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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

 

Kelly Rau
HR Manager

+61 8 8999 8264
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. 

Head of Engagement
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports
Closing date

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full time, four year contract

$125,000 + 9.5% super

Director

Development Manager, Communications Coordinator, Visitor Experience Coordinator, Designer

Primary objective

Build and raise the reputation of MAGNT through the provision of high quality engagement activities. Create strong positive impacts within the community, media and with supporters. Provide vision and leadership in the planning and successful delivery of MAGNT’s development, communications and visitor experience programs across all its sites. Ensure strong alignment of MAGNT’s activities with the needs of our visitors and stakeholders.

Key responsibilities
  1. Provide strategic integrated planning, advice, evaluation and reporting to ensure that MAGNT offers a strong and relevant engagement program that meets the needs of target audiences and MAGNT stakeholders.

  2. Identify opportunities to integrate MAGNT’s research, exhibitions, public programs, digital and virtual experiences with community engagement and fundraising.

  3. Oversee the development and delivery of an annual public programs calendar and an annual communications and marketing program, linking with MAGNT’s exhibitions and research program.

  4. Increase community and stakeholder participation in MAGNT activities, coordinate and integrate marketing, communication, advocacy & government relations and develop existing and new community and stakeholder engagement channels.

  5. Formalise and strengthen relationships and partnerships, including research partnerships, with community groups and Aboriginal, education, environmental and scientific organisations.

  6. Lead and manage a high-performing engagement team in the delivery of its functions and services through scheduling and prioritising work; monitoring and reviewing processes; keeping up-to-date with new technology; providing performance feedback and staff learning and development opportunities; and ensuring that deadlines and budget commitments are met.

  7. Prepare briefs, manage procurement and monitor quality of work performed by contractors.

  8. Provide effective and efficient management of engagement resources and maintain and promote EEO, cultural diversity, WH&S and ethical principles and practices.

  9. Develop and maintain professional networks and partnerships with external stakeholders including project partners, other cultural organisations, sponsors, community groups and researchers.

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Marcus Schutenko, Director

08 8999 8220

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

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Acting Development Manager
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports
Closing date

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full-time, nine month contract (maternity leave cover)

$110,000 + 9.5% super

Head of Engagement

Development Officer

Primary objective

Support the formalisation of partnerships with key external bodies and raise public, private and corporate revenue and support for MAGNT. Develop strong, trusting, respectful relationships with our loyal donors, charitable trusts and foundations, and other grant-making organisations to enhance the MAGNT’s program delivery. Continue the growth of MAGNT’s individual philanthropy program and increase income streams from corporate partnerships and grant funding.

Key responsibilities
  1. Develop and manage a Development Strategy to support the delivery of MAGNT’s exhibitions, events, acquisitions and programs through the identification of specific potential funding sources, and work with project teams to manage related approaches.

  2. Identify and cultivate institutional prospects, prepare grant proposals and manage individual gift solicitation, tracking and acknowledgements and nurture corporate partnerships.

  3. Manage an annual grant schedule for identification, research, applications and reporting to funding bodies including trusts, foundations and government entities.

  4. Work collaboratively to development appeal collateral content and materials

  5. Manage relationships with individual prospects, donors, Ambassadors and key internal and external stakeholders developing and maintaining their interest in MAGNT and ensuring their appropriate acknowledgement.

  6. Maintain donor records within the integrated CRM in a respectful and confidential manner.

  7. Manage cultivation and stewardship events.

  8. Seek new partnership opportunities and develop and present partnership proposals.

  9. Manage the Development budget including monitoring expenditure and obtaining value for money.

  10. Support an integrated advocacy strategy to support revenue funding and longer term development initiatives.

  11. Provide clear, timely and accurate development reports to the Executive and MAGNT Board.

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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Aboriginal Heritage Manager
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports
Closing date

Darwin or Alice Springs

Full time, 12 month contract

$110,000 + 9.5% super

Assistant Director, Content and Innovation

Cultural Repatriation Researcher

Primary objective

This role is responsible for managing MAGNT’s Aboriginal Heritage activities across MAGNT venues in Alice Springs and Darwin, including policy development and enhancing Indigenous engagement with MAGNT’s collections, exhibitions and research. This position involves working with culturally sensitive material which may include ancestral remains and secret sacred objects.

Key responsibilities
  1. Supervise research staff and lead specialist research associated with MAGNT’s Aboriginal Heritage programs

  2. Engage with and assist communities and researchers to access cultural materials held at MAGNT in a culturally safe manner

  3. Develop, consult on and implement policies for the documentation, care of, access to, and repatriation of Aboriginal cultural material

  4. Provide high level advice on Aboriginal cultural practice and cultural integrity within MAGNT and take a leading role in creating a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal employees at MAGNT

  5. Provide leadership in MAGNT’s implementation of the national framework First Peoples: a roadmap for enhancing Indigenous engagement in museums and galleries

  6. Establish and foster local and national relationships and networks by presenting at forums and symposiums, and by preparing papers and published works

  7. Liaise with Aboriginal communities and traditional custodians on matters related to MAGNT’s collections including repatriation of ancestral remains, secret sacred objects, and associated knowledge to their Indigenous custodians

  8. Write grant applications, provide detailed progress reports for both internal and external use and acquit grants

  9. Develop and deliver public engagement activities where appropriate

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Assistant Director Content and Innovation, Regan Forrest

08 8999 8216

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

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Curator of Aboriginal Art and Material Culture
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports
Closing date

Darwin or Alice Springs

Full time, three-year contract

$100,000 + 9.5% super

Senior Curator of Art

N/A

Primary objective

This position will form a key part of the curatorial team responsible for the development and delivery of a compelling curatorial program for the new State Square Art Gallery, due to open to the public in 2023. As well as successful delivery of exhibitions for the grand opening of the gallery, the role will contribute to a dynamic ongoing forward calendar of temporary, travelling and permanent exhibitions, including MAGNT’s annual Telstra NATSIAA.

