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Creative New Zealand is the national arts development organisation, supporting, promoting and advocating for the arts and artists in New Zealand.  We receive funding from the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board and directly from the Government through Vote: Culture and Heritage.

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NZ at Venice 2015 - 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 2015. The assignments will be for periods of approximately six weeks between May and November 2015.

Simon Denny 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 Simon Denny’s 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 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 job description (doc 243KB)

To apply please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae to

Applications close at midday, Wednesday 7 January 2015.

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