Job Vacancy – Senior Archaeologist and/or Archaeologist

  • Attractive and competitive salary package
  • Central West NSW location
  • Progressive cultural heritage management business

OzArk Environment & Heritage Management are seeking expressions of interest for the role of Senior Archaeologist or Archaeologist, specialising in Aboriginal and historic heritage to join our dynamic and friendly team. This position is both challenging and rewarding; well-suited for an individual who is a motivated self-starter possessing a ‘roll your sleeves up’ approach to teamwork.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a fulfilling career with a progressive Dubbo-based cultural heritage management business that can provide you with the additional benefit of enjoying a country lifestyle and better work–life balance in a thriving regional city.

Core tasks will include: historic and Aboriginal heritage field assessments; research and report writing; community consultation; development of heritage impact assessments including the formulation and implementation of management strategies; project management and client communication.

What we can offer:

  • The ability to gain skills towards career progression through having full involvement in projects from inception to report delivery;
  • On-site training where required; and
  • A friendly and flexible working environment with a strong collaborative and ethical base, and great workplace values.

To apply for this position, you must have:

  • A degree in Archaeology, (or related discipline), preferably with an emphasis on historic archaeology;
  • The desire to live in Dubbo or at least spend periods of time in Dubbo;
  • Practical experience in archaeological fieldwork and presentation of findings (report writing), although those with less experience may be considered;
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of NSW heritage legislation, such as the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and the Heritage Act 1977 and other government policies/guidelines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • A current New South Wales Driver’s License (manual licence) and able to drive for long distances;
  • Be prepared to spend time in the field, sometimes in remote locations; and
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours, especially for field surveys/excavations.


Desirable competencies:

  • 3-5 years’ (archaeologist) or 8-10 years’ (senior archaeologist) experience in archaeology/heritage management;
  • Experience in historic heritage assessment, legislation and reporting;
  • Experience in Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment, legislation and reporting;
  • Demonstrated ability in field survey design and execution; test and salvage excavations;
  • Preparation of heritage assessment and impact reports, Conservation Management Plans (CMPs), Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs), archaeological excavation reports;
  • Ability to manage projects including scheduling, prioritising and delivering on-time and on-budget;
  • Experience in all standard Office computer programs and industry specific programs including GIS;
  • Be eligible for membership of a relevant professional association;
  • 4WD driving skills; and
  • First Aid certification.

Send your application to:


C/- Sheridan Baker


PO Box 2069, Dubbo, NSW, 2830

or email:

Applications close 9am Monday 29th July 2019