Key responsibilities
  1. Contribute to the delivery of high quality, creative and audience-focussed exhibitions for the State Square Art Gallery, as well as art-based and interdisciplinary curatorial projects across all MAGNT sites.

  2. Develop and maintain professional networks and partnerships with external stakeholders including project partners, other cultural organisations, community groups and researchers.

  3. Work with the Senior Curator of Art and the Development Manager in identifying and securing income from grants and donors.

  4. Contribute to, participate in and deliver public program and education activities as agreed with the Visitor Experience Coordinator.

  5. Undertake assessment and cataloguing of the collections and monitor display, valuation, conservation and restoration activities.

  6. Conduct high-level research on the art collections, and produce and maintain documentation that enhances interpretation and knowledge of these collections.

  7. Provide expert advice regarding MAGNT’s art collections in response to queries from internal and external stakeholders.

  8. Maintain and promote EEO, cultural diversity, WH&S and ethical principles and practices.

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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Assistant Registrar, Acquisitions and Loans
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports
Closing date

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full time, three year contract

$90,000 + 9.5% super

Registrar

N/A

Primary objective

The Assistant Registrar: Acquisitions and Loans will be principally responsible for MAGNT’s History and Culture Collection Management program as it relates to acquisitions include receiving, preparing, accessioning and cataloguing new acquisitions, and loans including documentation, packing, transport, and insurance.

Other duties include maintaining the Collections Management System, delivering preventative conservation, collections retrieval and preparing objects for conservation, exhibition and digitisation for works in MAGNT’s collection, on display, in storage, and on loan.

Key responsibilities
  1. Manage acquisitions, including all legal aspects and documentation for deeds of gift, bequests, donations and administering donations via the Cultural Gifts Programme.

  2. Undertake the accessioning procedures to ensure that Collection objects and artworks are registered, labelled and stored appropriately.

  3. Manage inward and outward loans including liaison with lenders/borrowers, preparing loan forms and agreements and ensuring adherence to established policies.

  4. Coordination of logistics related to acquisitions and loans, including documentation, condition checks, packing, insurance, transport, and receiving objects.

  5. Create and update records, enter data, generate reports, assist with the database clean-up and standardisation of data fields on the EMu Collections Management System.

  6. Assist with the preparation for installation/deinstallation of exhibition including collection and loan material to ensure the effective care, handling and movement of cultural and historic material.

  7. In collaboration with other collections management staff plan/implement safe storage for improving the management of collection material and storage facilities.

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Registrar, Elaine Labuschagne

08 8999 8278

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

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Exhibitions Manager
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports
Closing date

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full time, four-year contract

$110,000 + 9.5% super

Assistant Director, Content & Innovation

Exhibition Coordinator, Exhibition Officer and Display Technician

Primary objective

Provide leadership in the planning and successful delivery of MAGNT’s exhibitions program, including temporary and touring exhibitions, permanent displays, and gallery maintenance across all its sites. Manage successful delivery of multiple exhibitions for the new State Square Art Gallery, due to open to the public in 2023. Oversee activities of multiple exhibition project teams and monitor procurement, compliance and budgetary activities.

Key responsibilities
  1. Provide strategic integrated planning, advice, evaluation and reporting to ensure that MAGNT offers a relevant and engaging exhibitions program that meets the needs of target audiences and MAGNT stakeholders.

  2. Identify opportunities to integrate MAGNT’s exhibitions with public programs, digital and virtual experiences and community engagement.

  3. Oversee the development of an annual exhibitions program calendar and a longer-term schedule of planned maintenance and permanent gallery development including preparing and managing budgets, funding submissions and contracts.

  4. Provide leadership and management in the planning and delivery of the annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

  5. Provide expert advice to architects, designers, contractors, and other key stakeholders to inform the development of the new State Square Art Gallery facility.

  6. Lead and manage a high-performing exhibitions team in the delivery of its functions and services through scheduling and prioritising work; monitoring and reviewing processes; keeping up-to-date with new technology; providing performance feedback and staff learning and development opportunities; and ensuring that deadlines and budget commitments are met.

  7. Prepare briefs, manage procurement and monitor quality of work performed by contractors.

  8. Provide effective and efficient management of exhibition resources and maintain and promote EEO, cultural diversity, WH&S and ethical principles and practices.

  9. Develop and maintain professional networks and partnerships with external stakeholders including project partners, other cultural organisations, sponsors, community groups and researchers.

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

Assistant Director Content and Innovation, Regan Forrest

08 8999 8216

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

Download the full position description:
Contact

Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

info@magnt.net.au
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