• Christchurch Art Gallery
  • 312 Montreal St
  • Ōtautahi Chrsitchurch

We're looking for someone with a passion for contemporary art who is keen to develop their curatorial skills with a one-year fixed-term position at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

The Curatorial Assistant (Intern) will be a part of the curatorial team and gain practical experience working with a supervising curator towards a major exhibition of contemporary art to be held at the gallery in late 2023. In addition to exhibition research, development and delivery, you may also be a part of other curatorial projects, including working with the Christchurch Art Gallery collection. The position will involve working within a team environment and with artists, writing texts for the exhibition and any collateral publishing, developing conservation and art-handling knowledge, learning about exhibition design and public engagement.

The successful candidate will be seeking to build a career as a curator and have an excitement for new possibilities. You will be an excellent communicator, a flexible and inspiring thinker, capable and patient and take pride in attention to detail.


-Tertiary qualification in related field or equivalent experience;
-Demonstrated knowledge of local, national and international contemporary art and curatorial practice;
-Awareness of te ao Māori and the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
-Excellent administrative, planning, organisation, budgeting and time-management skills;
-Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; evidenced thoughtful, receptive and critical thinking; the capacity to communicate clearly and articulately for various audiences.


-Driver's licence
-Te reo Māori skills

Additional Recruitment Information:

-Hours: Full-time, fixed-term for 12 months
-Salary: $47,776 - $58,147
-For further info contact melanie.oliver@ccc.govt.nz

Feel like you don't meet every single requirement of the job description?

Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the Christchurch City Council, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.

Whilst staff working at the Christchurch City Council are not currently required to be vaccinated, applicants need to be aware that should the COVID-19 environment change, roles across the organisation will be assessed, and the requirement to be vaccinated may be reviewed.

To view the position description and apply please visit cccjobs.co.nz and search listing number 27278