Level 2 Historical Archaeologist (12 month contract) - Wollongong

Level 2 Historical Archaeologist (12 month contract)

Location: Wollongong

Closing date: Monday 2 July 2018

Biosis is looking to appoint an ambitious historical archaeologist to join our team in Wollongong.

Working closely with our multi-disciplinary team of professionals, you will become an integral member of the archaeology team in NSW, a key contributor to various projects throughout NSW and a driver for the development of our heritage capabilities in the region.

You will provide archaeological advice and guidance to our clients, undertake heritage assessments, community consultation, manage and participate in projects, produce high level technical reports and proposals and maintain a profile in the professional community as an archaeologist. The successful applicant will assist with developing the cultural heritage section of the Wollongong office, reporting to and working closely with the Heritage Team Leader.

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, and a supportive and vibrant work culture. We will provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base salary plus super. Our heritage team works collaboratively across the company and you will have the opportunity to be mentored by a range of industry experts within Biosis. The Biosis heritage team in NSW is currently undertaking a range of historical projects of national and state significance and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to be a part of these projects. As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Professional development program, including allowance.
  • Employee reward and recognition program.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Mentoring and training program.
  • Study assistance.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Social activities.
  • Internal job opportunities throughout Australia.

Biosis provides employees with opportunities to expand and grow their careers in a well-supported, client-focused environment. You will be provided the opportunity to explore new environments and technical specialties.  This position would suit an established consultant archaeologist who is looking to build upon their existing skill base and further develop their career. This is a 12 month contract position with the potential to become permanent.

Essential selection criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in historical archaeology/built heritage.
  • A minimum of three years’ heritage experience in either consulting or the public sector.
  • Comprehensive interpersonal and relationship building skills, including experience in community consultation.
  • Experience in project management and budget control.
  • Comprehensive report writing and proposal writing skills.
  • An understanding of Commonwealth and NSW legislation relevant to historical heritage assessments.
  • Experience working independently and as a part of a team.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or similar software packages.
  • A current manual driver’s license.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience in the Illawarra region Sydney regions.
  • Understanding of historical heritage assessments, legislation and guidelines.
  • Experience in tender preparation and client management.
  • Skills in the development and maintenance of lasting client relationships.
  • Experience in marketing, business development and client relationship management.

To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter, providing examples of how you meet the selection criteria, to:  Amy Byrne abyrne@biosis.com.au.

For more information, contact Amy Byrne on 03 8686 4863. Please head to the Biosis website to read the full position description: www.biosis.com.au/jobs

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 2 July 2018.                                                                       

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.

Senior Archaeologist - Terra Rosa Consulting

Senior Archaeologist

Terra Rosa Consulting is seeking candidates for a senior archaeological heritage consultant role. This role is suited to an experienced archaeologist with a strong focus on cultural heritage management.


The role will involve:

  • Managing heritage projects to ensure they are delivered on time and to budget.
  • Providing leadership to other consulting staff.
  • Contributing to client and stakeholder engagement and management.
  • Conduct field based heritage assessments working with Indigenous representatives.
  • Preparing proposals, tenders, and reports.

Candidate Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing heritage projects.
  • Extensive knowledge of WA heritage legislation.
  • Familiarity with Qld and Vic heritage legislation.
  • Effective written communication skills including the ability to write with target audience in mind.
  • A minimum of an honours degree in Archaeology.
  • A willingness to work in tough environments.
  • A valid manual driving licence and experience of 4WD off-road driving.
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and to contribute strongly in team work situations.

About Terra Rosa Consulting

Terra Rosa Consulting is an independent firm offering an integrated suite of professional services for Traditional Owner groups, industry and representative bodies.

Our focus is on working in partnership with community and industry to protect and promote Indigenous culture, facilitate industry engagement, build organisational capacity, support thriving enterprises and sustainably manage land.


Applications will be accepted via seek or email and should include a cover letter concisely addressing your suitability for the role. Any questions should be emailed to info@trco.com.au.

