Art Membership Coordinator

Submitted by johanna.sanders on Wed, 24/11/2021 - 11:05

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki strengthens and enriches our community through art and ideas. As a bi-cultural organisation, we make a major contribution to the cultural life of Auckland and Aotearoa New Zealand by collaborating with communities to offer inspiring art experiences that engage and challenge diverse audiences. Established in 1888, the Gallery holds important collections of New Zealand and international art and presents a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions, public programmes, and educational services.

Gallery Membership is our entry-level fundraising platform, where we connect 5,000+ art lovers with artists, arts professionals, and each other, and deliver an exceptional package of benefits. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support the Membership Manager in the successful delivery of these benefits, including events.

This is a customer-facing role where you will have a high level of responsibility from developing, organising and facilitating a diverse and attractive Member’s events programme to promoting Membership to different audiences, and drive sales.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in art history and/or MarCom or a related field. Experience with working in an art gallery/museum environment or customer service roles is advantageous as is a strong marketing/events background.

You will provide effective coordination and administration to ensure the smooth running of the Membership Programme. You have lots of ideas and commercial acumen, are highly organised, and are able to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. You have a knack for copywriting and can change your tone of voice to meet different audience needs. You have the confidence and ability to present to internal and external stakeholders as well as Members in a public setting. If you love art, are efficient, and enjoy working with a wide range of people and providing essential support to a busy, proactive team, this role will suit you.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist with the effective management and strategy development of a high-profile art membership scheme
  • Build partnerships with stakeholders to identify opportunities and develop new products and services to enhance our Members’ experience and increase membership income.
  • Develop, deliver, and occasionally MC a variety of Members events
  • Write newsletters and develop a suite of marketing material and content (including social media) in collaboration with our Marketing team and graphic designer.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This is a permanent, full-time role working five days a week, including two weekend days and two evenings per month. Working from home day options are available.

Auckland Unlimited is a CCO of Auckland Council and as an employee, you’ll gain access to a vast range of benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, entertainment, and more.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the success of Aotearoa New Zealand's premier art gallery’s Membership Programme and grow your career as a fundraising and membership professional in high-profile environment. Apply today if you enjoy ever-changing environments and are eager to create great art experiences for a range of audiences.

How to Apply

Please provide a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this opportunity, and what key strengths and experience you bring to this role.

For more information and a Position Description please email


Applications close Sunday 5th December 2021

\Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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