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Job opportunities at Auckland Arts Festival | Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki are posted below. If there is nothing posted, please check back later. 

Technical Administrator/ Kaihāpai Hangarau

Auckland Arts Festival is seeking a highly organised person to provide administrative support to the Technical Team for their next festival in March 2022.

Auckland Arts Festival/ Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Makaurau is a globally recognised celebration of art and culture taking place each March in New Zealand’s largest city.

Presented annually, the 18-day event celebrates people and culture, and show-cases the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of Auckland.

As Technical Administrator you will work closely with the Technical Manager to provide high level administrative support for the Technical Department. This includes managing the technical departments finance and human resource processes, preparing production documentation, assisting with resource provision for festival events, and liaising with venues and suppliers. The role is also responsible for managing the on-site technical office during the festival.

The Technical Administrator role is a fixed-term position, ideally commencing part time early October 2021, then becoming full time in the new year until April 2022. This role is a key member of the Technical Department and would be best suited to someone with arts administration, stage management or some production management experience who is looking for an opportunity to work in a festival environment across a diverse range of projects.

A full job description can be found here.

Please apply by email with CV and cover letter to hr@aaf.co.nz by Friday 10 September 2021, 5pm. Only applicants with the right to work in NZ may apply.

Kaihāpai Hōtaka Māori

E kimi nei Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki i tētahi Kaihāpai Hōtaka Māori hei kaihāpai i te Kaihautū Māori, hei mema whai take hoki o te kāhui Whakarite Hōtaka, otirā, hei āwhina i te whakaritenga mai o Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki 2022.

Kua hau te rongo o Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki ki te ao hei kaupapa whakanui i te toi me te ahurea, ā, ka tū hei te Māehe o ia tau i te tāone nui katoa o Aotearoa.

Ka mahi tahi koe me te whānuitanga o ngā kāhui Whakarite Hōtaka, Whakatairanga me te Hangarau anō, otirā, ka aronui ki ngā kaupapa Māori, ki ngā kaupapa Toitū te Reo, ki kaupapa whānui kē atu anō hoki.

Mō te wāhi ki ō pūkenga, me roa ake i te 1 tau koe e whai wheako ana ki te rāngai toi, ki te whakarite kaupapa, ki te whakahaere huihuinga nui rānei, ka mutu, me mārama te kitea o ō pūkenga whakahaere me ō wheako tuhituhi.

Ko te tangata ka kopoua ki tēnei tūranga ka mātau ki te reo Māori; ka kounga, ka whakahoahoa hoki ana whakawhitinga kōrero; he kanohi hōmiromiro ōna; otirā, ka kounga āna mahi hei mema kāhui, hāunga hoki ngā pēhanga o te wā i tētahi taiao hui ahurei toritori.

He tūranga ukiuki tēnei, otirā, e kirimanahia ana ki tētahi kaupeka pūmau atu i te puku o Oketopa 2021 ki te 14 o Āperira 2022.

E iri ana te whānuitanga o ngā whakamāramatanga mō te tūranga i konei.

Tēnā īmērahia mai tō tātai pūmanawa me tō reta whakamahuki ki hr@aaf.co.nz i mua atu i te 5 karaka i te pō o te 13 o Hepetema 2021. E wātea noa ana tēnei tūranga hei tono mā te hunga kua whai mana hei kaimahi ki Aotearoa.


Auckland Arts Festival is seeking a Kaihāpai Hōtaka Māori to support the Kaihautū Māori and be a valued member of the Programming team to help deliver Auckland Arts Festival 2022.

Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki is a globally recognised celebration of art and culture taking place each March in New Zealand’s largest city.

You will work closely with the rest of the Programming, Marketing and Technical team, with a focus on kaupapa Māori, Toitū te Reo events and wider activities.

Required skills include a minimum of 1 year experience in arts, producing/production or event management with proven administration skills and writing experience.

The successful candidate will be competent in te reo Māori, be an excellent and friendly communicator with great attention to detail, and have the ability to work well in a team and under pressure in a busy festival environment.

This position is full-time, fixed-term contract from mid-October 2021 to 14 April 2022.

A full job description can be found here.

Please apply by email with CV and cove letter to hr@aaf.co.nz by Monday 13 September 2021, 5pm. Only applicants with the right to work in NZ may apply.

Digital Content & Marketing Manager/ Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa Matihiko, Whakatairanga

The Marketing and Communications team at Auckland Arts Festival/ Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) seeks a new and crucial role – Digital Content & Marketing Manager/ Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa Matihiko, Whakatairanga.

This person will be key in ensuring that AAF’s digital presence - both organically and through paid advertising – is thriving. The major focus in this role is strategising and implementing AAF’s organic and paid content calendar across social media, web content, Google, and EDMs. This is in addition to implementing digital advertising needs for other media outlets as well as delivering digital objectives for AAF sponsors and partners, among other responsibilities.

AAF is a globally recognised celebration of art and culture taking place each March in Aotearoa/New Zealand’s largest city. Presented annually, the 18-day event celebrates people and culture, and showcases the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.

The Digital Content & Marketing Manager is an exciting position that acknowledges the growing need for strategy and focus in online arts marketing. Creativity, organisation, time-management, attention to detail, copywriting and content creation capabilities are integral for the idea candidate.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position, commencing September 2021 until April 2022. A full job description can be found here.

Please apply by email with CV and cover letter to hr@aaf.co.nz by Monday 13, September 2021, 5pm. Only applicants with the right to work in NZ may apply.

Publicist / Takawaenga Pāpāho

The Marketing and Communications team at Auckland Arts Festival/ Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) seeks the key role of Publicist / Takawaenga Pāpāho. This role is responsible for creating all strategy and managing the implementation of all tactics related to public relations and media for AAF and its shows and events. The top line focus is establishing a comprehensive understanding of the programme in order to identify, pitch to, and secure media for online, print, radio, and TV placements. This includes both earned editorial as well as scoping advertorial opportunities.

AAF is a globally recognised celebration of art and culture taking place each March in Aotearoa/New Zealand’s largest city. Presented annually, the 18-day event celebrates people and culture, and showcases the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.

Additional responsibilities include some copywriting/editing, looking after online calendars/listings, engaging with the Festival CRM – datafest, delivering any related Sponsorship objectives, writing press releases/media alerts, and coordinating reveiwers and media ticketing, media calls, and photographers during AAF 2022.

This is a fixed-term position, commencing September 2021 until April 2022. A full job description can be found here.

Please apply by email with CV and cover letter to hr@aaf.co.nz by Monday 13, September 2021, 5pm. Only applicants with the right to work in NZ may apply.

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