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This is a rare opportunity to join Te Papa’s art curatorial team.

You will work closely with others in the organisation to:

  • provide curatorial leadership for modern art (1920-1980) research, exhibitions, publications, collection development and programmes.
  • maintain strong relationships with key modern art stakeholders in particular curators, dealers, collectors and benefactors
  • provide stewardship for the modern art collection as a key decision maker for the ongoing care, documentation and use of this collection

This is a busy and exciting time for the Art Team as they look to capitalise on the successful launch of the large new Toi Art galleries in 2018 with a new art strategy and high audience visitation.

The ideal person for this position will have:

  • Relevant post graduate qualification (PhD or equivalent competency and experience)
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a curatorial role
  • Deep understanding of curatorial practices and museum ethics
  • Experience developing and managing a collection of national significance
  • Experience curating high quality art exhibitions
  • Well-developed network of dealers, curators, collectors and other museum professionals preferably within New Zealand
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills with experience speaking to the public and media
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write appropriately for different channels and a variety of target audiences
  • Outstanding ability to facilitate and bring people together to work effectively
  • Research experience and expertise in modern art preferably within New Zealand

To apply, please provide a cover letter describing how your skills, background and experience are fit with this role and a copy of your CV outlining relevant work experience.

Applicants can apply here.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.