Ashburton District Council

Art Gallery and Museum Educator

  • Engage our schools and communities with our collections and exhibitions
  • Be part of a thriving organisation determined to raise the bar
  • Full time permanent role in a high performing team

What the job involves

This full-time, permanent role will allow you to develop and deliver high quality and innovative education programmes and learning experiences that align with the Aotearoa New Zealand curriculum and that engage our schools and communities with the Gallery and Museum's collections and exhibitions. Working with schools, groups and our growing community, you'll bring our local history and art exhibitions alive and ignite life-long learning. You will embed the inclusion of te reo and te ao Māori in the delivery of sessions to support learner's development and expression of their national identity.

Who are we looking for?

With a tertiary qualification in Education, History, Fine Art, Mātauranga Māori, Social Sciences or other relevant field or at least three years of relevant work experience, you will be passionate about delivering education programmes within the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector. You will have a sound understanding of the Aotearoa New Zealand curriculum and be able to apply this to Galleries and Museums. You'll be joining a high performing team so the ability to work well with others is a must.

In accordance with our current Management Policy, the successful applicant must be double vaccinated against Covid-19.

What we can offer you

This position is guaranteed to provide you with a variety of work, based within a supportive team who are dedicated to the success of our organisation. We promote participatory gallery and museum practices which look to increase community engagement.

In terms of lifestyle - you'll find the Ashburton District exceeds expectations. Mt Hutt and Lake Hood right on your doorstep, the opportunity for adventure as well as relaxation is unlimited. However, if you need a big city fix - Christchurch is only an hour's drive away.

A bit about us

Ashburton District Council is proud to provide our community and visitors the opportunity to delve into our district's past and promote the creative energy of our artists in a purpose built facility. Our Art Gallery and Museum team are part of Council's diverse and passionate workforce who are dedicated to delivering only the best to our community.

If this sounds like your ideal role we would love to hear from you.  Apply here

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