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Collections and Exhibitions Assistant

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Job details

Ashburton District Council
17 Jul 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Technical Staff & Logistics, Management & Admin


What the job involves

Reporting to the Deputy Director, this pivotal role centres on our changing programme of exhibitions and accurate documentation and care of a modest, but a growing art collection. You will be central to the planning, coordination, installation and reporting of exhibitions and will action technical solutions for the safe handling and display of objects. You will be responsible for the administration, care and development of artworks in the collection meeting all best-practice procedures. The role extends to implementation and monitoring of internal climate controls and Integrated Pest Management systems.

A genuine passion for galleries and museums is a must! For more information about this role view the position description.

Who are we looking for?

If you love working with a small and ambitious team of art and history lovers, and enjoy connecting people and communities with art, then look no further! The Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum is a treasured organisation and contributes significantly to the cultural heartbeat of Mid-Canterbury. We are looking for a passionate and detail-oriented new team member and can't wait to meet you!

The role may suit a graduate or alternatively someone who has been working in the sector who wants to take their career to a new horizon. Passion, experience and a willingness to learn and adapt are the key qualities we're looking for. An ability to problem solve, and manage time and projects efficiently will put you in the lead.

All applicants for this role must be double vaccinated against Covid-19.

What we can offer you

This position is guaranteed to provide you with a variety of work, based within a supportive team who are dedicated to the success of our organisation. We promote participatory gallery and museum practices which look to increase community engagement.

In terms of lifestyle - you'll find the Ashburton District exceeds expectations. Mt Hutt and Lake Hood right on your doorstep, the opportunity for adventure as well as relaxation is unlimited. However, if you need a big city fix - Christchurch is only an hour's drive away.

A bit about us

Ashburton District Council is proud to provide our community and visitors the opportunity to delve into our district's past and promote the creative energy of our artists in a purpose built facility. Our Art Gallery and Museum team are part of council's diverse and passionate workforce who are dedicated to delivering only the best to our community.

Watch our recruitment video to see what Ashburton District Council can offer you!

If this sounds like your ideal role we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Click on the apply button to submit your application now or see our website for more information.

Applications close on Sunday, 17 July 2022.

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