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Business Development Manager

Job details

Tauranga Art Gallery
14 Dec 2021
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Visual Arts


He Tauranga Matarau – to be an anchorage for diversity

Tauranga Art Gallery (TAG) is a key cultural landmark in Tauranga central. Launched in 2007, the Gallery creates industry-leading art experiences which engage, inspire, challenge and educate. 

As a public art gallery, we represent and advocate for the rich and broad ranging visual arts culture in New Zealand. We strive to cater for an increasingly diverse population of artists and visitors, creating opportunities for all to access, learn and experience art. TAG strives to be hub for cultural inclusiveness and Māori experiences, engaging a range of stakeholders to promote Tauranga's unique identity and to enable tangata whenua engagement. We also value fruitful and enduring exchanges with mana whenua.

The Tauranga Art Gallery is one of New Zealand’s most respected regional public galleries.

The Gallery’s ambitious exhibitions, events and programmes attract tens of thousands of visitors annually. The Gallery regularly tours exhibitions programmes throughout New Zealand and to key locations in Australia.


Position Purpose:

We are seeking the services of an Business Development Manager with an interest in making an impact in the culture of Tauranga. 

This role is responsible for managing stakeholder relationships and developing, managing and delivering sponsorship and fundraising strategies. This role will build on and extend private and public revenue streams and commercial opportunities, bolstering the Gallery’s capacity to develop exhibitions, events and class-leading education programmes.

This role will be responsible for establishing and nurturing strong relationships and long-term partnerships, including the Gallery’s key stakeholder Tauranga City Council, and its networks of additional private and public supporters, corporate sponsors, and Gallery supporter groups, including the Friends of the Gallery, the Foundation, and the 500-Club.


Key Responsibilities:

Fundraising and Sponsorship

Relationship Management

Planning, Reporting and Financial Targets

Marketing and Promotion


We are seeking an experienced and successful arts professional with 

  • Experience and success in securing financial and strategic partnerships
  • Industry experience in securing and managing sponsor relationships
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Competent budgeting and accounting skills and some experience working with customer databases
  • A creative thinker with an ability to find imaginative ways of using the Gallery to engage business partners      
  • Proven ability to work independently and integrate successfully into a team environment, and to utilise available resources to achieve targets
  • An empathy and understanding of the role of a public art gallery at a regional and national level
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • The ability to manage resources efficiently and work within a team environment
  • An understanding of Māori culture, values, and protocol
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles
  • Full and current drivers’ licence 
  • Broad network of industry and business contacts and some knowledge of the regional business environment would be desirable
  • An interest in art and experience within the arts and culture sector would be an advantage




How to apply

A CV with qualifications, skills, capabilities, and business development achievements, close at 11.59pm Tuesday 14 December 2021 and should be emailed to:

All enquiries including a request for the position description should be directed to:

Written by

Tauranga Art Gallery

30 Nov 2021