8 Dec 2021

Full-Time Kaitohu Director

Artspace Aotearoa – Posted by Artspace AotearoaAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Artspace Aotearoa

Job Description

Artspace Aotearoa is seeking a new Kaitohu Director. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development and creative vision of Artspace Aotearoa: an organisation at the forefront of contemporary visual art, with a strong sense of community responsibility and civic intent, in operation since 1987.

Mō te tūnga | The role

The Artspace Aotearoa Kaitohu Director will be responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s work, including artistic, curatorial, financial, operational and fundraising activities through open collaboration. They will develop an annual programme of approximately seven exhibitions along with accompanying public, education and publishing programmes.

  • Lead the curation and collaboration with artists and curators on gallery exhibitions.
  • Develop public relations and collaborations with different communities, such as artists, funders, art institutions, community partners and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee marketing materials with the communications staff for gallery events.
  • Oversee the effective use of digital channels to engage with audiences and stakeholders (website and social media).
  • Apply for grants, fundraising and development opportunities for the gallery, working with the General Manager.
  • Keep financial records up to date registering expenditures and income, working with the General Manager
  • Oversee the management of material and equipment.
  • Plan, mentor and supervise internships with student assistants.
  • Plan and create annual exhibitions budgets and reports and work with the General Manager to develop and manage annual gallery budgets.

Mōu | About you

We are seeking a visionary leader who cares deeply about the arts, community and relationships with a collaborative work ethic. Someone who fosters diversity, equity and inclusion with high cultural competency and a clear socio-political and environmental stance. This person will have a deep understanding and connection to the cultural scene in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa New Zealand, to serve as a bridge with international art context. They will be responsive to the changing landscape of the contemporary art world.

Matatau  | Key skills and knowledge

  • Demonstrates and applies inclusive leadership skills
  • Collaborates and builds relational bridges with internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicates clearly the vision and kaupapa of Artspace
  • Practises cultural awareness, sensitivity and empathy
  • Embodies a commitment to knowledge and connection with Te Ao Māori and Tangata Whenua, Pacific peoples and other Indigenous communities.

How to Apply

For more information about the role please go to our website, and you can download an application pack here. Applications close Sunday 23 Janurary, 11:59 PM (NZT). Artspace Aotearoa is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Knowing that people work best in different ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Job Categories: Art & Design. Job Types: Full-Time.

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