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Linguist

Anindilyakwa Services Aboriginal Corporation (ASAC) is located on Groote Eylandt, situated
on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, is a newly established entity with the core
objective to relieve the poverty, improve the well?being, and promote the community
development of the Anindilyakwa people.

 

The Linguistics Centre is currently responsible for effectively promoting and fostering
Anindilyakwa language and culture through the provision of services for the benefit of
indigenous communities of the Groote Archipelago.

Reporting to the Cultural Centres Project Manager, this project position is responsible for
assessing the current linguistics operations and advising on the strategic direction of the
Linguistics Centre into the future, in collaboration with the Cultural Centres, and to provide
a strategic plan and further operational plan, detailing the future of linguistics within the
Groote Archipelago. This is a great opportunity to work in a vibrant and complex linguistic
and cultural environment.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated linguist who can engage with the community
and effectively provide strategic management advice regarding the future of the Centre,
with the ability to manage the Centre’s language projects and staff.

You will have excellent strategic business planning skills, excellent communication and
interpersonal skills and willingness to foster knowledge and understanding of Anindilyakwa
language and culture.

This role is initially for 6 months to assist with our strategic planning; however the
opportunity may exist for the right person to accept a longer term contract.

Groote Eylandt offers a fantastic life style. There are 3 Indigenous communities in the
archipelago – Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra. Alyangula is the largest community
and is the mining town for GEMCO (BHP Billiton). Alyangula offers great lifestyle facilities
such as, a gym, golf course, tennis and squash courts, swimming pool and oval, great fishing
and camping, all well placed within tropical ambience. An attractive salary package will be
offered, including accommodation.

Applications close 29 June 2014
For further information and selection documentation please contact Amanda Strange on
Mob: 0400 905 050. Or email: astrange@alcnt.com.au

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