Creative Careers Consultant
The position is on the Depot ArtsLab programme which is a creative, innovative and effective professional development and career guidance service for creative industry professionals across all sectors. See here for more info about Artslab. This role can range from guiding a seasoned graphic designer with their job seeking strategy to assisting a recent grad to write their first CV to helping someone with long-term unemployment to find suitable and realistic employment options.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in recruitment, supported employment, career/employment guidance or a relevant role within the creative industries.
The ArtsLab Creative Careers Consultant will work within our team to:
- Assist creative industry professionals to develop resources and skills for successful job applications and business development.
- Identify and implement steps to facilitate the development of artists’ creative practices and provide career guidance and employment transition support.
- Help to develop and run workshops and carry out general programme administration.
- Work with us to develop a professional consulting service.
Professional Skills Required
- Ability to teach and direct clients through all job seeking and business development processes.
- Ability to utilize and communicate a range of job seeking strategies.
- Strong job interview guidance skills
- Report writing and literacy
- Career/vocational guidance and mentoring
- Interpersonal, public relations and communication
- Knowledge and interest in the creative industries
- Work in a team environment and have an understanding of community development.
- Microsoft Office - Word, Outlook, Excel (basic) and internet
Personal Skills Required
- Warm, engaging and professional
- Interest in the arts and in participating in The Depot’s activities
- Work with genuine care and understanding of our client’s needs and circumstances
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to modify communication style for different situations.
- Excellent organisation, time management and administration skills
- Able to work collaboratively and independently
- Adaptable and flexible
The position is full time 37.5 hours a week based in Devonport, Auckland.