Join our Team: Consultant, Community Heritage

If you are an experienced and enthusiastic heritage consultant we would love to hear from you.

The Opportunity

The Community Heritage service respects, recognises and supports the culture and heritage of diverse communities. Our trained heritage specialists connect communities and clients to generate robust heritage outcomes. Our approach is sensitive, collaborative and inclusive. We choose best practice participatory methods for each project and use innovative processes to ensure cultural knowledge is protected. Working with communities and clients, we deliver a shared understanding of collective heritage and histories.

The successful candidate will support the Manager, Community Heritage in delivering heritage solutions through authentic, community engagement. Working on a diverse range of projects across built heritage, archaeology, interpretation, and history and liaising with other consulting teams, key tasks include:

  • Build relationships with community groups , particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and deliver heritage outcomes based on trust, respect and best practice.
  • Design and deliver community and stakeholder engagement strategies and plans, using best practice participatory methods and innovative cultural frameworks.
  • Carry out community and stakeholder engagement including forums and events, workshops, interviews, surveys, meetings and seminars (in person and online) on a range of projects.
  • Carry out research and meet with clients.
  • Prepare proposals and tenders, manage projects, undertake research, prepare and author reports, and contribute to a broad range of heritage service requirements.
  • Work across several projects simultaneously, ensuring activities are well coordinated and delivered on time.
  • 12-month initial fixed term contract (with 6 month probation).
  • This role requires travel to outer suburban and regional locations, and work outside of core business hours in the evening and on weekends.

About You

  • 2-3 years’ experience in heritage consulting (in built heritage, archaeology, anthropology, history, and or interpretation).
  • Tertiary qualifications in Museum and Heritage Studies.
  • Understanding of social and cultural values, First Nations heritage, communities and assessment processes and NSW state and local government statutory requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing a range of heritage reports in a consulting environment.
  • Capability to work on high profile and sensitive community issues.
  • Excel in a multi-disciplinary team environment and manage budgetary and time constraints


  • An industry competitive remuneration package.
  • Support and guidance on employing best practice approaches (participatory methods and innovative cultural frameworks).
  • A great culture, shared with a dynamic, social and multi-disciplinary team.
  • Generous health and wellbeing allowance.
  • Loyalty leave.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • New employee referral bonuses.

How to Apply

To apply for the role, please write a concise cover letter to address the criteria outlined above. Send us an email with your cover letter and resume attached Learn more about GML Heritage, our values and read our Capability Statement here