The National Capital Authority (NCA) is undertaking a refresh of the tired and deteriorated existing ‘red’ vehicular directional and interpretive signage to improve the aesthetic across the National Triangle. This will incorporate the new National Triangle branding and update the content to reflect contemporary style in telling our Nation’s stories, both in the recent past and much further back to First Nations experiences.
To facilitate this journey, the NCA will procure, through an Expression of Interest (EOI), a panel of 5 independent experts to review and enrich interpretive content. The said procurement will be carried out through advertising and social media portals.
The aim of this public engagement activity is to source people who have experience in interpreting First Nations’ content, history and heritage for public audiences, possess a keen eye for detail and can provide authoritative feedback about visual design and accuracy of written content to ensure that it is accessible and engaging.
PLEASE NOTE: Expressions of interest for this project are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted. Those who are selected will be contacted directly.
Seeking Expressions of Interest
The National Capital Authority (NCA) is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals with a passion for history, heritage and public interpretation and/or expertise in content editing to join a small panel of experts to review and refresh, as needed, interpretive signage in the National Capital.
As a member of the panel, you will be responsible for providing expert advice, feedback and recommendations on interpretive signage designs and content, ensuring that they accurately and compellingly convey the stories and significance of the history and heritage they represent. This will include the following work:
To qualify, you should have:
The intention of this Panel is to form a group that has the skills and expertise noted above as a collective whole, with the panel’s final composition at the NCA’s discretion. Having stronger expertise in one or two areas is no impediment to expressing your interest.
Successful panel members will be appointed to the advisory panel and engaged directly under a contract. In recognition of the significance of this project and the professional services provided, the NCA will pay each panel member $1,000 per week (approximately 5 hours per week) for up to 8 weeks, with an option to extend the arrangement if required.
In submitting your Expression of Interest, please provide a maximum of 5 pages that addresses the following information:
Please submit your Expression of Interest by Wednesday 12 July 2023 to the address below.
We will contact shortlisted candidates for an interview.
National Capital Authority
Treasury Building, King Edward Terrace
Parkes, ACT 2600, Australia
Or email: TellingOurStories@nca.gov.au
We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest in this important opportunity to help shape the look and feel of our National Capital so all Australians and visitors will have a better appreciation of it.
We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.
We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.