First listed on: 23 August 2018


Park Manager, Kakadu National Park

Executive Level 2
Full time /Ongoing
$123,298 - $143,254 pa (plus allowances)
Kakadu National Park, NT

Parks Australia is looking for an energetic and experienced Park Manager for Kakadu National Park. This is an exceptional opportunity to manage one of Australia’s most iconic and spectacular national parks. 

Kakadu National Park covers almost 20,000 square kilometres. It is a place of enormous cultural significance and ecological and biological diversity, has made an invaluable contribution to Australia's tourism industry since its inception in 1979, and has been home to Aboriginal people (Bininj/Mungguy) for thousands of years. With the adjacent Ranger uranium mine set to close in 2021, Kakadu will play an even greater role in the future prosperity of the north of Australia. We need you to work closely with the joint Kakadu Board of Management, lead a dedicated team of experienced staff, and enrich this iconic World Heritage listed park during this new phase in the park’s history.

Our ideal candidate has a strong background in Leadership in a culturally diverse environment. You will also have experience in natural resource management and park operations as well as experience in working with Aboriginal people, the tourism industry and scientific community.

This is a challenging but rewarding management role that will require close collaboration and engagement with Kakadu’s Traditional Owners, Kakadu Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, and key stakeholders. You will be required to deliver outcomes in accordance with Government and Director of National Parks legislative, policy and planning requirements, including the Kakadu Plan of Management, Kakadu Memorandum of Lease, the Environmental and Protection of Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory) 1976.

  • Generous leave fares assistance
  • Live and work in the iconic World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
  • Subsidised accommodation in Jabiru.

This position is identified. An identified position is one in which part or all of the duties involve interaction with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply

How to apply

Applications should be made through the department’s online recruitment system at: 

Applications should consist of a 2-3 page statement of claims taking into consideration the duties and

selection criteria to demonstrate your suitability for the role.  

A current CV including names and contact details of at least two referees is also required.

Information for applicants with disabilities:

For further information about the position please contact Judy West on 02 6274 2220 or

Applications close:  11.30pm (AEST) on 17 September 2018.

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