Job Description for Repair Event Coordinator

Te Puna Auaha is a makerspace for te hapori o Te Whakaraupō – the Lyttelton Harbour community. Our goal is to create a safe space and inclusive space for creators, makers and repairers to make, learn and share skills.

We are looking for a short term, part time coordinator who can help get the space ready for regular repair cafés and set up a makerspace on site.

The mahi (the work):

Coordinate jobs that need doing, such as:

  • procurement and placement of canopies to create outdoor work spaces,
  • building of a ramp into the tool library,
  • working bees to get planting done on site,
  • repair work on the containers (such as getting broken windows fixed)
  • other jobs as requested (such as identifying and procuring the materials and tools and signage needed to run a repair café, weeding and general maintenance)
  • Offering advice to other communities wanting to establish their own repair cafe as requested

The person:

We are looking for someone who is available from June (or date to be negotiated) until the beginning of October for approx. 10 hours per week (flexible), and has:

  • Practical skills and can get stuff done
  • Worked with volunteers and is great at building relationships
  • An interest in repair and if possible has been involved in a repair café event as a volunteer
  • Initiative and can see what needs doing and gets on with it!
  • Proven organisation skills and can get contractors on the job
  • Good communication skills
  • Is familiar with social media and can post on TPA’s platforms to generate local interest
  • Has a good understanding of an interest in the concept of makerspace and can help set up a space on site to get workshops up and running

The hourly rate is $30ph and the successful candidate will need to pay their own tax, keep a
timesheet and invoice the Trust on a regular basis. The Trust can provide some help with this.

Please send a cover letter and CV to by Friday 16 June.