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Corbans Estate Arts Centre
26 Jun 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts


Corban Estate Arts Centre (CEAC) is located in Henderson, West Auckland. Set within beautiful park-like grounds amongst historic winery buildings, it is home to artist studios, a café, art classes for adults, youth and children, and an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events. Playing a vital part in both the local and wider established arts community, Corban Estate Arts Centre is a valued and renowned part of Auckland’s arts and cultural scene.

The Corban Estate Arts Centre acknowledges Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the rightful place and participation of Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand. In honouring the diversity of our many communities in Tāmaki Makaurau there is a commitment to inclusivity, including the special connection with Moana Pacific, reflected in the relationship with the on-site Pacifica Arts Centre and the Pacifica Mamas.

With its long serving and respected Director retiring this year, the Board is now undertaking the task of searching for its next visionary leader who can take the reins of CEAC’s future and success.  With a mission to be an accessible, welcoming, busy arts and cultural centre that accommodates the interests of many, the Director role has a both exciting and challenging period ahead.

Leading an established and passionate team, the Director will provide direction and arts expertise to its employees, partners, stakeholders, and community, and will make a genuine commitment to the CEAC vision, mission, and values of the organisation.

To be considered for this sought after position you will be an Arts visionary with a future focus.

Your demonstrable leadership and arts sector expertise will allow you to take full responsibility for all strategic development, financial, legal, marketing & promotion, sponsorship, people management, operational and administrative aspects of the role. Experienced in change, risk management and with a strong commercial lens, you will be willing to push boundaries that will drive operational achievement and ultimately enhance the reputation of the organisation.

CEAC is driven by culture and diversity, and thus you will bring a strong ethos of pitching-in and helping one another out. Your inclusive style, passion for people, and EQ will create a sense of community and warmth, which will extend to the people who visit the estate.

This is an all-encompassing position that requires drive and passion, which is also ably supported by an invigorated Board. This exciting role is a true leadership opportunity in New Zealand’s arts sector.




How to apply

To discuss in confidence please call Paul George on 027 777 9100 or apply via

Written by

Ruby Recruit

26 May 2021