Research Officer

  • Established Not For Profit
  • Abbotsford location, free parking on site
  • 12 month fixed term contract, fully time hours, hybrid working


The Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation is a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) appointed under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic.).  We represent the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Traditional Owners of Melbourne and the Greater Melbourne region, and we take great pride in our responsibility for protecting and managing Aboriginal cultural heritage objects and places on Wurundjeri Country.  The Corporation offers a range of cultural services including cultural heritage consultation, environmental land management, cross-cultural education, traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremonies, research and cultural consultations.


Due to internal progression, we have an opportunity available for a Research Officer to join the busy Research team for a period of 12 months.  Reporting to the Manager, Research Unit, this role will be responsible for data collection and analysis, preparation of reports, transcribing interviews, data entry, assisting with project meetings and workshops as well as maintenance of research materials, on-Country activities and associated administrative tasks as required.  


The successful candidate will be highly efficient, well organised, helpful and systematic in their approach.  They will hold:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, History (Australian) or Archaeology
  • Experience with ethnographic and qualitative research
  • Some knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
  • Experience working on native title claims and knowledge of the Native Title Act 1993 would be well regarded
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills  
  • Effective administrative skills

In return, we offer an interesting, flexible working environment within beautiful Abbotsford Convent, opportunities for professional development, salary packaging and more!

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