Objectspace is Aotearoa’s leading gallery dedicated to the fields of design, craft and architecture. It seeks to invigorate exhibition making and support critical engagement in these fields, and provide a wealth of opportunities to engage and expand knowledge of material cultures.
In 2017 Objectspace underwent a major development, relocating to the new purpose redesigned premises on Rose Road in Grey Lynn, bringing with it an increase in scale to four exhibition spaces, and the provision of a dedicated public programming space and library. Objectspace also delivers a range of services to the design and craft sectors. These include professional development opportunities, programme delivery, and international relationship development. In 2021/22 Objectspace is working in partnership with Ōtautahi-based gallery CoCA Centre for Contemporary Art Toi Moroki, which sees a shared exhibition programme developed and delivered for both venues.
Objectspace is looking for an individual to fill the key role of Communications and Partnerships Manager. This position is responsible for the development and management of Objectspace’s communication strategies and digital content. This role also encompasses key support in the areas of grant funding, philanthropy and partnerships.
- To develop, implement and manage Objectspace’s communication strategies and content
- To implement and manage innovative digital content which seeks to grow and sustain digital engagement for Objectspace
- To develop and grow public relations and in-kind media partnerships for Objectspace
- To support Objectspace’s development team in all aspects of engagement with sponsors and philanthropic donors
- To implement and manage all small grants activity for Objectspace, and support the Director in the successful delivery of major grant work
- To develop and maintain long-term in-kind giving relationships with individuals and businesses that aid Objectspace in the delivery of exhibitions and hospitality
The candidate will:
- Be passionate about the arts, a communications professional with advanced levels of digital competency
- Excel in writing for varied audiences, with a meticulous attention to detail and outstanding relationship building skills
- Demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi, and be committed to working within bicultural and multi-cultural frameworks
- Hold a tertiary qualification in a related field and have proven work experience of more than three-years in relevant roles
- Be legally entitled to work in Aoteaora
- Be available for regular weekend and evening work, as well as national travel as part of the role
This is a permanent full-time position at 40 hours per week, commencing in October 2021.