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Senior Communications Adviser – Pacific | Kaiārahi Whakawhitiwhiti Kōrero – Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

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Are you an advocate for Pacific arts and do you believe in the power of arts and creativity to change lives?

At Toi Aotearoa Creative New Zealand, we believe that having access to great arts experiences is essential to New Zealanders' well-being and our country’s unique identity. As the national arts development agency of Aotearoa, we encourage, promote and support the arts, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. Our Pacific Arts Strategy has a vision of a powerful future Pacific Arts sector that is led by passionate and skilled Pasifika people, for Aotearoa, Te Moana-nui-a-Kiva and the world.

We’re advancing strategies to support and develop ngā toi Māori and Pacific arts and are committed to ensuring the preservation of heritage ngā toi Māori and Pacific arts knowledge. It’s an exciting time as our governing board is about to explore what Te Tiriti o Waitangi means for us as an organisation and our work with the arts sector.

It’s important to us that through our communications we’re nimble, visual, better utilise digital channels, and genuinely connect with the diverse communities we engage with through the channels and platforms they use.

Due to internal promotion, we’re looking for a skilful, enthusiastic and innovative communications professional to join our Creative New Zealand whānau and close-knit Communications team as our Senior Communications Adviser – Pacific. We’re open to applications from senior communications/PR practitioners or experienced and driven advisers looking to transition to a more senior role.

The person in this position will develop and implement plans for our communications and advocacy work, across a variety of initiatives, projects and audiences. This role will have a particular, but not exclusive, focus on Pacific Arts. Authentically engaging with Pacific arts communities is essential in this role, so you will identify as a person of Pacific descent.

You’ll join a busy and supportive team and be involved in projects ranging from regular funding rounds to high-profile awards and events, including the Arts Pasifika Awards and Nui te Kōrero. Be prepared to work hard, tautoko your teammates and their mahi, as well as get involved in team activities (…which usually involve food #snackscidents).

This role is full-time, based in Wellington or Auckland. We’re looking for a person who is:

  • experienced in developing and implementing communications strategies and plans
  • experienced in engaging with Pacific audiences and communities
  • an exceptional communicator
  • media and stakeholder savvy
  • a project and event management guru
  • an expert at building and maintaining strong relationships
  • experienced in using digital communication platforms, including social media
  • an epic multi-tasker, great at taking initiative and have a friendly, imaginative, can-do attitude
  • Pacific fabulous! #pacifickween
  • passionate about the arts and the benefits they bring.

In return we offer a positive, supportive, collaborative and flexible working environment with passionate and caring people, as well as an enviable opportunity to work with and for New Zealand's unique arts sector every day.

If this sounds like you, apply online today!

Senior Communications Adviser - Pacific Job description (PDF. 178KB)

Applications close
5pm Monday 8 February 2021.