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New Zealand at Venice 2017 - Exhibition Attendants

Creative New Zealand is seeking Exhibition Attendants to assist with the supervision and promotion of the New Zealand exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2017. The assignments will be for periods of approximately six weeks between May and November 2017.

 Lisa Reihana is the New Zealand artist who has been selected to participate.

Candidates must have:

  • A good knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual arts and culture of Aotearoa/New Zealand and in particular an interest in Lisa Reihana’s practice.
  • A high level of proficiency in operating digital display systems and associated technologies
  • Understanding of the cultural identity of Aotearoa/New Zealand, in particular an understanding of Māori and Pasifika customary concepts and heritage practice
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to provide information clearly and accurately
  • Experience in undertaking condition reporting and exhibition maintenance.
  • A high degree of independence, professionalism and initiative.
  • A current passport.

A degree of fluency in Italian would be an advantage, but is not a pre-requisite.

While these positions are unpaid and Attendants are required to fund their own daily living expenses we offer:

  • return economy airfare from your closest major New Zealand airport to Venice, Italy
  • accommodation in a shared apartment , and
  • training prior to departure and support while in Venice.

You will be required to undertake a full-time role. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 6pm.

Read the full position description (pdf 430KB)

To apply please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@creativenz.govt.nz

Applications close at midday, Friday 28 October 2016.

E ngā mātā waka o te motu, e ngā karangatanga maha, te iti me te rahi  tēnā koutou katoa, he karere he panui tenei e pa ana ki etahi tunga hou is Toi Aotearoa mo te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai i roto i te ao Toi.

Creative New Zealand (the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa) is the national arts development organisation, supporting, promoting and advocating for the arts and artists in New Zealand.  Creative New Zealand receives funding from the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board and directly from the Government through Vote: Culture and Heritage.

Creative New Zealand is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust with a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.  

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