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Creative Careers Consultant

Job details

Depot Artspace
22 Dec 2015
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Other


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.  

How to apply

Before applying, please email us for a position description.  If you remain interested, please provide your CV and a cover letter telling us why you consider you are the exceptional person for this position.

For further information or confidential discussion about this position please contact Lynn Lawton on 021 685737 lynn.lawton@depotartspace.co.nz

Written by

Lynn Lawton

10 Dec 2015