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Learning Specialist – Visual Art

Job details

Experience Wellington
26 Sep 2021
Work type
Fixed Term
Work classification
Education & Development


Bring your fresh ideas, learning programming experience and creativity and deliver learning and engagement activities in a way that engages diverse audiences, and brings life to our toi, taonga and offerings.

We are looking for a Learning Specialist with a visual arts focus to work primarily at City Gallery Wellington. Collaborating with our our wider team of creative minds and programming specialists in our Experience Wellington Learning Team, you will design, deliver and evaluate learning programmes for students so they can share their personal responses to artworks, increase their understanding of making and thinking about contemporary art, and build creative and critical thinking skills. Increasing engagement with Māori audiences and embracing Te Ao Māori is a priority. 

You will be a flexible individual and thrive off sharing your ideas and collaborating with colleagues and audiences alike. Your engaging and welcoming communication style will see you develop relationships with diverse audiences to support visual art learning. Experience working with groups of all ages, especially tamariki, rangatahi and kaiako, around visual art is a must. Your current knowledge of teaching and modern learning techniques will support you evolve and maintain pace with advancements, that maximise the stories and experiences we share. You will have a deep knowledge of contemporary visual art, art history and artistic practice.

Knowledge of the NZ arts curriculum, strong communication and facilitation skills are essential. Teaching experience and qualification, practical art background, and knowledge of how to deliver LEOTC-funded programming is preferred.

Experience Wellington provides the city with world-class museums, cutting-edge contemporary art, the region’s only publicly accessible space science experience and the only facility in New Zealand dedicated to tamariki and their creativity. Our visitor experiences include: Capital E, SpacePlace at Carter Observatory, City Gallery Wellington, Nairn Street Cottage, Wellington Museum and the Cable Car Museum. We also support the operation of the New Zealand Cricket Museum.

The role will be primarily based at City Gallery Wellington in Te Ngakau Civic Square but may work across other sites in Experience Wellington. This position is 15 months fixed term to cover staff absence due to a development opportunity, and 24 hours per week. Evening and weekend work may be required.

For more information on Education at Experience Wellington, refer to

Applications close Sunday 26 September. Applications will be shortlisted as they come in due to the timeframes required. For further information please email

We are also looking for a permanent full time Learning Specialist with a digital focus. Please apply through our careers site for that position if you’re are interested:

How to apply

To register your interest in this role or to view a copy the position description, please submit your CV & Covering Letter here

Written by

Wellington Museums Trust

13 Sep 2021