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First Nations Strategy; Qld State Archives; Runcorn

Join a dynamic team in a senior leadership role, steering strategic initiatives that preserve First Nations cultural heritage.
• Strategically lead and advise on preserving First Nations cultural heritage
• Based in Brisbane’s south, enjoy a dynamic & flexible working environment
• Fixed-term temporary role until 30 June 2027

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Management
Classification SO
Workplace Location Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/574709/24
Closing date 18-Jul-2024
Job duration ASAP to 30 June 2027 with possible extension
Contact person Michelle Bassett
Contact details Ph: 0400 442 280
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As the Director, First Nations Strategy you will be responsible for developing Queensland State Archives (QSA) First Nations Strategy and helping government agencies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities prepare for and engage with the Truth-telling and Healing Inquiry.

You will be focused on improving discoverability and access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander related records held at QSA and will support the development and embedding of QSA's own cultural protocols. You will provide support for the establishment of QSA's First Nations Advisory Group, and the implementation of First Nations principles in the new Public Records Act 2023.

You will work collaboratively as part of a team, and engage with a range of stakeholders, including QSA colleagues, members of the public including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and government agencies.

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and manage QSA's First Nations Strategy
• Lead QSA's response to the Truth-telling and Healing Inquiry and support for the First Nations Treaty Institute
• Provide strategic advice on First Nations records, Indigenous Data Governance, and cultural protocols
• Manage engagement with stakeholders, including First Nations communities and government agencies
• Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people.

Queensland State Archives
As the custodian of the largest and most significant documentary heritage collection in Queensland, QSA manage, preserve and help Queenslanders access those records. QSA is committed to creating places for all Queenslanders to share stories and histories. We strive to be an archive that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination and embraces First Nations' worldviews, knowledge and culture.

First Nations Strategy is the team within QSA responsible for Truth-telling and Healing Inquiry support for both government agencies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This team is also responsible for leading QSA's First Nations First Program which supports Queensland Government's Path to Treaty and delivers on QSA's own Statement of Intent.

About You
Under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), it is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be someone who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

As part of the senior leadership team, you'll demonstrate strategic thinking, make insightful decisions, and inspire your team to deliver results. Key qualities include an ability to build strategic relationships, promote inclusivity, communicate effectively, use your knowledge of both cultures and societies from a historical and contemporary perspective, and recognise and articulate the interests of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

While a tertiary qualification is not mandatory, experience in archives, library, collection management or information management is highly desirable.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this opportunity, please click the “APPLY" button and attach your resume and a covering letter outlining your suitability.
Confidential enquiries can be directed to:
Michelle Bassett
Director, Kingston Human Capital
Phone: 0400 442 280

Applications will remain current for a period of 12 months.

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