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Part-Time Gallery Administrator

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Job details

Blue Oyster Art Project Space
27 Feb 2015
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Visual Arts, Literature & Publishing, Management & Admin


As a stepping-stone into arts administration, this role will provide opportunities to learn and experience all aspects of gallery practice within a contemporary and experimental project space environment.

Position: Gallery Administrator
1 Year Fixed Term: 24 hours (3 days per week)
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, including some evenings and weekends (openings, board meetings and events)
Location: 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin
Reporting to: The Director
Remuneration: $16 per hour

Based in Dunedin, Blue Oyster Art Project Space exists to enable emerging and experimental artists, writers and curators to work free from commercial restraints. For 15 years our organisation has aimed to broaden engagement with contemporary art by providing a diverse and energetic forum for critical dialogue around a yearly programme of exhibitions, projects, events and publications. We are supported by Creative New Zealand and the Dunedin City Council, along with a range of other sponsors, funders, patrons and supporters in and around the Dunedin community.

The Gallery Administrator is responsible for assisting the Director in realising the strategic vision and goals for the gallery and for enabling individual artists to generate high quality and critically engaging projects. This role would suit someone who has an education in the arts and is interested in pursuing a career in contemporary art. Working in a gallery or similar environment with a range of artists, writers, curators and the public, the role centrally provides opportunities to use and gain new skills in the running and administration of the gallery, with room to develop and extend on your own interests alongside these main tasks.

To obtain a full position description, visit www.blueoyster.org.nz/get-involved (scroll to bottom)

Application Deadline: 5pm Friday 27 February 2015
Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted

We endeavor to shortlist, conduct interviews in person and via Skype, completing the recruitment process by mid-March.

Ideal start date (negotiable): Monday 23 March 2015

To apply please email the Director with a cover letter and CV that includes the contact details of two referees to: director@blueoyster.org.nz

Key skills

communication, artist hosting, marketing, promotions, art writing, public speaking, typing, mac platforms, accounting, xero

How to apply

Chloe Geoghegan director@blueoyster.org.nz 03 479 0197

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Blue Oyster Art Project Space

11 Feb 2015

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