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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 (Fixed Term, part-time)

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 2 June 2015.

The Auckland Diversity Project, launched in March this year, responds to the changing demographic of Auckland and focuses on increasing audience engagement and artistic practice in Māori, Pacific and Asian communities. We are seeking an experienced Project Manager with excellent relationship management skills and networks to help us make a difference.

This role, which is offered on a part-time basis for a fixed term from July 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 delivering 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
  • knowledge of, and networks in, Māori, Pacific and Asian communities in Auckland
  • excellent communication skills with highly developed influencing and relationship management expertise
  • excellent research and analytical skills
  • 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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Arts Funding Administrator Auckland; Fixed Term and Part-time (Parental leave Cover)

Applications close at 5.00 pm, Wednesday 27 May 2015.

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 based in Auckland, is for a fixed term of approximately 9 months to cover a parental leave period to mid-March 2016.

The position is part time for three days a week - Wednesdays to Fridays.  You will be responsible for providing a wide range of administration and support services including:

  • co-ordinating and supporting the programmes and initiatives managed through the Arts Funding team.
  • providing administrative support to the Auckland based Arts Funding team including diary management, co-ordinating meetings, making travel bookings and processing invoices and visa reconciliations.
  • providing frontline and phone reception services for the Auckland office
  • providing facilities and IT support for the Auckland office.

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 an 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

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