Hurry again – Groote Eylandt linguist position


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 relive 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. 0400905050 or email astrange AT

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