Curator Museum Exhibitions and Collections
The Waitaki Museum & Archive Te Whare Taoka o Waitaki is an active small museum, serving Ōamaru and the wider Waitaki region and is administered by the Waitaki District Council. The Museum building is currently being refurbished including new exhibition spaces and a refitted collection store due to be completed in 2022.
In addition to maintaining a significant permanent collection, the Waitaki Museum interprets its collection via permanent and temporary exhibitions, public programmes and other outreach activities.
We are looking for someone with experience in the curation of museum exhibitions and collections including written interpretation. A passion for history, attention to detail and the ability to think and write creatively are all essential attributes.
The position is full time, and the successful applicant will be fully involved in all aspects of museum operation. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of, and contribute to, the development of the Waitaki District's growing heritage and arts community.
A comprehensive range of benefits, continuous professional development, and a friendly and exciting work environment. Get in touch to hear about our full range of staff benefits.
Waitaki is one of New Zealand's most vibrant on-the-grow districts and home to great lakes, ski fields, cycle trails, epic tramping, fishing and hunting, surf beaches and so much more. Award-winning restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, Steampunk and Oamaru's fascinating Victorian Precinct will be at your doorstep, along with Aotearoa's longest national heartland cycleway (the Alps to Ocean) and the fabulous Waitaki Whitestone Geopark. In 2020 Oamaru was voted the most welcoming town in New Zealand by Bookings.com. Add to this affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic jams!
Enquiries can be made to Chloe Searle, Director, Forrester Gallery, Waitaki Museum and Archive, 027 839 0423.
Applications close Friday 10 December 2021
It is important for applicants to know that Waitaki District Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are inherent to ensuring the health and safety of our team and customers. This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may need to be completed by a fully vaccinated individual. We will update all shortlisted candidates as further information is available.