Project Officer

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Closing Date
Tue, 30th May 2023
Position Type
$73,089 to $78,011 pa

AIATSIS is leading the Return of Cultural Heritage (RoCH) program to secure the return of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural heritage held overseas to its original custodians and owners or appropriate cultural institutions. 

​The RoCH program supports Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander peoples to affirm custodianship of their cultural heritage material held overseas and make decisions about where and how it can be best looked after in the present. 

​We recognise that returning material to Country for the purpose of cultural maintenance and revitalisation is a key aspiration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  

​This important work supports the cultural resurgence of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and contributes to the global discussion about the repatriation of cultural heritage material. 

​The program will rely on expert knowledge as well as strong community engagement and partnerships, and a network of engaged individuals and organisations to achieve its goals.​​​​ 

We are seeking an organised, flexible and enthusiastic Project Officer to join the RoCH team. 

The RoCH Project Officer will support the team with organisational, administrative, and logistic skills.  

This position will be filled using the Affirmative Measure provision, which allows for the targeted recruitment of Indigenous Australians into the Australian Public Service. The vacancy is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute an Affirmative Measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. 


For enquiries about this job please contact, Ophelia Rubinich on (02) 6129 3903 or 

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