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Exhibition Technician - MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier

Job details

Napier City Council
26 Mar 2022
Hawke's Bay
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts


Permanent - fulltime 40 hours per week

Napier is a lively and vibrant city, offering an exceptional climate as well as
plentiful opportunities for family, recreation and relaxation. Improved
road and air links are helping to make Napier one of New Zealand's most
popular, liveable and easily accessible cities.

Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we
value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and
community service.

MTG Hawke's Bay is an award-winning museum, home of the region's art, taonga and other treasures. The museum
has an exciting programme of varying exhibitions and events,
incorporating theatre and educational programmes. We have a rare
opportunity for a motivated Exhibition Technician to join our high
performing Exhibitions & Facilities team.

You will ideally have museum or art gallery experience with a high level of skill
in all aspects of technical work required for the preparation and
installation of exhibitions. However, candidates wanting to enter the
museum and art gallery sector with transferrable skills and a
willingness to learn will be encouraged to apply.

This is a hands on role, where you will actively work with exhibition designers,
technicians, artists, curators and the collections team, so your ability
to build relationships is essential.

If you are passionate about helping to deliver engaging, innovative and creative exhibitions
for our visitors, we want to hear from you!

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • 2 years' museum or art gallery experience
  • Exhibition production and installation experience
  • Proven
    skills and quality workmanship in matting & framing of artworks,
    mount making, carpentry, painting and fabrication using a range of
  • Proficiency in Tig welding and brazing with an
    understanding of structure & stresses as they apply to mount
    fabrication and object support
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Imagination and a positive, solutions focused attitude

It is a requirement of Napier City Council that only those workers who are
fully vaccinated (i.e. have completed a NZ Government recognised course
of COVID-19 vaccination and can provide an electronic copy or
screenshot of a Government endorsed Vaccine Pass to demonstrate this)
will be able to carry out work at Napier City Council workplace or
represent Napier City Council in public. You need to be aware that you
will be required to attach a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Pass as
part of the application process.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender,
sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Napier City
Council is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all
staff may be called upon to support the response

Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment
screening which includes drug testing, a police check and, for some
roles, health screening.

If you think you would be perfect for this role, then please apply now. We will be interviewing
applications as we receive them and may close the role when we have
found the right person.

How to apply

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5861183.
Applications close 26 March 2022

Written by

Big Splash Ltd

9 Mar 2022