Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre

Field Linguist Position available

Position Filled Aug 2019.

The Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre is looking for an experienced linguist for the position of Field Linguist. The position is based in Kalgoorlie and entails extensive field work through the Goldfields region on Aboriginal languages.

Working with a small, dynamic team in Kalgoorlie, the field linguist will be involved in a wide range of events and activities whilst working on the recording, analysis and documentation of Aboriginal languages specific to the region.

We’re looking for someone dynamic, hard working and motivated with excellent team membership capabilities. A driver’s license, experience with off road driving, the ability to camp out and enjoy it are essential.

The job description can be found here: Linguist JDF v1.2 2019.

A GALC job application form can be found here: Job Application form

Applicants need to provide a letter detailing their qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge, a CV, the GALC job application form and copies of two recent academic works or papers.

Kalgoorlie is a thriving small city in the Goldfields region of WA and is a very comfortable place to live. Housing is easily obtained with very affordable rental and very low house prices. The town has excellent arts facilities, restaurants, cafes, annual events and activities. Perth is only 6.5 hours drive away, 1 hour by plane or 7 hours by train. Weekend flights to Melbourne mean the big city lights are only 2.5 hours away.

For more info or to discuss the position, contact GALC’s Senior Linguist on 08 9021 3788 or