Napier City Council

Public Programmes & Events Coordinator 


Permanent, 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, occasional evenings and weekends required)

Due to internal movement, MTG Hawke's Bay has a vacancy for a Public Programmes & Events Coordinator who will oversee venue hire, the development of programmes to support our exhibition schedule, key community milestones and other MTG events. You will be responsible for delivering a wide range of events and programmes that engage our audience and support our mission. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a significant contribution to our organisation and shape the future of our commercial hire and public engagement activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage venue hire and commercial events, including actively promoting MTG as a premier venue
  • Develop and deliver a range of events and programmes that engage our audience and support our mission
  • Manage the end-to-end delivery of events and programmes, from concept to delivery and evaluation
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including external partners and suppliers
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organisation to ensure a cohesive approach to public engagement activities
  • Use data and feedback to continually improve the quality and impact of our events and programmes

Key requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in coordinating and delivering public programmes and events
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability negotiate with our key sponsors and clients and build strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills, with a track record of developing innovative events and programmes

This is a permanent, full time role (40 hours per week). As you can imagine, events are not generally held Monday to Friday, so some flexibility in working hours and days is required.

We will be interviewing applications as we receive them and may close the role when we have found the right person.

About Us

MTG Hawke's Bay is an award winning regional museum and the premier arts and culture facility for Hawke's Bay. The museum is an exciting and dynamic organisation focused on telling relevant stories through exhibitions, public talks and other programmes to our local Hawke's Bay community and visitors to the region.

Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and community service. Some of the benefits we offer include retail discounts, subsidised medical insurance, and 5 week's annual leave after 2 years' service.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6328742.

Applications close: 2nd June 2023.

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