Finance and Building Administrator

Full-time, $52,000
Applications close 9am, Monday 23 August 2021

Join our close-knit, creative team in one of Aotearoa’s foremost contemporary art spaces to deliver a diverse range of financial, administrative and building services.


Finance and Building Administrator – Position Description

About Te Tuhi

Opened in 1974, Te Tuhi is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art spaces and a leader in supporting experimental practice.

Te Tuhi is an independent charitable trust, receiving approximately 45% of its funding from Auckland Council and proactively raising the remainder from grants, donations and commercial activities.

Te Tuhi serves a vibrant, diverse community with annual visitation upwards of 150,000. Alongside the exhibition programme, Te Tuhi offers participation and engagement programmes for schools, young people, local residents and community groups. Te Tuhi hosts many independent groups and classes attracting audiences of all ages, and accommodates private functions in a thriving venue hire business.

About the role

As the Finance and Building Administrator, you will work closely with the Executive Director to:

  • Administer and maintain effective financial systems and processes
  • Manage office systems and contracts, including overseeing IT systems
  • Liaise with contractors to manage building repairs and maintenance
  • Manage all building service contracts, including Health and Safety
  • Ensure compliance of the organisation with Health and Safety codes, providing a safe environment for all users

Skills & experience

The successful applicant will be a proactive, financially-minded individual who has:

  • Excellent numeracy, financial awareness and attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and computer skills
  • Proven ability to work methodically under pressure and maintain accurate, transparent systems
  • Ability to maintain professional relationships with a wide range of parties, with respect for the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Proven experience in implementing efficient operational and financial systems
  • Experience in Xero and/or Smart Payroll systems is desirable
  • Experience in Health and Safety and operations management is desirable

What we offer

  • A key role in one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary art galleries
  • Excellent team culture with genuine investment in staff professional development
  • Flexible working arrangements (including part-time/working from home options) upon negotiation

Te Tuhi is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to equity.

To apply

Download the full position description here. If you would like to discuss the role prior to making an application, please contact Hiraani Himona here.

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter as a single PDF file with your name in the title to recruitment(at) by 9am, Monday 23 August 2021. Applications submitted through other channels will not be accepted. Please outline how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position description and how this role fits in with your career to date and future plans. Applicants must have the legal right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 2 September 2021.


Café Manager: Te Tuhi Café


Café Manager – Position Description

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role in a café project which is generating interest across the country, within one of Aotearoa’s best contemporary art galleries.

The Café Manager is a practical, hands-on role, with most of their working hours spent managing the overall running of the cafe and service area, providing barista and/or cooking services, overseeing the daily menu and supporting and working with the trainees and support workers. Administration time is built-in for planning and ordering.

You will have a sound knowledge of:

  • Operational management
  • Staff training
  • Ordering and stock management
  • Quality control
  • Food and wage costing
  • Hygiene, health and safety procedures
  • Promotion and marketing

In addition, you will have a mind towards continuous improvement and a drive to grow the business.

Hospitality management experience is essential and a qualification in Hospitality or Business is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent barista skills and/or cooking skills and kitchen experience.

The role takes full responsibility for the day-to-day management of Te Tuhi’s café, barista and/or cooking services, ensuring that all financial, legal, and health and safety obligations are met, operational standards adhered to, and that the ethos and culture of Te Tuhi is maintained throughout the service.

The role will also develop the café menu, with a core purpose of improving profitability and securing the long-term sustainability of the café.
This role is offered on a 12-month fixed-term contract for between 35 and 40 hours per week depending on the candidate. The role will be reviewed following the initial fixed term, based on the profitability of the café and other funding sources.

Supporting the trainees and support workers to develop and use hospitality skills is a substantial part of the role. A background or interest in support work is desirable, however experience in working with people with intellectual disabilities is not a prerequisite as full training will be provided by The University of Auckland and Rescare Homes Trust.

Te Tuhi Café

Te Tuhi Café is Aotearoa’s first training café for people with intellectual disabilities, run by Te Tuhi in partnership with Rescare Homes Trust and The University of Auckland. The café project is a non-profit enterprise.

The café provides in-house training and supported employment for people with intellectual disabilities through a community-based programme. It serves barista-made coffee and a range of homemade cabinet food and made-to-order menu items. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.

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

The café is open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 2pm. Opportunities exist for extended hours – an early-morning breakfast offer or for evening classes, parties and events.

The café team includes the Café Manager, Barista and/or Cook, up to three trainees per day and a support worker for the trainees every day. The Café Manager’s role includes barista and/or cook services.

To apply

Please email a CV and cover letter to recruitment(at) Please state how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and how this role fits in with your current commitments and future plans. If you would like to discuss the role prior to making an application, please contact Hiraani Himona at hiraani(at)

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