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Do you have technical exhibition skills, an eye for detail and outstanding organisation skills?

Do you want to work with like-minded passionate people in an organisation where flexibility and teamwork are valued?

Then we have the position for you.

Here at Whakatāne District Council, we are passionate about delivering well-needed services to our communities, making sure that we are providing what is needed to support our communities to be the best they can be and support our vision of being the place of choice for people to live, work and play. Working with us means being part of a close-knit, customer-focused team in one of New Zealand’s sunniest locations. We pride ourselves on employing talented professionals who like to have fun, embody our values of trust, excellence, learning and teamwork and enjoy living in our superb environment. In a world full of turmoil, come and enjoy some more life in life!

We have an opportunity for an Exhibitions Preparator Pūkenga Whakaaturanga Taonga to work with our small, passionate team with the development and implementation of our exhibitions and public programmes. Responsible for technical aspects of exhibition planning, the role will ensure all exhibitions are displayed, stored and documented correctly, and provide advice and guidance to colleagues and contractors. Using your excellent relationship management and communication skills you will also provide customer services support to the wider libraries and galleries facilities when needed. This permanent role is part-time, 24 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday with weekend work for exhibition installs, openings and public programmes as agreed.

If you want to work in a position that will challenge your technically creative mind and leave you feeling like you have added value to your community, then this is the role for you.

We’ll provide the support and professional development, you’ll provide the skills. To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A relevant qualification in Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Art History or Arts Management, and trade skills including painting and building will be an advantage
  • Practical experience working in art galleries or museums specifically exhibition displays and delivery, with demonstrated safe art handling skills and experience
  • Excellent project management skills, demonstrating time management and attention to detail
  • Proficient in the use of exhibition systems, lighting and audiovisual technology
  • Understanding of best practice research techniques
  • Outstanding communication and relationship management skills - you will enjoy interacting with a variety of people and have the confidence to talk through concerns to find solutions
  • Above all else, a good sense of humour and a great work ethic. All with a big smile!

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Tangimeriana Rua or a member of our People & Capability team on 07 306 0500, or apply now.

Applications close Monday 13 September 2021

To apply for this job go to: whakatanecareers.co.nz/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5629928.

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