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Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, is the national arts development organisation. We support, develop, and advocate for the arts, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We are an equal opportunities employer with a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

E ngā mātā waka o te motu, e ngā karangatanga maha, te iti me te rahi  tēnā koutou katoa, he karere he panui tenei e pa ana ki etahi tunga hou is Toi Aotearoa mo te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai i roto i te ao Toi.

Vacancies

Manager, Investment Services

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Manager of our Investment Services and Arts Practice Director team, based in our Wellington office. The Investment Services team is responsible for providing exceptional client service in the delivery of Creative New Zealand’s investments in arts infrastructure through the Toi Tōtara Haemata, the Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes, and the Creative Communities Scheme. The Arts Practice Director team is responsible for providing high quality advice, research, information, and analysis relating to the arts in order to inform funding decisions, policy, and relationship management.

In this role, your focus will be:

To lead the Investment Services team through planning, application, decision  making, contracting, monitoring, relationship management, performance management, and reporting  on Creative New Zealand’s Tōtara programme, Kahikatea programme, and the Creative Communities scheme.

To lead the Arts Practice Directors team in order to deliver high-quality information and advice into Creative New Zealand’s work and to the arts sector, stakeholders and the public.

To manage key relationships in the arts sector, stakeholders, and other funders of the arts.

To ensure the teams’ work makes a significant contribution to a dynamic and resilient New Zealand arts sector, valued in Aotearoa and internationally.

To ensure the teams work closely with others across Creative New Zealand and the arts sector.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience in leading the delivery of both strategic and operational outcomes
  • Experience in managing teams to support a vibrant creative culture and deliver results
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing sophisticated processes through to completion with an unrelenting strategic focus as well as efficiency and consistency
  • Awareness of and respect for tikanga Māori
  • Experience in working across teams to deliver shared results
  • A track record of high level management of key relationships and a focus on kanohi kitea
  • Energy, drive and enthusiasm

Ideally, you will have a broad knowledge and/ or interest in New Zealand arts.

This role is based in Wellington. Travel will be required as needed to the Creative New Zealand office in Auckland as well as across New Zealand to meet with clients and stakeholders.

In return, we offer a positive and collaborative working environment in our new new office in Te Aro. We strive to provide a great work /life balance, professional development and an enviable opportunity to work with and for New Zealand’s vibrant arts sector every day.

If this sounds like you, apply for the Manager Investment Services role on Seek today

Read the Manager Investment Services job description (pdf)

Applications close at 10am on Monday, 26 August 2019.

Advocacy Manager
Pou Whakahaere, Kōkiri  i te Mana o Ngā Toi

Advocacy is a crucial part of Creative New Zealand’s work. Through our work we help organisations, the media and the public better understand the value and benefits of the arts, and encourage positive action to grow the arts. Until now though, we haven’t had a dedicated ‘home team’ to support this important mahi.

That’s where you come in. Holding the newly established Advocacy Manager role, you’ll build up our advocacy work by forming a close set of positive, proactive relationships, and lead the new Advocacy team in delivering to our five-year Advocacy Strategy.

This is a great opportunity for you to be the champion for arts advocacy within Creative New Zealand, and to work with colleagues and partners in the arts sector and beyond to grow the case for the value of the arts in Aotearoa.

To take our advocacy work to the next level you’ll need:

  • to be a thought-leader and passionate champion for the arts, with a deep understanding of the many ways in which the arts add value and meaning to the lives of New Zealanders – for rangatahi development, for personal health and well-being, and many more
  • excellent stakeholder and relationship management experience and in building action-focused partnerships – we have a current focus on local government, Māori and Pasifika relationships, but our reach goes much wider
  • strong project management and communication skills, to lead the development of the advocacy work programme and build up our advocacy messages
  • success in delivering challenging work programmes in multi-faceted sectors, such as the arts, cultural, social and non-government sectors
  • experience in working with Māori, Pasifika and diverse communities, which will help embody and uphold our values around Mana Māori, Mana Pasifika and Tauiwi
  • an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges facing arts development in New Zealand, and the wider environment the arts sector operates in.

In return we offer a positive and collaborative working environment, great work/life balance, and an enviable opportunity to work with and for New Zealand’s vibrant arts sector every day. We support professional development for all our people, including regular te reo and waiata classes for staff.

This role is preferably based in Wellington, although Auckland candidates will be considered.

If this sounds like you, apply for the Advocacy Manager role on Seek today

Read the Advocacy Manager job description (pdf)

Applications close at 10am on Monday, 26 August 2019.

Senior Advocacy Adviser (Local Government focus)
Kaiwhakamahere Matua, Kōkiri i te Mana o ngā Toi

Advocacy is a crucial part of Creative New Zealand’s work; to help New Zealanders understand the value and benefits of the arts, and to take positive action to support these. Until now though, we haven’t had a dedicated ‘home team’ to support this important mahi.

Joining the newly established Advocacy team, you’ll be the team’s Senior Advocacy Adviser, with a strong focus on our relationships with local government. This ranges from work with national representative bodies for the local government sector, through to advancing the story of the value of the arts locally with a variety of councils, and on bigger picture thinking around things like cultural wellbeing.

To be successful in this role, you’ll bring:

  • excellent stakeholder and relationship management experience, which will help you build and maintain relationships in the local government sector and beyond
  • powerful communication skills, to help our advocacy messages connect with audiences and inspire action
  • a deep understanding of local government in New Zealand: how the pieces fit together, what the challenges and opportunities are, and who drives change at a national and local level
  • success in delivering to busy work programmes in multi-faceted sectors, such as the arts, cultural, social and non-government sectors
  • experience in working with diverse communities, which will help embody and uphold our values around Mana Māori, Mana Pasifika and Tauiwi
  • an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges facing arts development in New Zealand, and the wider environment the arts sector operates in.

In return we offer a positive and collaborative working environment, great work/life balance, and an enviable opportunity to work with and for New Zealand’s vibrant arts sector every day. We support professional development for all our people, including regular te reo and waiata classes for staff.

This role is preferably based in Wellington, although Auckland candidates will be considered.

If this sounds like you, apply for the Senior Advocacy Adviser on Seek today

Read the Senior Advocacy Adviser job description (pdf)

Applications close at 10am on Monday, 26 August 2019.

Funding Services Administrator

We have a unique opportunity based in Auckland for an administrator in our Funding Services team.

This team provides exceptional customer service to artists, groups and organisations, and manages our grants processes from pre-application advice through to grant acquittal for our many funding opportunities. 

The Administrator provides professional and accurate end-to-end administration of the Funding Services grants processes. Whilst it is primarily a systems based role, it also provides high-quality PA and administrative services to the Manager, Funding Services as well as supporting the wider Funding Services team. This role will have a meaningful impact to all applicants to Creative New Zealand, as well across the organisation.

To be successful in this role, you must demonstrate:

  • Advanced user of  Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to quickly learn and fully utilise in-house computer systems
  • Proven experience in a busy PA/Administration role
  • Experience working with competing demands and multiple priorities
  • Strong customer centric approach and highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge/interest of the creative sector or an equivalent funding process is advantageous but not essential

We offer a dynamic and multi-cultural environment, great work/life balance, and a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within the vibrant arts sector.  This is a full time position, with a competitive salary, based on skills, knowledge and experience. This role may require travel to Wellington on an infrequent basis to team meetings.

You must have the right to work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

Ideally, we are looking for someone to start immediately.

If this sounds like you, apply for the Funding Services Administrator today at SEEK

Read the Funding Services Administrator job description (pdf)

Applications close on Monday 26 August at 10am.


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