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Pour information :

Offre d'emploi
Curator, Len Lye Collection
Closing Date for Applications: 26 November 2004.

The Curator is responsible for all aspects of the care and use of the
Len Lye Collection, housed at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, in New
Plymouth, New Zealand. The position will also include significant
responsibility for the origination, organisation and direction of
exhibitions and planning for permanent display of the collection and the
film work of Len Lye. The position is permanent and fulltime.

Len Lye (1901- 1980) was a pioneer film maker and kinetic artist of
international standing. His films are recognised as groundbreaking work
in animation and his kinetic sculptures have been exhibited and bought
by major institutions in the United States and Europe. Just before his
death in 1980 Lye bequeathed his collection to the people of his native
New Zealand.

The Len Lye collection is held in trust by the Len Lye Foundation, in
partnership with the New Plymouth District Council, at the
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. The Gallery was founded in 1969, with the
deed of funds by a member of the community, Monica Brewster (nee
Govett). The Govett-Brewster is the leading New Zealand contemporary art
museum with an international exhibition programme focused on art from
the Pacific Rim.

- Accession, catalogue and rehouse the collection consisting of Len
Lye's kinetic sculpture, paintings, photographs and works on paper and
his studio collection and extensive archive.
- Establish and implement registration and transport procedures for
control of the collection and to provide access for research and
exhibition loans.
- Maintain relationships with key Lye scholars, institutions with Lye
interests and curators to provide research access and logistical support
to projects.
- Contribute research, access support and advice to the project for
permanent display of the collection and Lye's film works (held at the
New Zealand Film Archive).
- Undertake original Lye research and contribute to international
scholarship on Lye.
- Develop the Lye related resources at the Gallery.
- Direct publication projects associated with the collection.
- Deal with enquiries about the collection and Lye's film works.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and training: Advanced degree in art history with an emphasis
on experimental film and/or kinetic art practice in the early 20th
century, preferably including a strong knowledge of Len Lye
Work Experience: Five years experience in curatorial work associated
with a museum collection
Skills and Abilities: Excellent writing skills, collection management
skills, project management skills. Demonstrated creativity and
innovation in interpretation and presentation of artworks.

Working Conditions:
Physical Demands: Ability to lift 25 kgs
Special Environmental Factors: Isolated working space in collection

Closing Date for Applications: 26 November 2004.
Application Process: Please contact Human Resources at the New Plymouth
District Council for an application form, the full job description and
information about the terms of employment. 
Contacts: carolm@npdc.govt.nz ,
ph +64 6 759 6060. 
New Plymouth District Council Private Bag 2025, 
New Plymouth 
New Zealand.

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