Job opportunity – Exhibitions and Collections Lead, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand
On 25 July, a greatly expanded Govett-Brewster Art Gallery will be relaunched with the addition of the Len Lye Centre. The new mirror-finished building is the repository of the works, archive and spirit of Len Lye. Its expansive exhibition spaces, archive room, education studio and dedicated 62-seat cinema will give the Govett-Brewster the means to truly research, exhibit and disseminate the unique work and vision of Len Lye (1901–80).
In the newly created role of Exhibitions and Collections Lead, you’ll support the delivery and facilitation of art, exhibitions and collections.
Working with the Director and Len Lye Curator, you will develop the museum’s programme of exhibitions, publications, screening programmes, performances and talks. You will be responsible for initiating, curating and delivering exhibitions of excellence and a strong, original, insightful curatorial vision is sought. This role requires you to be articulate—through your writing and public talks—about the ideas and issues that inform contemporary practice. Your contribution will be significant to the development of the Govett-Brewster’s audience engagement programmes, offering guidance and building on the successes to date.
The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Art History or Curating with at least ten years’ experience working in art institutions, with museum experience preferred. You will also have had successful experience in leading a team of people and a published record of writing, editing and art direction.
Applications close on Monday 13 July.
Click here to apply online.