Communications & Marketing Assistant - Fulltime

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This is a rare opportunity for a creative and hands-on Communications and Marketing Assistant to start their career with three of Hamilton’s top visited spots!

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.  Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Gardens and Hamilton Zoo Waiwhakereke Natural Heritage Park are integral to a thriving Hamilton community!

The Role

These Hamilton hot spots need a Communications and Marketing Assistant to support our communications and marketing team. One minute you could be creating and uploading content to one of our websites or social media channels, then booking advertising, creating event listings, managing online reviews or implementing a marketing plan. You’ll also raise the purchase orders for the marketing activities.

Reporting to the Communication and Marketing Lead, your work will directly support a cross-unit communications and marketing strategy for the Museum, Zoo Waiwhakareke and Gardens that will increase their visitor destinations’ profile, and reputation, regionally and nationally.

The Person

We’re looking for a Communications and Marketing Assistant who likes being busy and can manage multiple projects and tasks. You’ll enjoy the flexibility and variety of working at the Gardens, Museum and Zoo. You’ll have great relationship management skills, and a willingness and attitude to support the team with whatever tasks need to be done. Proven writing, marketing and social media management skills are a given and of course, interpersonal skills – communication, team effectiveness and the know how to work collaboratively is a must in this position!

This is a full time, permanent position. To provide the best visitor experience, this needs to be a 7-day week operation. This role will require you to work the occasional weekend, public holiday, and evening to cover social media or assist at events.

Click here to view a copy of the Position Description

Salary range: From $52,811 per annum

Location: Hamilton City

Employment Type:  Permanent


Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

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The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is the national museum for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and New Zealand military aviation, located on the site of the former air base at Wigram, Christchurch.  The Museum’s mission statement is:

“To preserve and present the history of New Zealand military aviation for commemoration, inspiration, learning and enjoyment”.

The Air Force Museum Trust Board is in the fortunate position to be able to offer a permanent, full-time opportunity, which will help the Museum move forward and achieve its aspirations. We are seeking applications for a Marketing & Social Media Coordinator.

As the Marketing & Social Media Coordinator you will be required to support the Communications Manager in delivering the Museum’s marketing and social media objectives applying your skills in a variety of advertising, electronic direct and digital marketing initiatives.  Working experience with Wordpress-based websites and Mailchimp will provide you with a leading edge and enable you to hit the ground running. To be considered for this position, you MUST have:

•    A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a marketing role.
•    Proven experience participating in successful marketing campaigns. 
•    High level of competence across all major social media platforms, website administration and Google Analytics skills.

What benefits can we offer you?

At the Air Force Museum of New Zealand we have a great team of passionate people and, collectively, we pride ourselves on our values and our commitment to honouring those New Zealanders who have served our nation’s Air Force.  You will thrive in being part of a team entrusted with the privilege to tell the stories of our servicemen and women within a collaborative and supportive environment.  In addition you will receive:

•    Competitive remuneration package with great office location and free parking.
•    Comprehensive medical and life insurance benefits programme.
•    Ongoing professional development to enable our team to be adaptable, innovative and knowledgeable in an everchanging global environment.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to join an internationally-recognised museum of national significance, which attracts over 130,000 visitors each year and has a rapidly expanding online presence. To apply for either of these positions, you must have the legal right to work in New Zealand or have the ability to gain or access the appropriate work visa.  

A full position description and application information can be found on our website:   

Administration & Membership Manager (permanent part time)

Closing date:

Our Admin & Membership Manager is moving on and so MA is looking for a great all-rounder to fill this important position.

Are you committed to the future of museums and galleries? Are you an efficient administrator with great people skills? 

Museums Aotearoa is the membership organisation for Aotearoa New Zealand’s museums and art galleries, with around 200 member institutions, reaching over 1600 individuals. We are a small and nimble professional association dedicated to supporting our nation’s museums and art galleries to thrive. Our activities include advocacy on behalf of the sector; communications, advice and professional development opportunities for members; coordinating data gathering and research; arranging networking and learning events and an awards programme. 

We’re looking for a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our team as Administration and Membership Manager. In this role you will:

  • make our Wellington office systems hum efficiently
  • be the first point of contact for members, and actively contribute to membership support
  • prepare and produce regular MA member communications
  • support member events, including webinars, hui and awards 

This role will suit someone pursuing a career in museums and galleries or the wider cultural sector. We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience in office administration, ideally in a membership or non-profit environment
  • will enjoy working with the diverse membership of Museums Aotearoa, ranging from major national galleries and museums to small volunteer-run organisations
  • is well-organised and detail-focused, able to work independently and apply good judgement
  • has experience working in a bicultural environment (Te Reo Māori is an advantage)
  • demonstrates a commitment to their own learning and continuous improvement

In return, we offer an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the museum industry, freedom to experiment and innovate, and professional development opportunities to increase your skills and knowledge.

