Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment
The Memorial has approximately 300 staff members and over 200 volunteers from a range of professional and cultural backgrounds.
The Memorial has adopted the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy to promote recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as staff and volunteers.
Some of these strategies include:
- Culturally sensitive recruitment processes, including an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative on relevant panels.
- Promoting opportunities for engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in collection development and telling stories of military service, including commissions, research projects, and program delivery.
- Hosting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Interns and Secondees from other APS organisations.
- Flexible arrangements recognising cultural, community, and family obligations.
Here are profiles of some of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff:
Our Career Paths
We offer a direct entry path to a successful career. There are opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment across all three of our branches:
- Public Programs
- National Collection
- Corporate Services
- View our employment page for current vacancies.
- Our Conditions
The Memorial's employees contribute greatly towards its outstanding achievements, and in return enjoy a satisfying and rewarding work environment, excellent training and development opportunities, and a range of flexible employment conditions that help staff to balance their work and family responsibilities. Further details on conditions of employment are set out in the Memorial's Teamwork Agreement.
We offer generous leave arrangements which include 4 weeks annual leave per year, flex leave and purchased leave. In conjunction with local arrangements these leave provisions allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees the flexibility to be available for personal cultural requirements.
We offer all our staff training and development opportunities, including Leadership training for staff at the appropriate levels. Attendance at relevant conferences and seminars is also supported and we have a Studybank scheme that can offer support for students including leave to attend classes and financial reimbursement.
APS wide and APSC employment sites and other indigenous jobs sites:
Australian Public Service Commission - Indigenous Careers
Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy
Australian Public Service Commission - Indigenous Employment Strategy