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. 

These exhibitions are delivered and promoted by a hard working team of professionals who are passionate about delivering exceptional art experiences.

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Marketing & Communications Coordinator - Part-time (30 hours p/w)

Tauranga Art Gallery is seeking a proactive, enthusiastic and innovative individual to join our team as our Marketing & Communications Coordinator, based in Tauranga CBD.

We are looking for that special person with a unique combination of both marketing and media experience who is able to step in and hit the ground running in this busy role.  Reporting to the Director, you will be responsible for all promotion and marketing of the Gallery and its programmes and activities including oversight of all digital platforms, brand management, advertising, market development, and media liaison.

Position Purpose

  • Key contact point for all media enquiries and will proactively pursue media opportunities for the organisation.

  • Co-ordinate the Gallery’s publicity and develop, coordinate and distribute the visual and written material for the media, marketing and public.

  • To introduce innovative ways of marketing and promoting Gallery exhibitions, events and other activities.

  • To be responsible for the development and implementation of the Gallery’s marketing plan within approved budgets and monitor achievement.

  • Manage all digital platforms including the Gallery website, Facebook and Instagram as well as e-newsletters and other related promotional activity.

  • Implement and oversee the Gallery brand strategy

  • Co-ordinate and oversee the Gallery voice through writing, proofing and editing 

To be successful in this role the Marketing & Communications Coordinator will have proven communications experience and ideally work experience in the arts sector. You will have a high level of relationship building skills, an ability to project manage as well as excellent writing and computer skills. Please see the Position Description for more details.

The successful applicant will also have:

  • At least 3 years proven Media/Marketing experience (essential)

  • Experience with digital platforms, website development, social media

  • The ability to manage resources efficiently with budget management experience

  • Sound verbal and written communication including computer literacy

  • Museum or public art gallery experience (desirable)

  • An understanding of Māori cultural values and protocol

  • Integrity and reliability

  • Full and current drivers licence (desirable)

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.  

Applications close at 8pm on Sunday 29, March 2020

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

Trustees for Tauranga Art Gallery Trust

The Tauranga Art Gallery Trust owns and operates the Tauranga Art Gallery – toi Tauranga, on behalf of the residents of Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.

The Gallery’s purpose is to create exceptional art experiences that engage, inspire, challenge and educate.

The Board of Trustees are responsible for developing and delivering the Gallery’s strategic goals, overseeing the management of the Gallery’s assets and resources, and for ensuring prudent financial management to ensure the long-term sustainability.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two trustees whose skills and experience complement those of the current board.  Diversity is valued, and these trustees will typically have all or most of the following:

  • Strong business and financial acumen to govern and lead the strategic direction of an art gallery with assets to the value of $9.8 million.
  • Communications, marketing and/or fundraising experience at a governance or strategic advisory level.
  • A strong interest and understanding of visual arts - locally and nationally - and ideally, expertise in art exhibition development and curation.
  • Links with the local arts community and education providers, as well as local and central government agencies associated with the visual arts.
  • An appreciation of the importance of the cultural history of New Zealand and of Tauranga Moana Tangata Whenua.

If you believe you have the skills to make a difference and a real contribution to the Tauranga Art Gallery Trust Board and art and culture in our region, your interest in the position is welcomed.

As a council-controlled organisation of Tauranga City Council, the Trust has charitable status and operates autonomously but in a political environment, with a requirement to meet the expectations of both its shareholders and its community in accordance with an agreed Statement of Intent.

Meetings are held bi-monthly in Tauranga, although additional meetings may be required.  A small remuneration is provided. Successful applicants will be appointed for a three year term.  While applicants are not required to live in Tauranga, the ability to build and maintain relationships within the Bay of Plenty community should be demonstrated.

Expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Chief Executive
Tauranga City Council
Private Bag 12022, Tauranga 3143

Apply online via email to: anne.blakeway@tauranga.govt.nz. Applications close 5pm, Monday 2 March 2020. All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.

An information pack is available on request.

More information is also available at www.tauranga.govt.nz.

Click here to see this article on Tauranga City Council website. 

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