Our Community

Inverlochy Art School was  founded in the late 1980’s following a successful campaign to save the historic building it occupies. The School’s structure and organisation grew organically from an implicit shared sense of purpose. The initial cohort who founded Inverlochy have now largely moved out of active engagement with the day-to-day operations. Amongst those involved with Inverlochy - including our tutors, directors, studio artists, students and board - there is a great sense of commitment to the School and its overall mission and vision. 

We are currently on the lookout for our next Director of Operations!

Inverlochy Art School Director of Operations
(30 hours/week)

If you have a passion for the arts, are a great communicator with good organisational skills and a desire to be part of the renaissance of this fabulous community, then this job is for you!

Inverlochy Art School has been part of the community arts scene in Te Whanganui-a-Tara for 30 years, offering a wide range of art and craft classes to the people of Wellington, from children through to the retired.

In 2020 Inverlochy undertook a review of its role and purpose and took on two new directors to help put our new vision in place. The Board at Inverlochy is thrilled to have made so much progress with our team of two and are sad/happy that our Director of Operations is leaving to pursue their own artistic vision!

The good news is that this makes for a fantastic opportunity for one of you out there to come and join us as we continue to build our programme and profile. You’ll be working closely with our Creative Director to ensure our facility and systems run smoothly and meet the Rules of the Society, our tutors and learners are well supported, and importantly that Inverlochy is well-integrated with the wider community including other arts facilities, artists and funding bodies.

Ar elevant tertiary qualification or experience in a related field is important to us.
Dog friendly, green fingers optional..

Please see Job Description for more details.

Get your applications in early - we are reviewing applications as they come in.

Please send through your application, including your work history and why you think you’d be right for this role, to John Apanowicz at [email protected]

The Williams School of Art is a Registered Charity: CC54321



2021-: Melina Payne (Executive Director)
2021-: Cheryl Corrado (Creative Director)


2016-: John Apanowicz (Chair)
2018-: Bevan Cho (Treasurer)
2021-: Jenny Cassie (Secretary)
2016-: Denise Durkin
2017-: Cheryl Corrado
2021-: Jeanette Troon
2021-: Tina Chen-Xu

Committee Membership is welcomed from interested parties wishing to contribute their skills to the ongoing development and success of the school. Committee membership is voted on at our Annual General Meeting and meetings are held once a month. Our next AGM is on Tuesday the 24 of May from 5.30PM.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and effective people join. Please contact us at [email protected] if this sounds of interest to you.


Antoinette Ratcliffe
Ben Dellabarca
Jesse Flynn
Mark Peck
Nathan Tucker
Ross Payne


March - November 2021: Tallulah Morgan (Communications and Public Outreach Intern)