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All Good Project - Harm Minimisation Coordinator



MusicNT exists to support the growth and development of original contemporary music in the Northern Territory. MusicNT is a non-profit music organisation representing, developing and servicing the Territory’s original music industry.

As the lead contemporary music development body for the Northern Territory, MusicNT has a focus on developing and strengthening networks with national music industry representatives as well as strengthening links with regional centres throughout the Territory.

Role Purpose

MusicNT’s All Good Project works with local live music venues and Festivals across the Northern Territory to create safer spaces for staff, performers and patrons. This position is responsible for the coordination of MusicNT’s All Good Project Harm Minimisation workstream.

About the Role

This newly created role is a significant extension of the All Good Project (AGP), an established program managed by MusicNT dedicated to enhancing safety within the Northern Territory's live music scene. The primary focus of the AGP Harm Minimisation Coordinator is to minimise the harm associated with alcohol and other drug use at music festivals throughout the region.

The core objective of the AGP Harm Minimisation Coordinator is to champion evidence-based harm minimisation strategies and promote a safe festival culture. Your efforts will help to reduce the risks and injuries linked to alcohol and drug use during music festivals in the Northern Territory. Leveraging the existing resources and network of the All Good Project, the initiative aims to heighten awareness of substance-related harms, create safer settings, promote responsible venue operations, build capacity of the workforce to deliver better services, respond to emerging issues and encourage evidence-based harm reduction actions. Simultaneously, it seeks to foster a culture of inclusivity, respect, and active bystander intervention against gender-based harassment, discrimination, and violence at these festivals especially to increase safety for priority populations.

To realise these objectives, the project relies on the Harm Minimisation Coordinator, alongside MusicNTs Safety, Access and Equity Officer, to foster strategic partnerships with music festival organisers, health organisations, social welfare organisations, research institutes and industry stakeholders. This collaboration will see the implementation of settings-based approaches to modify risk behaviours including; comprehensive harm minimisation measures, designated sobering-up, chill-out and safe spaces, harm reduction tents with support from medical and security professionals, and staff training.

The anticipated outcomes of your work in this role encompass a reduction in alcohol and drug-related harms, incidents, accidents, and health issues at music festivals and will build upon the achievements of the All Good Project that aims to enhance safety and promote responsible behavior at music venues in the Northern Territory. It also seeks to cultivate a more informed and responsible festival community that actively participates in promoting a safer festival culture, especially with regard to young people and priority populations. Through education, awareness, strategic partnerships, and data-driven strategies, the role strives to minimise harm while fostering a culture of respect and inclusivity, ultimately enhancing the festival experience for all attendees.

Position type:

0.5 FTE (specific hours to be negotiated with the successful candidate). 8 month Fixed Term contract (April to November 2024). Darwin based.


Salary details $65,000 - $75,000 per annum pro-rata + 11% superannuation (depending on experience)

Direct Reports

Contractors and Volunteers

Indirect Reports

Marketing and Communications Officer, Finance Officer

External Relationships

Bass in The Grass Festival, CDU, St Johns Ambulance, AADANT, Key Suppliers, Industry Stakeholders


  • Stakeholder Management
    • Maintain and develop effective relationships on behalf of MusicNT with festivals and venues, relevant industry stakeholders, CDU, AOD peakbody and relevant medical organisations.

    • Nurture volunteer relations to promote engagement and commitment.

    • Maintain effective relationships with internal MusicNT staff

    • Work alongside the festival staff, venue staff and other project.

  • Events
    • Manage delivery of the All Good Project’s Harm Minimisation Workstream and All Good Project partner NT festivals and venues.

    • Develop and implement the harm minimisation program to a high professional standard.

    • Ensure event delivery is relevant, consistent and aligned with All Good Project’s safety principles, best practice guide, branding and event objectives.

    • Identify, recommend and implement improvements to events.

  • Project Management
    • Work with MusicNTs SAE Officer to develop and maintain a project plan for the event/s.

    • Monitor and report on progress of the project against key milestones in the project plan.

    • Oversee and manage an approved budget for the event.

    • Support the development of a social media strategy with MusicNT’s comms staff, SAE officer and social media volunteers.

    • Develop and monitor a risk management plan for the event.

    • Gather data to inform evaluation.

    • Evaluate, analyse and report post implementation on success of the event and recommend future improvements.

    • As directed, assist with reporting requirements for the event.

  • People and Leadership
    • Provide advice to MusicNT team members in a manner which underlines a shared commitment to achieve team objectives.

    • Manage event volunteers and staff.

    • Facilitate onboarding, induction and training of volunteers for the event.


  • Project management, planning and facilitation in the music, healthcare or related industry;
  • Experience in event management;
  • Experience in the music industry, particularly the NT music industry.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Project and event management skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of harm minimisation strategies;

  • Experience in working with a small team and managing volunteers, artists, mentors and contractors;

  • Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;

  • Advocacy in both private and public sector environments;

  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;

  • Knowledge of the principles of marketing and communication strategy and operations.

Person Specification

  • Qualifications: typically require a skill level which assumes and requires knowledge or training equivalent to: a degree with subsequent relevant experience, or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in technical, creative or administrative fields, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Level of Supervision: Direction is provided on the assignments to be undertaken, with the occupant determining the appropriate use of established methods, tasks and sequences. There is some scope to determine an approach in the absence of established procedures or detailed instructions, but guidance is readily available. Performance is checked by assignment completion.

  • Task Level Perform work assignments guided by policy, precedent, professional standards and managerial or technical expertise. Staff members would have the latitude to develop or redefine procedure and interpret policy so long as other work areas are not affected. In technical and administrative areas, have a depth or breadth of expertise developed through extensive relevant experience and application.

  • Judgement, independence and problem solving: Discretion to innovate within own function and take responsibility for outcomes; design, develop and test systems and procedures; undertake planning involving resources use and develop proposals for resource allocation; analyse and report on data and project outcomes.

  • Organisational Knowledge Perform tasks/assignments which require proficiency in the work area's existing rules, regulations, policies, procedures, systems, processes and techniques and how they interact with other related functions, and to adapt those procedures and techniques as required to achieve objectives without impacting on other areas.

Should you have any further queries please contact [email protected] using the subject line: All Good Project - Harm Minimisation Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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