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Waitaki District Council:Curator Visual Arts

Waitaki District Council:Curator Visual Arts

Waitaki District Council 20 Thames Street, Oamaru

Listed: 11 Mar 2024

Oamaru, Otago

Art Direction (Advertising, Arts & Media)

Government (Government & Defence)

Full time

Permanent Full Time

Do you have a passion for art and are looking for your next exciting challenge?

The Forrester Gallery has an excellent opportunity for a Curator Visual Arts to be part of, and contribute to, the development of the Waitaki District's growing art and culture community.

The Forrester Gallery is one of New Zealand's leading regional art museums, serving Oamaru and the wider Waitaki region and is administered by the Waitaki District Council. The Forrester Gallery operates from a recently refurbished Heritage New Zealand category 1 building.

About the role

In addition to maintaining a nationally renowned permanent collection, the Forrester Gallery presents a wide variety of locally sourced and nationally toured exhibitions. The position is a permanent full time role. The construction of an extension to the Gallery building is due to begin later this year so this is an excellent opportunity to join our team and contribute to this exciting project.

About You

We are looking for someone with experience in the curation and care of collections. A passion for art, attention to detail and the ability to think and write creatively are all essential attributes we are looking for.


We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, continuous professional development, and a friendly and dynamic work environment - not to mention the awesome team you will be working with right across Council. Get in touch to hear about our full range of staff benefits and inclusive approach to working.

Waitaki, we've got room for you

We're looking for people who are innovative, courageous and clever. This is a challenging time for local government - you certainly won't be bored and you'll find your work family are a bunch of cool humans.

Waitaki is increasingly diverse, and we reflect this by employing across a broad array of life experiences and backgrounds. Our staff come for the lifestyle and stay for the culture. We build local input into our decision making and place a high value on community feedback.

Our staff are a vibrant part of the community. We are small enough to take the time to listen, to meet face to face, be real.

Visit here to learn more about our beautiful region.

If this role sounds like you, then apply now!

Enquiries can be made to Chloe Searle, Director, Forrester Gallery, Waitaki Museum and Archive, 027 839 0423.

Applications close Friday 5 April 2024.

To apply for this job and to view the position description go to: https://waitakidistrictcouncil.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies & enter ref code: 6559688.