Senior guide

Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation

Lirrwi Tourism was established in 2010 to develop, support and promote Yolŋu tourism in Arnhem Land.

Its main objective is to create a new economy for Yolŋu people in Arnhem Land through tourism. It does this by bringing people together to share Yolŋu culture, connecting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Closing date: 

11pm, 17 June 2016


Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT)


East Arnhem
Northern Territory

Type of vacancy: 

Full time
12 month contract

Salary and conditions: 

$40,000 plus super and 6 weeks rec leave (includes ceremonial)

Housing: Supply single accommodation or provide rental subsidy if person has dependents
Vehicle: Negotiable
Phone: Provided, but usage monitored
Travel: Airfares to value of $3,000 per annum as part of package
Overtime: TOIL only. Suggest daily remote loading when on tour as these are long days
Uniform/PPE: Yes - appropriate to role
Other: Professional development and training as appropriate

Job description/overview: 

The primary role of a senior guide is to ensure that Lirrwi’s customers enjoy a high quality cultural tourism experience in safety and comfort. Outside of tour activities, the senior guide will provide support to the operations cordinator as required. The snior guide also povides cultural guidance to Lirrwi staff and acts as the liaison between Lirrwi and homelands.


  1. Drive tour and other vehicles in a safe and professional manner
  2. Provide relevant information and commentary to Lirrwi’s customers
  3. Ensure that the cultural program for each tour is delivered as advertised
  4. Provide advice to staff regarding cultural protocol
  5. Procurement of routine operational goods and services
  6. Provide practical support for teams in the field as required
  7. Develop and maintain minor visitor infrastructure on key homelands

Essential criteria:

  1. Yolngu person resident in Gove Peninsula area
  2. Strong work ethic and reliability
  3. Good level of spoken English
  4. Literacy and numeracy appropriate to role
  5. Ability to operate across two cultures
  6. Outgoing personality
  7. Strong customer focus
  8. Valid driver’s licence to MR classification with driver authorisation
  9. Senior first aid certificate
  10. Ochre card (working with children) or ability to obtain one

Desirable criteria:

  1. Computer literacy and aptitude for social media
  2. Good knowledge of flora and fauna (mainstream as opposed to traditional)
  3. Mechanical aptitude
  4. Cooking skills

Contact person and how to apply: 

Brian Woods
Special administrator
Phone: (07) 7031 1390

More information: 

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