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Director - Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

Job details

Whanganui District Council
19 Oct 2022
Manawatu / Wanganui
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the well-established
Sarjeant Gallery team towards the transition back to the newly
redeveloped Sarjeant Gallery at Pukenamu Queen's Park in 2024.

Thisposition will suit someone who can work independently, balancing
multiple competing demands and priorities. As well as a broad and deep
knowledge of art, you will also have strong networking skills and
existing professional relationships that will assist in growing the
profile of the Sarjeant Gallery.

You will operate strategically, managing the Gallery and a team of
professionals. Integral to the success of this role is a demonstrable
understanding of local government processes, and an ability to maintain
and grow the key relationships among the stakeholders and Iwi partners
who are invested in the Sarjeant Gallery and the redevelopment project.

You will be based at the Sarjeant Gallery on Taupo Quay until the redevelopment at Pukenamu Queen's Park is complete.

The successful applicant will need to possess:

  • Relevant qualification(s) in Art History or an equivalent

  • Experience leading and managing teams with diverse skills and technical expertise

  • A professional attitude with strong communication skills

  • Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills

  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Demonstrate a "customer first" culture within the team, group and wider organisation.

You will need a minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar senior position, with a relevant tertiary qualification.

Enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Marianne Cavanagh, General
Manager Community and Customer Experience (06) 349 0001.

Only applications recieved via Council's website will be accepted for this role.

How to apply

Interested? Please review the position
description and apply via our careers site without delay:

Reference code 6106085

Please note, only applications submitted via our careers page can be considered.

Applications close 19 October 2022

Written by

Big Splash Ltd

29 Sep 2022