November 17, 2015 - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery - Exhibitions and Collections Lead
November 17, 2015

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Courtesy Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

Exhibitions and Collections Lead

Application deadline: November 30, 2015

On July 25, a greatly expanded Govett-Brewster Art Gallery 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 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 a dynamic curatorial professional 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, Simon Rees, and Len Lye Curator, Paul Brobbel, 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, demonstrating a strong, original, insightful curatorial vision. This role requires you to be articulate—through your writing and public talks—about the ideas and issues that inform contemporary art. 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. 

This role will require enduring stakeholder engagement and ensuring that there are effective links between educators and curators, as well as maintaining a strong focus on best practice in collections, handling, and conservation, and managing our programme of data and digitization. In addition, there will be a requirement to lead the delivery of exhibition specific publications, including writing, editing and art direction.

The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Art History or Curating with at least 10 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.

This role will appeal to a senior exhibitions and public programming professional who wants to be part of a dynamic team that drives the development and exploration of contemporary art within New Zealand’s contemporary culture.

About New Plymouth, New Zealand
Perched between the legendary 2518-meter peak of Mount Taranaki and the sparkling Tasman Sea, the coastal city of New Plymouth is a lively and liveable city with a spectacular natural playground at its doorstep and a rich heritage in its past.

With a population of over 74,000, New Plymouth offers dozens of parks, more than 60 walkways and 13 official beaches—a good indication of the emphasis the city places on lifestyle—and recently shattered the New Zealand record for sunshine hours in a single month.

The city’s residents are fueled by an ever-increasing menu of cool cafes, an events calendar as diverse as it is dynamic, and an enviable array of civic amenities that spans the stunning new Len Lye Centre and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery to the similarly impressive 13km Coastal Walkway that traces the city’s surf coast.

If you have any questions, please contact our HR Team at T +64 6 759 6060 or hr [​at​]

Applications close on November 30.
Apply here.

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