Curator - Mana Taoka

Submitted by johanna.sanders on Fri, 29/04/2022 - 17:45

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Curator - Mana Taoka

Southland Museum and Art Gallery - Niho o te Taniwha is at the centre of the preservation of heritage in Murihiku. Our exhibitions, historical and contemporary, are sourced from Southland and beyond. It's an exciting time to be in Invercargill and a privilege to work in this region.

You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and endless recreational activities that Invercargill has to offer with Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins on our doorstep. As New Zealand's southernmost city we proudly encourage a good work-life balance and with direct flights to Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington within easy reach.

With a high level of confidence, our prosperous southern city is undergoing the biggest resurgence in its 166-year history. Invercargill's reputation for being family-friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools, and amazing facilities.

We are currently searching for a new Curator - Mana Taoka to join our diverse, dynamic and smooth-running team. This role through lasting relationships with the four Rūnaka will ensure that our contribution to the care and exhibition of Taoka Māori is recognised and embodied within the delivery of the exhibition programme. This role will see you managing the care of our collection and the collection catalogue. You will also be the contact for all public enquiries and internal requests for information about objects in the collection and provide access for groups to view parts of the collection.

This role will liaise and support the ongoing engagement with the Iwi Liaison Komiti, by responding to requests, providing information, and actively engaging with the Komiti, particularly in relation to day to day operations. Our ideal candidate creates and maintains quality relationships with iwi communities so that their contribution to the care and exhibition of relevant taoka, is secured.

You will be competent in both written and oral Te Reo me ona Tikanga and have experience within a gallery or museum is desirable. Previous use of Vernon Collection software package would also be ideal. You will also have exceptional customer service and an interest in all things heritage and culture. And you will be well organised and innovative.

A good level of physical fitness is also required to meet the physical aspects of the role which would include the movement, lifting and carrying of items in the collection.

In return, we can offer you a great role with an opportunity to work with a passionate team and to get involved with the culture of Southland.

For more information please see the full job description online or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

To apply for this job go to:

Reference code 5926082. 

Applications close 15 May 2022

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