Senior Curator, Art – AWMM
|Closing date:||August 27, 2018|
|Institution:||Auckland War Memorial Museum|
|Salary:||$98,055 - $ 105,967 plus 15.4% superannuation|
|Employment status:||Ongoing full-time|
|Contact name:||Laura Webster, 02 6243 4332|
The Senior Curator of Art needs to possess a strong curatorial vision, art historical knowledge and project management skills. The Senior Curator will develop, research and interpret the Memorial’s art collection through a range of major commissions, digital programming, partnerships, exhibitions and a wide range of other public engagement initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Art, the Senior Curator leads a team of Curators and Assistant Curators, contributes to strategic planning, manages budgets and represents the Memorial to high-level stakeholders.
- Ensure high levels of public engagement with the Memorial’s art collection by proposing, delivering and advising on exhibitions and digital programming; researching and delivering a range of interpretive materials including articles, essays, floor-talks, conference papers and other public presentations; co-ordinating responses to public enquiries and facilitating research access.
- Advise on and project manage major contemporary art commissions across a range of programs, including the Official War Art Scheme and the Memorial’s Sculpture Garden, as well as recommending further commissions to meet exhibition, general acquisition and commemorative requirements.
- Provide leadership and mentoring to a team of Curators and Assistant Curators.
- Work closely and collaboratively with other collection areas (e.g. Photography, Film, Artefacts, the Archive) and internal departments (e.g. Education, Events, Military History).
- Actively research, identify and negotiate acquisitions in line with the Memorial’s Collection Development Plan.
- Maintain strong familiarity with developments in contemporary Australian art by attending exhibitions, visiting artists’ studios and keeping up to date with relevant industry publications.
- Develop and maintain strong networks in the Australian art world, including among artists, academics, dealers, and other curators.
- Contribute to strategic planning, including development of budgets, workload, business plans, and the Collection Development Policy and Strategy. This includes preparation of high level documents, reports and correspondence.
- Represent the Memorial to high-level stakeholders, including donors as well as government, defence and diplomatic representatives.
- Implement and oversee best practice collection development, documentation and management.
- Perform functions and exercise responsibility in regards workplace health and safety, procurement, and team development in accordance with Memorial policies and procedures.
- Some out of hours work and inter-state travel will be required.
The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.
For more more information or to apply visit the AWMM website.
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