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Programme Manager - Education / Kaiwhakahaere Hōtaka ā-Mātauranga

Come and spur on creative curiosity at Auckland Arts Festival. We are on the look-out for a stellar Programme Manager to produce and drive engagement with the Education programme for Auckland Arts Festival 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 showcases the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of Auckland.

As Education Programme Manager, you’ll work closely with the Artistic Director and Head of Programming as part of the programming team to develop and produce schools’ performances. You’ll work with selected festival artists to deliver the education programme to education groups, teachers and students as well as co-ordinate the professional development programme to Arts practitioners in the wider professional Arts industry.

Along with a passion for innovatively connecting young people and the wider community with a vibrant and diverse festival programme, we’ll need you to be a skilled networker and salesperson, an excellent and friendly communicator and to have the ability to work well in a team while under pressure in a busy festival environment. Knowledge of contemporary performing arts (including Māori and Pacific), experience in the NZ education sector and event management are among your skillset. We encourage applicants that reflect the multicultural population of our city.

The role is a fixed-term, full-time position, preferably commencing early August 2021 until 8 April 2022.

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How to apply

Please email CV and covering letter to hr@aaf.co.nz by Friday 23rd July 2021 , 5pm. Only applicants with the right to work in NZ may apply.

Programme Manager/ Kaiwhakahaere Hōtaka

Auckland Arts Festival is on the look-out for a multi-tasking and industry-savvy Programme Manager to join the Programming team for Auckland Arts Festival 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 showcases the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of Auckland.

As Programme Manager, you’ll work closely with the Artistic Director and Head of Programming as well as the rest of the programming team around planning, administration, scheduling and delivery of selected projects across the Festival. You’ll work with artists and companies to ensure their projects are successfully delivered and their time with the festival is well supported.

Managing project budgets and timelines, as well as identifying production requirements will be a substantial part of this exciting role that will lead to you being/becoming a proficient user of our festival scheduling software DATAFEST. You will be an excellent and friendly communicator with great attention to detail. You will have the ability to work well in a team while under pressure in a busy festival environment. Experience working on the finance side of performing arts projects is ideal.

The Programme Manager role is a full-time, fixed-term position, preferably commencing mid to late August 2021 until 14 April 2022, but we can be flexible for the right person.

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How to apply

Please email CV and covering letter to hr@aaf.co.nz by Monday 2 August 2021 , 5pm. Only applicants with the right to work in NZ may apply.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator / Kairuruku Whakatairanga, Whakapānga

The Marketing and Communications team at Auckland Arts Festival/ Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) seeks a key administrative support role for its 2022 season - Marketing & Communications Coordinator / Kairuruku Whakatairanga, Whakapānga.

The ideal candidate will be an organised systems pro who loves a good deadline, juggling competing priorities and can handle pressure with calm sensibility and good humour. This role is unique in its ability to span across many areas of marcomms including publications, advertising, outreach, and more, so it does require someone with strong initiative and problem-solving capability.

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.

Working most closely with the Marketing and Audience Development Manager as well as the Senior Designer and Brand Manager, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be integral to the whole operation right from the beginning of Festival planning through to delivery and wrap-up.

Excellent interpersonal and communications capabilities along with great attention to detail are inherent to the ideal candidate. Secondary skill sets that could ideally aid the role include design and/or video editing, but these are not imperative.

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator role is a full-time, fixed-term position, commencing late August/early September 2021 until April 2022.

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How to apply

Please email CV and covering letter to hr@aaf.co.nz by Wednesday 4 August 2021, 5pm. Interviews will be held w/c 9 August. Only applicants with the right to work in NZ may apply.

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