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Kaitiaki Taonga

Curators research, develop, exhibit and maintain collections for museums, art galleries and artists.


Curators at regional museums usually earn

$55K-$65K per year

Senior curators at larger museums usually earn

$65K-$95K per year

Source: Museums Aotearoa, 2018.

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Chances of getting a job as a curator are poor due to low turnover and the small size of the occupation.
Curatorial intern Jess Adlam stands in front of a wall of paintings on a framework

Curators are responsible for collections and how they are displayed in art galleries and museums (Photo: The Central Art Gallery Christchurch)

Last updated 1 October 2018