Assistant Curator Contemporary Art and Collections

Submitted by sophie.davis on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 09:34

Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

The Govett-Brewster|Len Lye Centre is a contemporary art museum of the Pacific, located in Ngāmotu New Plymouth, Taranaki, with an international reputation and reach. Founded on the vision of New Plymouth-born Monica Brewster and her aspirations for an art museum for her city, the Gallery continues to build on its 50 year legacy of presenting meaningful national and international cutting-edge art that explores and celebrates who we are – our people, our place, our communities, our cultures, our histories and our understanding of the world.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a curator interested to work collaboratively to engage our diverse local, national and international audiences with of contemporary art to join the team in the role of Assistant Curator Contemporary Art and Collection.  Reporting to the Director, this role provides manaakitanga in the development and delivery of exhibitions, publications, events, collection projects across the Gallery’s programs to engage visitors.

This role requires an understanding of best practice research, exhibition making and interpretation in Aotearoa in regard to contemporary art taonga and ability to work with external participants and the Gallery team to successfully offer meaningful exhibition and public program experiences. The Assistant Curator is an accomplished communicator with sound interpersonal skills and a warm professional approach, demonstrating an ability to form strong relationships with tangata whenua and a diverse range of people.

To be successful in this role, you will have an understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and biculturalism and aligned with the Govett-Brewster’s kaupapa. You will have experience in art exhibition development and public programs, some involvement in publications and a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent. Some knowledge of tikanga and cultural protocols as well as te reo is an advantage.  Most importantly, you will be a collaborative team member, well organised and bring a strong capability in research, writing and public speaking. You will also support the organizational values of Mana Tangata, Oranga Tangata, Kotahitanga and Hāpaitanga.

At Te Kaunihera-ā-rohe o Ngāmotu / New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this permanent full-time role with us between $59,047 and $61,615. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. The Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

If you are interested to be part of a leading contemporary art museum of the Pacific that is valued locally, nationally and internationally as a vibrant, people-focused, sustainable organisation then we want to hear from you!

For more information and to apply, please visit the job page.

Applications close 21 May, 5pm

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