• Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
  • Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010
  • Company: Auckland Council
  • aucklandartgallery.com

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is a cultural leader in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our purpose is to be a creative catalyst for art and ideas, offering transformational experiences that strengthen and enrich our communities. The Gallery's vision is to be the home of art for Auckland, its people and visitors to its internationally recognised award-winning building. Established in 1888, the Gallery holds a preeminent collection of New Zealand art and a significant collection of International art, and presents a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions, public engagement and outreach activities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Curator, International Art to join Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. The Curator, International Art contributes to the research, display and interpretation of the Auckland Art Gallery’s historical, modern and contemporary International art collections, including the Mackelvie Collection, and will work on the delivery of a major international programme of exhibitions and events.

Your key purpose will be to increase the awareness, understanding and enjoyment of works of art across the Gallery’s collection of historical, modern and contemporary International art through exhibitions, lectures, publications, symposia and digital initiatives. You will also work on incoming touring exhibitions of International art.

He kōrero mōu: About you
An experienced curator, you will have a track record of developing innovative exhibitions and working with artists. You will have strong international networks and experience in exhibition-making, publishing and collection development. While you will likely have stronger experience in either the historical to modern period, or the modern to contemporary period, you will be a flexible curator who can apply themselves to different projects and get up to speed, drawing on internal and external expertise as required. Strong relationship building skills are essential as you will work on team projects with a diverse range of people both within and outside of the organisation.

You will have:
-A post graduate qualification in Art History or related discipline, preferably at Master’s level
-Minimum of 5 years of recent curatorial experience, preferably in art museum context
-Extensive knowledge of art history and demonstrated experience working with living artists
-Excellent research, writing and communication skills with a record of publishing on International art
-Proven ability to provide the intellectual and creative direction required to develop, plan for and prepare exhibitions, including the selection and layout of works, negotiation of loans, preparation of texts and interpretative material
-Fluency in a second language is desirable
-Familiarity with a collection database (preferably Vernon)

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
If you have a keen interest in and knowledge of International art and are looking for an opportunity to work with professional colleagues at a challenging and exciting period of the Gallery's development, then look no further. This is an excellent opportunity for a curator building their career to gain experience at Aotearoa New Zealand's leading visual arts institution. This role comes with a permanent, full-time contract.

You will work standard business hours, though you will need to be available for weekend talks, evening events and projects as required, on a regular basis.

How to Apply
Please apply online and provide a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae and tell us why you’re interested in this opportunity.

For more information and a Position Description please click here.

Applications close 1159pm Friday 16th of September 2022.

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited 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.

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