Current Opportunities

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) is small, non-profit with an amazing brand currently going through a strong period of growth. Our job opportunities offer the experience of being a part of a dynamic, passionate and diverse team.  JGIA is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to offering an inclusive workplace. We welcome people from all backgrounds and persuasions to apply for our positions and help us contribute to JGIA's mission of inspiring actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment. We offer flexible, part-time working arrangements and the opportunity for the right person to grow with the organisation.

Non-Executive Board Director

JGIA is seeking committed, skilled and passionate individuals to join Dr Goodall and its Board of Directors in Australia. This is an opportunity to make a difference. 

Board members are non- executive directors of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia and will have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals.  This also includes providing time, energy, expertise and insight to committee work and fundraising.

About the Role

Candidates for appointment must demonstrate that they possess qualifications or extensive experience in a field related to the JGIA’s functions and which will benefit the JGIA. These include:

- Expertise in governance and one or more of the targeted areas of information technology, fundraising, education and community advocacy
- Superior analytical and communication skills and the ability to provide advice, negotiate and consult.

 Further information on the role can be found here.

How to apply

The deadline for submissions is Monday 16 March 2020. To apply, please email Simon Duffy, Board Chair at to access the application form.


Roots & Shoots Area Supervisor (Voluntary)

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots (R&S) is a program that empowers young people and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter to them most. We are looking to create an ever-expanding network of Australians who are inspired to take action as change-making global citizens. For more information on Roots & Shoots click here.

About the Role

We are seeking passionate volunteers to join our R&S team to help drive the growth of R&S.

The Area Supervisor will reside and operate in the designated country areas as part of the state team and under the guidance of the State Coordinator. The role will be to establish, monitor and assist Roots & Shoots groups in the designated area.

We are looking for help in the following locations

NSW  Newcastle and Dubbo
VIC   Bendigo and Gippsland
WA  Karratha and Kalgoorlie

Specifically, responsibilites will include:

  • Be willing to commit up to 10 hours a month to the program
  • Actively promote Roots & Shoots to schools and groups that may be interested in Roots & Shoots
  • Have some experience in working with youth in the 6 to 20 age group
  • Be able to build a small team of volunteers to assist in managing the program
  • Be comfortable in preparing and delivering visual presentations to various age groups
  • Respond to emails within 48 hours
  • Have current police and working with children clearances
  • Be available for monthly Zoom of Skype hookups with the State Coordinator

How to apply for this amazing opportunity

To apply: Please send a cover letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, why you would like to be a part of Roots&Shoots, and how you align with our core values to using the subject line 'Roots & Shoots State Expression of Interest'.

Various Volunteering Opportunities

JGIA and Roots & Shoots are growing and could use your energy, passion, and skills!!

Please enter your details on our volunteering page including information about your availability, desired volunteering days/hours, any skills you have to offer / would like to learn, plus anything else that you would like to share.

We will be in touch should the right opportunity come up.