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Creative Employment Consultant

Job details

Depot Artspace - ArtsLab
25 Feb 2018
Work type
Full time employment, Part time employment
Work classification


The Depot ArtsLab Creative Employment Programme invites an exceptional person to join its team; a person with employment placement and career guidance skills, a community heart and who cares for people. ArtsLab has been running for 17 years supporting creative unemployed job seekers into employment. Artslab is a creative, innovative and effective professional development and career guidance service for the creative industries. 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 either recruitment, supported employment, career/employment guidance or a relevant role within the creative industries.

The ArtsLab Creative Employment 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 them with career guidance and employment transition support.
  • Help to develop and run workshops and carry out general programme administration.

Professional Skills Required

  • Ability to teach and direct clients through all job seeking processes
  • Ability to utilise 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 skills
  • Knowledge and interest in the creative industries
  • Work well in a team environment and have an understanding of community development
  • Microsoft Office - Word, Outlook, Excel (basic)

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 people and situations
  • Excellent organization, time management and administration skills
  • Able to work collaboratively and independently
  • Adaptable and flexible

The position could be for two part-time consultants or one full-time consultant based in Devonport, Auckland.

How to apply

To apply please provide your CV and a cover letter telling us why you are an exceptional person for this position.

Please apply at your earliest convenience as we will be interviewing shortlisted applicants before the closing date of 25th February.

For a position description, further information or confidential discussion about this position please contact Lynn Lawton on 09 963 2331 or 021685737 or email lynn.lawton@depotartspace.co.nz.



Written by

Lynn Lawton

13 Feb 2018