Call for Applications for Audio Foundation Internship (Auckland)

The Artists Alliance Internship Programme 2011 is now calling for applications from recent graduates for a fixed term, paid internship with the Audio Foundation. 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 the ASB Community Trust.

For the purposes of this pilot internship programme those eligible to apply will need to have graduated within the past three years (2008, 2009, 2010) from an Auckland tertiary institution that holds current Artists Alliance Membership. The following institutions are members of Artists Alliance:

o AUT University, School of Art and Design
o Elam School of Fine Arts
o UNITEC School of Design
o Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design

Position Title
Arts Administration Assistant

Brief Description:
To assist the Director of Audio Foundation Charitable Trust

Tasks / Key Responsibilities
Tasks will include but not be limited to:
• Assisting with painting and setup of new venue in Poyton Tce
• Assisting with the organisation of Audio Foundation and Altmusic events
• Assisting with fundraising, sponsorship, grants applications, budgeting, financial reporting and basic book-keeping
• Assisting with publicity and promotion of events and other projects
• Documentation of events
• Updating of website
• Creating database of patrons, sponsors and media
• Digitisation of incoming CDs for the MP3 Library
• Digitisation of video for the Audiovisual Library
• Maintaining and creating efficient administrative systems
• Assisting with liaison, networking, meetings and any other projects that might be realized in the future

Desired Attributes
The successful applicant will be a reliable and organised self-starter with good communication skills. They will need to possess a keen eye for accuracy in detail along with design flair, and a broad knowledge of information technology systems and software. The ability to work under pressure and remain patient with a good sense of humour will be needed. A willingness to learn about or knowledge of and enthusiasm for NZ experimental music is essential.

Timeframe & Remuneration
The internship will consist of a fixed term contract for approximately 20 hours per week for the period April 18 through October 7, 2011. Remuneration will be $16 per hour.

How to Apply
Please send your CV including two referees and a covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for the above position to:
Amberleigh Carson
Artists Alliance
1 Ponsonby Road
Newton, Auckland 1011
Or email: admin AT artistsalliance DOT org DOT nz

Deadline for Applications
Applications must be completed in full and returned to the Artists Alliance office (details above) no later than 4pm April 1, 2011. Interviews will take place during the week of April 4-8, 2011.

What is Artists Alliance?
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 20 years. In providing resources, career advice, networks and advocacy Artists Alliance is the trusted source of information for the visual arts sector. To learn more go to the website:

Artists Alliance receives significant funding from Creative New Zealand and ASB Community Trust.

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