Director Aboriginal Tourism Job at Government of Western Australia Perth, WA

Tourism Western Australia

Director Aboriginal Tourism

Destination Development


Level 8, $136,296 – $147,609 pa + Super, PSCA 2021

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is Western Australia’s lead agency for economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism. It also leads the promotion and development of the defence, international education, science, and innovation sectors in Western Australia.

Tourism WA is a State Government statutory authority and part of the broader economic development portfolio of The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI). Tourism WA is responsible for promoting Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday destination. Its focus is on marketing the State; developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, cultural and business events; and supporting the development of significant tourism infrastructure and projects, including the development and attraction of aviation to Perth and across the State’s regions.

There are exciting opportunities at our department where you can contribute to jobs growth and the state’s development in a supportive and stimulating environment.

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What is the role?

The role of Director Aboriginal Tourism is permanent and full time.

We are looking for a motivated individual to join Tourism WA and provide leadership to the recently created Aboriginal Tourism work unit, focused on the delivery of the Jina: Western Australian Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan (Jina Plan).

You will be responsible for the team implementing the Government’s Jina Plan with the objective of positioning WA as a premier destination of authentic Aboriginal tourism experiences – through building the capacity of the sector to deliver quality experiences and by encouraging more Aboriginal people to participate in the tourism and hospitality sector.

In this role you will oversee the department’s partnership agreement with the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) while also informing Aboriginal inclusion and engagement within the broader tourism industry. As a member of the Destination Development Management Team you will also work collaboratively with fellow Directors to set divisional operational priorities and monitor performance against targets.

About you

  • You are an exceptional leader, able to shape, develop and execute strategies to deliver quality outcomes.
  • You have experience in managing and empowering staff, encouraging them to take responsibility and to achieve results.
  • You are a strong communicator able to build lasting relationships through culturally-appropriate stakeholder engagement.
  • You can demonstrate having led teams in the delivery of projects and services.
  • You have an understanding of tourism business, experiences or workforce opportunities as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If you have experience, passion and commitment to contributing to the growth and sustainability of the State’s Aboriginal tourism sector, then we want to hear from you!

Interested in more information?

For specific information regarding the requirements of the position please contact Renata Lowe, Executive Director Destination Development, on 08 9262 1760 or email

Benefits of working at our Department

In addition to salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • 10.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. Please note this will increase progressively to 12% by 1 July 2025.
  • Flexible working arrangements, including flexi time and working remotely.
  • Professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance.
  • Salary sacrifice options for vehicles and super.
  • Three Public Service Holidays each year, in addition to annual leave entitlement.
  • Free flu vaccinations annually.
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and immediate family living at home.

Additional job information

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) will apply to this position and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants assessed as suitable may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies that arise within 12 months from the finalisation of this process.

JTSI conducts employment screening for applicants, which may include a National Criminal History Check.

Ready to apply?

It is recommended that you read the attached Applicant Job Pack for detailed information on eligibility, other conditions, and how to apply for the job.

To apply please provide:
– A 2 page statement demonstrating your skills and experience to meet the job requirements by using the capabilities in your response; and
– A detailed CV including the names of two (2) referees, with a current line manager preferred.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please submit your application well before the closing time.

When you are ready to apply click the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top or bottom of this page. You will be asked a number of questions, and then be prompted to attach your application documents.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, please contact the RAMS Helpdesk on 1300 733 056, in the first instance. For information about the process you can contact Human Resources on (08) 9262 1756.

Please ensure you submit your application by the closing time, as we are unable to accept late applications.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022 12:00pm MIDDAY (AWST).

About the Company

Company: Government of Western Australia

Company Location:  Perth, WA

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