Manager Arts & Culture Programming

Job details

Amy Tea/ Nicholas Buck
15 Feb 2013
Auckland, National
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Screen & Sound


  • Lead a team of creatives whose programmes span across a truly diverse range of arts and audiences.
  • Can you motivate, inspire and channel creative talent?

A vibrant arts and culture programme is an essential part of making Auckland the world’s most liveable City. With a wide range of exhibitions, classes, workshops, events and festivals produced or funded by Council, this team designs world-class arts and culture programmes that help build Auckland’s reputation as a fantastic place to live and visit.

As part of Auckland Council’s transformation, the Arts and Culture team is undergoing change to ensure it is best-placed to deliver on its strategic vision of integrating arts and culture into the everyday lives of Aucklanders. As a result, the team requires individuals who are collaborative, results oriented, disciplined and commercially astute in their approach.

This role heads a team responsible for developing and curating an arts and culture programme finely tuned to the needs of Auckland’s diverse population and aligned to the Council’s strategic plan. You will be experienced at managing creative talent; be it leading a team of curators, arts programmers, advertising creatives or in another environment where creative talent needs to be nurtured and channelled effectively. You will understand audience development and be able to work across a wide, pan-arts and pan-audience portfolio. You will have a reputation for innovation and results, and will thrive in in a complex political environment.

To apply in strict confidence now, click below, email your cover letter and CV to or write to Sheffield, PO Box 5621, Wellesley St, Auckland, quoting reference number 47215. Applications close on 15 February 2013. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.


Key skills

Leadership, creative, arts, audiences.

How to apply

For more information please visit or phone Amy Tea on (09) 367 1522 (DDI) or Nicholas Buck on (09) 367 1529 (DDI).

Written by

Sheffield Group Ltd

8 Feb 2013