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Sanctuary Managers x2 - Pungalina-Seven Emu - Gulf of Carpentaria

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Please note: There are two roles are available, Sanctuary Manager and Assistant Sanctuary Manager. All suitable candidates will be considered equally for both roles. 

About the organisation

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 31 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.

In north-east Australia, AWC manages seven wildlife sanctuaries in Queensland and the Northern Territory:

  • Bowra, in south-west Qld,
  • Curramore, in south-east Qld,
  • Mount Zero-Taravale, in north-east Qld,
  • Brooklyn, in north-east Qld,
  • Piccaninny Plains, on Cape York Peninsula,
  • Pungalina-Seven Emu, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, NT, and
  • Wongalara, in the top end of the NT

In addition, AWC implements conservation management on Bullo River Station, NT, under agreement with the pastoral lessee, and currently implements a conservation science program.

About the roles

AWC is seeking a committed and enthusiastic Sanctuary Manager and Assistant Sanctuary Manager to be based at Pungalina-Seven Emu Wildlife Sanctuary in the Gulf of Carpentaria, NT. The ideal candidates will be very practical people with a passion for saving Australia’s wildlife and landscapes. They will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage people and co-ordinate major projects simultaneously and integrate these projects with AWC’s science program.

You will need to have experience with remote property management (including fire management, feral animals, weeds, roads, buildings and fencing) and getting things done on time and within budget. You will be capable of working with a wide range of stakeholders such as land managers, scientists, students, volunteers, visitors and neighbouring landholders.

The Sanctuary Manager and the Assistant Sanctuary Manager roles would be suited to two individuals known to each other as the provided on-site accommodation is a shared arrangement. The two roles are offered on a permanent full-time basis and has become available as a replacement position.

This is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia.


Tim White, Regional Operations Manager – North east via Tim.White@australianwildlife.org or;

Fiona Tran, HR Advisor via Fiona.Tran@australianwildlife.org 

Please use the subject line: Sanctuary Managers x2 - Pungalina-Seven Emu enquiry via EthicalJobs.

How to apply:

To submit an application, click Apply Now below to visit our careers page and follow the prompts to complete an online application form.

Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or the attachment.

Please note:

  1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.
  2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.
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Position Descriptions - Sanctuary Manager & Assistant Sanctuary Manager (Pungalina) 2022

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