The role is based in our Tory Street office, Wellington. This is a permanent part-time role (30 hours per week), with some flexibility around when and where hours are worked. Some travel is expected, pandemic restrictions permitting.

View the job description here.

For more information and to apply, contact Phillipa Tocker, Executive Director.

Venue Hire and Promotions Co-ordinator

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Expressions Whirirnaki Arts and Entertainment Centre is seeking a Venue Hire and Promotion Co-ordinator to join their creative and innovative team at Upper Hutt’s Centre of the arts.

The focus of this role is to market and sell the Centre as a premier conference, function and event venue, being the first point of contact for venue hire clients and to oversee the management of these events. This includes developing and managing the venue hire business operation, ensuring excellent delivery standards. In addition this role supports the promotion of the venue hire options, and the events happening within those spaces.

You will have natural creative flair, be practical, have high standards, great customer service and able to work the often unusual hours that require evening and weekend work associated with functions and events.  This position is permanent part-time at 20 hours per week with flexible hours required. Previous event and or function management experience is desirable.

For more information about Expressions Whirinaki visit . For a full job description and application form, please visit our website or contact us at or 04 527 2163.  All applicants are required to submit a completed application form and current CV. 

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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As the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, you will support two companies – Recollect and NZMS. You will be responsible for implementing each of their digital marketing programs, driving the digital narrative to enhance each organisation’s brand, coordinating digital communications to clients, and encouraging business growth through effective marketing and communications. Your main purpose will be to assist with the development and implementation of marketing plans to support brand awareness and sales strategies, both locally and globally. 

About the companies 

Recollect, is a cloud-based community engagement platform (SaaS), that hosts our customers’ cultural heritage digital reproductions and we have built up an enviable reputation in the market. This unique product has been developed in-house and we are currently taking this product worldwide. For more information please refer to:

NZMS is New Zealand’s leading digitisation and imaging bureau for cultural heritage materials such as photographs, manuscripts, publications, maps, works of art, and audio-visual records. We work primarily with galleries, libraries, archives, and museums throughout New Zealand, our clients also include government agencies, private companies, iwi, and individuals.  We have offices in Wellington (2), Auckland, and Christchurch. For more information please refer to:

This position will be responsible for:

Marketing Coordination

  • Creating and implementing effective marketing plans and campaigns for various projects and products to achieve inbound enquiry targets and improve brand awareness.
  • Developing campaign ideas and messaging tailored for each company and integrating these across multiple channels.
  • Creating engaging and consistent content for multiple social media channels and platforms.
  • Collaborating closely with internal operations, sales teams, external stakeholders, and customers.
  • Tracking, analysing and reporting regularly on various metrics.
  • Assisting market and persona research to aid project and campaign development.
  • Monitoring industry activity while researching opportunities and marketing innovations.
  • Maintaining the brand equity and ensure all marketing and communications is in line with the brand values of each company.


  • Ensuring that the content of our various brand websites remain current and accurately reflects Recollect and NZMS’ individual products, services and values.
  • Overseeing social media for each organisation including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Creating customer communications to ensure they remain informed of key activities.
  • Overseeing production of regular newsletters.
  • Supporting and delivering the marketing requirements for key areas of each business.
  • Identifying projects for case studies and blog posts. Be comfortable working with customers to generate content that is beneficial to both parties.
  • Planning, creating and coordinating marketing campaigns and collateral to a high standard.
  • Working closely with internal and external stakeholders to build strong business relationships and create effective marketing initiatives.
  • Supporting other projects as required by NZMS and Recollect.

Event Support

  • Supporting each organisations presence at key events throughout the year including industry conferences and events.

Person Specification

  • Enjoys a collaborative environment and the exchange of ideas.
  • Has initiative; can identify opportunities and risks and solve problems.
  • A self-starter, who can manage their own programme of work and has a proven record of delivery to deadlines.
  • Able to communicate well with internal and external clients from a range of backgrounds.
  • Has integrity and builds trust with clients and colleagues.
  • Exceptional business communication skills both oral and written.
  • Can work with multiple brands, their strategies and guidelines.
  • A flair for design, with experience in Adobe Creative Cloud suite desirable.
  • Highly organised and able to multitask, delivering to multiple deadlines.
  • Able to build strong business relationships with others in different locations.
  • Ambition and desire to deliver outstanding results.
  • Proactive, unflappable and hard working.

Skills & Experience

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in marketing and communications, or equivalent level of skill gained through on the job training and experience.
  • Entry level  position 
  • Experience in planning, creating and coordinating marketing campaigns.
  • Experience with Mailchimp or similar platforms (desirable but not essential).

