Careers in Heritage

Ever thought about working in a museum or art gallery? Do you love old books or buildings, but aren’t
sure what careers might allow you to follow your interests? This FREE event for Year 10-13 students
will introduce you to the many and varied careers in heritage, arts and culture. Guest speakers from
across the sector will discuss their jobs, and let you know what skills or qualifications you would need
to do the same work. A light afternoon tea will be served, and there will be opportunities to mingle
with the speakers and ask questions.
• Victoria Bliss, Christchurch City Council Heritage Team
• Robyn Burgess, Senior Heritage Assessment Advisor, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
• Helen Brown, Senior Researcher Archives, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
• Damian Cairns, Special Collections Librarian, University of Canterbury Library
• Terri Elder, Curator, University of Canterbury Teece Museum
• Emily Fryer, Conservator, Emily Fryer Conservation Ltd
• Trevor Hall, Exhibition Designer, University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts
• Clare Kelly, Heritage Architect
• Nicholas Priddie & Michael Purdie, Visitor Hosts, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
• Joanna Szczepanski, Associate Curator Human History, Canterbury Museum
• Katharine Watson, Archaeologist, Christchurch Archaeology

Entry is free. Registrations are required. Bookings can be made for school groups or for individual
students. Book via Eventbrite or by phone / email:
• Terri Elder, Curator, Teece Museum, 03-3695025,
• Mikaela O’Neil, Administrator,

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