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Community and Placemaking Project Manager

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Job details

Fresh Concept
15 Feb 2019
Work type
Part time employment, Contract
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin



He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Fresh Concept is an Auckland-based company that specialises in creative solutions and treatments of space through design, installation and placemaking.


We are currently seeking an experienced project manager to join our creative team.


You will be required to coordinate the development of an inclusive series of temporary activations in an outdoor public space, with a strong focus on a community-led approach. This involves coordinating and liaising with a wide variety of community and public stakeholders.


The project manager will be working with people in trialling small-scale, short-term, ideas – and looking for ways to ‘up-scale’ the successful temporary ideas into the permanent development.


The aim is to engage locals in designing, delivering and running some of the facilities they have asked for. These explorations that emerge from the public will influence the design and operation of the future permanent public square, and help ensure the whole development is a good fit with the community. The whole development is committed to sustainability and growing a sense of community.


Placemaking is a fundamental tool in creating healthy, connected and thriving urban environments, recognising public space as civic assets that can serve as common meeting grounds and contribute to the creation of healthy, resilient cities that people want to live in. This is at the heart of this project.

He kōrero mōu: About you


To be considered for this opportunity, you need to demonstrate:

  • Sound experience in community programme coordination and event delivery

  • Experience in several of the following areas: public participation planning and/or policy, activation production, community development, community-led project management, public programming, event coordination, community engagement

  • Understanding and interest for  :

    • Nga uara (Māori values)  

    • Sustainability

    • Making Auckland a better place

  • A passion for community engagement


You are at ease to connect, create and communicate with many stakeholders including community and Council representatives. You understand the differing perspectives and priorities of each.


Your love for people equals your rigour and efficiency. You are able to navigate office/admin work as well as on-site direct interactions with a diverse range of communities. You are able to deliver a range of projects on time and on budget. You are organised, personable, detail-oriented and able to pull together and motivate a variety of people to complete a variety of tasks to move the project forward.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

25 hours average a week to the end of June. Available to start before the 1st of March. The position allows and requests some flexibility.


Use your passion for the community along with your public programming finesse and apply today if this opportunity sounds like you.


How to apply

Send application (CV and cover letter) or any questions to: info@freshconcept.co.nz

Applications close February 15 2019


Written by

Fresh Concept

31 Jan 2019