Kakadu National Park is seeking a dynamic and experienced interpreter to advise, support and enable the implementation of interpretation projects, programs and activities in Kakadu. The Interpretation Project Officer will work closely with Traditional Owners, Parks Australia staff, stakeholders, and contractors to raise the profile of Kakadu National Park while producing engaging, thematic, accurate and educational interpretive experiences for visitors. This position is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic professional with a passion for Aboriginal cultures and conservation, has a track record of success and a desire to contribute to the joint management of a World Heritage National Park.

The Job
Under the limited direction of the Tourism and Visitor Services Manager:

  • Provide advice, direction, and support to enable the implementation of projects and programs in line with the Kakadu Interpretation Strategy.
  • Liaise with Aboriginal traditional owners and relevant stakeholders to develop and implement recommendations within the Tourism Master Plan 2020-2030.
  • Develop guidelines, procedures, tools, and content for Park interpretation to support project managers, project teams and external service providers in best practice and high-quality interpretive outcomes.
  • Liaise with the tourism industry and training providers to continuously review and update course content and delivery of the Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guide accreditation to ensure culturally appropriate, accurate, engaging and safe interpretation activities in Kakadu.
  • Develop and review interpretive and educational resources, including:
    • content for interpretative signage,
    • collateral (eg. visitor guide, holiday planner, park notes, safety information),
    • promotional materials (such as print, digital media, video production and signage) to attract, inspire and engage target markets for Kakadu National Park,
    • audio/visual upgrades to Bowali Visitor Centre and Warradjan Cultural Centre Plan and deliver activities and events, such as Taste of Kakadu and Kakadu Bird Week to attract and engage target markets for Kakadu National Park (e.g. school groups, special interest).
  • Plan and encourage staff participation in community engagement at local community festivals and events and consumer shows in the Top End region.

This position is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for the environment, a track record of success and a desire to contribute to the joint management of a World Heritage National Park.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please visit Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environm – Interpretation Project Officer (nga.net.au)

Applications close April 10, 2024.

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