Make a big difference to The Big Idea.

Help us tell the most creative stories.

Become a supporter

Audience Engagement Coordinator

Job details

New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata
24 Oct 2021
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Education & Development, Marketing & Media, Visual Arts


Audience Engagement Coordinator  

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata is looking for a part time Audience Engagement Coordinator (30hrs per week with additional hours by mutual agreement).  

This role is key in developing the gallery’s profile as a leading arts institution. This is a diverse and busy role covering public programmes, education, communications, retail, and day to day administration including management. This role requires some occasional weekend and evening work, flexibility is advantageous.  

Experience and skills sought include: 

  • Experience in audience engagement, partnership building, arts marketing or arts management, or developing education and public programmes 
  • Someone who is audience-focused and passionate about the visual arts 
  • Confidence in working with a wide range of different groups and visitors, working with people of all ages and backgrounds and delivering public programmes 
  • Confidence in developing and facilitating education activities and programmes for a variety of school groups
  • Retail management experience  
  • Experience with social media and content creation 
  • A creative mind, with a great eye for detail  
  • A relevant tertiary qualification such as Museums Studies, Arts or Communications  
  • Confident pronunciation of te reo Māori  
  • Excellent computer, administrative and time management and organisational skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to collaborate with others and promote cross teamwork 
  • Ability to use a variety of software packages

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in the museums and galleries sector and be part of a vibrant organisation focused on telling the stories of New Zealanders through the art of portraiture. 

How to apply

To apply for this role email cover letter and cv to – 

If you have any questions, please email - 

You must be eligible to work in NZ to apply for this position

Written by

New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata

28 Sep 2021

Encounter stories of New Zealanders through the art of portraiture For more information - Visit us -