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Curator, Collections and Exhibitions - Fixed Term Maternity Cover

Job details

Dunedin City Council
5 Jul 2021
Work type
Full time employment, Fixed Term
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Research, Culture & Heritage


The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is o­ffering a fixed term, 10-month, full-time position, providing the opportunity for someone with a demonstrated commitment to researching, developing and implementing exhibitions and exhibition publications to work in a dynamic and creative professional environment.

Reporting to the Exhibitions and Collection Manager, you will be a member of the Gallery's Exhibitions and Collection team. You will research, develop and contribute to the implementation of a varied programme of exhibitions and related publications which are consistent with the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's exhibition and publication plans.

Professional competencies:

  • Committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and able to work professionally and sensitively with a wide range of ethnic and cultural groups.
  • Comprehensive experience as a curator, including a substantial record of exhibition development and publication writing and editing.
  • A strong knowledge of contemporary art practice in Aotearoa and the world.
  • Experience in developing programmes designed to make collections and exhibitions accessible to a wider audience.
  • Highly developed skills in research, collection development, concept development, exhibition making and presentation, writing and editing, and the preparation of applications for funding.
  • Highly developed project management skills.
  • Highly developed conceptual skills and the ability to work effectively on a number of projects simultaneously.
  • Committed to the job and actively involved in the area of expertise.
  • Trustworthy, reliable and willing to abide by the Museums Aotearoa Code of Ethics for Museum Professionals.
  • Committed to achieving Dunedin Public Art Gallery's vision and objectives.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as an effective member of a team.

If you have a positive outlook, sound experience in curatorial practice, an awareness of current developments in the visual arts and a strong willingness to take on the diverse tasks required of a curator in a public gallery environment, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Applications close: Monday 5 July 2021

Written by

Neon Logic Agency

10 Jun 2021