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Curator Art - Hocken Collections

Job details

University of Otago
4 Nov 2018
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Culture & Heritage, Visual Arts



Our Library

The Hocken is one of the foremost historical research libraries in New Zealand and global interest in our collections is ever increasing. In response, we are working to ensure greater access and the delivery of a broad client focussed researcher service. To realise our vision we have an opportunity for an experienced professional from the Documentary Heritage sector who shares our passion for supporting research focussed on Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific.

The Hocken celebrates our history, cultures and natural environments. Our art collection is one of the largest in the country. It contains documentary works as well as contemporary New Zealand art and supports an active exhibition and outreach programme. Staff at the Hocken cater to the research needs of academics and students from the University of Otago, international institutions, professional and independent researchers who value the diverse nature and accessibility of our collections.

The Role

The Art Curator is responsible for:

  • Managing, developing, promoting and preserving the Hocken Art Collection.
  • Enhancing catalogue descriptions of art works as well as contributing to the development of the Art collection through recommendations for acquisition.
  • Identifying priority items and collections for digitisation and contributing to projects that enable the delivery of collections and services online.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Relevant postgraduate qualification and relevant experience; or equivalent level of knowledge / experience.
  • Proven and relevant knowledge of Art History, curatorial practice and visual art in a museum or gallery setting.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Further Details

This is a full-time, fixed-term position from 14 January to 31 December 2019.

If you are someone who shares our passion for curating New Zealand's documentary and artistic heritage, we would warmly welcome your interest.

Applications quoting reference number 1801958 will close on Sunday, 4 November 2018.


To see a full job description and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1801958

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

How to apply

Applications are only accepted online. To apply, please go to https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1801958 

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