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Arts Curator

Job details

Invercargill Public Art Gallery
28 Sep 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Design, Visual Arts


Are you an energetic, passionate Arts Curator who thrives on the excitement of a fast-paced, ever-changing exhibition calendar? Are you an out of the box, innovative thinker who loves caring for art collections and connecting them to their community? If so, this is the opportunity for you!

This exciting full time role will be based at He Waka Tuia, our collaborative exhibition space with the Southland Museum and Art Gallery (SMAG).

Tasked with holding twelve onsite exhibitions a year and six offsite, our Arts Curator will work alongside our Public Programming/Social History Curator to plan and implement an exhibition calendar that balances the rich art and artefact collections of IPAG, SMAG and the Southland Art Foundation. As such, a key interest and understanding of the art scene, both in Murihiku and nationally, is essential to this role.

In addition, the Arts Curator will be a proven researcher who is skilled at finding the missing pieces and can add further layers of provenance to our extensive collection.  Being a keen writer, they will play an integral role in the development of easily digestible exhibition text and interpretation for a variety of different audiences. A key part of this multi-faceted role is communication, and the ideal candidate must be able to articulate themselves clearly and confidently through both written and spoken word. 

Working as part of a small and dynamic team, the ideal candidate must have a broad range of art gallery / museum experience. No two days will be the same and we require a well-rounded person who is as comfortable packing and transporting art works as they are working up a ladder installing exhibitions or preparing collection related paperwork. A background in graphic design would be extremely advantageous. 

Our ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of tikanga Māori and how the Te Tiriti o Waitangi relates to museum and gallery practise in Aotearoa.

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How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter to:

Sarah Brown
Invercargill Public Art Gallery 

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Invercargill Public Art Gallery

7 Sep 2022