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Creative New Zealand is the national arts development organisation, supporting, promoting and advocating for the arts and artists in New Zealand.  We receive funding from the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board and directly from the Government through Vote: Culture and Heritage.

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


Manager Arts Investments

We have an exciting career opportunity for an experienced and passionate person who wants to make a difference in the Arts sector to join our dynamic organisation in the position of Manager Arts Investments.

The Manager Arts Investments is responsible for leading the delivery, management, monitoring, and evaluation of Creative New Zealand's investments in arts infrastructure through the Art Leadership Investment (Toi Tōtara Haemata) and the Arts Development Investment (Toi Uru Kahikatea) programmes. 

The position is also responsible for providing quality advice and managing funding decision-making processes that have the confidence of key decision makers.

The role is based in Wellington. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who can demonstrate:

  • Experience in leading, coaching and managing high performing teams
  • Experience of business and financial monitoring and evaluation of small and medium scale organisations
  • Experience of setting, agreeing and monitoring contract delivery standards
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information critically and to exercise sound judgment
  • Experience, understanding and ability in:
    • Arts practice, planning, administration or management.
    • Understanding government policies and processes relating to arts access, participation, professional practice and arts development.
  • Appreciation of issues influencing arts development in New Zealand.
  • Knowledge of grant funding processes an advantage
  • A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

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

Full job description Manager Arts Investments (doc 139KB)

Applications close at 5pm on 24 April 2015.

Executive Assistant /Team Co-ordinator; Fixed term – Parental Leave Cover

Creative New Zealand (the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa) is the national arts development organisation, supporting, promoting and advocating for the arts and artists in New Zealand. 

We are looking for a fabulous Executive Assistant/Team Co-ordinator who loves the challenge of working in a busy, dynamic environment juggling many priorities and projects at one time. This full-time role, which is based in Wellington, is for a fixed term of approximately 10 months to cover a parental leave period to late March 2016.

Your primary focus will be to provide professional executive assistant and administration support to the Senior Manager, Arts Policy, Capability and International (TAPIC) and the TAPIC team.  This support will include:

  • Diary management, co-ordinating meetings, drafting correspondence, making travel bookings and processing invoices and visa reconciliations.
  • Co-ordinating and administering/supporting the projects, programmes and initiatives managed through the TAPIC team.
  • Assisting to organise events/festivals/fairs as required.
  • Maintaining the team work plan. 

To be successful in this role, you will be:

An experienced administrator with an excellent knowledge and experience of administrative processes and systems.

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email management systems. 
  • Client focused, organised, detail and results orientated.
  • A strong team player.

Knowledge and experience of the New Zealand arts sector is desirable. Enthusiasm, initiative, adaptability and a professional manner are essential in this position.

Please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae (noting the reference Executive Assistant/ Team Coordinator) to

Full job description Excutive Assistant & Team Co-ordinator (doc139KB)

Applications close at 5.00 pm, Monday 20 April 2015.

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