kznsa gallery


5 February 2023

Opportunity Description

KZNSA Gallery in Durban is looking for a Curator to join the team. The Curator works closely with the Director and the Exhibition sub-committee to manage the gallery on the ground. We are looking for a candidate that has relevant art, curatorial and administrative experience, communicates well and is adaptable to a dynamic environment.

Salary: Dependent on experience, mid-level position

Job Type: permanent with 3 months’ probation

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 08h00 – 17h00, Saturday 09.00 – 16h00, with overtime for exhibition openings and when needed

Location: Durban, South Africa

Closing date for applications: 5 Feb 2023

The role

  • Develop concepts for exhibitions and the exhibitions programme
  • Manage the exhibition calendar including ad hoc events in the gallery
  • Manage the day-to-day operations, administration and staff at the gallery
  • Build relationships with artists, and consign their work for the online gallery
  • Manage a database of collectors, engaging them and keeping them informed of work for sale
  • Manage all contractual agreements including artists’ contracts, exhibition service providers, etc.
  • Manage logistics for gallery operations – installations, shipping, artwork storage, materials, etc. – plus related paperwork – condition reports, delivery and collection notes, loan agreements
  • Oversee maintenance of gallery facilities and exhibition equipment
  • Programming and operations of the KZNSA LAB / education programme
  • Overseeing all publicity and marketing for the gallery
  • Manage participation in art fairs, and oversee logistics and inputs for these
  • Write funding proposals and oversee fundraising initiatives
  • Growing KZNSA’s national and international profile


  • Postgraduate degree in Visual Art, curating or History of Art
  • Experience in gallery administration
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign preferred
  • Social media and web content management experience essential
  • Collaborative approach to teamwork
  • Excellent interpersonal skills when engaging with visitors, artists and collectors
  • Driver’s license, own vehicle preferred

How to Apply

To apply send a CV, one page motivation and a sample of writing to ashaw@kznsagallery.co.za