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Kim Watton
HR Manager

+61 8 8999 8245

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. 

Archivist, Strehlow Archives Care Project
Responsible to
Direct reports

Strehlow Research Centre in Alice Springs

3 year contract, FTE

$100,000 salary + 10% super

Head of Aboriginal Heritage


Closing date

Monday, 20 June 2022

Primary objective

As part of the team working on the Strehlow Archives Care Project the Archivist will be responsible for the management of the highly significant Strehlow Research Centre Archive (Archive) consisting of ceremony, songs, film, site maps, and genealogies pertaining to Central Australian Aboriginal people. This role will deliver the archival program and the day-to-day preventative conservation tasks through the development of archives standards and procedures, and provide high-level advice and expertise. The position involves working collaboratively with the Conservator, the Aboriginal Heritage Officer and the Assistant Aboriginal Heritage Officer on culturally sensitive material and secret sacred material.

Key responsibilities
  1. With assistance from the Aboriginal Heritage Officer, Assistant Aboriginal Heritage Officer, Conservator and external consultants undertake accessioning, processing, cataloguing, arrangement, description, and location management of the archival materials in accordance with relevant archival standards. 

  2. Ensure appropriate physical storage and monitor the physical condition of archives material and organise the production of digitised reference copies to ensure preservation of the Archives.

  3. Contribute to the storage and preventative conservation, disaster planning and recovery, collection management, environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, collection handling for safe storage for improving the management of archives collection material and storage facilities. 

  4. In collaboration with the Aboriginal Heritage Officer and Assistant Aboriginal Heritage Officer facilitate culturally safe access to the Archives and manage access requests around genealogies and archival material for Custodians, researchers and stakeholders.

  5. Provide input to the development and implementation of archives policy, procedures and standards in accordance with the aims, objectives and functions of MAGNT, the Information Act, and Records Management guidelines.

  6. Create and maintain accurate records and undertake data entry using archival data management systems computer software applications and spreadsheets to document material accurately and maintain physical and electronic records relevant to the management and care of the collection.

  7. Respond efficiently and effectively to public enquiries, records retrieval requests, and provide reference and researcher support.

  8. Other duties as required with respect to the scope of the position. 

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

20 June 2022

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