Aboriginal Programs Facilitator

Within a growing Aboriginal specified team of facilitators, this role is responsible for conducting effective vibrant, well-informed site tours for visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. The role will contribute to the design and delivery of engaging culturally sensitive programs with specific reference to Aboriginal living culture and heritage. Though mainly based at the Melbourne site, the candidate will also work to extend and develop new learning and engagement programs with Aboriginal experiences, sites and history at the Cranbourne site.
Job Details
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Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: RBGV 2.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/421653
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $55,490 - $61,303
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Aboriginal Programs Facilitator .pdf (PDF, 228KB)


Contact: Kasia Gabrys
Creative Producer, Aboriginal Programs

Position Details

This is a specified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV)

  • Predominantly Melbourne Gardens location
  • Some program delivery at Cranbourne Gardens
  • Full time position
  • Sound knowledge of local and nationwide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and plants

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites of the Melbourne and the Cranbourne Gardens. The Melbourne Gardens is a world-renowned heritage landscape with a significant state-owned collection of indigenous, native and non-native plants, much loved by Melburnians. The Cranbourne Gardens is a significant conservation and design site dedicated to Australian indigenous and native flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden.  Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for community engagement and cultural expression, recreation, learning, participation, and celebration, as well as Australian and Victorian tourism. The Gardens also plays an active role in promoting Melbourne and Cranbourne as resilient communities, contributing to social cohesion and enhanced scientific and Indigenous science literacy, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing local community.

Within a growing Aboriginal specified team of facilitators, this role is responsible for conducting effective vibrant, well-informed site tours for visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.  The role will contribute to the design and delivery of engaging culturally sensitive programs with specific reference to Aboriginal living culture and heritage. Though mainly based at the Melbourne site, the candidate will also work to extend and develop new learning and engagement programs with Aboriginal experiences, sites and history at the Cranbourne site.

The ideal candidate will have experience in facilitating tours that are preferably focused on Aboriginal culture and heritage, demonstrated experience in the effective presentation of interpretive information to local and international visitors and excellent knowledge of native and indigenous plants and cultural uses.  Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to share stories and knowledge across diverse and often non-English speaking audiences is also essential to be successful in this role.

Please refer to the position description for more detail.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au by COB 25 June 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Kasia Gabrys, Creative Producer, Aboriginal Programs and Partnerships on phone: (03) 9252 2486 or email: kasia.gabrys@rbgv.vic.gov.au

Applications should address the Success Profile as stated in the position description found under the ‘Attachments' heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.


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