Join our Melbourne team: Archaeologist/Heritage Consultant

GML Heritage is seeking an Archaeologist/Heritage Consultant to join its expanding Melbourne-based Archaeology team.

About the opportunity

This role will feed your passion for historical and Aboriginal archaeology and cultural heritage. Technical proficiency in these areas coupled with your excellent communication and project management skills will help you deliver quality outcomes for heritage, clients, Traditional Owners, and community stakeholders. Expressions of interest from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates are encouraged.

The Archaeologist/Heritage Consultant will be required to:

  • Plan, manage and deliver a range of archaeological work and projects including due diligence assessments, cultural heritage management plans, archaeological assessments and impact statements, Aboriginal cultural values assessments, investigation and research, site inspections/fieldwork and archaeological monitoring, GIS mapping and more.
  • Collaborate with our consulting team across a range of heritage services and disciplines such as built heritage and interpretation to deliver projects.
  • Manage and grow client relationships, including preparation of proposals and tenders.

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (with honours or equivalent) in Archaeology
  • Listed Heritage Advisor (or readiness to be listed)
  • Passionate about archaeology, cultural heritage, and the interests of First Peoples
  • 3+ years experience in a heritage consulting role/environment including the preparation of high-quality client advice, reports, budgets, and other documentation
  • Excellent communication skills adaptable to stakeholder/audience
  • Demonstrated experience in archaeology project teams – as a project member or manager – experienced with managing budgets, scope, resources and client relations
  • Commercially savvy with experience addressing client requirements
  • Understanding of relevant legislative/statutory requirements in Victoria, or a demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to Victorian regulatory frameworks quickly
  • Experience building relationships and working with Traditional Owner organisations and Registered Aboriginal Party groups is desirable
  • Experience in both historical and Aboriginal archaeology is an advantage
  • Ability and willingness to travel and spend time away from home for projects involving archaeological fieldwork
  • Unrestricted Australian drivers license
  • Construction industry “White Card” preferred
  • Workplace first aid (can be obtained after commencement)


  • A collaborative, social, inclusive, and supportive workplace culture
  • Flexible work arrangements including flexible working hours and hybrid working arrangements where the role permits
  • Employee profit share
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Loyalty leave
  • Alternative public holidays
  • Annual health and well-being allowance
  • Annual learning and development allowance
  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Employee referral allowance
  • PPE allowance

How to apply

Please apply via Seek or Swag only, attaching your resume and a brief covering letter/note. Applications received via email may not be considered.

Applications will remain open until this role is filled.