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Ōrākei Community Arts Broker

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Auckland Council
9 Oct 2022
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Work classification
Community & Access Arts


The Ōrākei Local Board are seeking a new Community Arts Broker to oversee temporary arts and culture activities in their local area. 

What is an arts broker?

The arts broker is an independent contractor; this role is funded by the Ōrākei Local Board. They administer a fund for local arts projects with community benefits on behalf of the local board, promote these projects locally and provide support and advice to community, arts workers and organisations seeking to generate creative projects.

The arts broker is a local expert. They should hold knowledge about the arts in general, both nationally and internationally, but their primary focus is the arts and community within their geographic area. Their role provides a connection point between a variety of community interests and organisations and acts to identify opportunities for the arts and advise on best practice. It is constructed with reference to the Ōrākei Local Board Plan and the Auckland Council arts plan, Toi Whītiki.

The programme of work developed by the arts broker will:

  • encompass delivery across the Ōrākei Local Board area;
  • engage with and reflect the diversity of the area;
  • have a focus on local town centres;
  • demonstrate partnership with other local community organisations and include a diverse range of art forms. 

Minimum experience / qualifications:

  • Experience in an arts delivery role 
  • Experience in community-based work

 What skills are we looking for: 

  • Knowledge of best practice in community arts
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to broker partnerships
  • An understanding of a community development process
  • Ability to write reports and present them to audiences
  • Decision making and advice-giving experience
  • Budget and financial management
  • Knowledge on funding bodies, proven success in writing grant applications, and the ability to mentor others in this process
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities combined with a sound understanding of Te Ao Māori world view and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

For the 2022/23 year, the incoming arts broker will have an allocation of $25,000 to fund their contracted hours. A further project fund of $25,000 has been allocated to support and deliver arts activity. 

Applications will be assessed using the following criteria:

  • Proven track record and arts sector involvement
  • Awareness of community needs and themes
  • Strategic and planning approach
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to work within Te Ao Māori frameworks
  • Expected hourly rate

Links & contact details: 

For any enquiries, please email

How to apply

 How to apply

Applications are due on or before 5pm on Sunday 9 October 2022. Please email with the following:

  • A CV
  • A cover letter outlining the approach you will take to arts brokering and examples of experience to support this
  • Your proposed hourly rate

Applications from both individuals and groups are welcome.

Written by

Auckland Council Arts and Culture

23 Sep 2022