Public Arts and Memorial Specialist


We're looking for a Public Art and Memorials Specialist to join our Parks, Sport and Recreation team.

The role

This role ensures the maintenance and renewal of public art, and memorial and heritage assets across Wellington City's public spaces. This role will manage the processes for commemorative seats and maintenance for other public art and memorials.

It encompasses project management/coordination, reporting, managing assets and contracts as well as liaising with the public, contractors, iwi and other stakeholders.

About you

Ideally, you'll have an interest in arts and heritage.

You will be working with a range of external stakeholders, so excellent communication and relationship management skills are a must. You might have a background in project co-ordination as we're looking for someone who has managed contractors/contracts, finances, purchasing and has a general understanding of asset maintenance and project management.

You'll be very organised, and good at finding bespoke solutions.

The team take a flexible approach to working. It's a 40 hour a week job, but we're quite flexible with hours and the opportunity to work from home two days per week. You'll need a full, clean driver's licence to enable you to get out and about to sites as needed.

About us

As a great harbour capital city, Wellington City Council has established a vision for Wellington as 'an inclusive, sustainable and creative capital for people to live, work and play'.

The Parks, Sport and Recreation Business Unit (PSR) is a high performing, multifunctional unit responsible for a wide range of activities contributing to Wellington's reputation as an active, healthy and attractive place to live, work, play and visit.

We think our council is a great place to work. 'He tangata, he tangata, he tangata' - we put people at the heart of everything we do and care for our people. Training and development opportunities, supporting you to be successful, are available.

Why us

There are not many roles where you get to see all the things you work on as you're travelling round the city!

Working for the Council offers you a range of benefits including five weeks annual leave, flexible working options, health and wellbeing support, Council staff discounts and a range of learning and development programmes and opportunities. We are an inclusive and diverse workplace, and we really care about our employees.

For more information about the role, please review the position description or contact Jacqui Murray, Manager Assets and Projects, jacqueline.murray@wcc.govt.nz if you have any questions.

Applications close on Friday, 3 February 2023 - all applications must be submitted online.

Please note that we will review and shortlist applications as they come in and may close the role early.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: ATAO353285

Location: Wellington, Carterton, Greater Wellington Regional, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Porirua City, South Wairarapa, Upper Hutt City, Wellington City

Closing Date: Friday, 3 February 2023