Kaitiaki Taonga

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


Curators at regional museums earn

$50K-$65K per year

Senior curators at larger museums earn

$70K-$95K per year

Source: Museums Aotearoa.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a curator are poor for those wanting to enter the role, and average for those with experience.
Abby Cunnane bending over and looking at part of a large picture in an art gallery

Curators need to understand the artworks they display and how the artist meant them to be exhibited

Last updated 1 June 2017