June 21, 2015 - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery - Two newly created roles
June 21, 2015

Two newly created roles

Image courtesy of Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

Two newly created roles: Exhibitions and Collections Lead and Business Development Lead
Application deadline:
13 July 2015

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Devon St West and Queen St
New Plymouth 4342
Aotearoa/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).

We are looking to recruit dynamic curatorial and commercial professionals to help lead the institution into the future.

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. 

The newly created role of Business Development Lead is varied and exciting as it supports the art museum in the facilitation of arts, exhibitions and collections.  

You’ll lead the Customer Service and Retail Team (in the delivery of best-practice retail operations) as well as the Administration Team, assist the Director with funding partnerships, and work with key internal stakeholders to ensure the gallery delivers on event and venue rental.  

You will need an understanding, awareness and proven ability in managing client-facing communication and events, and liaising with stakeholders at all different levels. The successful candidate will be commercially minded and able to lead a team of passionate and dedicated individuals. Ideally, you will have a relevant tertiary qualification in a related field and experience in large organisations in a business development, marketing or communications type role.  

These are great opportunities to be part of a dynamic team that drives the development and exploration of contemporary art within New Zealand’s contemporary culture.  

Applications close on Monday 13 July. 

Click here to apply online.

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