Assistant Len Lye Curator

Submitted by johanna.sanders on Mon, 15/11/2021 - 10:59

Govett-Brewster 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. The Gallery continues to build on its 50 year legacy of presenting meaningful contemporary art that explores and celebrates who we are - our communities, our cultures, our histories and our understanding of the world. The Govett-Brewster is also home to the collection and archive of the Aotearoa New Zealand-born modernist filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye (1901-1980) acknowledged in the Len Lye Centre.

The museum is looking for an Assistant Len Lye Curator to support the research, development, and exhibition associated with the Len Lye Collection. Reporting to the Len Lye Curator, the focus of this role is to assist with the preservation, research and display of the works of Len Lye. Responsibilities include collection and archive access, research and scholarship, collection management, exhibitions and publications assistance.

We are looking for a warm and professional communicator able to relate to a diverse range of people and act with a high standard of responsibility and accountability. You will also support the organisational values of Mana Tangata, Oranga Tangata, Kotahitanga and Hāpaitanga, and ensure that Council policies and procedures are adhered to.

Successful applicants will have previous experience with collection management in a museum or gallery, be familiar with Vernon CMS or similar systems and the ability to work well within a team environment. Excellent organisational skills and an interest in research and engaging with publics are desirable in addition to good communication skills. A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.

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. This permanent, full-time role offers a starting salary of $54,826. In addition, the Council's integrated Total Rewards Framework spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition and provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

If you're interested in being part of a bold and innovative contemporary art museum of the Pacific that is valued locally, nationally and internationally for its work connecting people, communities and cultures through art, then we want to hear from you!

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Applications close Tuesday, 30 November 2021.

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