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Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

We are looking for a fabulous and experienced Executive Assistant who enjoys the challenge of working in a busy, dynamic environment juggling many priorities at one time.  This position, which is based in Wellington, is a full-time, permanent role.

Your primary focus will be to provide professional executive support to the Chief Executive and the Chairman of the Arts Council and administration assistance to the Senior Leadership team and the Arts Council.  You will manage the demands on the Chief Executive's time, acting as his point of contact with managers and staff, and making judgement calls with diary management and liaison with key stakeholders. Other accountabilities will include travel management, organising meetings and events, minute taking; co-ordinating input into reports, drafting correspondence and providing a leadership/mentoring role to other administration staff.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated skills and  experience in:

  • Providing EA support at a senior level
  • Providing executive services to a governing board
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel; Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Office management and administration processes and systems
  • Excellent  oral and written communication skills
  • Information gathering and analysis  

You will be client focused, organised, detail and results orientated.  Knowledge and experience of the New Zealand arts sector is desirable.  Enthusiasm, initiative, adaptability and a professional manner will be essential in this position.

If you are interested in working in a stimulating and colourful environment, please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae (noting the reference Executive Assistant) to recruitment@creativenz.govt.nz.

Read the full job description (pdf 130KB)

Applications close at 5.00 pm, Wednesday 15 March 2017

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