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Indigenous Curator Contemporary Art/ Kairauhi Taketake Toi Onaianei

Job details

New Plymouth District Council
16 Aug 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Toi Maori, Visual Arts


The Govett Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's first and only museum of contemporary art. The latest addition to the Govett-Brewster, the Len Lye Centre, opened in 2015, is New Zealand's first institution dedicated to a single artist, the pioneering filmmaker and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye. The two venues offer complementary and contrasting programmes featuring the most provocative, audacious and confident works of art from New Zealand, the Pacific and around the world.

We have an exciting opportunity for a person with a collaborative outlook and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment to join the team in the role of Indigenous Curator Contemporary Art. Reporting to the Co-Directors, the purpose of this role is to develop and deliver Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre exhibitions, publications, and related programming with a focus on Indigenous art since 1970.

You will be knowledgeable and focused on best practice research, interpretation and collection management to successfully ensure high level exhibition experiences. You will be an accomplished communicator with sound interpersonal skills and a professional warm approach, showcasing your ability to form strong relationships with a diverse range of people, including a special focus on Taranaki iwi.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in art exhibition development and a relevant tertiary qualification. Most importantly, you will be a team player with excellent organisational skills and a strong capability in research, writing and public speaking.

At New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this permanent full-time role with us between $71,735 and $78,111. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. The Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff

If you have high levels of enthusiasm and curiosity and the ability to operate within an inter-disciplinary environment then we want to hear from you!

Applications close Friday, 16 August 2019.

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