NOTE for overseas enquiries and non-NZ residents: only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and can make themselves available for interviews in New Zealand will be considered for advertised positions. Others should not apply.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

To apply, click here.

Western Bay Museum Rebranding and Marketing Launch 2020

Western Bay Museum

We are a small museum with a city museum attitude, and we’ve just had our exciting new branding and marketing launch. Our budgets are tight to say the least, but I believe this investment will be worth it.

Marketing Manager

Closing date:

The Whangārei Art Museum Trust is leading the development of an exciting new art precinct, set to become a unique cultural destination for global visitors. Located in Whangārei City, the gateway to the sub-tropical north – the precinct is currently under construction and features the iconic Hundertwasser Art Centre, Wairau Māori Art Gallery and Whangārei Art Museum. The aim is to bring prosperity to the region and to transform people’s lives through the power of art and nature.

The Marketing Manager will manage promotion of the Whangārei Art Museum Trust and its subsidiary institutions’ programs, activities, exhibitions, and facilities to local, national, and international media. They will lead a small two-person team to favourably position the Trust’s various brands and programs and will cultivate audience and visitor growth in support of the trust’s broader mission and goals.


  • Design, build and manage marketing and public relations strategies for the Whangārei Art Museum Trust, Whangārei Art Museum, Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery.
  • Secure local, regional, national, and international media coverage of the precinct’s exhibitions, collections, public programs, fundraising activities, and other initiatives.
  • In consultation with subject experts, oversee and manage the production and approval of all marketing collateral, both printed and digital.
  • Lead a two-person in-house marketing team and work with external contractors, such as photographers, designers, PR consultants, advertising representatives etc. 
  • Work with tourism and hospitality partners to promote the museum as a cultural destination.
  • Assist with developing cross-promotional partnerships and collaborations with key arts and business organisations.
  • Source, create and negotiate sponsorship arrangements with local businesses for workshops, events and other programmes.
  • Assist with brand enforcement, ensuring consistency of design and messaging for all marketing campaigns and communications.
  • Schedule, create and implement social media content.
  • Develop surveys and survey tools to monitor and inform visitor experience strategies.
  • Assist with arrangements for the opening event of the Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery.


  • Must have three to five years experience in a related field.
  • Qualifications in art history, public relations, marketing or communications preferred.
  • Creative, with an aesthetic eye and an appreciation of good design. Practical design experience would be advantageous.
  • Must have experience in planning and conducting marketing and communications campaigns. (Knowledge of non-profit branding initiatives preferred.)
  • Prior experience working in museums or in arts marketing preferred.
  • Must have excellent, demonstrated written, oral, interpersonal, and communication skills (including editing ability).
  • Analytical skills and the ability to organize and scrutinize data, interpret metrics and make data-driven decisions.

Knowledge of arts and culture press is important. Non-profit experience, particularly with an art museum, is preferred as is knowledge of local and national arts and audience trends.

Should have an ability to work flexibly and collaboratively. Must be able to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment with a high level of creativity and self-direction.

How to apply

Please email your resume and a covering letter to

Depending upon the number of applications, we may only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Pouawhi ā-Iwi | Head of Iwi Relationships

Closing date:

Ngā Manu Atarau

Tuia te tangata, tuia ngā kōrero, tuia ngā taonga

He mahi ngātahi a Ngā Manu Atarau me ngā iwi, hapū, whānau, ngā whare taonga o te motu, he mahi hāpai hoki i ngā iwi Māori, imi Moriori anō hoki mō te whakahokinga o ngā kōiwi tīpuna, karāpuna anō hoki ki ō rātou ake papa kāinga.

Ko te kapa Iwi Relationships he whakatō i ngā tikanga o te Mana Taonga, e taea ai ngā iwi me ngā hapori te whakahaere ā rātou tikanga ki Te Papa, me te tiaki hoki i ngā taonga o rātou e noho ana i roto i te āhuru mōwai o Te Papa Tongarewa. Nā tēnei kapa e whakatau, e pūritia ēnei tūhononga iwi mā ngā kirimana tūhononga ā-iwi, he mahi tahi rānei i ngā kaupapa maha. Kia mau ko te atawhai me te whakahaere o ngā tūhononga taonga, he tutukitanga hoki i ngā wawata o te iwi e noho ana ki Te Papa Tongarewa i taua wā. He mahi ngātahi me ngā whare kāwanatanga ki te tautoko, hāpai anō hoki i ngā iwi Māori, imi Moriori i roto i ngā kerēme Tiriti o Waitangi, me ngā herenga kua whakatakotohia e rātou. Nā tēnei kapa e whāngai i ngā mahi tikanga rua me ngā tikanga Māori i roto i a Te Papa me ōna mahi, tae rawa ake ki ngā kaupapa kei te marea.

