Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga provides the Bay of Plenty community with a high standard of regional, national and international exhibitions that engage, educate, stimulate and entertain visitors. 

Vacancy: Education Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Tauranga Art Gallery, in New Zealand’s fastest growing city. We are looking for that special multi-talented person with a unique combination of skills to help us create exceptional art experiences for our visitors.

The Role

If you are a positive, energetic, organised and capable manager with experience in education or art  

then you may be exactly what we are looking for. This full time role requires the successful candidate to lead the talented education team, which currently consists of 4 part time roles: 2 Educators, a School Liaison and an Education Assistant.  You will oversee the planning and delivery of learning programmes to primary, intermediate & secondary school classes and other education providers (including ECE, tertiary and community groups) during term time, and plan and deliver TAG Art Studios for ages 4 to 14 years during school holidays. You will also occasionally deliver practical art workshops to adults at beginner to immediate level.

You will be delivering quality art experiences including in-gallery learning, art interpretation and art-making activities.  Your knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand curriculum and your ability to engage, inspire and support the learning of students within its framework will be an advantage to this position.

This is a challenging and varied role for a creative person who has previous experience delivering classes and workshops with children of all ages and adults, and has a practical art qualification at tertiary level and proven art making experience in an education environment. A practical understanding of Māori cultural values, tikanga and te reo, and the ability to apply these in your teaching practice would be an advantage. You will be computer literate and have an understanding of H&S in the workplace and when working with children particularly in relation to the Vulnerable Childrens Act (2014).

The Education Manager is an important advisor and information source about visual art. The incumbent is required to develop and maintain a sound knowledge of historical, modern and contemporary art, particularly New Zealand. This role is perfect for someone who is willing to learn, adapt and explore innovative approaches to learning about art.   

To achieve success and effectiveness with programme planning and delivery, the Education Manager must understand pedagogical approaches to teaching including inquiry-based learning.

This is a permanent role of 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.  Flexibility to work outside of those hours is desirable as there may be occasions where the Education Manager is required to take occasional weekend or evening learning programmes.

For more information on the Tauranga Art Gallery visit www.artgallery.org.nz.

Please forward your cover letter and CV via email to recruitment@artgallery.org.nz

This position is been readvertised, if you have previously sent in an application you do not need to resubmit your application.  

Applications will close at 8am on Monday 27th August, 2018.

If you require further information, please contact the Gallery Services Manager, phone (07) 579 0626.