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Curator Exhibitions

Job details

Whakatane District Council
8 Jun 2020
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Visual Arts


Kaiwhakarite Whakaaturanga Taonga

Are you passionate and creative?
Looking to inspire and attract people of varying backgrounds, young and old, rural and urban to visit the Whakatane galleries in Te Koputu?
Whakatane District Council needs you!

As Whakatane District Council's Curator Exhibitions - Kaiwhakarite Whakaaturanga Taonga, you will be responsible for researching, developing and implementing a dynamic range of exhibitions, visitor experiences and public programmes aimed at engaging and inspiring new and diverse audiences.

The Curator Exhibitions will curate shows, work with artists from diverse backgrounds and work with all the iwi in the Whakatane District. You will establish, foster and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, funders, cultural institutions and community organisations. You will help to develop and grow the Lifelong Learning brand of Te Koputu a te Whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, as well as enhancing visitor numbers and local, regional and national awareness of the facilities and services. Additionally, you will provide outstanding customer service for both internal and external customers by receiving and responding to all exhibition or gallery activities, and developing promotional material including production, distribution and electronic communications to grow visitor numbers.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a relevant qualification in Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Art History, Arts Management
  • Have established relationships within the community of working artists
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy in recording, cross-referencing and documenting information
  • Be a great team player who is committed to positive outcomes for all
  • Have strong time and project management skills
  • Be willing to work some weekends

This permanent full-time position is an opportunity for an emerging curator who would like to grow and develop in this field. We are seeking someone willing to work five days per week, with some weekend work as required to support exhibition programmes and openings.

We offer the opportunity to work with talented and enthusiastic people who like to have fun and enjoy our spectacular climate and natural environment. For an appreciation of what the Whakatane District has to offer, visit whakatane.com.



How to apply

To apply for this job go to:  http://whakatanecareers.co.nz/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5091773. Applications close 08 June 2020

Written by

Julia Barnes

29 May 2020