Archaeologist and Heritage Advisor - Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Archaeologist and Heritage Advisor

Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

This position is an operational role that works within the heritage services team at the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BLCAC) to deliver Aboriginal cultural heritage management in the BLCAC Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) area and traditional lands. The region is geographically diverse and covers an area from the Werribee River, Port Phillip Bay and West Gippsland. The role works closely with other RAPs, traditional owner groups, heritage advisors, public land managers and government bodies in the region to manage and protect Aboriginal cultural heritage.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate an ability to provide strategic advice in relation to complex and culturally sensitive issues. Formal qualifications, or extensive experience in archaeology and cultural heritage management is required for this position. Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


  1. Supporting BLCACs obligations under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 in relation to Cultural Heritage Management Plans and Cultural Heritage Permits.
  2. Working in collaboration with government bodies to deliver a high standard of cultural heritage project-based work by identifying culturally significant places and landscapes within the region.
  3. Assisting to develop and maintain collaborative and strategic relationships through engagement and partnering with industry stakeholders to improve understanding of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006. Key stakeholders include Aboriginal Victoria, RAPs, traditional owner groups, heritage advisors, local government authorities and public land managers.
  4. Fostering greater appreciation of Aboriginal culture and cultural heritage.
  5. Providing accurate, concise and timely advice to key stakeholders regarding Aboriginal cultural heritage management in the region.
  6. Participating in training, stakeholder engagement and fieldwork to assess, record and identify Aboriginal cultural heritage, which may require travel including overnight accommodation away from home.

Key Selection Criteria

Specialist skills

A relevant tertiary qualification in archaeology, anthropology and/or cultural heritage management specific to Victoria.

Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage management issues, including legislative and policy directions, Aboriginal community aspirations, current challenges and opportunities; and a demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people.

Influence and Negotiation

  • Understands the organisational system and the most effective means to progress work strategically.
  • Anticipates other stakeholder positions, interests and preferred options.
  • Outlines the benefits and deficiencies of a particular approach to influence the decision making of others.

Innovation and Resourcefulness

  • Is resourceful and proactive in providing services.
  • Constantly looks for continuous improvement opportunities and ways to innovate and encourages others to do the same.
  • Makes changes in work methods to improve outcomes.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Engages stakeholders and invests time in seeking their input.
  • Takes stakeholder needs and expectations into consideration when making recommendations.
  • Constructively deals with stakeholder issues and manages expectations.

Personal Qualities

Analytical Ability

  • Ability to handle high level concepts and complexity.
  • Synthesises information from a range of disparate sources and events.
  • Can identify and deal with critical points of influence or tension.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Is sensitive to the concerns, interests or emotions of other people.
  • Is genuine and sincere when dealing with others.
  • Approaches differences in opinion positively and seeks solutions with mutual benefit.

Focus to Detail

  • Ability to make sense of large volumes of complex information promptly.
  • Considers broad issues while observing fine details.
  • Is thorough and able to identify errors and inconsistencies in logic.

Other Requirements

  • Full drivers licence.
  • Listed Heritage Advisor.

The role is within an Aboriginal organisation and Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Experience working with Aboriginal communities is highly regarded.

How to Apply

All applications must include:

  1. a resume
  2. a one-page cover letter addressing experience and the key selection criteria

To apply click here

For enquiries contact Robert Ogden, Heritage Manager on Mobile: 0455 559 727 or Phone: (03) 9770 1273.

Applications close: Monday 25 June 2018

Research Assistant – Heritage, Melbourne (12 month contract)

Research Assistant – Heritage, Melbourne (12 month contract)

Biosis Pty Ltd, a leading firm providing consulting services in both Heritage and Ecology, is seeking to appoint two full-time Research Assistants with archaeology qualifications in our Melbourne office.

Biosis has undertaken many ecology and cultural heritage projects throughout south-eastern Australia and employs a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team that includes Archaeologists, Aquatic Ecologists, Botanists, GIS Operators, Environmental Planners and Zoologists. We have offices in Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta and Wollongong.

Our Melbourne office has an open plan working environment and a large team of highly experienced consulting and support staff. The office is located close to the CBD and is easily accessible by public transport.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals who will be working with our Heritage Team. Responsibilities include assisting the cultural heritage consultants in collecting and collating background information for projects, field surveys, proposal writing, data gathering and analysis, and report writing.

