Public Programming / Social History Curator

Are you passionate about the history of Murihiku? Are you keen to act as a conduit between our community and their artistic and cultural heritage?

He Waka Tuia is Invercargill’s collaborative exhibition space funded by Invercargill City Council for the Invercargill Public Art Gallery (IPAG) and the Southland Museum and Art Gallery (SMAG). Managed by IPAG, we are looking for an upbeat and passionate Public Programming/Social History Curator to join our small, energetic team.

Our Public Programming/Social History Curator will have two distinct responsibilities. They will work alongside the IPAG Visual Arts Curator to plan and implement an exhibition calendar that balances the rich art and artefact collections of IPAG and SMAG. As such, a key interest and understanding of the Murihiku and its history is essential to this role.

In addition, our Public Programming/Social History Curator will also be tasked with connecting the community to the exhibitions, through the implementation and delivery of an innovative public programming calendar. A key part of this multi-faceted role is communication, and the ideal candidate must be able to articulate themselves clearly and confidently through both written and spoken word. The proven ability to disseminate and explain information to a variety of audiences is a must.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of tikanga māori and how the Te Tiriti o Waitangi relates to museum practise in Aotearoa.

If you think this sounds like you, would love to hear from you.

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Applications close on May 3 2022

Please send your CV and a cover letter to:

Sarah Brown

Invercargill Public Art Gallery