Influence and shape the creative landscape of arts and culture programming across Tāmaki Makaurau Coach and facilitate teams with an emphasis on learning by doing.

Be on the leadership team of a new unit, valuing innovation, fresh thinking, and new initiatives.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your leadership experience in support of developing and delivering Auckland Council’s arts and culture work programme. Lead the team that drives arts and culture programming across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Working with dedicated, like-minded professionals and the Council family, you’ll lead a team of specialists to develop and deliver an integrated regional arts, culture and heritage work programme, with a strong focus on delivering programming to support our Māori Outcomes. Reporting to the Head of Arts, Culture & Heritage, and serving on the leadership team, you’ll contribute to the strategic vision of our unit and support initiatives around team integration, demonstrating innovative and agile thinking, and providing clarity and direction for our teams.

Demonstrate your programme management skills and ability to apply project management systems to strategically plan, develop, and deliver our region’s key arts and culture offerings.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be a skilled people leader, with real life experience working in complex environments leading specialist teams to bring creative projects to life. Experienced in successfully developing and delivering high-profile, high-risk projects with significant financial investment, you will bring a mix of strategic and operational expertise.

Collaboration will be at the heart of your work, with demonstrated experience working across the sector. Ideally you have a track record of programme management in a complex, multi-stakeholder organisational environment. Deep networks across the sector are desirable, supporting the innovative and collaborative sides of the portfolio. Your experience in planning projects has equipped you with exceptional skills in resource management, procurement, budgeting, communications and collaborative teamwork.

You will have extensive expertise in delivering projects with a strong Māori Outcomes focus, with confidence and lived experience in relationship management, and working in partnership with iwi. In support of Auckland Council’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi you will have or be able to demonstrate a desire to build a strong understanding of our Māori Responsiveness framework to support and further grow initiatives. It would also be advantageous to have Te Reo Māori language skills.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team who are responsible for integrating arts culture and heritage experiences into the everyday lives of Aucklanders.

An inclusive, flexible & supportive working environment where you are encouraged to contribute new thinking and approaches to public participation and community engagement in Arts, Culture & Heritage.

You will be offered a challenge, huge variety and a real opportunity to make a difference to the community.

You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!

Please find the full position description here. Tell us why you are interested in this opportunity and apply via the link.

Applications close Sunday 5th December at 11.59PM

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.