Community Liaison & Education Coordinator, Kakadu National Park – Affirmative Measure (Indigenous)

Director of National Parks

The Organisation and the Team

The Department of the Environment & Energy designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy.

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 assisting the Parks Training Officer with 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

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing interpretive programs and educational activities.
  • Experience in a stakeholder engagement environment.
  • Highly motivated to mentor and develop staff and contractors from a variety of backgrounds.


  • To be eligible for any position in the Department you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • Affirmative measure - Indigenous employment – 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.
  • 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.
  • This position also involves working with Children and the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate Working with Children Check.
  • You must undergo and satisfy a National Police History Check


The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. For further details, refer to the Enterprise Agreement at

How to apply:

  • To apply visit the Department’s online recruitment system at:
  • Applicants are required to submit a statement of claims (750 words maximum) outlining why you are interested in this position and why you believe that you have the skills, capabilities, knowledge and experience to be considered for this role.   An up-to-date resume including the contact details of two referees is required.

To obtain more information about the position please contact Adrian Buman on (08) 8938 1109 or [email protected]

Applications close: 11.00pm (AEDT) on Monday, 07 December 2020.

Flexible employment arrangements are available with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

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