Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Internship 2017

Artists Alliance Administration and Programmes Intern
Deadline Monday June 5, 2017

The Artists Alliance Internship Programme 2017 is now calling for applications from recent graduates for a fixed term, paid internship with Artists Alliance. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for graduates to obtain significant work experience in the art industry. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from Foundation North.

Artists Alliance is the national organisation for visual artists. Established in 1991, Artists Alliance has represented and advanced the professional interests of the visual artists of Aotearoa/New Zealand for 25 years. In providing resources, career advice, networks and advocacy Artists Alliance is the trusted source of information for the visual arts sector.


For the purposes of this internship programme those eligible to apply will need to have graduated within the past five years (from 2012 onwards) with a New Zealand Visual Arts tertiary level qualification. The applicant must be based in Auckland for the duration of the internship.

Position Title

Administration and Programmes Intern
Reporting to: Maggie Gresson

Location: Artists Alliance Offices, 1b Ponsonby Road, Newton, Auckland

Tasks / Key Responsibilities

Tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Assisting in the upkeep of office systems and databases (training and mentoring will be provided)
  • Sourcing, uploading and managing content on the Artists Alliance website ( and blog ( and other social media
  • Preparing and distributing monthly regional newsletters
  • Assisting with the organisation, planning and execution of Artists Alliance events, workshops and other programmes
  • Assisting in general office tasks

Artists Alliance is a small organisation where everybody works on a variety of tasks and projects. For the Administration and Programmes Intern we are looking for someone to make their own contribution to the opportunity, alongside the core responsibilities.

Desired Attributes

  • Knowledge of the arts sector
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven written skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability in managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent time management skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Initiative and motivation
  • Reliability and promptness
  • Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Some experience in InDesign and MYOB a bonus

Timeframe and Remuneration

The internship will consist of a fixed term contract for 24 hours per week for a 24 week period beginning Monday July 3, 2017. Remuneration will be $18 per hour.

How to Apply

Please email your CV including two referees and a covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for the above position to: Maggie Gresson

Deadline for Applications

Applications must be completed in full and emailed to Artists Alliance no later than 5pm Monday June 5, 2017. Interviews will take place the week of Monday June 12 – Friday June 16. Applicants must be available for a potential interview during this week. If you live outside of Auckland a Skype interview can be arranged.

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Date(s) - 05/06/2017
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