Pacific Audience & Access Programme Producer, Auckland (NZ)


Application deadline: Jan 31, 2021



Pacific Audience & Access Programme Producer


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is a cultural leader in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our purpose is to be a creative catalyst for art and ideas, offering transformational experiences that strengthen and enrich communities. Our vision is to be the home of art for Auckland, its people, and visitors from our internationally recognised award-winning building. Established in 1888, the Gallery holds a pre-eminent collection of New Zealand art and a significant collection of international art presented alongside a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions, events, and outreach activities.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pacific Audience and Access Programme Producer to join the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. The role is responsible for the development and delivery of Pacific Audience and Access based public-programmes, working closely with the brand, curatorial, exhibitions & education teams to provide broad ranging opportunities to learn, experience, share, make and enjoy art.


Reporting to the Gallery’s Senior Manager of Operations and Audiences your key purpose will be to deliver programmes for and by our Pacific communities, prioritising activity in a strategic way that aligns with the gallery’s broader programme opportunity. The Programme Producer will grow the gallery’s brand by providing exceptional opportunities to engage cultural audiences with the gallery.


He kōrero mōu: About you


You are a passionate programmer with extensive experience working with Pacific Audiences and Access based public programmes. Ideally you will have experience coordinating the delivery of Pacific focused art programmes in a public gallery, online or collection-based context, but comparable experience working with community engagement will be recognised. Also holding a degree in visual art, art history, cultural development, education or similar, will be advantageous!


You will be an engaging communicator and skilled at connecting diverse audiences with a range of art, from historical to contemporary and you will have an extensive network of contacts with creative practitioners, performers, artists, and educators that you can draw on to deliver programming to your target audiences.


You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the processes of learning and the New Zealand curriculum, with a strong understanding and focus on the requirements of Cultural Communities and Youth. Naturally you will bring excellent relationship building skills, along with a strong track record of successfully achieving outcomes through working collaboratively within your team.


In support of Auckland Art Gallery’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 initiatives and continue to build your own capability and confidence.


Applicants will demonstrate the following attributes:

• Proven track record in successfully leading, developing, and producing programmes • Be effective communicator both verbally and written • Experience in using Microsoft Office applications • University degree in teaching or visual art, art history, cultural development or curatorship highly regarded


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This is an excellent opportunity to occupy an exciting role in New Zealand's leading visual arts institution. As we recalibrate the ways we connect with audiences in light of COVID-19, this is a time for fresh thinking and innovation. We believe the arts have an important contribution to make to community health and wellbeing. This position and the team are located in the Gallery’s dynamic Brand and Commercial department where you will work alongside curators, educators, and the programme producer team to create high-quality art experiences for Gallery audiences.


The role is a permanent, part time role working 32 hours a week with flexibility and working from home day options available.


Note: The Gallery is a 7-day operation and this position does have a requirement to work on weekends, public holidays and after hours as required.


For further information on Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, please visit our website:


How to Apply:

Please apply online and provide a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae and tell us why you’re interested in this opportunity.


For more information and a position description please email


Applications close Sunday 31st January at 11.59PM


Auckland Unlimited, a CCO of 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.


Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children. This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.