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Career

Aboriginal Cultural Educational Officer

Often working with Indigenous institutions, museums, galleries, police, local communities, and the broader community, Aboriginal Cultural Educational Officers provide opportunities for people to learn about unique lifestyle practices, history, culture and identity of Aboriginal people. Educational services include classroom discussions, however a vast amount of this type of work is conducted outdoors involving cultural tours where students, international visitors and community members can experience cultural activities.

A person who takes on this type of vocation will need good communication skills, a sense of humour, enjoy teaching others, have a good awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture, have an interest in preserving significant Indigenous and ecology sites and have patience dealing with people of differing abilities and from different cultures. The market for this position at the moment, is relatively small, however, employment opportunities appear to be slowly increasing.