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Preparator - Sarjeant Gallery

Job details

Whanganui District Council
13 Jan 2022
Manawatu / Wanganui
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts


Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

We are seeking a motivated and solutions-focused Preparator to bring our upcoming and future exhibitions to reality on the Gallery floor.

This is your opportunity to join our dynamic team as we embark on a new chapter for the Sarjeant Gallery and its continuing Redevelopment.

The Gallery is currently operating from a central city location where our busy and vibrant programme of exhibitions and events continues. Our temporary site also provides storage for our nationally significant collection which comprises of over 8,000 items spanning four centuries of European and New Zealand art history.

About the role

This permanent full-time position is responsible for:

  • Exhibition installation
  • Fabrication of storage solutions, object supports and display furniture
  • Matting and framing
  • Carpentry and painting
  • Management of the workshop and A/V equipment

Skills & experience

  • Proven ability to plan ahead, follow instructions, meet deadlines and develop effective solutions to technical problems
  • Demonstrated carpentry skills and technical expertise working with a wide range of equipment and multi-media
  • High level of competency with artwork matting and handling
  • Relationship management skills and ability to work effectively with contractors, suppliers, artists and members of the public
  • Proven track record in continuous improvement and delivering exceptional results
  • Functional knowledge of an art gallery and/or museum environment


Looking after our people is important to us. We have the following on offer for you:

  • Competitive salary and paid professional development
  • We fund various external training programmes to build your career
  • Great lifestyle including a vibrant arts and cultural scene, fantastic outdoor recreational opportunities with the mountains, national parks, river and sea all within easy reach

Interested? Please review the position description via our website and apply without delay.

Applications close on 9 January 2022 with interviews commencing 13 January 2022.


How to apply

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5758562.

Written by

Big Splash Ltd

10 Dec 2021