General Manager – VACANCY

Job Description

Pablo’s Art Studio is an art studio in Wellington providing art opportunities for people to affirm their identity through art. 

We are looking for a visionary and passionate General Manager to report to a Volunteer Board and lead the organisation in the development and delivery of quality creative services to Pablo’s community.

As an arts administration leader, you will collaborate and connect with our staff, artists and stakeholders and guide the development of our strategic and operational priorities while establishing new ways of working to ensure our sustainability as a strong organisation for now and into the future.

The Role

  • Lead the change  from an organisation reliant on a physical studio space  to other collaborative and interactive spaces including online spaces
  • Collaborate with the Board and staff on the strategic vision and business plan for Pablo’s Art Studio that allows us to best meet our mission
  • Engage with government, mental health agencies, creative spaces peak bodies, members, staff and artists and other key stakeholders
  • Work with staff and the Board to build the organisation’s capacity and capability to deliver on our plans
  • Oversee funding, support and income streams for Pablo’s Art Studio including our annual art auction to ensure we survive and thrive.
  • Develop and nurture our strong commitment to maintaining health and wellbeing and leadership in the arts and cultural sector.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a track record of accomplishment at a leadership level
  • strong strategic planning, stakeholder management and business development skills
  • the ability to foster effective relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • a sound knowledge of funding processes relevant to the not-for-profit and/or arts sector
  • an understanding of pertinent issues facing the arts creative spaces communities
    demonstrated skills in disability, arts, mental heath  support and advocacy
  • strong financial management skills
  • a strong governance background and/or understanding of working with a Board

Other role details:

This role is Wellington based.

Workplace conditions, working arrangements and access requirements for this role will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate based on experience

A current police clearance and proof of ability to work in New Zealand must be provided before an offer of employment will be made.

You will work as part of a small team to support people’s creativity, personal growth and independence through providing quality artistic development and opportunities.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2 June 2021. 

To apply, please send your C.V. with a covering letter explaining your interest in working at Pablos and highlighting experience relevant to this position. Please include two referees. The successful candidate will be police vetted and must be eligible to legally work in Aotearoa.

Applications for this position should be submitted to Pablos Art Studios:

  • PO Box 9720, Marion Square.  Wellington (Post)
  • 118 Tory St (Corner of Vivian & Tory St), Te Aro.  Wellington.
  • director@pablosart.org.nz