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CNZ Arts Practice Director - Theatre, Dance & Festivals

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Fri 01 Mar 2019, 09:00 am


6 days ago, Mon 18 Mar 2019, 05:00 pm


Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury


Arts, Administration

Applications close 18 March


Arts Practice Director - Theatre, Dance & Festivals

Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, is the national arts development organisation. We support, develop, and advocate for the arts, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. 

E ngā mātā waka o te motu, e ngā karangatanga maha, te iti me te rahi  tēnā koutou katoa, he karere he panui tenei e pa ana ki etahi tunga hou is Toi Aotearoa mo te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai i roto i te ao Toi.

Creative New Zealand is an equal opportunities employer and committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Arts Practice Director in our Arts Development team!

As Arts Practice Director - Theatre, Dance & Festivals, your focus will be to:

  • Lead engagement with the Theatre, Dance and Festivals sectors

  • Provide Creative New Zealand and the arts sector with strategic advice on the direction and development of the Theatre, Dance and Festivals sectors both nationally and internationally

  • Provide independent specialist knowledge of Theatre, Dance and Festivals to support Creative New Zealand’s funding, investment, strategic and corporate plans

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Superior understanding of the New Zealand arts sector with extensive knowledge in one or more of the specialist areas of Theatre, Dance and Festivals, with a drive to always learn more

  • Experience of developing strong relationships across cultures and locations

  • Established and credible professional networks in the arts sector

  • Proven ability to use direct and indirect influence to achieve outcomes

  • Demonstrated experience in providing strategic advice and recommendations leading to a direct impact on an organisation’s operations and processes

  • Proven ability distil large amounts of information in order to identify and propose workable solutions to complex problems

  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally to attend sector events as necessary

In return we offer a positive and collaborative working environment, great work/life balance, and an enviable opportunity to work with and for New Zealand's vibrant arts sector every day. We support professional development for all our people, including weekly te reo classes for staff.

This role can be based in Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply on Seek today! For a full job description please visit our website: Applications close at 10am, Monday 18th March 2019.

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