Senior Exhibition Curator (Fixed Term)


MOTAT is a hands-on, interactive museum that puts Kiwi innovation and technology at the forefront of the visitor experience. It has long been the home of New Zealand transport and technology and is transforming to create immersive and exciting environments in which to tell incredible stories. MOTAT is looking for someone to help make this transformation in a way which educates and inspires the innovators of tomorrow.

We are looking for a Senior Exhibitions Curator, responsible for producing creative and innovative exhibition content and interpretation. Key deliverables will relate to the delivery of the Winter 2021 exhibition and the concept development for the Summer 2021 exhibition. You will have a strong understanding of the different phases in the exhibition development process to ensure exhibitions are compelling for the visitor, accurate and of the highest quality. You will confidently undertake concept design, content research and development, work with designers, project managers, digital suppliers and other partners externally and within MOTAT.  You will have a collaborative approach and work as part of a team dedicated to devising and delivering exhibitions that are based on MOTAT’s strategic goals and aligned with our collection strengths and target audiences.

We are looking for a skilled communicator, both written and oral, with 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role and with a tertiary qualification in museum studies or a relevant field. You will be able to demonstrate experience in public engagement within a museum or similar environment, showing that you can convey complex processes in simple and engaging ways. Key to the role are excellent time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines and prioritise workloads across multiple projects.

MOTAT is a great place to work, where no two days are ever the same. Along with joining a team of passionate and skilled people, you will also get the benefit of flexible working hours, birthday leave, additional KiwiSaver contributions and a MOTAT annual pass for you and your family.

This is a fixed term role until the end of August 2021.

Applications close on the 20 January 2021. For the full position description and to apply please go to MOTAT’s job site:

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