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Head Curator

Job details

Christchurch City Council
31 Aug 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Visual Arts


Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is one of the most significant institutions within New Zealand's network of galleries and museums. Its exhibitions and publications have won numerous national and international awards.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Curator to join Christchurch Art Gallery. Reporting directly to the Audience and Programmes Manager and working closely with the Director, you'll be responsible for the research, development and delivery of innovative and scholarly exhibitions that engage with current national and international ideas and practices in art and contemporary culture, and have high audience appeal.

You'll bring a wealth of experience and strong curatorial vision to lead and mentor the four other members of the Gallery's curatorial team to ensure that Christchurch Art Gallery remains positioned at the leading edge of audience-oriented interpretation, curatorial practice and collection development.

The successful candidate will be recognised as an expert in their chosen field of interest. As Head Curator you will have an impressive track record in the development of high quality exhibitions and an extensive record in published art writing and the publication of exhibition catalogues and related books.

We're pleased to invite applications for this key gallery position from motivated candidates who have excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment.

This is an exceptional opportunity to take ownership of a key role at one of New Zealand's leading art galleries.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter acknowledging your motivation to apply for this position.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is a unit of Christchurch City Council.

How to apply

To apply for this job, please go to our job site https://www.cccjobs.co.nz/home and enter the job code 17542TBI.

Applications close Saturday, 31 August 2019.

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