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Arts and Culture Programmer

Job details

Auckland Council
15 Jul 2019
Work type
Full time employment, Contract
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin


  • Fixed Term role until August 2020
  • Location will be Central and South Auckland
  • Make a real impact in communities around Auckland.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

We are the team that drives arts and culture activities in local communities - ensuring Aucklanders gain real benefit from their engagement with the arts. As the Arts and Culture Programmer, we want you to help shape and deliver the programmes that engage with the community and underpin Local Board strategy. Based across three Arts and Culture venues, you'll develop and deliver engaging programmes alongside local communities for Fresh Gallery Ōtara, Nathan Homestead Pukepuke, and Studio One Toi Tū.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will have developed and maintained an awareness of contemporary arts and culture,  public programmes and event production. You will also understand best practice and current and forthcoming trends locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. You will be responsible for engaging with local networks, artists and creative Aucklanders and community groups alike. You'll utilise your passion for the arts to shape the creative programme at these three facilities from idea through into delivery phase, with an emphasis on visual culture.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated in their CV and covering letter:

  • Nationally-recognised curatorial and/or programming expertise in at least one discipline, audience segment or delivery channel within arts and culture.
  • Leadership of creative portfolios or programmes with proven mastery of the art of balancing the high creative with community needs.  
  • Working in a high-pressure multidisciplinary environment.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

If you flourish in a fast-paced environment and crave to make a tangible impact in your community then this could be your next career step. Auckland Council as an employer is an inclusive and flexible organisation that encourages growth and development opportunities.

We’re a diverse team of professional and motivated people, all passionate about Auckland and its communities. You’ll be eligible for the benefits that come with working for us, including being part of a regionally focussed arts team. Be part of activating this new facility for creative Aucklanders …apply now!

Applications close 15th of July 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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1 Jul 2019