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Community Art Gallery Manager

Job details

Upstairs Art Gallery / Titirangi Community Arts Council
31 Aug 2015
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Visual Arts


Hours: 10:00 – 4:30 (24 hours per week / days negotiable - the gallery is open 7 days with the help of volunteers.)

The Upstairs Art Gallery is a small not-for-profit charity community art gallery based in Titirangi's historic Lopdell House in Waitakere, West Auckland. We open 12 exhibitions throughout the year covering all mediums, all artistic skills, all ages, and all community groups. (It is important to note that we are a separate organization from Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery which is also housed within the precinct. We operate independently with separate management, arts programmes, funders and sponsorship).

This position means you need to be able to do 'everything' ... you'll organise exhibitions, events, marketing, social media, advertising, fundraising, finances, managing a terrific team of volunteers, etc... 

So - if you are creative, have strong admin skills, a love of people and the arts, have great initiative, the ability to work unsupervised ... and you can start immediately.... read on …

We’re looking for:

 Essential Skills: (you will be asked to give examples of these skills applied in your previous work)

  • Strong people skills with the ability to build relationships with community, government bodies, volunteers, artists, tourists and visitors.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Shows initiative
  • Creative (for publicity and social media purposes)
  • Able to make decisions based on strong business acumen

NOTE: An arts background is useful not essential

Preference will be given to those who are able to assist in as many of the following functions as possible. (There is a volunteer workforce with an assortment of skills, to work alongside the successful applicant): Project Management, Sales, Public Relations, Networking, Curating, Advertising, Website Development / Management, Human Resources, Financial Management, Funding, Reporting, Maintenance, Meetings.

Salary will be discussed at time of interview, relevant to the applicant skills and experience. We are also open to considering fixed term contracts.

Applications close on Monday 31st August.

Apply in the first instance by email to: gallery@upstairs.org.nz, or by mail to : TCAC/Upstairs Art Gallery. Level 1, Lopdell House. 418 Titirangi Rd. Auckland.


Key skills

Strong people skills, Ability to work independently, Shows initiative, Creative, Strong business acumen.

How to apply

email: gallery@upstairs.org.nz

mail or by hand to: TCAC/Upstairs Art Gallery, Lopdell House, Level One. 418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi. 0604. Akl.

Written by

The Upstairs Gallery

25 Aug 2015

The Upstairs Gallery is a community gallery with a light and airy space and boutique shop. We promote not only our established members, but new artists fresh to the arts scene.