Gus Fisher Gallery Technical Coordinator

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Part-time
  • UoA Department Name: Gus Fisher Gallery
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55566374

Company Description

Nestled in the heart of Auckland’s central business district, Gus Fisher Gallery is The University of Auckland’s flagship art space and the city’s newest Centre for Contemporary Art. Since reopening in April 2019 with a new vision, staff team and stunning upgrades to its heritage interior, Gus Fisher Gallery has established itself as a vital hub for ambitious arts and cultural programming in Auckland.

Job Description

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are currently looking for an experienced Technical Coordinator to join the gallery team and support them with the coordination and practical technical support on a 6 month 0.2 FTE (1 day per week which could be worked flexibly over 2 days) to enable the smooth planning, development and delivery of the gallery’s exhibition programme.


  • Contribute towards effective scheduling for on-site exhibition installation and de-installations
  • Advise on improvements to gallery procedures including the sourcing of equipment and competitive quotes
  • Contribute to the improvement of exhibition processes on-site, including the organisation and auditing of equipment.
  • Put in place advanced practical solutions for artist installations, and specifically film and audio visual set ups. 
  • Embed Health and Safety procedures for exhibitions, in line with University of Auckland protocols

For more details, please see the POSITION DESCRIPTION


About you | He kōrero mōu

Ideally, you will have 4 years demonstrable experience of delivering practical technical work in a gallery, museum or arts context. You will also have experience of coordinating complex art installations and planning and delivering ambitious contemporary art multi-media installations. A good knowledge and awareness of working with audio visual material – film, digital media and related equipment is desirable. You will also have:

  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work at pace.
  • Good administrative and IT skills, including Microsoft, Sketch-Up and Photoshop.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a small and committed team.

During the 3 annual exhibitions there is an opportunity to pick up additional hours during each of the exhibition’s changeover periods should you be interested.

Additional Information

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday 7th December 2020 to be considered.

Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position and a CV detailing your relevant experience.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

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