Technical Coordinator

Part time, 1 day a week, deadline for applications: Monday December 7th.

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Nestled in the heart of Auckland’s central business district, Gus Fisher Gallery is The University of Auckland’s flagship art space and the city’s newest Centre for Contemporary Art. Since reopening in April 2019 with a new vision, staff team and stunning upgrades to its heritage interior, Gus Fisher Gallery has established itself as a vital hub for ambitious arts and cultural programming in Auckland.


The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are currently looking for an experienced Technical Coordinator to join the gallery team and support them with the coordination and practical technical support on a 6 month 0.2 FTE (1 day per week which could be worked flexibly over 2 days) to enable the smooth planning, development and delivery of the gallery’s exhibition programme.



  • Contribute towards effective scheduling for on-site exhibition installation and de-installations
  • Advise on improvements to gallery procedures including the sourcing of equipment and competitive quotes
  • Contribute to the improvement of exhibition processes on-site, including the organisation and auditing of equipment.
  • Put in place advanced practical solutions for artist installations, and specifically film and audio visual set ups.
  • Embed Health and Safety procedures for exhibitions, in line with University of Auckland protocols

For more details, please see the POSITION DESCRIPTION


About you | He kōrero mōu

Ideally, you will have 4 years demonstrable experience of delivering practical technical work in a gallery, museum or arts context. You will also have experience of coordinating complex art installations and planning and delivering ambitious contemporary art multi-media installations. A good knowledge and awareness of working with audio visual material – film, digital media and related equipment is desirable. You will also have:

  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work at pace.
  • Good administrative and IT skills, including Microsoft, Sketch-Up and Photoshop.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a small and committed team.

During the 3 annual exhibitions there is an opportunity to pick up additional hours during each of the exhibition’s changeover periods should you be interested.


How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday 7th December 2020 to be considered.

Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position and a CV detailing your relevant experience.

Angela Tiatia, The Fall, 2017, video still. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf.

Volunteer Opportunities

Gus Fisher Gallery is a vibrant contemporary art space housed in an iconic heritage building in central Auckland that was formerly home to Radio 1YA and TVNZ. Now owned by The University of Auckland, we are proud of the uniqueness of our building’s heritage and the opportunity to deliver thought-provoking, relevant arts programming that resonates with audiences familiar with and new to art.

Volunteers are an integral part of our small team at Gus Fisher Gallery, as they provide the first point of contact for visitors looking to engage in the socially relevant and contemporary art focused programming we do. Choosing to volunteer with us can provide a variety of experiences that can include: assisting with the delivery of events for our public programme, helping with the smooth running of our busy public exhibition openings, greeting visitors to the gallery and monitoring the gallery’s exhibitions and displays. Other tasks may also include contributions to our social media activity, website and mail-outs.

In return, our small gallery team share our enthusiasm, experience and knowledge, with a remit to providing every volunteer who chooses to share their time with us dedicated opportunities for professional development.

Like you, we thrive on creative output and are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring environment where artworks can help us learn new things about ourselves and the world.

We are currently looking to bolster our volunteer programme as we continue to increase our reach to audiences and work with ambitious artists to support their incredible visions.

If you are enthusiastic about contemporary art, heritage spaces, enjoy engaging with different people and can commit to at least one shift of three hours per month, please fill out the Volunteers Application Form and get in touch. We can offer you hands-on experience in an art gallery, the opportunity to participate in gallery-led professional development seminars, and networking connections with artists and other arts professionals.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Interest in and passion for contemporary art and artistic practices
  • Confidence interacting with visitors to the gallery’s programmes
  • Initiative in responding to the needs of a working gallery
  • Availability of one morning or afternoon at least once a month
  • Excellent time keeping and reliability
  • Good written skills for website, social media and blog updates

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the application below and email to gusfishergallery@auckland.ac.nz

Gus Fisher Gallery Volunteer Application Form

Angela Tiatia, The Fall, 2017, video still. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf.