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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Position Level: 
APS Level 5
$67,596 - $72,148
Acton, ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
15 November 2019
The upcoming date less then 1 day.


AIATSIS is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Senior Research Officer who is culturally competent, has high level research and writing capability, and logistical and administrative strengths that can contribute to the work of a diverse, flexible and high performing team.

The role will involve research, either independently or as part of a small team, engagement with community and government stakeholders, opportunities for publication and project presentations, and event organisation, in order to support team objectives.

This position reports to the Director of Indigenous Culture and Heritage (ICH).

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Contribute to the achievement of AIATSIS goals and objectives as a member of the ICH team, including conducting library and non-field research.
  • Undertake general administrative tasks for the team, including organising events, records management, communication and reporting of tasks, deadlines and timeframes and participation in corporate activities.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders on a range of complex matters.


Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

About Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. We promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.

We care for a priceless collection including films, photographs, video and audio recordings as well as the world’s largest collection of printed and other resource materials for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. We undertake and encourage scholarly, ethical community-based research in a variety of sectors including health, native title, languages and education. Our publishing house, Aboriginal Studies Press, regularly publishes outstanding writing that promotes Australian Indigenous cultures. Our activities affirm and raise awareness of the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.

For more information: 
Stacey Little
(02) 6261 4227
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