Are you looking for the next step in your Communications Advisory career?

Join a fun, supportive team and put your creative spin on how we present MOTAT to the world.

MOTAT is an interactive museum with a focus on creating a fun, stimulating environment for its visitors.  It is home to a unique mix of collections and experiences and our vision is to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

We are seeking a dynamic and results driven Senior Communications Advisor to work across external and internal communications. If you have a strong toolkit of communications strategies and experience, and public relations initiative, this role will reward you with its variety and opportunities to be creative as well as corporate. This is a multi-faceted and interesting role supporting all areas of communications and the brand engagement of a family-friendly science and technology museum. You will be part of an engaged and hard-working team who have each other’s backs. You will also be supported by a Communications Coordinator and responsible for mentoring and leading them in their work and development.

Key highlights of this role:

  • You will be the communications lead for everything from building relationships with media and PR stakeholders to increase opportunities, developing communications strategies and plans, written communications and report writing, to social media content and management, internal communications, facilitating media and filming requests and contributing to key stakeholder events.
  • Developing and managing the annual communications plan, in line with the overall Marketing and Communications Strategy, maintaining an organisation-wide view of communication needs.
  • Working with the External Relations Manager and the Senior Marketing Advisor to create, grow and uphold the MOTAT Brand voice.
  • Developing and managing the Museum’s internal communications programme to maximise staff engagement, awareness and support for MOTAT’s strategic objectives, culture and values.

To be successful in this role you will be a positive, flexible, self-motivated team player with a solid background in communications and a specific focus on public relations. It is crucial that you have the confidence to engage with people at all levels to develop positive working relationships, with the ability to mentor and support the Communications Coordinator. You will have demonstrated strengths in managing brand perceptions, stakeholder needs and media relationships. You will need a minimum of 5 years Communications and Public Relations experience preferably within the community, arts, culture or social development sectors. A relevant qualification, along with high degree of computer literacy, strong administrative, time management and project management skills are also required. You will have experience using digital channels for communication purposes and proven high-level writing skills.

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MOTAT is a great place to work, where no two days are ever the same. Along with joining a team of passionate and capable people, you will also get the benefit of flexible working hours, birthday leave, additional KiwiSaver contributions, and a MOTAT annual pass for your family.

This is a full-time, Monday to Friday role (and occasionally an evening or weekend) and you must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply.

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