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Head of Aboriginal Heritage


Job Description:

  • Guide Aboriginal cultural awareness and respect within the Northern Territory's premier cultural and scientific institution.
  • Use your passion to drive the development and implementation of Aboriginal Heritage and repatriation programs and exhibitions.
  • Enjoy an attractive salary of $125,000 - $140,000 plus super and generous additional benefits.


About the Opportunity

We are currently looking for an experienced individual with an exceptional knowledge of Aboriginal culture and communities to join the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in the newly created role of Head of Aboriginal Heritage, based in either Darwin (preferred) or Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

You will join the Northern Territory's premier cultural and scientific institution and be responsible for developing and implementing crucial strategy and operational plans to assist the museum in aligning with "Aboriginal engagement, employment, governance and cultural awareness and respect".

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

  • Ensuring MAGNT's Aboriginal Heritage collections are managed and developed in a culturally sensitive manner;
  • Formalise and strengthen professional relationships with other institutions and Aboriginal organisations and communities;
  • Secure funding for Aboriginal Heritage projects;
  • Planning and implementing MAGNT's repatriation activities.

For more information on the role, please click here.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for a tertiary qualified individual with a deep understanding of contemporary Aboriginal issues and an understanding of the ethical issues involved and how to address these. Experience in project management methodologies will also be beneficial.

Strong relationship building and leadership skills will enable you to effectively lead the Aboriginal Heritage team to develop their programs while developing and maintaining relationships with other key institutions and Aboriginal organisations and communities.

You will bring:

  • A demonstrated experience managing, developing and mentoring diverse teams and a strong understanding of relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Well developed analytical and problem-solving skills; and
  • Experience in grant application and governance.

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Benefits

In addition to working for a leading cultural and scientific institution, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary of $125,000 - $140,000 (dependent on experience) plus generous additional benefits, including salary sacrificing and relocation assistance.

You will also enjoy:

  • Professional development opportunities;
  • The ability to direct and manage the Aboriginal Heritage collections and programs; and 
  • Involvement in fieldwork and attendance at conferences.


The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Northern Territory’s premier cultural and scientific institution. It offers dynamic and diverse arts, science and cultural programs 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.

If you are passionate about working in an Aboriginal cultural and heritage position, this is your next opportunity - Apply Now. 


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Darwin, NT, Australia


Head of Aboriginal Heritage


Nonprofit-Social Services




$125,000 - $140,000 per year