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Arts Administration Internship

Job details

Rotorua Arts Village Trust
26 Jul 2019
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin, Visual Arts


Internship - Arts Administration

Reporting to: Mary-Beth Acres (Director - The Arts Village)


  • This internship is open to applicants from all backgrounds.
  • Preference will be given to those who do not already work in the arts (this does not include your own arts practice) as this opportunity is intended to provide meaningful work experience for those wanting to find future work in arts administration.
  • You must be eligible to work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this internship.

The Arts Village is calling for applicants who have a passion for the arts and community. We are looking for a Rotorua-based creative looking to get some meaningful experience in public programming and arts administration.

The Arts Village is an arts-based non-profit community organisation in Rotorua; all of our mahi works towards our vision of making life in Rotorua great through the arts. Last year more than 25,000 people got involved in what we do through workshops, classes, events and activities. We also had more than 300 local artists exhibiting their work on our walls across 20 exhibitions.

This internship is a fully supported role for an independent worker. We will work with you to teach you our systems and approach to community partnership. You will work alongside our team to be a ‘first line’ face to the community using our building and making enquiries through our office. You will also work alongside our team to assist and in the set-up and delivery of our other projects and activities, learning about our processes and kaupapa.

This is a learning opportunity within an established team and you will be provided with all of the support you need to see this through from start to finish.

The aim of our internship programme is to provide good opportunities for meaningful work experience in the community arts sector. This programme is supported by generous funding from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust towards our projects and activities.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Love art.
  • Have enthusiasm for and/or skills in Te Reo Māori.
  • Enjoy details and getting into the nitty gritty of how things work.
  • Be a great team member; open to constructive feedback, and able to add their own ideas and suggestions to group discussions.
  • Have a positive attitude and cool head for responding to anything that might arise.
  • Be happy working independently, and comfortable asking for help when needed.
  • Be a friendly, clear, and concise communicator.
  • Have computer literacy skills in word processing, and using spreadsheets.

Knowledge of Mac Computer Systems, Google Drive and Wordpress would be beneficial to this role. Digital literacy and knowledge of how to use Facebook, and other social media applications including Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram would also be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be given training in all our our systems and applications.

The Way We Work:

The Arts Village is a unique and rewarding environment, with staff often working alongside the rest of our team, volunteers, artists, and other community members to deliver projects.

Some cool things about our team:

  • We support each other; as people, friends, and coworkers.
  • We are on a journey as a team to learn, use, and share with each other more Te Reo Māori together.
  • Our team is small, positive and well-practiced at pulling together to hustle and get things done.
  • We are supported by AMAZING volunteers and community members - you meet so many people working here!

Timeframe & Remuneration

The internship will consist of a fixed term contract for approximately 40 total hours of work to be completed during an agreed schedule in August and September 2019 (approximately 6-8 hours per week). The hours of work are flexible and will be scheduled to suit both the successful candidates schedule and The Arts Village calendar. Remuneration will be $17.70 per hour.

How to apply

To apply please send:

  • A brief CV (Max 2 pages)
  • A one page cover letter explaining why you are interested and what you would bring to this opportunity.
  • Contact details for two referees.

Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 26th July and interviews will take place after this at a time that suits.

Applications or any questions to be sent to:

Mary-Beth Acres (Director)
P: 07 343 7108
The Arts Village - 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, Aotearoa. 

Written by

The Arts Village

17 Jul 2019

The Arts Village is a non-profit arts-based community centre.  OUR VISION is for Rotorua to be a vibrant, creative community, where art makes life good. OUR MISSION is to actively work OF, BY, and FOR our community: