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Arts & Culture Activation & Engagement Programme Specialist

Job details

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


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join Auckland Council’s Arts and Culture Unit to demonstrate your programming flair and your strategic planning approach to building audiences across Tāmaki Makaurau. Join the team that drives arts and culture activities across Tāmaki Makaurau, integrating arts and culture into the everyday lives of Aucklanders, and contributing to a sense of identity and belonging for Aucklanders.

The key function of the Arts and Culture Activation & Engagement Programme Specialist is to assess audience development opportunities and develop activations for wider public engagement and community participation using strategies such as on-line engagement, education initiatives, and public activations. This role involves collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders including the arts and culture team, other units and departments of Council and external partners and contractors. Developing activations for new and existing public art will be a key focus for this position. This role assumes specialist expertise in public activations and audience development and an understanding of the role of digital content for community engagement

He kōrero mōu: About you

Ideally, you will have 3-5 years of experience in experiential design, education or programming, you are a skilled strategic planner and can create dynamic new ways of engaging public participation, you have the ability to think creatively and to work collaboratively contributes to new ways of realising audience engagement, you have the passion to tell the stories behind our work, and connecting our high level outcomes with many parts of our community in an authentic and sincere way, you know how to build strong and effective working relationships and partnerships for shared delivery and mutually beneficial outcomes, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high attention to detail, you have experience in administrating a multi-faceted and complex programme of work and you possess a high level of problem solving and decision making skills, using professional judgement and you have significant project experience, working to tight timelines and cost limitations.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is evolving Auckland into a world class city and you can help make it happen. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team who are responsible for integrating arts and culture experiences into the everyday lives of Aucklanders working in an inclusive and supportive environment where you are encouraged to contribute new thinking and approaches to public participation and community engagement. We have a number of benefits for you to enjoy including flexible working hours and you get to work with likeminded professionals working towards the same goal. 

If you can demonstrate these qualities and this sounds like your next career move, this is the role you are looking for. Please apply today!

Please apply online through our job site here

Applications close Sunday 31 March.

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

15 Mar 2019