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Public Programs Officer – MAGNT

Closing date:   October 30, 2017
Institution:   Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Salary:   $78,000 plus superannuation and 4 weeks annual leave
Employment status:   2 years, full time, flexible work hours required
Location :   NT
Contact name:   Felicity Green, 08 8951 1101
Contact email:   felicity.green@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 approximately 300,000 visitors each year.

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 vision is to be a world-class museum connecting people and stories of the Northern Territory. MAGNT became a statutory authority on 01 July 2014.

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.

This position will work across our new facility in Todd Mall, and at our Museum of Central Australia, in Alice Springs.

Primary Objective:

Support the development and deliver MAGNT public programs, including education programs, and the promotion of these programs, in central Australia.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Under direction, plan and coordinate the delivery of public programs, as required for events such as exhibition openings and general public programs, including education programs.
  2. Maintain the MAGNT mailing list database to ensure that information can be retrieved in an efficient and accurate manner.
  3. Coordinate and supervise the work of caterers in relation to MAGNT initiated functions to ensure openings are well coordinated, and monitor the RSVP’s for events to ensure adequate catering and that all dignitaries are noted.
  4. Ensure dissemination of timely and accurate information on public programs to internal stakeholders, institutions and the general public.
  5. In collaboration with marketing and development prepare content for promotional campaigns, including print and digital and develop audience profiles.
  6. Provide accurate and efficient advice on the MAGNT exhibitions, venues and activities to the media, general public and other institutions as required.
  7. Regularly monitor the distribution of MAGNT publications and brochures to ensure adequate stock levels are maintained.
  8. Support and provide guidance to MAGNT’s Visitor Engagement Officers.
  9. On occasion to perform other duties or special projects in addition to the above key responsibilities as deemed appropriate.

Contribute to and support MAGNT’s Statement of Purpose, and participate in organisational initiatives and activities as required (including ensuring a safe and healthy environment for colleagues, visitors and stakeholders).

For more information or to apply visit the MAGNT website.


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