that contribution. We focus on building a workplace culture where we come together in a way that empowers us all to connect, belong and grow. We provide more than a great place to work. Our people enjoy a wide variety of benefits and services including flexible work arrangements, salary packing options and substantial paid leave entitlements to name a few.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide a copy of your up-to-date resume and a 1-2 page cover letter outlining your motivation for the role, skills capabilities and experience and full responses to the success criteria outlined in the position description. For further information about this position, please contact Margaret McMahon, Executive Assistant, PVCs Cradle Coast and North at margaret.mcmahon@utas.edu.au or aboriginal.emloyment@utas.edu.au.

We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Applications close 11:55pm Monday 20th February 2023

Download File Palawa Pakana Cultural Fellow Position Description.pdf

COVID-19 Update: The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

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