He angitūtanga: The opportunity
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 opportunity has arisen for a part-time Curatorial Assistant to support the Head of Curatorial and Programmes in the successful running of Auckland Art Gallery’s Curatorial department.

He kōrero mōu: About you
Passionate about art and artists, you will have excellent administrative and organisational skills. You will be comfortable working in a support role to a senior executive and will thrive working in a dynamic, hard-working and creative environment. Calm under pressure, you will be flexible, well-organised and a great communicator. 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 take pride in demonstrating professional integrity and maintaining confidentiality.

You will have:
-A graduate qualification in Art History or related discipline
-Experience working in a support role to curators or academics as an intern or research assistant is desirable
-Experience working collaboratively in a team environment
-Experience keeping detailed records, including minute taking and report writing
-Experience using collection management software (preferably Vernon CMS) is desirable
-Experience in using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
If you have a keen interest in New Zealand and 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 someone building their career to gain experience at Aotearoa New Zealand's leading visual arts institution. This role comes with a fixed-term, part-time contract (20 hours per week until 30 June 2023).

You will work standard business hours, although you may be required to work on evenings or weekends on an occasional basis to support events.

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 email aimee.johnson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Applications close at 1159pm on Friday 9 September 2022 and interviews will likely be scheduled in the third week of September.

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.

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.