May 21, 2017 - Te Tuhi - Seeking Artistic Director
May 21, 2017

Te Tuhi

Jenny Gillam & Eugene Hansen with Adrian McCleland, At a distance of forty-two days, 2015. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Seeking Artistic Director
Full time, three year contract

Application deadline: May 29, 2017, 9am

Te Tuhi is one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art spaces and a leader in supporting experimental practice.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic arts professional with proven leadership and management skills, and significant curatorial experience. The Artistic Director leads the delivery of the exhibition programme for Te Tuhi.  Working alongside and reporting to the Executive Director, you will provide artistic direction and leadership to all aspects of Te Tuhi’s work.

You will curate and manage a minimum of twelve exhibitions a year, with at least half of the artworks exhibited being new commissions, sited both within the Te Tuhi premises in Pakuranga and throughout Auckland. The programme will maintain a balance of national and international artists, and will address relevant socio-political issues that will engage and inspire the public of Auckland. 

You will have proven curatorial ability and programming skills, along with excellent knowledge of contemporary art, internationally and nationally, and general knowledge of curatorial developments. You will respect and work with New Zealand's culturally diverse communities, understand our relationships in the Asia-Pacific region, and honour the Treaty of Waitangi as the nation's founding document. You will have proven budget development and management skills and be entrepreneurial, creative and resourceful with budget planning.

To apply for this role please download the full information pack from

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