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Manager City Arts

Job details

Organisation
Wellington City Council
Closes
1 Nov 2021
Region
Wellington
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin

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  • Help strengthen Wellington's art sector and reputation as the cultural capital
  • Enhance the role and influence of the arts
  • Your canvas here is Wellington

Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō 

Working together for Wellington's future.

Wellington is a lively city with a thriving cultural life, talented people, cutting-edge businesses, and a busy centre of government. Arts, culture and creativity are important to Wellingtonians and give us a strong sense of identity. Council has adopted the  Aho Tini 2030 - Arts, Culture and Creativity Strategy that is designed to further support the arts and the artists in the Capital and we are hiring! The strategy aims to build on our rich cultural traditions and identity of our capital city - it focuses on access and inclusion in the arts sector, higher visibility of Ngā Toi Māori, the success of the city's artists and arts organisations, and activating the city's places and spaces. There are three positions who will form the backbone of the new Creative Capital team;

You will join our newly created Creative Capital leadership team to develop and oversee an arts sector programme and activities that will deliver on the direction and priorities of Aho Tini. You will be the driving force behind shaping the City Arts team's priorities, service delivery, investments, and programmes to support Council direction by a strong partnership model with our internal and external partners. Along with your team, you will own the administration, monitoring and assurance reporting for funding agreements for Decade of Culture Fund and building a funding pipeline and priorities for arts sector funds and this is a crucial part of the role.

We would like to see your significant experience in grants and funding, you will have an intellectual brain and a strong understanding of the analytical processes behind the grants system. You will be a visionary and a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of visual arts, Wellington and its creative, cultural and social heart. You will enjoy leading and empowering people and be an accomplished internal and external relationship developer & networker.  You will be highly experienced in assessing opportunities and identifying the benefits while skilled at juggling multiple projects and balancing stakeholder interests.  

Capturing the needs, hopes and dreams of the community for Wellington to be creative capital requires a special kind of leader, you will be able to translate the strategies we have in place to reality and your strength will be in execution. It's important to us that you can build the capability in the team to bring a te ao Maori perspective to the team's work and develop guidelines and principles for working with mana whenua and toi Maori artists.

This is such an exciting opportunity to work in a creative team to deliver and support a diverse range of quality arts activities that are easily accessed by residents and visitors to our fantastic city.  The impact you will see is a creative life of the city through arts advocacy, leadership and specialist advice to artists, organisations and the Council.  As an experienced manager, you'll showcase examples of delivering on strategy in a leadership team and your ability to develop a high performing team in a medium to large organisation.

All applications for this role must be submitted online and will be treated in strict confidence. If you would like more information or would like to have a confidential chat before applying, you are welcome to contact Aleena Antony, Talent Partner at Aleena.antony@wcc.govt.nz

Applications will close Monday, 1 November 2021.

How to apply

All applications for this role must be submitted online and will be treated in strict confidence. If you would like more information or would like to have a confidential chat before applying, you are welcome to contact Aleena Antony, Talent Partner at Aleena.antony@wcc.govt.nz 

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