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Manager Arts & Culture Programme Planning

Job details

Auckland Council
11 Mar 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Culture & Heritage, Management & Admin


  • Lead a team of creatives to ensure the Arts and Culture programme is delivered
  • Coaching and facilitating teams with an emphasis on learning by doing
  • Create and maintain authentic relationships with stakeholders
  • Permanent, full time position within an innovative/creative team in central Auckland

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your project management experience in support of Auckland Council’s arts and culture work programme.

Working as part of the Arts, Community and Events department you will ensure all requirements for projects are appropriately scoped, planned, costed, and delivered. You will work closely with the Head of Creative Strategy and a range of internal and external stakeholders, operational staff and contractors.

Join the team that drives arts and culture activities across the region. Working with dedicated, like-minded professionals you will demonstrate your programme management abilities and apply project management systems to problem-solve and plan creative projects – ranging from community to regional in scale including cross council family initiatives.

Your experience in planning projects has equipped you with exceptional skills in resource management, procurement, budgeting, communications and collaborative teamwork. The ideal candidate will be skilled in line management and be able to provide guidance to curators and events and festival programmers on how to support their creative ideas through robust project management.

Although an understanding of the arts and culture sector is useful, it is not necessary or a pre-requisite for this role.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Naturally, you will be a programme planning and project management guru having experience working in a large complex environment. Finance, budget, procurement, contract management, negotiation, management of contracts and service agreements will be obvious skills you would have being an experience professional in this area. It would be nice to have if you had experience in the creative sector, if you don’t you must at least have an interest in this area and be able to learn and adopt to work in this space.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team who are responsible for integrating arts and culture experiences into the everyday lives of Aucklanders.

An inclusive and supportive working environment where you are encouraged to contribute new thinking and approaches to public participation and community engagement in Arts and Culture.

Tell us why you are interested in this opportunity and apply. Internal candidates, apply internally via Tupu. For more information you can also contact Melissa Richmond (melissa.richmond@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz).

Please apply online through our career site here

Applications close Monday, 11 March 2019.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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Adcorp New Zealand

6 Mar 2019