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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Northern Territory’s premier cultural and scientific institution. It offers a dynamic and diverse arts, science and cultural program to more than 300,000 visitors each year.

We are a museum and gallery known for our collections and expertise in Aboriginal cultures, natural sciences, histories and arts across Northern and Central Australia and our neighbours to the north.

We connect people to the stories of the Northern Territory. Our collection drives curiosity, exploration and partnerships. Our physical spaces are destinations loved by locals and a must-see for Territory visitors. Our digital connectivity expands the reach of our collection. Our guests tell their friends about their distinctive Territorian experience.

MAGNT has seven venues: MAGNT Darwin, the Defence of Darwin Experience, Fannie Bay Gaol, Lyons Cottage, the Museum of Central Australia (incorporating the Strehlow Research Centre), Megafauna Central and the Alcoota fossil site. A new Art Gallery opening in Darwin’s CBD in 2024/25 will add an eighth MAGNT site.

Primary Objective

This role is a key member of the Exhibitions Team which is responsible for developing, project managing, delivering and maintaining MAGNT’s in house and incoming touring exhibition program. Reporting to the Exhibitions Manager, the Display Coordinator will provide professional services in the development, preparation and installation of permanent and temporary exhibitions, with a focus on building, mount making, installation and de-installation. The Display Coordinator liaises with a range of internal and external stakeholders including display technicians, designers, conservators, collection managers, curators and external contractors.  This position will play a key role in the preparation for the State Square Art Gallery.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders including artists, designers, conservators, collection managers, curators, display technicians and external contractors on matters directly related to the MAGNT exhibition program including exhibition development, design, production, installation and de-installation.
  2. Provide professional services regarding the production and installation of exhibitions including exhibition space preparation, 3D furniture construction, painting, mount-making and 2D hanging.
  3. In collaboration with other MAGNT staff assist with the implementation of safe storage for improving the management of collection material and storage facilities.
  4. Undertake carpentry and joinery, metal and plastics fabrication work as required.
  5. Prepare detailed costs and estimates of work and advise on material use, availability and feasibility as it relates to design.
  6. Oversee the day-to-day running and operation of the MAGNT Workshop including the completion of work requests including maintenance and repair work required for permanent exhibitions.
  7. Contribute to the development of risk assessments and risk management activities for exhibition projects to ensure WHS system compliance.
  8. Provide expert knowledge to ensure a safe exhibition environment for staff, visitors and stakeholders in MAGNT’s galleries and spaces.
  9. Supervise external contractors for exhibition maintenance, installations and de-installations including monitoring and reporting on performance.
  10. Assist with specialised packing and handling of Collection material for transport.
  11. Prepare working drawings and have the ability to read and interpret from plans.

For more information or to apply visit the MAGNT website.