Awards Convenor (Part-time, fixed-term)
Are you a great organiser who loves making things happen?
Museums Aotearoa is the membership organisation for Aotearoa New Zealand’s museums and art galleries, with around 200 member institutions, reaching over 1500 individuals. We are a small and nimble professional association dedicated to supporting our nation’s museums and art galleries to thrive. Our activities include advocacy on behalf of the sector; the provision of publications, advice and professional development opportunities for members; and coordinating data gathering, research, networking events and an annual conference.
We’re looking for a great organiser to come on board for a few months to organise and deliver our 2019 Awards programme. Building on well-established practices and working alongside our permanent staff, you will manage all aspects of the awards – from call for applications, through judging, to organising the celebration event in May 2019.
We are looking for someone who:
- Has a background in events, membership organisations, or museums and galleries
- Demonstrates good judgement, the ability to work independently, attention to detail and initiative
- Can liaise sensitively, confidentially and reliably with applicants and judging panels
- Will be available flexible hours from February through to May
In return, we offer a great opportunity to work across the museum sector and our stakeholders nationally, a friendly team with dedicated colleagues, and the opportunity to attend the MA19 conference after the awards event.
Our office is based in our Tory Street office, Wellington, and the 2019 awards event will be in Wellington. Much of the work could be performed remotely by a candidate with good connections and knowledge of the sector. This is a part-time short-term role of approximately 60 hours til the end of May, with flexibility around when hours are worked, subject to awards and conference deadlines.
Check out the Job Description for more details.