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Careers

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

 

Kim Watton
HR Manager

+61 8 8999 8245
careers@magnt.net.au

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. 

Visitor Experience Officers (Several positions available)
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Casual

$35 per hour inclusive of loadings, plus 10% superannuation

Visitor Experience Coordinator

N/A

Closing date

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Primary objective

This position will assist in all aspects of the Museum’s daily frontline operations, including customer service, admissions, ticketing, safety & security, retail, program bookings, events, program delivery and administration.

Key responsibilities

Under direction from the Visitor Experience Coordinator, duties will typically encompass the following:


  1. Provide a courteous, comprehensive and efficient information service to visitors

  2. Assist with the coordination of Museum events including all aspects of preparation and pack down

  3. Monitor and report on visitor feedback, visitor surveys and complaint resolution

  4. Operate an efficient ticketing system for admissions and program bookings 

  5. Invigilate galleries and provide information to visitors about current exhibitions

  6. Enforce regulations governing the protection and security of exhibits and objects

  7. Assist with the Museum’s emergency response procedures in the event of an emergency

  8. Provide a clean, presentable, safe and accessible environment at all times

  9. On occasion perform other duties or special projects in addition to the above key responsibilities as appropriate

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Tamarel Wright, Visitor Experience Supervisor

08 8999 8242

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

9 December 2021

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Display Coordinator
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full-time, 3 year contract

$90,000 salary pa + 10% super

Exhibitions Manager

N/A

Closing date

Monday, 13 December 2021

Primary objective

This role is a key member of the Exhibitions Team which is responsible for developing, project managing, delivering and maintaining MAGNT’s in house and incoming touring exhibition program. Reporting to the Exhibitions Manager, the Display Coordinator will provide professional services in the development, preparation and installation of permanent and temporary exhibitions, with a focus on building, mount making, installation and de-installation. The Display Coordinator liaises with a range of internal and external stakeholders including display technicians, designers, conservators, collection managers, curators and external contractors. This position will play a key role in the preparation for the State Square Art Gallery.

Key responsibilities

1. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders including artists, designers, conservators, collection managers, curators, display technicians and external contractors on matters directly related to the MAGNT exhibition program including exhibition development, design, production, installation and de-installation.  

2. Provide professional services regarding the production and installation of exhibitions including exhibition space preparation, 3D furniture construction, painting, mount-making and 2D hanging.

3. In collaboration with other MAGNT staff assist with the implementation of safe storage for improving the management of collection material and storage facilities.

4. Undertake carpentry and joinery, metal and plastics fabrication work as required.

5. Prepare detailed costs and estimates of work and advise on material use, availability and feasibility as it relates to design.

6. Oversee the day-to-day running and operation of the MAGNT Workshop including the completion of work requests including maintenance and repair work required for permanent exhibitions.

7. Contribute to the development of risk assessments and risk management activities for exhibition projects to ensure WHS system compliance.

8. Provide expert knowledge to ensure a safe exhibition environment for staff, visitors and stakeholders in MAGNT’s galleries and spaces.

9. Supervise external contractors for exhibition maintenance, installations and de-installations including monitoring and reporting on performance.

10. Assist with specialised packing and handling of Collection material for transport.

11. Prepare working drawings and have the ability to read and interpret from plans.

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Wendy Wood

08 8999 8145

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

13 December 2021

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Trainee Aboriginal Heritage Collection Assistant
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Alice Springs

Full time or Part time to be negotiated, 3 year contract

$60,000 pa (pro rata) + 10% super

Central Australia Manager

N/A

Closing date

Monday, 13 December 2021

Primary objective

The Trainee Aboriginal Heritage Collection Assistant will, under supervision, assist with the day-to-day collections care of MAGNTs Aboriginal heritage material and supports the implementation of operations as it relates to collections management, research, repatriation, digitisation, and access. This position forms part of a team that liaises with Indigenous clients of the Indigenous Repatriation Program (IRP), providing cultural expertise and working with culturally sensitive material which may include ancestral remains and secret sacred material. This position will be required to undertake the duties of Visitor Experience Officer as needed, from this you will gain experience and understanding of the role of visitor experience and the work of a Museum by being part of a busy team in charge of welcoming our visitors.

Key responsibilities
  1. In collaboration with the Aboriginal Heritage Officer facilitate culturally safe access to the Aboriginal heritage collection for custodians and researchers.

  2. Under direction assist with collection management of the Strehlow Research Collection including: preventative conservation, documentation, copyright and provenance research, and storage. 

  3. In collaboration with the Aboriginal Heritage Officer liaise with Aboriginal communities and traditional custodians, and assist with coordinating cultural consultants, on matters related to the IRP and the Aboriginal heritage collection.

  4. Under supervision assist with research associated with the IRP including the preparation of supporting evidence, reports, and recommendations, to address repatriation requests and assist with the coordination of the return of ancestral remains and secret sacred objects from other institutions.

  5. Act as Visitor Experience Officer two shifts per week and assist with lunch covers of the front desk Visitor Experience Officers as needed.

  6. Undertake study/ training as negotiated and agreed by both parties.

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Joe de Beer, Central Australia Manager

08 8951 1101

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

13 December 2021

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Assistant Registrar, Access and Documentation
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full time, 3 year contract

$90,000 pa + 10% super

Registrar

N/A

Closing date

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Primary objective

The Assistant Registrar: Access and Documentation will be principally responsible for MAGNT’s History and Culture Collection Management program as it relates to physical and digital access to the Collection. This includes collections management system maintenance as well as the development, review and implementation of documentation, policies, procedures and the project management of collection management activities. This role will support the implementation of collections management operations as they relate to preventative conservation, exhibitions, research and digitisation.

Key responsibilities
  1. Facilitate physical and digital/electronic access to MAGNT’s Collection that enables and enhances access to the collection. 

  2. Manage and undertake the EMu collections management system database clean-up, create and update records, registry settings, generate reports and assist with the standardisation of data fields. Oversee software upgrades and database migration, metadata development and search capabilities. Undertake staff training and provide assistance in the use of the CMS.

  3. Process internal and external copyright and reproduction of images requests and ensure compliance with the Australian Copyright Act and Moral rights.

  4. Manage the documentation of the collection for improved cataloguing, access and accurate reporting in accordance with museum standards and according to the Records Management policy and procedures. 

  5. Develop and maintain MAGNT’s disaster plan, facility reports, documentation, policies and procedures, and prepare loan forms and agreements.

  6. Contribute to relevant operational planning processes, the implementation of the Museum’s strategic plan, ensuring statutory and legislative requirements are adhered to and effective risk management procedures are in place.  Prepare reports, briefing papers and other documents. 

  7. Planning and preparation for exhibition as it relates to collections management to ensure safe and effective care, condition checking, handling and movement of cultural and historic material. 

  8. In collaboration with other collections management staff, plan/implement safe storage for improving the management of collection material and storage facilities to provide for safe and effective handling, packing, transportation, installation, display and storage of cultural objects in a variety of media. 

  9. Manage Collections Officers and oversee volunteers and contractors as needed.

  10. On occasion perform other duties as appropriate.

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Elaine Labuschagne

08 8999 8278

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

15 December 2021

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