Community Programme Specialist

Date: 25 May 2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

We’re recruiting!  The Central City Hub is looking for a Community Programming Specialist to join the team at the Ellen Melville Centre


Join a high performing team that is passionate about delivering brave and exciting programmes with a drive to innovate and bring something unique to the Central City.


We are looking for someone with solid partnership and communication skills, experience coordinating and delivering high-impact community programming and an understanding of the needs of diverse communities. You will need to be agile, able to move and collaborate with colleagues across the hub and to keep up with the pace that comes with working in the heart of the Central City.


You will work alongside our community and with our Central Hub team to develop high-impact programmes that respond to the Waitematā Local Board Plan and support communities that need us most. You will have experience developing and delivering programmes that align with our focus areas including; Māori Outcomes, Sustainability, Homelessness, Creativity, Diversity and Youth & Whanau. And, in support of Auckland Council's commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, you will have to demonstrate a desire to build a strong understanding of our Māori Responsiveness Framework to support and grow new initiatives.


This is a full-time role based at the Ellen Melville Centre – 40 hours a week, Monday - Friday.

Here at the Central Hub, we deliver a wide range of incredible programmes across multiple locations including the Auckland Central City Library, Ellen Melville Centre & Albert Park Keepers Cottage, such as…


  • GLOW – A drug and alcohol-free nightclub experience for youth ages 12-24
  • Africa Month - A cultural-specific programme opportunity for various ethnic communities to create, lead and participate in during a month-long period 
  • Pride Month – We should all know about Proud Centres and the excellent mahi being delivered across the region!
  • Trans Awareness Week – Activations for introverts and extroverts! 
  • Cultural Festivals – Korean Culture Fest, Lunar New Year, Lorne Street Spring Fair
  • Yokai Exhibition – An extraordinary exhibition of supernatural monsters from Japan


The Community Programming Specialist also works closely with staff in our Central/East Unit as well as from across Libraries, Arts & Culture, Events, Community Impact and other departments in Auckland Council as well as CCO’s like the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Live and local Universities. You will be expected to actively network, liaise with local organisations and participate in projects underway within the City Centre.


We would love to hear from you - please apply!
Applications close: Sunday 11th June 2023

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Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.