Writer/Presenter - Kaurna Language Educational Media University of Adelaide, Faculty of Arts Australia

Writer/Presenter - Kaurna Language Educational Media


Job no: 499444

Work type: Casual

Campus: Adelaide

Categories: Faculty of Arts, HEO3

KWP is seeking expressions of interest for self-motivated persons to join its media production team.


Employment will be on a casual basis with an immediate start date. Funding is available until 2022.


KWP is a body of Kaurna people, teachers, linguists and language enthusiasts who are passionate about the reclamation and revival of the Kaurna language. The KWP committee grew out of a series of Kaurna language development workshops funded by a University of Adelaide small grant in 2000. KWP is hosted by Linguistics, School of Humanities, at the University of Adelaide.


The KWP media team was established in 2012 to produce language videos, radio shows and social media materials to promote the use of the Kaurna language within the community.


Youtube has become the main focus for KWP's videos. There are two youtube channels - 'Kaurna Language Learning Series', and 'Kaurna for Kids'. This year KWP also launched an lnstagram site which now contains 24 short language videos. These internet sites are designed to engage the community at all ages to actively use the Kaurna language in their daily lives. The Pirltawardli puppet show features a comical team of native animals and birds who engage with younger children to inspire them to learn basic Kaurna words and phrases.


To be successful you will need:

  • Experience in writing for film, television or social media

  • Experience in camera presentation and interviewing techniques

  • A willingness to play animal character roles for children’s  language  videos

  • Some knowledge of the Kaurna language

  • An interest in the preservation of endangered languages

  • A proactive approach to meeting production and project deadlines.


If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and to upload your resume and cover letter addressing your experience. Applications close 11.55pm (ACST) 30 December 2018.


For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact:

Assoc. Prof.  Rob Amery

Head of Linguistics

P: 08 83139254

E: rob.amery@adelaide.edu.au


Paul Finlay

Kaurna Media Production Mentor

KWP Team

P: 0488 942 030

E: paul.finlay@adelaide.edu.au


Closing Date: 11:55pm, 30 Dec 2018

 “Pursuant to section 65 of the South Australian Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and the University of Adelaide’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, applications are invited from Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people only.”

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