Senior curator


Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū – one of New Zealand's foremost galleries, widely regarded for its innovative and engaging exhibition programme – is seeking a senior curator.

Christchurch Art Gallery is one of the most significant institutions within New Zealand's network of galleries and museums. Its exhibitions and publications have won numerous national and international awards.

The City of Christchurch is well on the way to full recovery following a series of earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. Christchurch Art Gallery has been closed since February 2011, and is now looking to develop an outstanding programme of exhibitions ready for reopening in 2015. This is a critical moment in the Gallery's history, and an exciting time to become part of a dynamic and talented team.

Reporting directly to the deputy director, the senior curator will research, develop and deliver innovative and scholarly exhibitions that engage with current national and international ideas and practices in art and contemporary culture, and have high audience appeal.

The senior curator will bring a strong curatorial vision and help lead and mentor other members of the Gallery's curatorial team to ensure that Christchurch Art Gallery remains positioned at the leading edge of audience-oriented interpretation, curatorial practice and collection development.

The successful candidate will be recognised as an expert in their chosen field of interest. As senior curator you will have an impressive track record in the development of high quality exhibitions and an extensive record in published art writing and the publication of exhibition catalogues and related books.

We are pleased to invite applications for this key gallery position from self-motivated candidates who have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a team environment.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and referee details.

Christchurch Art Gallery is a unit of Christchurch City Council.

Additional recruitment information:
Salary: Will be negotiated with the successful applicant
Hours of work: Permanent, Full-time position

Vacancy posted on: Monday 27 January 2014
Applications close on: Sunday 2 March 2014

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You can apply online here.