Curator, Aboriginal Art and Material Culture

Job No: MUA18
Location: Darwin

  • Deliver the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in liaison with the NATSIAA project team.
  • Contribute to the delivery of high quality, creative and audience-focused exhibitions and curatorial projects across all MAGNT sites.
  • Enjoy an attractive salary of $90,000 per annum plus super and generous additional benefits.

 

About the Opportunity

Join the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in the role of Curator, Aboriginal Art and Material Culture! We are currently seeking an experienced and driven curator, to contribute to a dynamic ongoing forward calendar of temporary, travelling and permanent exhibitions. Based in Darwin, Northern Territory this position will form a key part of the Curatorial Team. You will be responsible for the prestigious annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA); the first and longest running exhibition of its kind in Australia.

 

The key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in liaison with the NATSIAA project team.
  • Contribute to the delivery of high quality, creative and audience-focused exhibitions and curatorial projects across all MAGNT sites.
  • Develop and maintain professional networks and partnerships with external stakeholders including project partners, other cultural organisations, community groups and researchers.
  • Work with the Senior Curator of Art, Curator, Exhibitions and Collections, Aboriginal Art and Material Culture and the Development Manager in identifying and securing income from grants and donors.

 

Who are we looking for

We are looking for a curator with a thorough knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture including an understanding of the needs of artists and the community, and of issues and current debates surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and its public presentation.  

 

You will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience in the research, development and delivery of engaging exhibitions in a museum or gallery context   
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in the development and delivery of public engagement activities such as artist and curator talks, workshops and tours.

 

MAGNT considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 35(1)(b)(ii) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

 

 

The Benefits

In addition to working for a leading cultural and scientific institution, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary of $90,000 per annum plus generous additional benefits, including salary sacrificing options and relocation assistance.

 

You will also enjoy:

  • Professional development opportunities;
  • The ability to support research on artworks in the MAGNT Collections by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and produce and maintain documentation that enhances interpretation and knowledge of these collections and;
  • Involvement in fieldwork and attendance at conferences.

 

If you are a curator passionate about Aboriginal Art and Material Culture, this is your next opportunity - Apply Below Now. 

 

 

How to Apply

For your application to be considered you must:

  • Address* the selection criteria in the questions below (these answers must be complete for your application to be considered. Simple yes and no responses will not be scored and will forfeit your application), and 
  • Provide three referee contacts. Referees will not be contacted without prior consent.

*Addressing the selection criteria requires you to demonstrate how your previous experience, skills, education, and training have equipped you to meet the requirements of the position for which you are applying.

 

To view the full job description, click here. (This link will download a pdf version)

 

Applications close 11:59pm, Sunday the 18th of February 2024

 

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About MAGNT

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Northern Territory’s premier cultural organisation.

Our principal facility since 1981 is on Larrakia Land at Bullocky Point in Darwin, home to internationally renowned cultural and scientific collections and research and exhibition programs.

MAGNT also operates the historic Fannie Bay Gaol in Darwin, the Museum of Central Australia incorporating the Strehlow Research Centre in Alice Springs, Megafauna Central and the Alcoota Fossil Bed site north east of Alice Springs.

MAGNT also manages the historic Lyons Cottage on Darwin’s Esplanade and the Defence of Darwin Experience at East Point in Darwin.

MAGNT attracts over 300,000 visitors annually to our sites.