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Exhibitions Manager (re-advertised) – MAGNT

Closing date:   October 30, 2017
Institution:   Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Salary:   $100,000 salary per annum plus 9.5% superannuation
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   NT
Contact name:   Louise Tegart, 08 8999 8218
Contact email:   louise.tegart@nt.gov.au

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is northern Australia’s premier cultural institution. It offers a dynamic and diverse arts, science and cultural program to over 300,000 visitors each year across six sites.

MAGNT’s objective is to maintain the highest standards of excellence in preserving, researching, exhibiting and communicating the record of natural history, art and peoples of the Northern Territory. Its mission is to be ‘a world class museum connecting people and stories of the Northern Territory’.

MAGNT has six sites, Bullocky Point, the Defence of Darwin Experience, Fannie Bay Gaol, Lyons Cottage, the Museum of Central Australia (incorporating the Strehlow Research Centre) and the Alcoota fossil site.  In the middle of 2018 we will be opening our seventh site, in Todd Mall, Alice Springs.

Darwin is Australia’s most northern capital city with a population of 145,000. Boasting year round tropical weather Darwin offers a laid back outdoor lifestyle in a pristine natural environment.

Primary Objective

Provide high level leadership and guide the development and planning of MAGNT’s exhibitions, including the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, and inbound and outbound touring exhibitions.  Manage the 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 a relevant and engaging exhibitions program is offered that meets the needs of target audiences and MAGNT stakeholders.
  2. Increase exhibition program visitation onsite, online and regionally and increase community access to MAGNT’s collections via the exhibitions program.
  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 high level leadership and management in the planning and delivery of the annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.
  5. 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.
  6. Provide effective and efficient management of exhibition resources and maintain and promote EEO, cultural diversity, WH&S and ethical principles and practices.
  7. Develop and maintain professional networks and partnerships with external stakeholders including project partners, other cultural organisations, sponsors, community groups and researchers.

For more information or to apply visit the MAGNT website.


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