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Nov062012

Help make dreams realty - a job offer!

Want to help revitalise Wellington city? Feel you can talk to both artists and property owners as equals?  Can you implement a plan in the face of big challenges? Have we got the job for you.

 Under the auspices of Letting Space's umbrella trust the Wellington Independent Arts Trust, with funding from Wellington City Council, we are thrilled to be able to announce a pilot for a brokerage for the use of vacant commercial space: Urban Dream Brokerage. 

Wellington Independent Arts Trust is looking to employ a self-motivated person to make a real contribution to the revitalisation of Wellington city. The Brokerage Coordinator will process applications by artists and creative industries with dynamic projects for vacant properties. They will locate owners of suitable properties, liaise with owners and agents, and negotiate with both parties to secure properties under temporary licensing arrangements. This is a paid part-time contract available on flexible terms.

Application due: 12noon, Wednesday 21st November 2012

 

Job description

Role

The purpose of the role is to successfully coordinate the placement of fresh, unique and creative projects into vacant commercial spaces within the Wellington city region, helping lead to the revitalisation of Wellington city in the eyes of the arts, property and business worlds alike. 

Your role will involve:

1. Implementing strategies to maintain buy-in from property owners and to promote the benefits of the brokerage.
2.  Developing plans and implementing the promotion of the brokerage to the creative industries, and meeting and discussing criteria with potential applicants. 

3. Liaising with other key stakeholders such as the Property Council of New Zealand Wellington branch, 19 Tory Street, arts and business groups, Wellington City Council and key individual affiliates connected to the property industry.

4. Research, document and maintain a database of applicants and property owners.

5. Develop and write editorial relating to successful projects, and develop newsletters or other informative material. 

6. Negotiate License Agreements and Special Conditions with property owners

7. Arrange property inspections to assess condition of sites and suitability for their use.

8. Coordinate repair and maintenance works and contribute to Property Risk Management procedures

9. Develop initial relationships with potential funders of the Brokerage.

10. Maintaining excellent relationships and networks with property owners and artists.

Reporting

The Brokerage Coordinator will be expected to be able to work independently, but will be briefed and guided by the Brokerage's managers Mark Amery and Sophie Jerram, in consultation with the Brokerage's advisory board and the trustees of the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. 

Contract

This is a position for an Independent Contractor for an Initial Period of approximately six months with the potential to extend on new terms. The Contract Fee for the Initial Period is $12,000. This is a

part-time contract for 480 hours, available on flexible terms but averaging 20 hours per week (pro rata $52 000 pa). 

The position is expected to start early December 2012 and run until at least the end of May 2013.

Selection Criteria

This position involves being able to work across the creative, property and business worlds. The successful applicant may have their principal experience in either of these areas, but in bridging these interests will bring an understanding and appreciation of all of them. 

Essential

1. Passion for the renewal and revitalisation of Wellington city and a belief in the important role the creative industries play in this as an agency of change.

2. Excellent verbal, and written and personal communication skills

3. Good thorough documentation skills

4. Good budgeting and project management skills

5. Confident, dynamic, tenacious and self-motivated personal qualities 

Important

1. Understanding and appreciation of the business and property worlds

2. Project management/coordination experience

3. Understanding and appreciating of the role public art can play in urban development

4. Experience/background in real estate, creative and property industries or urban development

5. Experience in negotiations

6. Experience with maintenance/building/property service providers 

To apply

Please email urbandreambrokerage@gmail.com the following documents:

1. CV – no more than 2 pages

2. Your written response to all the Selection Criteria

In the subject of your email please include the words: Job Application: Brokerage Coordinator [insert your name] 

Enquiries

Email as above or phone Mark Amery (027 3566 128) or Sophie Jerram (029 934 9749) 

The Wellington Independent Arts Trust supports experienced Wellington arts managers by providing an umbrella for significant independent arts projects. Managers Mark Amery and Sophie Jerram are curators of Letting Space an independent public art programme (for more information see www.lettingspace.org.nz). 

This position is funded with the support of the Wellington City Council Public Art Fund.

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