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Language Work Trainer - Flexible location

Living Languages


Living Languages is a training organisation that works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language workers and communities across Australia. Our team works remotely from different parts of the country with our head office in Melbourne.

Our organisation supports the language maintenance, revitalisation and reclamation work being done on the ground by communities and language centres. We provide training in a number of different areas that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to direct the growth or preservation of their languages - for themselves, led by themselves.

We work with experienced language workers and teachers as well as people that are just starting in their language journeys, providing training that is most relevant to their wants and needs. Our trainers usually travel to deliver training in communities that invite us and approach us for training, but currently a majority of our training has moved to online platforms.


Living Languages is looking for a reliable and adaptable person to join our training team, helping develop, organise and deliver our training program and projects for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples around the country.

In our small team, you will be supported with learning and professional development opportunities that will support you to grow and succeed in the role.

You will work three days a week (0.6FTE) and can be based anywhere in Australia. You can choose to work from home or from an office space that you have access to in your community.

At this stage we are offering a fixed-term contract for ten months from September 2021 – June 2022 with the option to extend.

We strongly encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background to apply.


  • $32,469 (for a ten-month fixed term contract) plus superannuation and leave-loading
  • Working in a small and supportive organisation
  • Work from anywhere in Australia
  • Provided with a laptop and computer monitor, as well as professional ICT support
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Employee Assistance Program


The Language Work Trainer provides training and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples engaged in language work.

  • Support the organisation, development and delivery of training - online and in person
  • Provide follow up training and support to participants as required
  • Assist in the development of training resources
  • Participate in in-house training and professional development opportunities
  • Maintain administrative records, training reports and databases
  • Contribute to social media and communications
  • Other duties as required


  • Experience working with Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander languages. This may include experience working in (not limited to) any of the following:
    • Community language (and culture) programs or projects
    • Language documentation, reclamation, revitalisation and/or maintenance
    • Language teaching or training
    • Linguistics in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander languages
  • Ability to work remotely, either from home or from an office space that you have access to in your community
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently without supervision
  • Ability to engage and work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and communities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (i.e. public speaking, cross-cultural communication, meeting/training facilitation, etc)
  • Confident in using computers and other technology
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise and finish tasks on time
  • Ability to travel for up to 10 days at a time
  • Drivers Licence or willingness to get one


  • Experience in running a training workshop – organising, developing, and delivering face-to-face or online training
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of linguistics
  • Experience in using Microsoft 365 programs including SharePoint, Outlook and Teams

For more information or to discuss the role further contact Ebony Joachim at [email protected], using the subject line: Language Work Trainer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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