To be considered for this role, candidates must satisfy the following key selection criteria:

• Must hold a minimum qualification, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) or equivalent, preferably majoring in Archaeology.

  • Must hold a minimum qualification, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) or equivalent, preferably majoring in Archaeology.
  • Well-developed team skills, including excellent communication.
    • Technical skills and experience in lithic analysis and geo-archaeology will be viewed favourably.
    • Previous consulting experience or research experience is not essential, but is highly desirable.
    • Proficient with technology and experienced in the use of Outlook, Word and Excel.
    • A current manual driver’s license.
  • A keen desire to be part of a team of specialist consultants.

This opportunity will develop your knowledge within the archaeological consulting industry while supporting our Victorian heritage team.

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS and accounts, an experienced team in ecological and heritage assessment and a supportive work culture. We will provide a competitive salary package commensurate with the level of experience of the successful applicants, consisting of base plus super, professional membership and conference allowance if required, plus a wide range of employment benefits.

As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits. Some of these benefits include:
• Employee reward and recognition program.
• Flexible work arrangements.
• Mentoring and training program.
• Study assistance.
• Employee assistance program.
• Social activities.
• Internal job opportunities throughout Australia.

A pdf of the job advertisement can be found here.

A position description is available upon request or from our website. Please visit our website at: http://www.biosis.com.au/jobs/

For more information, or contact Amy Byrne on 0438 191 025.

To apply, please forward a copy of your resume with a covering letter that addresses each selection criterion and highlights your relevant experience to:

Amy Byrne, Lead Administrator – abyrne@biosis.com.au

Applications will close at 5pm, Monday 18 June 2018.

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.

Archaeologist - Wurundjeri Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation

Archaeologist – Wurundjeri Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a experienced Archaeologist to join our dynamic team in Abbotsford. The Wurundjeri  Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation is a community based organisation representing the Traditional Owners of the Greater Melbourne region. The Wurundjeri Council plays an important role in heritage management through the provision of key services.

Wurundjeri Council is a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) appointed under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act)The Council holds statutory responsibilities for the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage on Wurundjeri Country. Other functions of the Council include land management services, public education, cultural consultation, language, naming and tourism.

The key responsibility of the role is to assist in the provision of Cultural Heritage Management services and advice to the Wurundjeri Council members and external stakeholders. The role requires contributing to delivering on the Council’s statutory responsibilities as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, including the provision of compliance advice and the evaluation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans and Cultural Heritage Permits when necessary. This will involve working closely with the Cultural Heritage Manager and CEO.

Position Purpose

– Carry out project initiatives for the Wurundjeri  Council;

– Evaluation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) and permits;

– Facilitating meetings and providing feedback to Council Elders and the Council’s Committee of Management;

– Managing engagement with key stakeholders, sponsors, Heritage Advisors, elders of the Council and various Government and business organisations.

Education and experience

– A graduate in Archaeology or Heritage Management;

– A minimum of 2 years working as a Heritage Advisor in the Heritage industry under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006;

– Experience in working with and providing a service to Indigenous communities;

– Extensive exposure to working with statutory processes and Government departments.

Essential Competencies

– A genuine interest in Traditional Owners and Aboriginal culture and history;

– Experience in project management and a track record of delivering projects within budget and on time;

– Ability to multitask and manage the associated pressures resulting from working on a diverse range of projects under difficult conditions;

– Proven capacity and analytical skills to enable clear understanding and interpretation of technical issues relating to the heritage issues and Cultural Heritage  Management Plans

– Ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders

– Experience in effectively managing political sensitivities resulting from stakeholders having different agendas and requirements

– Ability to maintain an independent and often neutral position on contentious and sensitive issues

– Strong administrative and organisational skills;

– Ability to be flexible and work cooperatively in a team environment.

Conditions of Employment

12 month contractual, attractive salary package on offer

Inquiries: Alex Parmington – Manager, Cultural Heritage Unit
Wurundjeri Council

For further information and to apply click here