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Anthropologist - Broome

Kimberley Land Council


Covering the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia, the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) commenced in 1978 and was formed by Kimberley Aboriginal people as a political land rights organisation. It has become the peak Indigenous body in the Kimberley, working with Aboriginal people to secure native title recognition, conduct conservation and land management activities and develop cultural business enterprises.


Working in a remote and beautiful part of Australia, the Kimberley in Western Australia, the KLC is now calling for Applications for the position of Anthropologist within the Legal team within the KLC.

This position would suit someone who wants the opportunity to work for a well-established organisation with a reputation of delivering positive outcomes for the communities and people across the Kimberley region.

This position is to cover maternity leave for 12 months between 30 August 2021 and 30 August 2022.

Based in Broome, the position will also be required to travel across the Kimberley region, including overnight stays.


Essential Criteria:

  • Degree in Anthropology, with honours
  • Knowledge of the Native Title Act and the native title process in Western Australia
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal society and culture and contemporary issues, and demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team and in a collaborative environment
  • Confidence in using Microsoft Office, in particular Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Good organisational skills, the ability to work well with limited supervision, set individual priorities and be an effective member of a cross-disciplinary team
  • Current valid driver's license (manual), willingness to travel long distances for work in a car and by air


  • Applied anthropological fieldwork in an Indigenous context
  • Proficiency in managing genealogical databases such as Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker and the Master Genealogist
  • Four Wheel Drive Experience


This position has been identified as a KLC Level 6. Superannuation of 10% and additional salary allowances including district allowance, rental assistance where applicable, salary sacrificing options and 5 weeks’ annual leave.

For further information contact HR Manager, KLC at hr@klc.org.au using the subject line: Anthropologist - Broome enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately and to close this advertisement early should a candidate be located.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent are encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

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