Visual Arts Director




Auckland , New Zealand


Part-time (2-5hrs/wk), variable


Fixed-term (12-months)



Start date:

September 2015


As part of the Plastic Diet core team, the Visual Arts Director will be leading our production of kick-ass visual content. Our campaigns are only as effective as our execution is stunning! So we want to engage, enthuse and inspire our audience not only with words, but with style… and lots of fun and thought-provoking visual content!  


Responsibilities of this role include managing our Visual Arts Team to create posters, invitations, logos, banners, photography, web-design, campaign films, and much more. Really, the sky is the limit. You will be working alongside other passionate teams, including our Campaign Team and Media Team, to support and collaborate in the development of our campaigns. Joining our community in this role will provide you with a unique opportunity to gain leadership experience while making art with both beauty and purpose.



  • An artist: You have lots of ideas and you cannot wait for them to materialise!

  • You have relevant multimedia experience/study and want to apply your skills

  • You are well organised: You know that leading a production team requires planning, delegation and time management

  • You are a clear communicator and listener

  • You are fun, friendly and approachable

  • You are self-directed and able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team

  • You value transparency, integrity, accountability, collaboration, co-creation and community

  • You are passionate about making a difference in the world




Producing visual content of various nature for our projects and campaigns

  • Leading the design, planning and execution of own/collaborative projects

  • Transmitting organisational values and messages through creative content

  • Liaising with other teams to set deadlines for individual projects

  • Photography, web-design and other visual marketing as required

Managing our Multimedia Team

  • Delegating tasks and assigning technical roles and/or project managers

  • Working in collaboration with the Volunteer coordinator to recruit new people

Supporting the creative process of our Campaign Team

  • Attending meetings with the Campaign Team

  • Researching and keeping up-to-date with solutions to plastic pollution




Relevant multimedia experience/study

Preferred graphic design experience

Preferred filmmaking experience

Innovation, artistic and campaigning skills

  • Able to create unique and inspiring content

  • Able to create content that maximises our campaign efforts

  • Able to define, understand and engage different target audiences

Project management skills

  • Delegates tasks/roles efficiently and responsibly

  • Able to lead teams and work with teams

  • Proactive problem solving

  • Group decision-making skills

Time and change management

  • Able to manage your personal time

  • Able to adapt to change

  • Able to juggle several big-picture roles alongside their tangible implementation




  • Expand and explore your leadership potential

  • Develop amazing friendships working alongside a community of fun, passionate and dynamic young people

  • Learn about one of the important issues of our time and make an impact in addressing it

  • Be part of a young and rapidly growing organisation

  • Learn skills in a hands-on environment

  • Gain experience and responsibilities that will set you apart when looking for paid work



  1. Please fill out this form

  2. Send a copy of your CV to with “core team application” as the subject.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on the 13th of September, and elections will be held for all core team positions.

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