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Design and Logistics Lead

Job details

Hamilton City Council
21 Mar 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Design


Since opening in its current building in 1987 Waikato Museum has brought together exhibitions, events and programmes to tell our stories from a regional and global perspective, and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science from touring exhibitions, and the museum’s own collections on the banks of the mighty Waikato River.

Waikato Museum's 13 galleries feature more than 25 new exhibitions and 100 public events annually. Through this interactive programme we aim to engage and inspire our local and international visitors.

We are seeking a new talent with the knack for bringing together materials and spatial elements to execute bold designs for exhibitions based on the concept plan and documentation developed by the Curatorial team. Given the interdependencies between various members of the Collections Team and Exhibitions team (and ultimately the Visitor Experience Team), each exhibition will be managed as a project with assigned responsibilities and milestones. 

You will oversee and provide logistical coordination to the incoming exhibitions.  Your innovation, self-motivation and energy will see you hit the ground running in this challenging and demanding role, and your ability to juggle multiple demands both on time and on budget will be key to your success.   

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A relevant degree in Design/Museum Studies/Fine Art
  • Strong proven project management experience
  • Significant design experience, preferably in a museum or gallery context
  • Be aware of new interactive technology and trends
  • Proven leadership skills with demonstrated ability to articulate the design vision and take people on the journey

As the Museum operates 7 days per week, 364 days per year you will need to be visible, flexible, and available to your team.

Hamilton City Council is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous city.

Learn more about the role by clicking here to view a copy of the position description!

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today at!

Hamilton City Council requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. We will require proof that you have received the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccination and your commitment to retaining your vaccination status by receiving follow-up booster vaccinations.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

We will only collect personal information from you, or any relevant agencies with your consent, in accordance with our obligations in the Privacy Act 2020, which are to only undertake pre-employment screening checks relevant to the specific duties and functions of the role being advertised. The types of checks we conduct will vary depending on the role. You can find more information by clicking here about our recruitment process including the specific checks we undertake for each role.

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.  Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.

Applications Close: 21/03/2022


How to apply

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today at!

Written by

Bettle & Associates

8 Mar 2022