Taungurung Land and Waters Council

A rewarding employment opportunity for a Cultural Heritage Manager has become available at the Taungurung Land and Waters Council (TLaWC) in the Cultural Heritage team. We are the corporate representative of the Taungurung people. As a Registered Aboriginal Party (2009), TLaWC serves to uphold the interests of Taungurung people with respect to Culture and Country.

The cultural heritage manager will be responsible for the overall management and execution of TLaWC responsibilities under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006  in relation to cultural heritage.

This includes:

  • Lead and manage TLaWC’s Cultural Heritage business including cultural heritage assessments;
  • Outline strategic goals and develop a plan that aligns with TLaWC’s objectives
  • and lead the transformation of the TLaWC as the authoritative decision maker on Cultural Heritage matters concerning the AHA 2006
  • Oversee all aspects of the management of employees engaged in the delivery of cultural heritage work.

Status: Full time
Location: Alexandra

Benefits to working with TLaWC:

  • Paid days off over the Christmas period
  • NFP Salary sacrifice benefits 
  • Additional tax-free salary packaging on dining and accommodation expenses
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Access to free and confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Contributing to useful and rewarding work and giving back to the community

Full Job Description available here


  • Successfully coordinate the legislative responsibilities of the Registered Aboriginal Party in relation to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.
  • Statutory cultural heritage management tasks. Ensure the process and documentation is managed for the efficient delivery of heritage assessments; including responding and logging all notices of intent to prepare a CHMP, evaluation and reporting all CHMP as required
  • Identify strategic goals for the cultural heritage team and outline a strategic plan in line with organization objectives
  • Administration tasks are carried out to a high standard including;
    1. Cultural heritage assessments and reports
    2. Development of an annual budget and business plan
    3. Strategic goals and business plan
    4. Monthly CEO reports
    5. Accurate rostering of field staff
  • Manage TLaWC Cultural Business records management system, including:
    1. Maintaining files (paper and electronic) from creation through to archiving in a way that allows the tracking of all correspondence and documents.
    2. Understanding and maintaining electronic heritage database.
  • Ensure the policies and procedures of the RAP functions are implemented, reviewed and remain operationally effective
  • Effective management of direct reports to ensure the following is adhered to; training, rostering, site visits and performance management
  • Upskilling and training staff to ensure we have a highly skilled cultural heritage team
  • Ensure field staff are adhering to OHS compliance requirements including wearing PPE, appropriate training, and adherence to OHS policy and procedure
  • Influence, negotiate and liaise with Stakeholders, government, and consultants as necessary to build and support business and commercial relationships
  • Identify external funding opportunities relating to the documentation and management of cultural heritage
  • Conduct other duties as are required to maintain the efficient operation of TLaWC Cultural Heritage Business Unit

To apply:

  • Submit the following documents to jobs@taungurung.com.au;
    • Document addressing the key selection criteria 
    • Resume
    • Details of two professional referees

Applications close 22 July.

If you have any questions before making a formal application, please contact – Nicole Hunter on 5784 1433

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@taungurung.com.au.