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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.


Project Manager  - Auckland Diversity Project

We are about to launch the Auckland Diversity Project which responds to the potential of the changing demographic of Auckland and focuses on increasing audience engagement and artistic practice in Asian, Pacific and Maori communities. As a result of this exciting new initiative we have a unique opportunity available for an experienced Project Manager with excellent relationship management skills to help us make a difference.

This role, which is offered on a part-time basis for a fixed term from March 2015 to June 2017, is based in Auckland. 

Reporting to the Senior Adviser, Audience Development and Capability Building, the role will be responsible for the management of the Auckland Diversity Project including developing, implementing and monitoring initiatives in partnership with key Auckland based arts organisations and stakeholders.   

The successful candidate for this role will have:

  • in-depth project and event management skills and experience;  
  • proven experience of developing initiatives in the arts and cultural sector, preferably involving ethnically diverse communities in Auckland;
  • proven ability to manage and deliver projects on time and within budget;
  • excellent communication skills with highly developed influencing and relationship management expertise;
  • excellent research and analytical skills; and
  • a good knowledge of assessment and funding processes.

This is a challenging and exciting position which will require a consultative approach and effective liaison abilities.

Please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae (noting the reference Project Manager – Auckland Diversity Project) to

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Applications close at 5.00 pm on 10 February 2015.

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