Carpenter/Joiner, Woodworking Trainer - Maningrida based


BAC is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 50 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including:  Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Womens Centre, Bawinanga Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Wild Food Cafe, Community Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by corporation members every two years.  BAC enacts policies developed at the executive level through the leadership of the CEO and the Senior Management team.

BACs mission is to improve the lifestyle of people on homelands by caring for country, preserving language and culture through the delivery of services to improve housing, health, education and roads.

BAC values based organisation with an emphasis on: Respect for Culture, Country and each other, Accountability, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement and Open and Honest Communication.  These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.

This role is to coordinate our Woodworking Activity.  We currently have a Furniture Making Activity and also have a Lucas Mill set up in Maningrida.  The applicant is responsible for:

  • Coordinating and planning meaningful projects within Furniture Activity to increase skills and competency
  • Providing Support and mentoring to Activity supervisors to develop increase capacity- to explore the possibility of making Furniture Making Activity into an Income generating enterprise
  • Overseeing safe operating of the Lucas Mill and ensuring  wood is stored and correctly seasoned in preparation for future commercial use.
  • Liaising and consulting with participants, elders and traditional owners to develop suitable activities that can be develop from Furniture Making and other similar activities including Lucas Mill

A chance to learn from and mentor local people and to assist in providing skills to ensure sustainable work in an incredible remote location.  

Excellent base salary.

Basic (share) equipped accommodation provided

If you are looking for an adventure in a really different location, this may be the role for you! 

28/09/2020 $0 Darwin 1 Trades & Services
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