Indigenous Knowledge Broker


Australian Institute of Marine Science


Townsville, Queensland

Salary etc:

$93,934 - $106,895 p.a. + 15.40% super Permanent, Full-time.

About this exciting opportunity

As a member of the Indigenous Partnerships Team, the Indigenous Knowledge Broker role will coordinate a range of activities that assist AIMS staff and collaborators to engage and develop sound relationships with Traditional Owners, for 2‐way exchange of scientific and Traditional information about marine research.

As the Indigenous Knowledge Broker you will play a key role in ensuring that Traditional Owners understand and are fully informed about proposed research and assisting researchers to understand and respond to Traditional Owner concerns. Your project and time management skills will ensure you're able to plan and undertake engagement activities with tight external deadlines, while also being sensitive and responsive to culturally appropriate protocols and practice.

This role is critical in ensuring Traditional Owners understand and are fully informed about proposed research when AIMS seeks Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for new projects, and the role will also assist researchers to understand and respond to Traditional Owner concerns.

About you

You will have achieved bachelor's degree level qualifications (or equivalent experience) in sustainability, natural resource management, natural sciences particularly marine science, or Indigenous Australian culture.

Your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ancestry combined with experience in espousing Indigenous values and knowledge within large non-Indigenous corporations and forums, positions you well to authentically communicate with both Indigenous and non‐Indigenous audiences in a dignified and culturally sensitive manner, to present AIMS information.

Your exceptional time management skills will ensure your able to manage multiple competing deadlines, and work to tight timeframes.

If, after reviewing the position description (refer pages 8 - 11), you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 4 salary ($93,934 to $106,895 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation.
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity.
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland. Commuter car arrangements to site available.
  • 9-day fortnight.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible).
  • Generous leave provisions.
  • Free onsite gym and optional Fitness passport.
  • Relocation assistance available.

Please note

AIMS considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act {1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.


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