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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. 

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

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full time, three year contract

$90,000 salary pa + 10% super

Registrar

Closing date

Monday, 9 August 2021

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 including 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 exhibitions 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: 

Elaine Labuschagne

(08) 8999 8278

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

9 August 2021

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Head of Science
Location
Terms
Package
Responsible to
Direct reports

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Full time, four-year contract

$125,000 salary pa + 10% super

Director

Senior Collection Manager (Natural Sciences), plus science Curators

Closing date

Monday, 9 August 2021

Primary objective

Lead the natural sciences team and to initiate, build and foster strategic partnerships that build MAGNT’s capacity in natural sciences. Provide high-level vision and leadership to guide the development of MAGNT’s natural science collections, research priorities, and public engagement projects.

Key responsibilities

1. Provide strategic policy, planning, advice and reporting to ensure that the development, management and research of MAGNT’s natural sciences collections are integrated into MAGNT’s exhibitions, public programs, fundraising and communications.

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

3. Seek revenue sources for projects in the natural sciences and work closely with MAGNT’s Head of Engagement to strengthen relationships with Government (Commonwealth and Territory), industry, benefactors and sponsors.

4. Develop and implement appropriate short and long term planning activities to form the

5. Lead and manage a high-performing natural sciences team in the delivery of its functions and services through scheduling and prioritising work; monitoring and reviewing processes; providing

performance feedback and staff learning and development opportunities; and ensuring that deadlines and budget commitments are met.

6. Identify research priorities that are appropriate for an institution of MAGNT’s size, geographic location and collecting strengths; develop strategies for their implementation and resourcing.

7. Work closely with the Exhibitions and Visitor Experience teams to ensure the highest quality exhibitions, digital engagement and programs are incorporated into MAGNT’s public offering.

8. Represent MAGNT with relevant national and international stakeholders, committees and the media to promote MAGNT’s natural science research and collecting activities.

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

Further information

For further information about this position please contact: 

MAGNT Director Marcus Schutenko

(08) 8999 8220

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

9 August 2021

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