Experience Wellington Job Listing

Ko wai mātou | Who are we

As a small organisation we punch above our weight, working together with and for Wellington to create remarkable experiences that generate vitality, strengthening the city we love.  We offer incredible audience experiences across our six sites; City Gallery Wellington, Capital E, Wellington Museum, Space Place, Cable Car Museum and Nairn Street Cottage. 


Te tūranga | The role

We are currently seeking a Kairuruku Pakihi | Commercial Coordinator who will work closely with the Kaiārahi Pakihi | Manager, Commercial to ensure our obligations around the procurement, storage, movement, and consumption of alcohol is in line with our legal obligations and our organisational policies. This includes licencing of premises, facilitating training of duty managers and operational and compliance requirements. With a full driver’s license, you will find yourself moving stock, merchandise, or equipment around our six sites when needed, supporting work from others within your Commercial Team and wider organisation to ensure commercial initiatives continue to be driven with focus and gusto.

This role will also work closely with our Commercial & Visitor Experience teams to align our approach to revenue generation and front-of-house operations.  In addition your mahi will support the Public Programmes teams beverage and sometimes food requirements for events and experiences.


Our Kairuruku Pakihi | Commercial Coordinator is a superb communicator and problem solver who thrives on personal connection and progress. You’ll be ruthlessly organised, constantly thinking ahead, and a world class multitasker. You love to be independent, love to be busy and to be on your feet, and when you’re not, you’re engaged in other commercial and operational aspects of our organisation.

 Although your week will be structured you will have the ability to focus on the most important task in the moment and your work will be varied to support the dynamic nature of our commercial initiatives. Administrative tasks of this role include ordering and accepting stock into sites using our inventory point of sale. You’ll be responsible for monthly stocktakes and in addition managing end of shelf-life product and supporting a waste-free approach to our inventory, including oversight of our food and beverage.  You’ll be tech savvy and able to work with our inventory software.

Your success and your planning are integral to our financial viability. You deliver this through an agile and considered approach to our strategy, our values, and our commercial and organisational objectives.


Ngā tino pūkenga me ngā wheako |The essential skills and experience for the role

  • A full and clean NZ drivers licence
  • You’re inspired to push constantly for positive revenue driven change
  • You’ll be ruthlessly organised, constantly thinking ahead, and a world class multitasker.
  • You love to be independent, love to be busy and to be on your feet.
  • You’re Tech savvy with the ability to use multiple platforms to deliver a diverse portfolio of  experiences
  • You’re committed to te ao Maori and use of te reo 
  • You’re a team player with strong communication skills 
  • You’re confident delivering training, sharing knowledge and imparting passion 
  • You have a can-do attitude and you’re change savvy 
  • You’re rock solid reliable with sound time management skills  
  • You’re passionate about art, science, history, museums, or community building – sometimes all of these and more  
  • You’re flexible people committed to ensuring we can deliver all our services and programmes to the people of Wellington and beyond, able to work late nights, weekends and public holidays as rostered. 
  • A current First Aid Certificate or DMs certificate would be advantageous to a candidate, but this is not essential.

Experience Wellington embraces flexible working and offers generous leave provisions in, wellbeing and bereavement leave. Other benefits include free te reo Māori lessons and access to EAP services.


If you want to work with like-minded community builders, passionate about art and culture we would love to hear from you.  To join our team, please submit your CV, a cover letter and complete our online application form for our consideration.  For further information on the role please contact hr@experiencewellington.org.nz. 

Applications close 3 December 2023. Applications will be shortlisted as they come in.

Applicants for these positions require the eligibility to work in New Zealand, have current NZ citizenship, residency or a valid work visa. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit www.immigration.govt.nz 

How to apply

  • Position Description 

  • To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, to this link.
  • If you have any questions, please email hr@experiencewellington.org.nz
  • Applications close Sunday 3 December 2023