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Public Programmes Specialist

Job details

Experience Wellington
5 Sep 2022
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Education & Development



Our Public Programmes team works together within and across teams internally and externally to develop and deliver a vibrant public programme of talks, lectures, performances, workshops and events, and community partnerships that draws in diverse audiences to understand, enjoy, and form a deeper appreciation of our experiences.

The role is mainly based at Wellington Museum but also may work across sites such as Space Place, Nairn Street Cottage and Cable Car Museum. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and engaging specialist to develop and implement a range of engaging public experiences across our diverse audience groups, with a focus on museum and history experiences.

We are looking for someone who has innovative and creative ideas to activate and energise museum spaces and collections, the ability to create programmes which tell stories in new and engaging ways, great networks within Wellington and a keen awareness of audiences. You will know these experiences better than anyone and ensure everything and everyone is in place to provide consistent and engaging experiences every time. Your excellent organisational skills will facilitate the smooth running of events and programmes on the ground.

You will be excited about the opportunity to open up the collections, objects and expertise of each site in a range of events, lectures, talks, performances and other events, and will have good networks with practitioners and potential partners to increase our reach and our audiences.

This is an exciting time to join our programming team who are focused on connecting our programmes across our sites, leveraging the diverse skill sets of our people to develop and deliver a vibrant programme that flourishes for and with our audiences of Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Experience Wellington works with and for the city to create remarkable experiences that generate vitality, strengthening the city we love. We offer incredible audience experiences across our six sites: City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, Capital E Nōku te Ao, Wellington Museum, Space Place, Cable Car Museum and Nairn Street Cottage. We also look after the city’s artefact collection, the National Theatre for Children, and are funded by the Ministry of Education to deliver Enriching Local Curriculum experiences across sites. The team is excited to be working with Wellington City Council to co-locate Capital E within Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui, the re-imagined Central Library in Te Ngākau Civic Square.

Our vision is engaged curious communities. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and support mana whenua as kaitiaki. We are committed to creating a culturally safe and inclusive environment, building meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for Māori and providing enhanced career pathways for our Māori employees.

As a place of work, we embrace flexible working in recognition of all aspects of a well-balanced lifestyle for our employees. We offer generous leave provisions including 5 weeks annual leave. We encourage interest from applicants from a range of backgrounds and experience to support our inclusive and diverse programming plans.

If you have experience developing diverse programmes and activities in the creative and cultural sector, are looking for a fulfilling part-time job and want to work with like-minded community builders, passionate about art and culture we would love to hear from you. To join our team, please submit your CV, a cover letter and complete our online application form for our consideration. Through our careers page For further information on the role please contact

Applications close Monday 5 September 2022. Applications will be shortlisted as they are received.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit a CV & cover letter here.

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Written by

Wellington Museums Trust

23 Aug 2022