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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. We are a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust with a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.


Communications Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Communications Manager to join an established team in Wellington. It’s an exciting time as we are advancing new strategies to support and develop Māori arts and Pacific arts, and introducing new initiatives that extend arts access to more New Zealanders.

As the Communications Manager, your focus will be to:

  • Lead all aspects of our external and corporate communications
  • Provide advice to the Senior Leadership Team and the Arts Council
  • Manage and develop a team
  • Deliver to a portfolio, such as on strategic communications, advocacy and policy.

To be successful in this role, you must bring:

  • Proven experience in developing and delivering communication strategies, including to Māori and Pacific communities
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in developing and managing staff
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the media landscape, including digital and social media
  • A calm, can-do attitude
  • A wide range of networks within media and sectors relevant to our work will set you apart.

In return we offer a positive and collaborative working environment, great work/life balance, professional development, and an enviable opportunity to work with and for New Zealand's vibrant arts sector every day.

If this sounds like you, apply on Seek today

Read the full Communications Manager job description (pdf)

Applications close 10am on Monday 29 October 2019

Coordinator & Administrator, Māori Strategy and Partnerships

Whakarongo ra ki te tangi o te puoro. Hei nga manu kura. Nga kaka tarahae. Aku parepare. Nga haumi o nga waka, o nga ahi ka, o nga marae puta noa i te motu. Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

He panui tenei kua watea mai tetahi turanga hou ki Toi Aotearoa. Kei raro iho nga korero mo tenei turanga.

We are on the lookout for a Coordinator & Administrator to join the Maori Strategy and Partnerships team.

About the role

The job plays a vital support role in Creative New Zealand’s and this team’s objectives by providing administrative services to support the Senior Manager; and coordination of Maori Strategy and Partnership programmes, including assisting with the development of programme documentation and project plans, tracking budgets, creating communications (e.g. invitations/newsletters), maintaining programme information and data, arranging workshops and events, supporting the statutory Maori Komiti with minute taking, and organising team travel.

About you

  • You’ll be an experienced administrator capable of working well with senior executives and Board members
  • You will have the ability to create calmness and order in our fast-paced team
  • You’ll have exceptional MS Office skills
  • You will be extremely organised and can wear many hats at the same time
  • Experience working within a Maori context is essential
  • An understanding of Te Reo and the Treaty of Waitangi would be an advantage
  • Experience in the arts and/or in public organisations would be a bonus

What we can offer you

  • An incredible team environment
  • Weekly Te Reo lessons
  • Paid Christmas leave
  • Access to corporate insurance

Read the Coordinator & Administrator, Māori Strategy and Partnerships job description (pdf)

Find out more or apply at Madison

New Zealand at Venice 2019 - Exhibition Attendants

We are seeking Exhibition Attendants to assist with the supervision and promotion of the New Zealand exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2019. The assignments will be for periods of approximately six weeks between May and November 2019.

Dane Mitchell is the New Zealand artist who has been selected to participate.

Candidates must have:

  • A good knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual arts and culture of Aotearoa/New Zealand and in particular an interest in Dane Mitchell’s practice.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to provide information clearly, and articulate art related ideas, themes and contexts to a wide range of people/audiences.
  • A high level of proficiency in maintaining exhibitions, particularly sculpture, sound installations and multimedia.
  • Experience in undertaking condition reporting and exhibition maintenance.
  • A high degree of independence, professionalism and initiative.
  • A current passport.

A degree of fluency in Italian would be an advantage, but is not a pre-requisite.

While these positions are unpaid and Attendants are required to fund their own daily living expenses we offer:

  • return economy airfare from your closest major New Zealand airport to Venice, Italy
  • accommodation in a shared apartment , and
  • training prior to departure and support while in Venice.

You will be required to undertake a full time role. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 6pm.

Read the full Exhibition Attendants job description (pdf)

To apply please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae to

Applications close at midday, Wednesday 28 November 2018.

For more information, please contact our HR Manager, Lara Robertson,  on  04-498 0711 or email

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