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Education Officer – MAGNT

Closing date:   October 7, 2022
Institution:   Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Salary:   Senior Teacher 1 (equivalent to NTG ST1) + Superannuation
Employment status:   Full time, two -year contract
Location :   Darwin NT
Contact name:   Ali Copley, Head of Engagement, 08 8994 4377
Contact email:   Alison.copley@magnt.net.au

About MAGNT
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 (Bullocky Point), 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.

About the role:
The Education Officer will work within the Engagement Team and collaborate with staff across the Museum including Curatorial, Exhibitions and Collections, Head of Aboriginal Heritage and the Visitor Experience Coordinator.  The Education Officer is a hands on role planning, developing, implementing and evaluating diverse and innovative educational programs and resources for groups visiting the Museum. These must complement the MAGNT’s Exhibitions and Collection displays, and support and teacher, student and visitor learning online and onsite.

The successful candidate will have expertise in formal and informal program development and delivery for a range of diverse audiences, including primary and school-aged students. The Education Officer will be involved in other learning initiatives across the Museum and beyond, such as digital learning, accessibility and exhibition-related work.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of dynamic and effective learning programs and resources, in line with the current MAGNT Strategic Plan, for face to face, digital and online environments. These must meet the needs of MAGNT’s diverse audiences including effective weekday workshops, and school holiday and pre-school programs.
  • Integrate two-way learning into museum educational programs where possible.
  • Foster strong and positive relationships both internally and externally with stakeholders and collaborators to ensure MAGNT learning programs and resources align with MAGNT collections as well as the school curriculum requirements.
  • Develop and promote the MAGNT Discovery Centre as an inclusive community education space, including creation of print and online material and representing MAGNT on all matters relating to museum education.
  • Build and manage budgets, provide reports and statistics for evaluation, and be the primary liaison between schools and MAGNT for all educational bookings.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Degree in Education
  2. Registration or capacity to be registered with the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory.
  3. Demonstrated experience in planning and managing complex programs with a flexible approach that can meet the requirements of a diverse range of learners and audiences.
  4. Demonstrated experience developing, delivering and evaluating Australian curriculum aligned programs to students, and professional learning programs to teachers, in person and online.
  5. Solid understanding of educational theory and awareness of current trends and best practices in the sector.
  6. An understanding of, and interest in Aboriginal culture and experience developing First Nations focused programs, collaborating with Aboriginal specialists to achieve positive learning outcomes.
  7. Experience in delivering education programs in the Arts, STEM and Community or Not for Profit sectors

Desirable:
1. An understanding of Northern Territory education sector including both urban and remote settings

Additional:

  • Some weekend and out of hours work may be required.
  • This role statement is intended to provide an overall view of the role but in addition to this document, the specifics of the role will be described in business work plans.
  • MAGNT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • MAGNT promotes flexible ways of working including part time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
  • Applicants must have full Australian work rights.
  • A valid Australian Drivers licence is required.
  • An NT Working with Children (Ochre) card is a requirement of the position.
  • Current Australian National Police Check is required prior to commencing the position.

Further Information:
For further information, please visit our website at www.magnt.net.au/careers


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