Hei Pouawhi ā-Iwi, ko koe kei te urungi o te waka o Ngā Manu Atarau e whakawhanake ana i te hiringa mahara, e whakamahere ana i te aronga matua me te whakahaere o ngā tūhononga iwi me Te Papa Tongarewa. Māu ngā whakahaere katoa o Rongomaraeroa Marae e ārahi, he mahi ngātahi me ērā atu o ngā kapa i roto i a Ngā Manu Atarau, me te kapa ringaraupī Mātauranga Māori, hei hāpai i te māramatanga o ngā mahi o Ngā Manu Atarau ki te iwi me te rāngai whare taonga whānui.

He hononga mātanga āu puta noa i te motu, he māramatanga, he wheako āu me te toro atu ki ngā rōpū ā-iwi, ā, ko ēnei mahi katoa e whāngai ki te reo Māori me ōna tikanga. E āhei ana koe te whakahaere kaupapa matatini, he nui ō māramatanga o ngā tikanga whare taonga ā-motu, kei te ao whānui hoki.  Ko te wānanga, te whakamahere rautaki me ō pūkenga whakahaere kei roto katoa i tō kete.

Whakaohoohotia, tūhonongia, whakawhānuihia, whakaahutia. Mauria mai ō pūkenga o te ao Māori ki tēnei tūranga, e taea ai tātou katoa te mahi tahi me ngā iwi Māori. Hei kaiārahi, ko koe kei te whakamana i a Te Papa ki te whāngai i ngā taonga o Aotearoa, me ngā kōrero o Aotearoa ki te ao.


Head of Iwi Relationships | Pouawhi ā-Iwi
Tuia te tangata, tuia ngā kōrero, tuia ngā taonga

The Ngā Manu Atarau Directorate works in partnership with iwi, hapū and whānau, museums and whare taonga throughout Aotearoa, and advocates for mana motuhake for Māori and Moriori and returning tīpuna and karāpuna to their source communities.

The Iwi Relationships team works to implement the Mana Taonga principle which ensures iwi and communities are able to exercise their tikanga at Te Papa, acknowledging kaitiakitanga and the care and management of their taonga housed within the museums’ collections. The team establishes and maintains these relationships through iwi relationship agreements, collaborating on mutually beneficial projects and by supporting aspirations of the iwi in residence. The team alongside other cultural agencies, assists Māori and Moriori through the Treaty of Waitangi Settlement process and supports post-settlement commitments. This team fosters biculturalism and tikanga Māori within the wider organisation of Te Papa and its activities.

As Pouawhi ā-Iwi, you will play a vital role in the Ngā Manu Atarau Directorate in developing and delivering a sound direction for, as well as the management and on-going maintenance of iwi relationships with Te Papa Tongarewa. You will oversee the operational management of Rongomaraeroa Marae, work closely with the other teams within the directorate and the Mātauranga Māori curatorial team to enhance the understanding of Ngā Manu Atarau’s work with iwi and the sector. You have existing positive relationships with key iwi stakeholders, and experience engaging with iwi organisations, using a high competency and understanding of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga. You will be able to manage and deliver complex projects, have a good understanding of the knowledge of museum practice, both nationally and internationally. Strategic thinking and planning, alongside proven management experience will also be part of your skillset.

Inspire, connect, deepen and develop.  Bring your extensive knowledge of te ao Māori to a role which enables all our people to work with iwi communities.  As a leader, you will be empowering Te Papa to share New Zealand's taonga and stories with Aotearoa and the world.

All applicants must be able to legally work in New Zealand and have the ability to maintain that. 

For more information and to apply, go to the Te Papa website.

Assistant Chief Librarian

Closing date:

Events Manager Extraordinaire for centenary celebrations

The Alexander Turnbull Library is officially 100 years old. We have a brilliant programme and are seeking an Events Manager to make it happen. This is a senior position within the Alexander Turnbull Library offered on a fixed term, full time basis to focus specifically on organising a range of initiatives and events relating to the Library’s centenary. The successful candidate(s) will have experience working in the cultural sector, be highly organised, and be an excellent communicator, working with a wide range of stakeholders. Job share proposals will be considered.

Key activities are:

  • Event coordination, communication, public relations
  • Stake holder liaison and management
  • Project management
  • Project administration
  • Better New Zealand

Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

Information and Knowledge Services (IKS) | Te Tahuhu Iringa Korero

The Alexander Turnbull Library is part of the National Library of New Zealand sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department’s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage. Our branch is all about collecting, storing and preserving important things that are precious to New Zealand, and making them accessible.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

For more information please contact: Chris Szekely,
To review the full job description, please click here