Arts Adviser: Craft/Object and Visual Arts

Job details

Creative New Zealand
14 Dec 2012
Auckland, Wellington
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Visual Arts, Management & Admin


Fixed Term – Parental Leave Cover

Do you want to be part of a creative and dynamic organisation and have the chance to make an impact on the Craft sector in New Zealand? This position is fixed term to cover a parental leave period commencing in March 2013.

As a member of the Arts Funding Team, you will be responsible for providing support and advice to individual artists, arts organisations and stakeholders about funding, the assessment of applications, and other support available through Creative New Zealand.

The role has a specific artform responsibility for Craft/Object Art, and also supports the Visual Arts portfolio.

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • a relevant qualification or relevant industry experience
  • well developed oral and written communication skills
  • good financial skills including an understanding of financial reporting and budgeting
  • an ability to manage and evaluate programmes
  • project management skills
  • proven stakeholder relationship skills
  • a commitment to the principles of the Treaty or Waitangi

The role can be based in Wellington or Auckland and reports to the Senior Arts Adviser, Visual Arts.

Some travel may be required to engage with customers and stakeholders across New Zealand and you will need to be available to attend functions in the evenings.

E ngā mātā waka o te motu, e ngā karangatanga maha, te iti me te rahi tēnā koutou katoa, he karere he panui tenei e pa ana ki etahi tunga hou is Toi Aotearoa mo te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai i roto i te ao Toi.

Creative New Zealand (the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa) is the national arts development organisation, promoting and supporting the arts and artists in New Zealand.

Creative New Zealand is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust with a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. 

Key skills

You must have a relevant qualification or relevant industry experience, well developed oral and written communication skills, good financial skills, project management skills

How to apply

Please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae to For a full job description please visit our website:

Applications close at midday on 14 December 2012.

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Creative New Zealand

3 Dec 2012

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