Anthropologist

About Good to Great Schools Australia

Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) is a not for profit organisation which drives education reform by supporting Australian education systems and communities to help their schools successfully deliver 21st century programs that meet the needs of all their students.

We have been focusing on the long tail of underachievement in Australia’s remote schools and have developed a customised Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction implementation model for our Great Teaching Program.  These models both respond to the unique needs of remote Australian schools and they align with the Australian Curriculum and local teaching and learning contexts.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

GGSA is looking for an anthropologist to provide support to the production team in developing our culture program. The focus will be on cultural transmission as formal learning linked to the Australian Curriculum. The successful candidate will have an interest in transmitting culture and want to be involved in culture rather than just studying it. Once the curriculum is developed the candidate will travel to remote schools in Cape York to support the schools to deliver the program.

This position requires an organised yet innovative approach to developing language and linguistic documentation for use in schools. The focus will be on using language dictionaries and other language documentation to support the development of a full language curriculum. The successful candidate/s will enjoy working as part of a dedicated team committed to the transmission of Aboriginal languages and culture.

Essential Criteria

  • A recognised bachelor degree or higher qualification in Anthropology
  • Fieldwork and research experience with Indigenous people, demonstrated ethnographic and/or oral history interview field work skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects
  • At least one year of experience as a researcher and relevant experience
  • Ability to be comfortable in providing presentations and working with small and large groups
  • Must have good communication skills be flexible and possess an ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work as a team member to collaborate with other professionals to produce education materials
  • Experience in managing and administering documentation and following a design process used across the team
  • Evidence of a current valid manual drivers licence
  • Ability to obtain a successful police check.

Desirable criteria

  • An understanding of the languages areas of the Australian Curriculum

Positions at GGSA are subject to the successful candidate being able to obtain a National Police Check and a Working with Children Card (Blue Card).

Job Benefits

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Various salary-sacrificing options (up to FBT threshold of $15,899.94)
  • Leave loading of 17.5 percent
  • Professional development
  • Fast paced interesting workload with challenges and rewards
  • Opportunity to work for some of Australia’s eminent business and community leaders
  • Opportunity to work on high profile national projects with proven track records for success.

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative culture with flexible and agile work practices that focus on driving innovation.

How to Apply

Applicants need to submit a resume and an application letter that addresses the essential selection criteria above. GGSA does not consider applications that do not address the selection criteria.

Please send your application to workwithus@goodtogreatschools.org.au