Exhibitions and Operations Manager

Submitted by johanna.sanders on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 10:33

Waikato Museum

The Organisation
Hamilton is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and Hamilton City Council is investing in and enabling the opportunities this presents with its biggest-ever capital works programme. Hamilton City Council’s 10-Year Plan lays out a vision to develop world class community infrastructure, supporting the development of healthy and thriving communities. The Museum is integral to a thriving and fun community!
Waikato Museum's exhibitions, events and programmes tell stories from a regional and global perspective, and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science from touring exhibitions, and the museum’s own collections.  Waikato Museum's 13 galleries and the galleries in the historic ArtsPost building regularly feature new and inspiring exhibitions and public events. Through this interactive programme Waikato Museum engages and inspires local and international visitors.
The Role
As a vital member of the Museum team, the Exhibitions and Operations Manager will provide specialist knowledge and leadership for the planning, development, and delivery of exhibitions and the running of day-to-day operations at Waikato Museum. As part of the leadership team, you will co-develop the Museum’s overall programme of exhibitions and displays in alignment with programming and audience strategies. You will be responsible for leading operations, security and compliance at the museum, and working alongside Council’s property team on asset management and building development projects.

You will create an environment where the Exhibitions & Operations team work well with others to develop and deliver high quality exhibitions, manage projects, and maintain our building and assets professionally. You will ensure current museum practices are adhered to and best practice operationally is achieved at all stages.

On a day-to-day basis you will lead the team throughout the exhibition planning, development, design, production, installation and de-installation phases. You will work with complex teams to implement and realise project goals and deliverables (e.g. curators, interpreters, programmers, conservators, collection managers, marketing, external suppliers, contractors, partners, sponsors etc.). Excellent project management will ensure that exhibition and operations projects are rolled out in a timely manner within scope and within budget, to a high standard. You will build a positive team spirit and work to eliminate roadblocks.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for a manager who can work across both the exhibitions and operations environment and who always has their ducks in a row!

The Person
Are you someone who has a proven record of managing teams in a co-development and/or collaborative project based environment? Are you an outcomes focused person who can problem solve their way out of any challenge and be creative and pragmatic at the same time?
Ideally your previous experience will show us that you understand museums, what it takes to develop and deliver an exhibition, plus an understanding of the operational side of museums. However most importantly you will demonstrate that you’re an authentic people leader who gets the best out of their people and can work well with others to achieve strategic outcomes.

Sound like you? Apply now!

For more information, please call Sharyn Codlin on 0277019585. 

To request a full position description please visit our jobs page: https://vacancies.everestpeople.co.nz/jobs

Closing date: 30 September 2021

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