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Current Openings:

Voluntary Opportunities
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Gallery Volunteers


Blue Oyster volunteers help with a huge range of operational work that would not otherwise be possible without their support. Volunteers not only gain valuable experience, but also the appreciation and support of the Staff, Trustees and the wider Blue Oyster community of artists, funders and audience. Volunteers are offered references and letters of support, as well as professional advice in their own artistic endeavours. 

Work-placement


We are available to take on students looking to complete work-placements at all times of the year for any length of time. We offer a comprehensive pre-prepared programme of for work-placement students that can be adjusted to suit the student’s specific interests and education. Email us to enquire.

 

Internships


Although internships are not a recurrent part of our operations, we welcome anyone interested in completing self-directed projects in arts administration, curatorship, research and exhibition making. Email us if you are interested in undertaking an internship, include your CV, project proposal and suggested timeframe and dates.

Come in and see us if you would like to start volunteering.

OFFICE COORDINATOR
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Kate Stevens West, left to right, Taurewarewa 1 Hine Whakana, Taurewarewa 2 Irihapeti, Taurewarewa 3, 2022, Photo: Rosa Nevison

Blue Oyster is looking for an Office Coordinator to join our team.

Core tasks include financial management through Xero, maintaining paperwork and upkeep of Charities Commission procedures, health, safety and risk management, Trust reporting, and payroll. The Office Co-ordinator will also assist the Director with Blue Oyster’s financial systems and reporting obligations including: Creative New Zealand and Dunedin City Council funding applications and reporting, fundraising, revenue generation, and stakeholder relationship management (local and national). 

The successful applicant will also work with other members of the Blue Oyster team to organise freight for artists, assist with distribution for publications, coordinate our annual financial report and audit, and support the administration of the monthly Blue Oyster Arts Trust meetings. Specific areas of responsibility include administration and reporting, however the successful applicant will also work in a number of general areas to assist the Director in realising the strategic vision and goals for the gallery, enable individual artists to generate high quality and critically engaging projects and help with the day-to-day running of the gallery.

This role is 15 hours per week at $25 per hour (days negotiable). 

Download the full position description (PDF)

Send your CV with two references 
and a cover letter to director@blueoyster.org.nz

Applications close: 
4pm Wenerei 18 Hānuere 2023
4pm Wednesday 18 January 2023

DESIGN & PUBLISHING MANAGER
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Sam Clague, Company Noticeboard II, 2022, Photo: Miranda Bellamy

Manage and develop the Blue Oyster’s public image and brand identity through graphic design (online and in print), and work alongside the Director and Public Programmes & Communications Co-ordinator to deliver in-house publications, selected artist projects, commissioned exhibition responses, didactic texts, and press releases. 


Specific areas of responsibility include design and publishing, however the successful applicant will also work in a number of general areas to assist the Director in realising the strategic vision and goals for the gallery, enable individual artists to generate high quality and critically engaging projects and help with the day-to-day running of the gallery.

This role is 20 hours per week at $25 per hour. Days negotiable, however the successful applicant must be available some evenings and weekends (openings and events). 

Download the full position description (PDF)

Send your CV with two references 
and a cover letter to director@blueoyster.org.nz

Applications close: 
4pm Wenerei 18 Hānuere 2023
4pm Wednesday 18 January 2023