Arts and Culture Senior Programme Leader
- Have expertise developing and delivering arts & culture programmes?
- Experienced project management skills?
- Contemporary knowledge of the New Zealand arts, culture and media scenes?
- Developed network of artists, arts companies and cultural organisations?
- Do you know how to bring Auckland to life and create wonder and excitement?
- Work in a permanent, full time position within an innovative, creative team in central Auckland
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Join Auckland Council to help design and deliver programmes that enable the diverse communities in Auckland to engage with arts and culture, and to experience our city, our region and each other in new ways.
We deliver an exciting range of festivals and events, each year including Waitangi Day Family Celebrations, Pop, Matariki Festival, Stand Up Stand Out and Urbanesia. We programme Council owned facilities including Studio One, Māngere Arts Centre, Fresh Gallery Ōtara, Ōtara Music and Arts Centre, Papakura Art Gallery, Te Oro, Franklin Arts Centre and Nathan Homestead and we produce a wide range of public art projects regionally. This is a varied and stimulating opportunity.
In this role, you'll focus on the planning and delivery of a range of events and festivals that showcase and support the identity of New Zealanders. This role both programmes and manages a small team of specialist programmers producing quality experiences for Aucklanders that demonstrate audience centric design and expert project management skills.
He kōrero mōu: About you
We're looking for someone with established arts and creative networks and sound knowledge of the programming events and festivals; an inquiring mind who likes problem solving and has experience working with diverse Auckland communities. You'll be experienced in developing and delivering programmes in the creative sector that respond to communities' needs. To be successful in this role, it's essential that you have project management experience as well as creative industry experience. Ideally, you'll also have experience in a large organization and understand what it means to develop work within the context of an overall vision, for the benefit of communities.
You'll have strong relationship building, negotiation and customer service skills. Your project management and leadership skills will ensure your team have the best possible guidance and advice to enable delivery of high quality programmes and events.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
You'll join a team who are passionate about customer service and who thrive on developing engaging activities and programmes for communities of Tāmaki Makaurau.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced programmer who is looking to refine their skills, develop their programming experience and evolve their approach with diverse communities.
Please note that due to the nature of arts and culture programmes and seasonal events, some evening and weekend work may apply, so you will need to demonstrate your willingness to work these hours as required.
A full, clean driver's licence (or other alternative modes of travel) is desirable for this role as it will involve travel between venues across Auckland.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.