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Arts Development Coordinator / Kaiwhakarite Whakawhanake Toi

Job details

Whakatane District Council
26 Oct 2021
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Part time employment, Contract, Fixed Term
Work classification
Community & Access Arts


Do you have a genuine drive and passion for the arts?
Would you like to play a pivotal role in the development of a district-wide arts strategy?

Here at Whakatāne District Council, we are passionate about a lot of things. We are passionate about delivering well-needed services and providing what is needed to support our communities to be the best they can be. We want to make sure we support our vision of being the place of choice for people to live, work and play. We are committed to upholding the Treaty of Waitangi and establishing effective relationships to strengthen partnerships with whānau, hapū and iwi. Working with us means being part of a close-knit, customer-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations. We pride ourselves on employing talented professionals who like to have fun, embrace our values of trust, excellence, learning and teamwork and enjoy living in our superb environment. Come and join us, take a breath and find more life in life.

The fixed-term role of the Arts Development Coordinator is a project role that will play an integral role in supporting the development of an Arts Strategy for the Whakatāne District. Working with local art and creative groups along with developing partnerships with local hapū and iwi, this role is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate and our community. You will be the driving force behind the communication, collaboration, and development of the strategy with support to complete the strategy document. This is a part-time position requiring 20 - 25 hours per week for a period of approximately six months. However, we are flexible and will work with the successful candidate on the hours that work for them to get the job done.

We will provide the support, you will provide the skills. To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a wide experience in the arts sector
  • Have a tertiary qualification in the arts
  • Be an outstanding communicator with the drive and motivation to reach out, make connections and keep things moving
  • Be well integrated into the local arts sector and be able to utilise your connections
  • Interest in arts festivals, events, community placemaking and storytelling across diverse communities would be an advantage
  • Have a high level of assurance working within an organisation that has significant engagement with whānau, hapū and iwi

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Tangimeriana Rua, Manager Lifelong Learning or a member of our People & Capability team on 07 306 0500 or apply now.

How to apply

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5681672. Applications close 26 October 2021

Written by

Big Splash Ltd

11 Oct 2021