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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 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.

Vacancies

Senior Manager, Planning, Performance & Stakeholder Relations (Fixed Term Role)

We are looking for an experienced senior leader who is strong in strategic thinking, organisational leadership and stakeholder engagement to take up the role of Senior Manager, Planning, Performance and Stakeholder Relations (PPSR) based in Wellington.  This is a fixed term position for up to two years.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and operating as part of the Senior Leadership Team, the Senior Manager PPSR is responsible for providing strategic leadership and overall management of Creative New Zealand’s planning, performance and reporting frameworks and processes; Governance systems; communications strategies and advocacy priorities.  

For this exciting opportunity we are looking for a candidate with:

  • Demonstrable experience in strategic, organisational and staff leadership
  • Experience at a senior management level, including working with peers to set strategy and vision; working with governance bodies including Chairs and Boards; allocating and monitoring resources and developing organisational culture.
  • Significant experience in
    • Understanding the ‘machinery’ of government and accountability requirements and documents including Strategic Plans, SOIs and Annual Reports.
    • Understanding communications strategy, planning and implementation
    • Ability to engineer/re-engineer detailed processes and implement business / organisational improvements.
    • Confidence with evaluating business cases, financial analysis, risk assessment and monitoring.
    • Writing complex documents and reports
  • Understanding of the principles and practice of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the implications of this for the work of Creative New Zealand

You will be a team player with a passion for the arts sector and a strong belief in what Creative New Zealand is seeking to achieve as an organisation.  Excellent judgement, integrity and ‘political nous’ will be essential in this position.

Travel will be required to engage with stakeholders and clients across New Zealand.

To apply, please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@creativenz.govt.nz .

Download a full job description (doc 157kb)

Applications close at 12.00 noon Wednesday 26 November 2014.

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 on a fixed term basis to November 2015.

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 and drafting correspondence.

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

  • Providing EA support at a senior level
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel; Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Office management and administration processes and systems
  • Minute taking
  • 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.

Download the full job description (doc 137KB)

Applications close at 5.00 pm, Thursday 20 November 2014.

Arts Funding Administrator - Wellington 

We are looking for a fabulous Administrator who loves the challenge of working in a busy, dynamic environment juggling many priorities at one time. This role, which is full time, is based in our Wellington office.

The position is responsible for providing a wide range of professional, high quality administration and support services including:

  • Providing PA services and support to the Manager Arts Investments
  • Co-ordinating and supporting the programmes and initiatives managed through the Arts Funding team including the Arts investment programme
  • Providing administrative support to the Wellington and Christchurch based Arts Funding team including diary management, co-ordinating meetings, making travel bookings and processing invoices and visa reconciliations.
  • Providing administration support for the key funding round external panels and assessors.
  • Administering the investment contracts and compliance monitoring of the investment programmes

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent knowledge and experience of administrative processes and systems and will be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email management systems.  

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

Please email a cover letter and your Curriculum Vitae (noting the reference Arts Funding Administrator) to recruitment@creativenz.govt.nz.

Download the full job description (doc 167KB)

Applications close at 5.00 pm, Friday 21st November 2014.


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