Marylyn Mayo Internship

Marylyn Mayo Internship

Auckland Art Gallery

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • 3-month paid internship
  • Creative environment where you can share your passion for art
  • Unique, highly sought-after opportunity

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki strengthens and enriches our communities through art and ideas.  The Gallery makes a major contribution to the cultural life of Auckland and Aotearoa New Zealand by collaborating with communities to offer inspiring art experiences that engage and challenge diverse audiences.

The Marylyn Mayo Foundation provides funding for an annual internship at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki to develop the skills of people committed to pursuing a career in art galleries and art museums.

He kōrero mōu: About you

The Marylyn Mayo Internship offers training and work experiences to:

  • postgraduate or recent graduate students who intend to make a career in art galleries in the areas of care and management of collections, or the presentation, interpretation and communication of the visual arts; or to
  • people currently employed in an art gallery or museum, or who have had some relevant experience and have an ongoing commitment to working in this area.

The successful applicant will also have a passion for contemporary Maori art and interest in New Zealand art history, along with having demonstrated research skills, either independently or as an assistant, and must be proficient in the use of electronic databases.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

The 2019-20 Marylyn Mayo Internship project is to provide support for the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s forthcoming exhibition project, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art (currently scheduled to be presented in early 2021) and its accompanying publication.
This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a landmark project, which will present a crucial update to the story of contemporary Māori art, spanning seven generations from the 1950s to the present day. The Internship will make a significant contribution to the success of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art by assisting with meeting crucial timelines for the publication and exhibition.

Concentrating on the Toi Tū Toi Ora project, the Intern will support the Curator Māori Art to carry out essential tasks related to the exhibition, publication and contribute to conversations regarding the visitor engagement programme. 

This is a fixed term position for 3 months, either on a part time or full-time basis, to be undertaken between December 2019 and May 2020.

However, a longer part time arrangement may also be considered.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must submit a cover letter as part of your application outlining your suitability for the role; including any relevant experience and special interests. You also need to upload a copy of your curriculum vitae - including a list of academic or relevant courses undertaken, with results and qualifications.  

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Applications close Sunday 6th October at 11.59pm.

Regional Facilities Auckland is a CCO of Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Closing date: 
Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 11:45pm