Aboriginal Conservation Trainee - Expression of Interest

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is seeking expressions of interest from persons who identify as Aboriginal for a part-time Aboriginal Conservation Traineeship.

The traineeship is aimed at providing an Aboriginal person, keen to pursue a career in nature conservation, the opportunity for on the job training with a local conservation organisation.

Nature Conservation is currently able to offer the traineeship as a 0.2 FTE (7.5 hours/week) paid position for 12 months commencing January 2021. The traineeship will be based out of Nature Conservation’s Margaret River Office in Margaret River and will involve flexible hours including some weekend and evening commitments. Assistance with nature conservation related tertiary fees at TAFE or University is also available as part of this traineeship.

The Conservation Trainee will be exposed to a range nature conservation related training experiences including water quality sampling, fauna surveying, bushland and coastal regeneration, environmental education and resource mapping and data management.

Other workplace training such as computer skills, first aid, occupational health and safety, presentation delivery, project planning and management and volunteer management will be available to the trainee depending on their existing skills and interests.

Opportunities also exist for the trainee to receive complementary Cultural Knowledge and Caring for County training with the Undalup Association including cultural mapping and traditional fire knowledge.

Expressions of Interest should be forwarded by 4.00 pm Friday 27 November 2020 to [email protected]. Please refer to the Aboriginal Conservation Traineeship Position Description for details of what should be included in your Expression of Interest.

Any questions should be directed to Caroline Hughes, Executive Officer on 9757 2202 (Tues-Thurs) or 0421 750 408.

Nature Conservation’s Aboriginal Conservation Traineeship has been developed in collaboration with the Undalup Association and is generously funded by the Water Corporation through its Regional Liveability Partnerships Initiative.