Arts & Events Coordinator

Lopdell House Gallery, Off-Site @ New Lynn

Job details

Lopdell House Gallery
10 Dec 2012
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


Fixed Term Contract – one year with possible extension

Hours: Full time (with out of office hours expected). Job-share will be considered.

The Opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and passionate Arts and Events Coordinator to join the team at Lopdell House Gallery Off-Site@New Lynn.

With the intention of adding a new vibrancy to the community in New Lynn and West Auckland, as well as further afield, the Arts and Events Coordinator will work closely with business communities, local boards, community groups and other institutions to ramp up the region’s creative dynamic.

The Arts and Events Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the development as well as the day-to-day management of our arts programme, this will include

  • Pop-up events and exhibitions
  • Window displays
  • Curatorial duties

While we operate without a gallery, a full programme of inventive, stimulating and engaging events, pop-up exhibitions and window displays is to be developed by the post-holder. The programme will be forward looking and continually updated and refreshed so that there are always future events in the pipeline.

The post-holder will ensure the projects and overall programme are being delivered on time and to budget, in line with the requirements in funding agreements. Ideally the post-holder will have previous experience of participating in and delivering public sector funded projects/ programmes. The post-holder will inspire the team to generate new ideas, spot synergies and partnership and media opportunities. Naturally we expect sophisticated use of social media as well as appropriate new media skills and a formal qualification in the arts is desirable.

Can you champion creative talent and raise the profile of the Gallery?
Are you a visionary and a strategic thinker, with creative aptitude and the ability to think laterally?
Are you informed and respectful of New Zealand art and completely engaged with all its creative and cultural diversity?

If you think you have what it takes and would be excited to be part of a small, flexible, growing team, please submit your CV with an application form to or post to Lesley Smith, Lopdell House Gallery, 5 Totara Avenue New Lynn. Visit our website to download an application form

The closing date for expressions of interest is 9am, Monday 10 December 2012.

Interviews will be held on Monday 17 December 2012.

Key skills

Experience of delivering arts activities

Experience of project management in community arts

A passion for creativity and engaging people in the arts

How to apply

Email application form to

or post to Lesley Smith, Lopdell House Gallery, 5 Totara Avenue New Lynn.

Written by

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

23 Nov 2012

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