The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is a dynamic and exciting place to build your career.

With no two days the same, the expertise of our staff spans the arts, sciences, administration, design and management.

Based in either Darwin or Alice Springs, MAGNT offers career opportunities at all levels.

MAGNT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

Employment enquiries


Kelly Rau
HR Manager

+61 8 8999 8264

Employment enquires: careers@magnt.net.au

Current vacancies

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is northern Australia’s premier cultural and scientific institution. Recruitment opportunities are now open to support delivery of MAGNT’s new strategic plan and to develop a new $50 million art gallery in Darwin’s CBD following recent NT Government funding. 

Assistant Director, Content and Innovation
Responsible to
Direct reports

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full time, four year contract

$150,000 + 9.5% super


Head of Curatorial (History and Culture), Head of Science, Exhibitions Manager, Registrar

Closing date

Primary objective

Responsible for MAGNT’s curatorial, collections and exhibitions functions. The Assistant Director, Content and Innovation will work closely with the Director, Head of Engagement and external stakeholders to develop and implement multi-disciplinary research, exhibition, engagement and collection management policies and programs that fulfil the strategic directions of MAGNT.

As a member of the Executive Team, the position will provide high level policy advice and expertise and participate in strategic planning to contribute to the development of business operations and work plans.

Key responsibilities

1. Working in close collaboration with the Director and Executive Team, provide leadership in development and implementation of multi-disciplinary research, exhibition and collections management policies and programs and guide timely program delivery within resource allocations.

2. Provide professional expertise to ensure the formulation, review and implementation of MAGNT collection policies and procedures in accordance with best practice industry standards.

3. Drive MAGNT’s exhibition program, with high quality outcomes strongly linked to MAGNT’s curatorial priorities, ensuring engaging and diverse exhibitions.

4. Inspire individuals and encourage work practices that are adaptive to new and emerging trends within the industry, promoting teamwork within and across the institution.

5. Develop and maintain professional networks, links to stakeholder groups and partnerships that are representative of MAGNT interests, and promote and represent MAGNT on committees, boards and public events as required.

6. Utilise professional networks to identify and develop collaborations that deliver enhanced outcomes for MAGNT.

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Director, Marcus Schutenko

08 8999 8220

​Applications must be submitted via email to careers@magnt.net.au by

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Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

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