Interested in working in Ireland?

Interested in working in Ireland?

Opportunities exist for a Senior Geologist and Project Geologist to get involved in MVT, SEDEX and Irish-type Zn-Pb-Ag exploration in Ireland.

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Interested?  Contact Helen Carr for further details.  Note that you must have approval, or be eligible to secure approval, to work in Ireland to be considered for these roles.

AIG is happy to promote employment opportunities for members.  Contact support@aig,

Latest Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey Open for Contributions

The latest instalment in this survey series covers the final quarter of 2022, from the beginning of October to the end of December.
Geoscientific skills and experience have been in strong demand.  Is this continuing?
The sentiment amongst self employed geoscientists during the final quarter of 2022 was that industry activity had fallen to a lower ebb, possibly associated with increased economic uncertainty.  This was elected by geoscientific professional service companies.  Those we spoke with reported a very quiet quarter to end the year, but signs of an upturn appeared towards the end of the quarter.  Commodity analysts appear to generally believe that fundamentals for most commodities remain strong, especially for copper, gold and battery materials.  Did the events responsible for the suspected slowdown have an impact on employment?
The overall employment trend in the Third Quarter 2022 survey results remained positive, although both unemployment and under-employment rates rose slightly compared to the previous quarter. The unemployment rate amongst geoscientists nationally was 3.5%.  The under-employment rate was 6.3%.
The first survey of every year is delayed by a few weeks to ensure that potential contributors are back to work following Christmas, New Year and the summer holiday season in Australia.
Your information is used in a manner that preserves strict privacy. The survey does not collect any personally identifiable information.  It takes only two minutes or so to complete.
Please encourage colleagues and friends to complete the survey also.  You do not need to be an AIG member.  All geoscientists working or seeking work in Australia are encouraged to contribute.
The survey will be open for contributions until Sunday 26 February so that results can be released in early March, ahead of the first quarter 2023 survey at the end of that month. Please contribute today – every response adds to the quality of the survey results.

Click here to complete the survey

CEO Appointment


CEO Appointment

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is pleased to announce that Jaime Livesey has been appointed by the Board of Directors as Chief Executive Officer of the AIG.

The AIG is the leading Institute representing professional geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia (

Jaime has a background in geoscience and management, with previous roles spanning the oil & gas, mineral exploration and environmental services industries. Jaime has extensive experience in strategic planning, project management and business administration and was most recently the project manager for the JORC Code review.

Chris Dickinson, AIG President said “We are delighted to have Jaime join the AIG as CEO, and look forward to progressing our strategic objectives and expanding our value to our members”.

The primary role of the position is to support our members, assist our volunteer teams who make AIG activities happen and to progress the delivery of AIG’s strategy and objectives. The CEO will report directly to the Board but will engage with the membership through Branches, Committees and industry events.

Jaime can be contacted at: