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If you'd like to work for us, check out our current job vacancies.

E ngā mātā waka o te motu, e ngā karangatanga maha, te iti me te rahi, tēnā koutou katoa! He karere he pānui tēnei e pa ana ki ētahi tunga hou i Toi Aotearoa mō te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai i roto i te ao Toi.

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Faka'alofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Håfa adai, Aloha mai e.

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.


We’re growing our internal resources in order to successfully respond to COVID-19 and its ongoing impact on the arts community, the increasing demand for our support, as well as the Government’s significant investment in the arts and culture sector announced in May.

As a result, we have a number of new roles and vacancies. See below.

Vacancies

Supporting the arts

Supporting our people


Manager Māori Strategy & Partnerships

Preferably Wellington

Are you an advocate who wants to make a substantial and meaningful difference for Ngā Toi Māori?

We’re looking for a strong writer and leader grounded in te ao Māori to continue to deliver and monitor our Te Hā o ngā Toi Māori Arts Strategy, and review and develop it at its mid-point in 2021/22.

In this national role, you will need to be a confident te reo Māori speaker with the ability to incorporate mātauranga me tikanga Māori into your mahi and across the organisation.  

Working with the Senior Manager, Māori Strategy & Partnerships you will lead relationships with Māori artists, advocates and communities in the regions as well as a wide range of sector specific government organisations. Therefore, proven expertise developing mutually-rewarding relationships from individual grassroots through to iwi leadership and representative groups, and an ability to work across government, is important. Your ability to contribute to the development of policy, advocacy and cultural advice related to Creative New Zealand’s position on arts, culture and creativity will be another of your strengths.  

At Toi Aotearoa Creative New Zealand, our vision for Ngā Toi Māori is for Māori arts to be visible everywhere and highly valued as part of New Zealand’s distinct identity, which is admired globally.

We’re advancing strategies to support and develop ngā toi Māori and Pacific arts and are committed to ensuring the preservation of customary and contemporary ngā toi Māori and Pacific arts. 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.

The varied role is designed to increase Creative New Zealand’s impact on Ngā Toi Māori through working with others (partnerships and relationships), programmes, advocacy, international work and by exploring special opportunities. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that we deliver on important Māori initiatives that are valued and impactful for the sector in conjunction with other partners across government organisations and agencies.

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

Applications close: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Apply or view the position description for Manager Māori Strategy & Partnerships


Senior Manager Pacific Arts

Auckland or Wellington

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

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.

In response to this, we’ve established an exciting new role – Senior Manager Pacific Arts – to join our Creative New Zealand whānau.

This newly created senior leadership role has responsibility for ensuring the successful delivery of the Pacific Arts Strategy 2018-2023 and the consultation, and re-iteration of the Strategy as we head towards 2023. With an initial focus on working with key partners across Government and in the community so that Ministers see the value of ongoing support for the infrastructure for Pacific Arts Development.

You will work across central and local Government to increase the visibility and support of the contribution that Pacific creativity and culture contributes to wellbeing.

Also, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will collectively lead the organisation.

Your talents and expertise will help further the work Creative New Zealand is already doing with the Pacific arts community and make a lasting contribution. We’ve mapped the first leg of our journey through our Pacific Arts Strategy, and our Pacific arts community needs someone to continue leading the vaka forward.

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.

Applications close: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Apply or view the position description for Senior Manager Pacific Arts


Senior Adviser Capability Services & Initiatives, Pacific

Wellington location preferred

We’ve established a new role – Senior Adviser Capability Services & Initiatives, Pacific – to join our Creative New Zealand whānau.

The person in this role will be working with arts organisations on a variety of important programmes and projects, including those related to Pacific arts such as the Pasifika Festival Initiative, to assist them with their organisational development and long-term sustainability. You will work collaboratively to develop, implement and report on the delivery of initiatives that align with Creative New Zealand’s investment strategy, including support of Pacific arts organisations.

You will have an awareness and respect for Pacific communities and experience working in a Pasifika context, ideally with a knowledge of arts and culture. 

We’re searching for someone with outstanding stakeholder management skills, a highly developed customer service ethic, knowledge of and experience in organisational capability and development, excellent project management skills and an understanding of grants systems and processes.

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.

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.

Applications close: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Apply or view the position description for Senior Adviser Capability Services & Initiatives, Pacific


Senior Adviser Investment Services, Pacific

Wellington location preferred

We’ve established a new role – Senior Adviser Investment Services, Pacific – to join our Creative New Zealand whānau.

You will be responsible for providing exceptional client services in the delivery of Creative New Zealand’s investments in arts infrastructure, with specific focus on the Pasifika Festivals Initiative. The core function of the role is to provide advice to organisations and monitor and report on the results of the funding. You will also manage key relationships with other internal teams in Arts Development Services related to the Pasifika Festivals Initiative.

We’re searching for someone with outstanding stakeholder management skills, awareness and respect for Pacific communities and experience working in a Pasifika context, a highly developed customer service ethic, knowledge of and experience in business management, financial analysis, and an understanding of grants systems and processes.

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.

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.

Applications close: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Apply or view the position description for Senior Adviser Investment Services, Pacific


Funding Agreements and Reporting Administrator

Auckland

We’ve established a new fixed-term role – Funding Agreements and Reporting Administrator – to join our Creative New Zealand whānau.

Fixed Term role to 30 September 2021

Project management expertise

Reporting to the Manager, Funding Services, you will be part of the team responsible for ensuring the professional and accurate administration of the Funding Services grants processes, with particular responsibility for reporting and grant payments.

Key responsibilities include ensuring the efficient processing of funding agreements and payment of grants, as well as reviewing submitted project completion reports and ensuring their completeness and compliance. The role also provides comprehensive and professional grant management administration support and services as required to the Funding Services team and its Manager and develops and maintains effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.

To be successful in the role you will have strong project management and analysis experience, a passion for system and programme improvements and the ability to work flexibly across multiple grants programmes. Ideally you will have recent experience in using online funding management databases or similar CRM systems. It is essential that you have proven administration experience in a busy environment that has required a wide variety of administration tasks.

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.

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.

Applications close: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Apply or view the position description for Funding Agreements and Reporting Administrator


Adviser, Funding Services

Auckland or Wellington

In response to this, we’ve established a fixed-term Funding Services Adviser role to join our Creative New Zealand whānau and close-knit Funding Services team.

Fixed Term role to 30 September 2021

Great communications and customer services skills are required

Experience with grant management systems

As a key member of the Funding Services team, alongside other Advisers you will provide efficient and accurate funding advice to applicants during their grant application process. You will also provide accurate and timely administrative support of the grants process, including reviewing all applications for eligibility and coding all applications with tags in the grants management system.

Ideally you will have demonstrated experience in the arts sector or in a funding organisation and will have exceptional communication and customer service skills. An ability to interpret comprehensive funding guidelines and eligibility requirements coupled with high-level analysis skills and great attention to detail is also required. The role will report to the Manager, Funding Services, and can be located in Auckland or Wellington.

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.

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.

Applications close: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Apply or view the position description for Adviser, Funding Services


Senior Adviser, Creative Communities Scheme

Auckland or Wellington

We’ve established a fixed-term role – Senior Adviser, Creative Communities Scheme – to join our Creative New Zealand whānau.

Fixed Term role to June 2022

Contract management expertise

Each year Creative New Zealand provides funding to city and district councils for distributing in their areas. These Territorial Authorities will often need guidance with implementation of the appropriate funding agreements. This Senior Adviser role recommends the strategic direction and programme settings for the Creative Communities Scheme. You will identify and negotiate opportunities that build the capability and capacity within the Territorial Authorities.  

In this role you’ll work in collaboration with the Manager, Investment Services to manage the contract management process ensuring all authorities receive accurate and appropriate funding agreements. This requires regular assessment and reporting on the performance of the Territorial Authorities, highlighting any risks and monitoring any legal or financial implications to Creative New Zealand. 

Some of the responsibilities include developing capability needs to improve the Creative Communities Scheme, such as developing online resources, delivering training in person or facilitating events or workshops.

This role will suit a detail-oriented person with a proactive mindset and approach to implementing strategies. You’ll have in-depth contract management and proven stakeholder management experience. You’ll be a creative thinker who is passionate about all things digital. You’re someone who thrives working in a fast-paced environment and possess a strong work ethic and can-do attitude. You’re a team player who enjoys collaboration and fostering a positive work environment.

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.

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.

Applications close: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Apply or view the position description for Senior Adviser, Creative Communities Scheme