Work With Us
Want to work with DKA?
Our team is full of dedicated, passionate staff. Opportunities to work at DKA will be shared here.
If you have an idea for a collaboration or project, please start a conversation.
Are you a friendly, organised multitasker looking for a challenge?
Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) is looking for a full-time administration superstar to provide administrative support in our office at the beautiful Desert Knowledge Precinct in Alice Springs. We’re a small, close-knit team who work hard, share birthday cakes and host our team planning days by a campfire.
The Administration Officer’s responsibilities include office administration, helping out with events, making travel arrangements and being the first smile our visitors see when they arrive. Every day is different here, so you’ll need to stay on your toes and be ready for anything. You’ll also need an NT Driver Licence so you can run errands and a willingness to learn new skills so DKA can support your career development.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applications close COB Monday 13th August 2018.
DKA’s vision is a stronger regional and remote Australia
We work to demonstrate the value of regional and remote Australia
We recognise that remote and regional Australia has something unique and valuable and that we can help to demonstrate this value to the world. We also know that people choose to live in remote and regional Australia and we celebrate that.
We connect people, knowledge and opportunities
We know how important it is to make the right connections between ideas and needs; to identify existing knowledge and the opportunities to make changes. Remote and regional Australia and its knowledge base is a big place to navigate and that DKA can provide a guiding hand.
We look to the future
We actively seek opportunities to grow ideas into realities, to act as innovators and incubators, to support future thinking programs and people who want to grow regional and remote Australia. We identify and facilitate activities that can bring real change.
We understand how important it is to be committed to building a high performing and positive team together – and to take that commitment into our external relationships and networks. By working collaboratively we increase the impact of the work we do together.
Be creative – innovate!
By approaching our work with creativity and innovation we will engage with possibilities and new ideas, creating an agile and responsive organisation – we are always aiming to improve the ways we work so that we’re future focused.
There are many different things we could be doing; we know we need to stay focused and engage purposefully with everything we do. This means we grow meaningful connections, we listen and learn, we create certainty through strong planning processes.
Come from strength
Living in remote Australia means that we have something special to offer to the world. By working from our own strengths and the strengths of those we engage with, we create positivity and growth. We live and work across languages and cultures and use that experience as the foundation of our work.
Knowledge is powerful
We understand the importance of the knowledge that exists in remote and regional Australia and that we have a role in collecting, curating and sharing that knowledge. We work to ensure that correct protocols are always followed; it is important to create opportunities to share knowledge.