Project Officer – position available

In 2020, the George Briscoe Kerferd Oration will be delivered by Cathy McGowan AO on Sunday, 26 July in Beechworth. This year’s Oration oration will consider ‘the Australia we want’, with a focus on the engagement of young people across Indigo Shire in the lead up to the Oration”

The Position The Project Officer will work closely with Cathy and a sub-committee on the design and delivery of this project. The project will commence in early March and run for a period of 12 weeks.

Specific additional responsibilities will include

● Develop a database of communities, clubs and organisations within Indigo Shire which are open to developing participatory governance models which would engage and mentor young people;

● Manage, monitor and handle day to day social media activity relating to the project;

● Organise a number of local events for young people to showcase and give ‘voice’ to their aspirations;

● Facilitate and liaise between young people and relevant organisations, when opportunities become available;

● Develop a kit which will allow the outcomes of the project to be replicated in other areas or industries; and

● Encourage participation and attendance by young people at the 2020 Oration.


If you’re interested in this role, please send a (maximum) one page expression of interest to by COB Tuesday, 25 February 2020. If you have any questions about the role, please email

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