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Director | Curator

Northart Society Inc, North Shore, Auckland

Job details

Northart Society Inc
27 Jan 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin, Visual Arts


We are looking for a new Director, to move the next stages of Northart Gallery.  This is a significant leadership opportunity.

  • Be enthusiastic about Arts and Culture and how they shape a region.
  • Ensure that Northart offers a wide variety of visual art activities reflecting the needs of local communities in Northcote, the wider North Shore and further afield. 
  • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with stakeholders – members, artists, funders and residents alike.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Northart Society is committed to high-quality visual arts and culture programmes throughout the region that reflect our unique identity and sense of belonging.

We seek a professional leader to create and maintain welcoming Arts and Culture experiences, for the Auckland North Shore region based at our Northcote location. 

We seek a new Director for Northart as the current Manager is stepping down after twenty years.

You will be required to provide innovative curatorial programmes and give leadership to the Northart salaried and non-salaried staff, and build meaningful relationships with both internal and external parties at all levels. Variety is assured.

You’ll be required to collaborate and balance the curatorial oversight with the realities of time and financial management - to ensure the delivery of the best possible outcomes for Aucklanders.

We recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi as New Zealand’s founding document and our relationship with and responsibilities to Māori are grounded by this.


He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be

  • An experienced (preferably tertiary trained) arts strategist, and curator.
  • A leader who inspires and mentors the team’s creative talent.
  • Able to act in a consultative and collaborative manner and build strong relationships.
  • You will provide leadership to the creative programme with proven delivery against a strategic vision.
  • Have the ability to work in high pressure and fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ideally having a background in gallery management and curation.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • You must be eligible to work in NZ at the time of application.  

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 North Shore residents, and beyond.

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.

To have the opportunity to influence the local arts and culture environment during the early stages of Northcote's redevelopment plan.


This is a permanent position working 40 hours per week commencing in March 2020. Some weekend work will be required. 


How to apply

With a covering letter, tell us why you are interested in this opportunity and apply. For more information see https://www.northart.co.nz/, or you can also contact the Gallery (gallery@northart.co.nz).


Applications close 5pm Monday, 27th  Jan 2020, and must be forwarded to appointment@northart.co.nz.

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7 Jan 2020

Interests Located in the Northcote Shopping Centre, just ten minutes from downtown Auckland and Takapuna, Northart provides a public programme of exhibitions and other visual arts activities, characterised by accessibility and innovation.Personal Description