Gallery & Engagement Assistant

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Part-time
  • UoA Department Name: Gus Fisher Gallery
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55565574

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our mission and values place strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

You will be the face of Gus Fisher Gallery by providing a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors to the gallery on Saturdays. Friendly, pro-active and with a passion for engaging audiences with contemporary art, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. With prior experience working in a public facing role, you will have confidence interacting with a range of visitors, including children and young people, and be able to discuss the gallery’s programmes in an engaging and accessible way.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.


He kōrero mōu | About you

As part of a small team, you will be a guardian to the exhibition, be a point of information for visitors and work closely with Gus Fisher Gallery’s Public Programmes & Engagement Officer on the conception and delivery of family-friendly exhibition related events and activities.

Responsible for opening and closing the gallery on Saturday’s, you will have prior experience working in a gallery or museum context, either as an employee or volunteer. You will be able to work independently and have a can do approach to tasks.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • Strong customer service skills.
  • A passion and enthusiasm for the arts; especially contemporary arts practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and confidence interacting with a range of visitors including children and young people. 
  • Strong ability to work independently and problem solve using initiative.

Additional Information

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 17/01/2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please note that we will be shortlisting the role in January 2022.

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Overseas Applicants

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 seven days on arrival.  

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