Te Papa looking for a Innovation Hub General Manager

As Te Papa embarks on a programme of renewal to evolve the purpose of the museum and its potential to involve, inspire and catalyse its users and communities to become agents of change, we are starting up an incubator to give entrepreneurs a platform for digital and experiential product innovation in the culture, education and tourism sectors.

Providing Te Papa’s assets, resources, research, collections, subject matter expertise, international reputation and global networks as a platform for endeavour, the Innovation Hub will incubate participants to develop and validate products and services that build on innovation technologies for positive social, cultural, scientific or environmental outcomes.

As General Manager Innovation Hub you will be leading the strategic direction and establishment of the Innovation Hub and its incubation programme – which will constantly evolve and flourish under your leadership.

You will be experienced working with, or in, early stage businesses. You have a hands-on approach, managing all aspects of the Hub’s establishment, from building the Hub’s communities of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and sponsors to developing its programme of events, workshops and learning networks for participants. From the design and execution of the workplace fit-out to the implementation of its digital communication channels.

You are a relationship builder, able to establish strong connections and networks with relevant stakeholders, ensuring that the Hub’s participants are never short of mentorship and guidance, and you’ll utilise your business development expertise to win funding, sponsorship, and investment.

You’ll be instrumental in selecting high-potential participants for the Hub, supporting them throughout their journey with the programme and connecting them with investors, further sources of funding or acceleration on exit.

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!

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For further information on the position or to apply online please visit our website www.tepapa.govt.nz/jobs. If you have any further questions please contact recruitment@tepapa.govt.nz

Applications close 10 September 2015.