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Administration/Programmes Internship at The Arts Village

Job details

Rotorua Arts Village Trust
31 May 2018
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin, Visual Arts


Position Title: Internship - Special Projects Assistant - Colour the Night
Reporting to: Mary-Beth Acres (Director - The Arts Village)


For the purposes of this specific internship, those eligible to apply will need to be current students or recent (within the last 1-2 years) graduates of arts programmes at any tertiary provider.


We are looking for a Rotorua based arts student looking to get some meaningful experience in public programming and arts administration. The Rotorua Arts Village is calling for applicants from current students or recent (within the last 1-2 years) graduates of arts programmes at any tertiary provider.

The Arts Village is an arts-based non-profit community organisation in Rotorua; last year more than 23,350 people got involved in our spaces through workshops, classes, events and activities. We also had more than 300 local artists exhibiting their work on our walls across 20 exhibitions.

The aim of this internship is to provide a valuable opportunity for arts students to obtain meaningful work experience in the community arts sector. Our internship programme has been made possible with funding from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust and funding from the Rotorua Arts Village Trust.

This internship is a fully supported role for an independent worker. We will work with you to develop an idea into a small project to take place as part of Colour the Night 2018. You will work to develop the idea, plan the delivery and budget, see it come to life and evaluate how it goes. You will also work alongside our team to assist in the planning of the overall event which is led by our Community Engagement Coordinator.

This is a learning opportunity within an established team and you will be provided with all of the support you need to see this through from start to finish.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Creative
  • Detail oriented
  • Team-minded, open to constructive feedback, and forthcoming with their own ideas and suggestions
  • Personable with a positive attitude and cool head for responding to anything that might arise.
  • Able to work on set tasks unsupervised.
  • Have clear and concise communication skills both written and verbally.
  • Friendly phone manner and prompt and organised email communication skills.
  • Able to take direction, and follow-up on tasks promptly.
  • Able to work empathetically with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Able to work within a multi-cultural environment.
  • Computer literacy skills in word processing, using spreadsheets and working with images are essential. 
  • Knowledge of Mac Computer Systems, Adobe Photoshop/Indesign and Squarespace would be beneficial to this role. Training will be provided in all of our systems to the successful applicant.
  • Digital literacy and knowledge of how to use Facebook, and other social media applications including Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram would also be an advantage.

The Way We Work:

Our team is small, positive and often work together to hustle and get things done. The Arts Village is a unique and rewarding environment, with staff often working alongside the rest of our team, artists and other community members to develop projects.

Timeframe & Remuneration

The internship will consist of a fixed term contract for 30-40 hours of work to be completed during 11th June and 12th July. The hours of work are flexible and will be scheduled to suit the selected candidates schedule, remuneration will be $16.50 per hour.

How to apply

To apply please send a brief CV (Max 2 pages) including two referees, and a cover letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for this internship. Applications close at 4pm on Thursday, 31st May and interviews will take place on 5th June 2018.

Applications or any questions to be sent to:

Mary-Beth Acres (Director)
P: 07 343 7108
The Arts Village - 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, Aotearoa. 

Written by

The Arts Village

18 May 2018

The Arts Village is a non-profit arts-based community centre.  OUR VISION is for Rotorua to be a vibrant, creative community, where art makes life good. OUR MISSION is to actively work OF, BY, and FOR our community: