City Gallery City Gallery Wellington


Thank you for your interest in working at City Gallery.

We’re currently recruiting a Head of Audience Engagement and Education (Permanent Full-Time) to lead the development and delivery of our busy public events and school’s education programmes, making contemporary art and ideas accessible to diverse audiences.

We’re looking for an intelligent and creative person who has a broad, deep and abiding interest in, and infectious energy for, the arts, particularly contemporary art. This is a big opportunity for an action-oriented thought leader.

As someone with experience in cultural programming and events management, you’ll thrive on the challenge of working within a small, specialist team to deliver lively and diverse engagement and education programmes to complement our exhibitions.

Your strategic and innovative approach will draw new audiences to the Gallery. The programmes you lead will deepen visitors’ understanding and appreciation of the art we show and connect to the big ideas of our time. From artist talks to Open Lates, keynote lectures to flash mobs, panel discussion to Family Days, the events will range from broad appeal to specialist, serving diverse audiences from tots to Professors. You’ll balance the needs of conceptual and artistic excellence, popular appeal and cultural protocols.

Excellent communication skills are vital for this role. You will work with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders, building positive working relationships to produce outstanding programmes. The contacts you have within the arts and cultural sector will be of real benefit to you as you lead our programmes. You will also be a confident and engaging public speaker – one of the key public faces of the Gallery.

Your financial management and planning skills will support your success in the role.

We will welcome your innovative ideas, proactive approach, and your positive response to challenges.

The position involves regular evening and weekend work. Flexibility is essential.

You will need to submit your CV, a cover letter and complete our online application form to apply.

Please contact Lauren Ward at LaurenW@experiencewellington.org.nz for additional information.

Applications close 12 pm Wednesday 4 December 2019. Apply now.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.