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 Indigenous candidates to apply.


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Assistant Registrar
Responsible to
Closing Date

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

2 years, part time (0.8 FTE) days/times negotiable

$90,000 + plus 9.5% super (pro rata)


Thursday, 2 April 2020

Primary Objective

Assist with the development and coordination of MAGNT’s History and Culture Collection Management program as it relates to the activities of acquisition, loans, exhibition, preventative conservation research and implementation of the Collections Management System. 

Key Responsibilities
  1. Undertake database clean-up, create and update records, manage registry settings, generate reports and assist with the standardisation of data fields on the EMu Collections Management System.

  2. Manage the documentation of the collection for improved cataloguing, access and accurate reporting in compliance with museum standards.

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

  4. Assist with the preparation, installation and deinstallation of exhibition including collection and loan material to ensure the effective care, condition checking, handling and movement of cultural, and historic material.

  5. Oversee the Peter Spillet library including maintenance of the catalogue system, create new records and spine labels and organise the library materials as required.

  6. Provide planning advice for storage requirements for improving the management of collection material and storage facilities.

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

  8. Administer inward and outward loans including liaison with lenders/borrowers, packing and transport requirements.

Further Information

​For further information please contact Elaine Labuschagne, Registrar (08) 8999 8278 or

​Applications must be submitted via email to by 2 April 2020

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Museum of Central Australia

4 Memorial Ave, Alice Springs

Open Tue–Sat: 10am–4pm
Open Sun: 10am–2pm
FREE ENTRY for NT residents

Adults $8 | Children/Conc. $6

Family* $20 | Under 4 FREE

*2 adults, 3 children

+61 8 8951 1121

Closed Mondays and Good Friday
Closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Technical Officer (History & Culture)
Professional Development Opportunity
Responsible to
Closing Date

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

3 month contract, full time

$70,000 + 9.5% super (pro rata)

Acting Registrar

Friday, 20 December 2019

Primary Objective

Provide technical collection management support for History and Culture collections associated with the documentation, location, storage and movement of collection items, object handling and exhibition installation activities.

Expressions of Interest

​This development opportunity is open to all staff to broaden individual skill sets and encourage a diverse range of work experience across MAGNT. The position provides a broad range of administrative and hands-on support to the Collection Management and Conservation team.


A brief expression of interest (no more than one page) outlining skills relevant to the "Key Responsibilities" outlined in the position description should be emailed to ​by COB Friday 20 December 2019.

Further Information

For further information contact Sue Horner, Acting Registrar on 08 8999 8278 or via email at

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the moment eternal: Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu


25 April 2020 – 25 October 2020

Coming Soon

Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu, Lines, natural pigments on bark 210 x 113 cm, MAGNT Collection 2017.022.001, Image MAGNT © the artist and Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre


Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264
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