Job Posting: Assistant Objects Conservator Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (Darwin, Australia)

Job Title: Assistant Conservator
Location: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Terms: Full time, two year contract
Package: $60,000 salary per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation, four weeks annual leave
Responsible to: Registrar
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. 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 ‘making sense of the world by discovering and interpreting the past and present for the future’.
Provide a range of object handling, conservation and exhibition installation activities to support the MAGNT Digital Data Ready Project and MAGNT’s collection and exhibition

  1. Retrieve and handle collection material for photography ensuring works are handled
    and supported in accordance with recognized professional standards and collection
    management documentation is updated.
  2. With supervision from the conservation team, undertake established basic and intermediate level conservation treatments, both preventive and interventive and
    maintain appropriate records.
  3. Assist with the preparation, installation and deinstallation of exhibition and loan
    material to ensure the effective care and handling of cultural, scientific and historic


  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in conservation and/or significant experience in
    handling and caring for historic, scientific and cultural collections.
  2. Demonstrated ability to carry out safe handling procedures, preventive conservation
    and minor treatments under supervision.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to accurately maintain physical and electronic records relevant to the management and care of collections and exhibitions.
  4. Experience in installation of exhibitions of cultural, scientific or historic material including preparing and mounting work for display.
  5. Well developed oral and written skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment to ensure the care of the collection while
    achieving organisational goals and deadlines.
  6. Demonstrated ability to apply Work Health Safety (WHS) practices and to ensure WHS system compliance, and the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures.


  1. Membership of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM)
  2. Experience working with culturally sensitive material
  3. Current drivers licence

Further Information

  1. For further information please visit our website at
  2. Contact Poppy Searle on 08 8999 8278 or via email at