Assistant Curator/Administrator
(8 months fixed term 0.8-1.0 FTE negotiable) 

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Curator/Administrator to join our small team for eight months.

Invercargill Public Art Gallery is soon to be operating from our new collaborative transitional art and museum space with the Southland Museum and Art Gallery at 42 Kelvin Street. From this new home, we will run an exciting, innovative and diverse exhibition calendar. The successful applicant will play a key role in supporting the curatorial team and management in all operations.

As Assistant Curator/Administrator you will need to be adaptable and proficient in a multitude of gallery-based tasks, including assisting with the curation and installation of exhibitions, as well as art handling/packing. You will also be primarily responsible for IPAG’s day to day administrative tasks, as well as assisting with public programming, meeting and greeting visitors to the space and liaising with artists and stakeholders.

An undergraduate degree in Fine Art, Art History or a relevant field is essential, with a PGDip in Museum and Heritage Studies advantageous. Sound knowledge of the New Zealand art scene and confidence in communicating this to the public both in written and verbal form is also a must.

If you would like to work in this creative environment and have a passion for arts and culture, then we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter to Sarah Brown, Manager/Curator by:

email to

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Applications close on the 15 January 2020