• Artspace seeks Education Intern

    Artspace seeks Education Intern

    As a leading contemporary art organisation, it is Artspace‘s mission to produce and communicate challenging and inspiring art experiences. This involves continually adapting to new and diverse audiences and trying to engage ever growing and developing groups in the appreciation of the visual arts in a meaningful and sustainable way. In recognition of this, Artspace teamed up with Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust to offer an Education Internship, focused on the development of potential audiences of all demographics, and in particular the strengthening of Artspace’s relationship with Auckland’s Pacific community.

    The 2017 Artspace/Tautai Education intern will continue the work of previous Education Interns Salome Tanuvasa and Siliga Setoga (2016, job share), Louisa Afoa (2015), Ahilapalapa Rands (2014) and Ioana Gordon-Smith (2013), to foster an education programme that encourages interaction with local schools and students in Auckland with particular emphasis on reaching and engaging Pacific students at these institutions.

    While working with staff on current and on-going operational business, the Education Intern will generate new content and projects tailored for a growing youth audience and its engagement. The intern will be expected to learn from and intelligently work with the young people in the ongoing improvement of workshops and events.

    Artspace will provide the facilities, training and ongoing supervision for the intern. The intern will also be guided by external mentors, chosen as leaders in the fields of education and/or arts.

    For the right person this is an opportunity to build a wide set of capabilities including a rich understanding and confidence in working with artists and engaging students in the appreciation of the arts, while experiencing first hand the running of a public gallery.

    The Key Info:
    This is a one-year, fixed-term, paid, training position.
    The job is 35 hours per week, Tuesdays to Saturdays and commences in mid January 2017

    Applications close:
    Sunday 4th December, 2016

    To apply candidates must have:
    An undergraduate qualification in visual arts and/or education (minimum)
    An awareness of the contemporary arts scene
    Enthusiasm for education
    Knowledge of Pacific culture and of local Pacific community

    You can download the position description and remuneration here


    To apply, email your CV and a covering letter that outlines your key experience and motivation for taking on this position to Anna Gardner
    If possible please send all documents as PDFs.

    This role has been made possible by a grant from Creative New Zealand’s Sector Development Incentive fund.

    If you require any more information please contact Anna Gardner at Artspace, on 09 303 4965 or via email

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