Curator - Art, MTG Hawke's Bay
Permanent position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekends or evenings.
MTG Hawke's Bay is an award-winning museum, home of the region's art, taonga and other treasures. The museum has an exciting programme of changing exhibitions and events and also incorporates a theatre and education programmes. We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Art Curator to join our curatorial team. This is an important position at MTG and we are looking for the right person to make it a success.
You will be tertiary qualified and have experience identifying, scoping and curating highly engaging visitor focused exhibitions and contributing to the overall development of exhibitions, public programmes and art collections. Working closely with the Director, curatorial team and exhibitions staff, you can be relied on to deliver content to project deadlines, are willing to help and support your colleagues and be a real team player with a strong ability to build positive relationships. The role is focused on using the museum's collection as the basis for most exhibitions with the opportunity to develop occasional contemporary art exhibitions.
If you are passionate about the development and delivery of engaging, innovative and creative exhibitions for our visitors, engaging with the community, and guiding the development of the art collection, we want to hear from you!
What you need to bring to this position:
- 3 years' relevant industry experience
- Proven experience in the development of relevant and engaging exhibitions
- Sound knowledge of New Zealand art and artists, both historical and contemporary
- Proven experience in creating successful engagement with a wide variety of individuals and groups including; artists, community groups, subject experts, industry colleagues
- Excellent written skills including experience in producing interpretative content, labels and catalogue essays
- Strong verbal communication skills including experience in delivering public presentations and tours
- Flexibility and proven ability to cope in a fast changing environment
- Good attention to detail and highly organised work practices, consistently meeting deadlines
- The ability to work under pressure coupled with strong multi-tasking skills
- Initiative and a positive solutions focused attitude
- Desire to help build and maintain a fun and highly productive work environment
Napier City Council is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.
Our preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which will include drug testing and a police check.