Current Vacancies

Artistic Director

Te Tuhi is one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art spaces and a leader in supporting experimental practice. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic arts professional with proven leadership and management skills, and significant curatorial experience.  The Artistic Director leads the delivery of the exhibition programme for Te Tuhi.  Working alongside and reporting to the Executive Director, you will provide artistic direction and leadership to all aspects of Te Tuhi’s work.

You will curate and manage a minimum of twelve exhibitions a year, with at least half of the artworks exhibited being new commissions, sited both within the Te Tuhi premises in Pakuranga and throughout Auckland.  The programme will maintain a balance of national and international artists, and will address relevant socio-political issues that will engage and inspire the public of Auckland. 

You will have proven curatorial ability and programming skills, along with excellent knowledge of contemporary art, internationally and nationally, and general knowledge of curatorial developments.  You will respect and work with New Zealand's culturally diverse communities, understand our relationships in the Asia-Pacific region, and honour the Treaty of Waitangi as the nation's founding document. You will have proven budget development and management skills and be entrepreneurial, creative and resourceful with budget planning.

Please download the PDF for the full job description.

Artistic Director - Job Description

Call for expressions of interest - new cafe at Te Tuhi

Te Tuhi is seeking a new partner to operate the cafe space at its gallery in Pakuranga.

The Te Tuhi cafe is located within the gallery foyer and as such is a part of the shared space used by the gallery, class students, independent groups and public visitors.  With street frontage on busy Reeves Road, the cafe is ideally placed to become a destination cafe and a key venue for locals.

Options for a licence to occupy on a rental and/or turnover share arrangement mean that this is a rare opportunity to establish your reputation and grow your business with minimal up-front costs.

If you have a great concept for a cafe business at Te Tuhi contact our CEO Hiraani Himona to discuss the options.

For more information you can download the call for expressions of interest here:

Call for expressions of interest - new Te Tuhi cafe PDF

Yona Lee, In Transit (Arrival)

Yona Lee
In Transit (Arrival), 2017 (install view)
commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland, in association with Auckland Arts Festival
photo by Sam Hartnett

Jonathas de Andrade, O Levante, 2012-2013

Jonathas de Andrade
O Levante, 2012-2013
courtesy of Vermelho Gallery, Brazil

Te Tuhi cafe

Te Tuhi cafe