Opportunities

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space is looking for two energetic and engaged people to come on board as part of our core dynamic team in Pōneke Wellington: joining us as a Curator (Exhibitions & Public Programmes) and Communication & Publications Manager. Founded as an artist-run space in June 2000, Enjoy is Wellington’s longest-running independent contemporary art space.

The successful candidates will be passionate about generating and curating contemporary art projects. You will love working with others, talking about art and promoting the discourse of contemporary art practice across events and exhibitions, or social media and publications. This is a unique development opportunity to work with practitioners of all backgrounds within the field of contemporary art, supporting critical conversations and our place in a local and global community.

These positions suit someone who wants to foster innovative artistic practice locally, nationally and internationally. Both jobs are core roles which works closely with the Director, the Enjoy Board of Trustees and volunteers to deliver a brave and lively programme that delivers to Enjoy’s overall vision and mission. You will need to be resourceful, organised, work well with others and motivated to contemporary art in Aotearoa.

The job listings are for fixed term contracts that will enable the right candidate to bring their vision to the gallery, and to help shape Enjoy’s artistic path for the ongoing future.

CURATOR (EXHIBITIONS & PUBLIC PROGRAMMES)

The Curator (Exhibitions & Public Programmes) role works closely with the Director to shape the curation of Enjoy’s programming, oversee a confident and inquisitive public programme of events and support day-to-day gallery operations.

The role works with artists, volunteers, performers and technicians to deliver a programme of exhibitions and public events that upholds the gallery’s vision and mission. The role will suit someone who is passionate about cultivating community relationships, helping a diverse range of audiences participate and engage in contemporary art.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a core member of a small and dynamic arts team, suitable for those with interest in developing experience in contemporary arts curation, administration, education outreach and event programming.

Start date: Mid-June

View or download the full Position Descriptions here.

Applications due 11:59 pm, Friday 30 April.

The starting pay rate for both roles is: $23 p/h.

Click here to download the role description.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter addressed to the Director at vanessa@enjoy.org.nz.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS MANAGER

The Communications and Publications Manager role works closely with the Director to manage Enjoy’s communications, and to commission, coordinate and distribute digital and print publications on behalf of Enjoy. The role works with writers, independent practitioners and media organisations to widely promote our activities, mission and vision online, as well as delivering an ambitious and critical publication programme.

The role is an exciting opportunity to be a core contributor to a dynamic and energetic arts team, suitable for those with interest in communications, social media marketing, writing and critical art thinking.

Start date: Mid-June

View or download the full Position Descriptions here.

Applications due 11:59 pm, Friday 30th April.

The starting pay rate for both roles is: $23 p/h.

Click here to download the role description.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter addressed to the Director at vanessa@enjoy.org.nz.

Image: Opening of Bena Jackson and Teresa Collins, Bound in secret knots, and Areez Katki, History reserves but a few lines for you, 18 February 2021.

 

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are a vital part of our community, aiding Enjoy’s mission to support and challenge artists and audiences.

Opportunities regularly include day-to-day visitor hosting, ensuring people feel welcome in the gallery; assisting with the running of events; assisting with archival and administrative tasks, and can occasionally include assisting artists with research and other projects.

Volunteering with Enjoy is a way of gaining first-hand experience of the behind the scenes work that goes into a contemporary art gallery, developing practical skills and building relationships with artists and those with a shared interest in contemporary art.

If you’re interested in joining Enjoy’s volunteer programme, we’d love to hear from you. Please tell us a bit about yourself in the form provided below, and email it to Simon at simon@enjoy.org.nz.

Image: Developing an emerging practice with Māia Abraham, 16 October 2019. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown.

Image courtesy of Cheska Brown.

READING AND WRITING GROUP

Enjoy hosts a monthly meeting for people interested in writing around art. Open to all regardless of prior experience, the group is designed to be a peer-led, friendly and informal space for people to discuss their work and reflect collectively on its wider context.

Exploring ideas around how to develop a craft, forms of mentorship and peer-to-peer support and how to rattle and reshuffle the landscape for art writing in Aotearoa, activities include reading published work together, group discussions and feedback sessions.

You’re welcome to sign up to join us at any time. Email simon@enjoy.org.nz for further information.

Image courtesy of Cheska Brown.

 

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