Posted On 09 Sep 2019
YYNAC is currently seeking a BARMAH NATIONAL PARK MASTERPLAN PROJECT OFFICER for our Shepparton/Barmah Office.
The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest- wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.
YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.
This project aims to support recognition and self-determination of the Yorta Yorta people by sharing maintaining the culture experience for both Yorta Yorta/Aboriginal Peoples and sharing this with the general community and visitors experience Barmah Lakes and the Dharnya Interpretation Centre.
The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation are promoting a business case for leasing and future management of the Dharnya Centre (within the Barmah National Park) which will include visitors experience through educational programs and events that can promote Yorta Yorta history and culture, this Masterplan provides the opportunity to promote this beyond the Dharnya Centre precinct.
This role will require knowledge and experience in representing Traditional Owners and an understanding of Yorta Yorta Nation decision making processes, it will also require an understanding of government policy and decision-making processes.
Your role will include the following outcomes;
- With the Consent and protection of Yorta Yorta Intellectual Property – Recording and interpretation of Yorta Yorta Traditional Knowledge and stories related to Barmah and its values
- Enhanced awareness of Aboriginal culture and heritage for visitors to the region.
- Provide an inventory on business and on-country employment opportunities for Yorta Yorta people.
- Complete and commence implementation of the Masterplan
If you are proud of your Yorta Yorta heritage, have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and want to use your talents to support the development of our people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.
The role is a full time (37.5 hrs. per week) on an initial fixed-term 12mth contract. Salary to be negotiated according to experience. To obtain a full position description please contact Laura via email only firstname.lastname@example.org, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone. After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email to email@example.com
Applications close 28/09/2019
This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.