Volunteers Needed: National Australia Indonesia Language Awards  

Posted on 3 July, 2015

The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an AIYA National initiative that aims to reward and foster the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.

Primary school students through to executive level speakers will participate in a national speech competition carried out in several stages, culminating with a National Awards ceremony in Melbourne.

Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their language skills, discuss bilateral issues and share traditional arts, culture and musical performances with the public.

As Indonesian language classes continue to decline in Australia, NAILA hopes to incentivise language learning and reward high-level proficiency to encourage deeper communication, respect and understanding between our two nations.

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to join our team to organise a successful inaugural event!  

NAILA COMMITTEE POSITONS

Indonesian and Australian citizens proficient in Bahasa Indonesia and English (preferably based in Melbourne) are welcome to apply! 

General requirements: 

  • Demonstrated interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • 5-hour commitment per week.
  • Commitment to attend all weekly committee meetings (1 hour) and to attend the three-day NAILA Award Ceremony weekend.
  • Strong time management, written and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a small team and autonomously to carry out tasks to deadlines.
  • Preferable: established networks with individuals and organisations working on the AustraliaIndonesia relationship, Indonesian language training or business ventures. Previous experience with AIYA is especially desirable. 

Applications  

Those interested in applying should contact AIYA National Director and Founder of NAILA, Sally Hill (sally.hill@naila.org.au), with a covering letter of no more than 500 words addressing the position criteria and a current CV (no more than 2 pages).

Applications for the Videographer & Photographer and Media & Communications positions should also send examples from their portfolio. Applications are due at midnight on 8 July.

Specific position descriptions outlined in the following pages.

Logistics and Event Officer  

Skills:

  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Previous administration and event management experience
  • Experience gaining sponsorship is desirable

Position description:  

  • Arrange all logistics: accommodation, catering, transportation, flights for award finalists
  • Organise all event details: schedules and administration
  • Contribute to web-content relevant to the portfolio    

Competitions Officer  

Skills and qualifications:

  • Previous experience with competition organising (i.e. Rostrum, Tournament of Minds, UN Evatt Competition, sports etc.)
  • Demonstrated fluency in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Understanding of school and university Indonesian curriculum
  • Experience gaining sponsorship is desirable

Position description:

  • Recruit judging panel
  • Research appropriate speech topics for each award category
  • Generate a marking grid for judges’ assessment of participants
  • Create content for the website and brochures relevant to the portfolio (including speech templates and tip sheets on oral presentation skills)

Schools Engagement Officer   

Skills:

  • Previous experience working with schools (especially children)
  • Working With Children Check (or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding of the Australian National Curriculum
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Experience gaining sponsorship is desirable

Position description:

  • Engagement with Indonesian LOTE teachers
  • Liaise with relevant teachers’ associations i.e. Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association (VILTA)
  • Organise schools visits for language ambassadors (AIYA volunteers)
  • Arrange NAILA information evenings for schools and work with the AIYA Chapter Presidents to set up NAILA language workshops in each state and territory
  • Create content for the website and brochures relevant to the portfolio (including speech templates and tip sheets on oral presentation skills)    

Universities Engagement Officer    

Skills:

  • Previous experience working with lecturers and university students
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding of university Indonesian curriculum
  • Experienced in setting up university level events
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Experience gaining sponsorship is desirable

Position description:

  • Engage with Indonesian language lecturers
  • Arrange NAILA information evening for universities or individual NAILA info sessions or workshops
  • Liaise with relevant Australia-Indonesia youth organisations
  • Liaise with existing AIYA Chapter Language Exchanges
  • Assist with the design of marketing materials for universities
  • Create content for the website and brochures relevant to the portfolio (including speech templates and tip sheets on oral presentation skills)

  Media and Communications Officer   

Skills:

  • Experience writing/developing and managing websites
  • High level understanding of social media
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Past experience in a similar role
  • Experience gaining sponsorship is desirable
  • Please send examples from your portfolio

Position description:

  • Develop and maintain the NAILA website
  • Manage all NAILA social media including weekly posts
  • Liaise with AIYA National Communications team to arrange messages on AIYA weekly links
  • Contact media outlets to cover the event
  • Liaise with Creative and Marketing Officer and Videographer and Photographer
  • Create content for the website and assist with developing brochures relevant to the portfolio

 Videographer and Photographer  

Skills and qualifications:

  • Experienced in professional level videography and video editing
  • Professional level photography skills
  • Desirable: relevant tertiary education (completed or current) in film
  • Please send examples from your portfolio

Position description:

  • Film interviews with sponsors, partners and participants
  • Take footage of networking events, language training, public speeches, and sponsors’ messages of support
  • Compile footage into a trendy short film with subtitles

For full details please read here at NAILA Committee Position Descriptions