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Project Officer - Digital and Library Services - Alice Springs

MacDonnell Regional Council
  • Full-time fixed-term contract until 30 June 2023
  • Salary package commencing: $92,399 (inclusive of leave loading and superannuation)

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want to be involved in Community Development work, training local people in Remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities, in using digital appliances and platforms?

MacDonnell Regional Council (MRC) is looking for a Project Officer for our Digital and Library Service.

About us

The MRC region is located in the centre of Australia. Covering 270,000 sq km and with an estimated population approaching 7,000, it has a unique beauty with picturesque water holes, magnificent flora and fauna, red desert sands and rugged mountain ranges.

About you

As the Project Officer - Digital and Library Services you will demonstrate initiative, innovation, creativity and flexibility; and have the ability to work autonomously with a strategic focus on program objectives. This role will require you to have a solutions focus and the capacity to build strong stakeholder networks.

About the opportunity

You will be positioned in Alice Springs and spend approx. 70% of your time travelling to and working in, remote Aboriginal communities implementing and developing the MacConnect program for MacDonnell Regional Council residents and employees.

Working in collaboration with the Manager Community Safety and Library Services you will be:

  • Delivering relevant Digital Literacy and Digital Safety training workshops to residents and staff
  • Collaborating with NT Libraries and other stakeholders to provide and maintain public Wi-Fi hotspots in all MRC Communities and promote this service
  • Providing continuous improvement to program delivery

What's needed?

Ideally you will hold a diploma level qualification, or at the very least be working towards one, in Library and Information Services / Information Technology / Digital Media and Graphic Design or other related field.

Your knowledge of community development principles and the ability to train participants to successfully operate the software within a culturally and linguistically diverse environment will serve you well in this role.

This is a unique opportunity to have a genuine influence in helping Council improve the lives of our residents and communities, while also further developing your own skills base and career pathways.

For further information contact Liz Scott - Manager Community Safety and Libraries by phoning (08) 8958 9659 or 0419 575 721.

MRC recognises and respects the region's unique Aboriginal culture and 76% of our workforce are Aboriginal, therefore an understanding and awareness of cultural impacts and sensitivities is essential. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and may be preferenced under our Special Measures Policy.

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