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Apply Now! Lead Practice Adviser – Pacific Arts | Kaiārahi Whakamahere Ritenga, Ngā Toi o Te Moana nui a Kiwa


E aku nui, e aku rahi, kei aku raukura, aku piki kōtuku, aku hou amokura. Koutou, te mūrau a te tini. Koutou te wenerau a te mano. Ngā puna o te kī, ngā whakaniko i te kupu. Tēnā koutou katoa! He karere tēnei e pā ana ki tētahi tūnga ki Toi Aotearoa mō te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai ki roto i te ao Toi.

About Toi Aotearoa | Our organisation

At Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa we believe that having access to great arts experiences is essential to New Zealanders’ wellbeing 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.

Creative New Zealand offers a positive, supportive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We are committed to the hauora of our people and support the growth and development of our whānau in flexible, mana-enhancing ways. We offer Wellbeing Days, additional leave over the Christmas/New Year period, Southern Cross Health Insurance, a hauora allowance and genuinely flexible working arrangements.

We recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as New Zealand’s founding document and are committed to supporting the role of Māori as tangata whenua of Aotearoa.

Ko Tā mātou mahi | The role

Our team of Practice Advisers are experts in their art form and/or practice, providing strategic advice on the direction of these arts practices, and independent specialist knowledge of these arts to support CNZ’s investment and strategic plans.  The Lead Practice Advisers are a crucial part of the development of a sustainable and successful arts ecosystem within Aotearoa.

The key focus of the Pacific Arts portfolio is to understand and promote CNZ’s Pacific Arts Strategy and key programmes and initiatives supporting Pacific arts.  This includes contributing to Pacific art form development discussions and working closely with the Pacific Arts team and the other Pacific focused staff in the organisation to align strategic goals, share knowledge and mitigate any potential risks. For more information, please see the job description.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring

You’ll have extensive knowledge of arts practice trends in Pacific Arts, including heritage and contemporary arts across diverse island cultures and communities, as well as established and credible professional Pacific Arts networks throughout Aotearoa and in a range of artforms and diverse Pasifika communities.

You’ll have excellent communication skills, with an affinity for building and maintaining relationships and you’ll have the willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally to attend sector events as necessary.  Demonstrable experience in providing high level strategic advice and recommendations leading to a direct impact on an organisation’s operations and processes is vital, while a qualification in an arts-related discipline, (or equivalent experience), is desirable.  As you’ll be working alongside a Pacific Arts Practice Adviser, you will need to have proven experience in a leadership role within the sector.

We  welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your unique world view would bring to our whānau.

He pēhea te tono | How to apply

If you are interested in coming to work with us, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why this is the role for you and what motivated you to apply to recruitment@creativenz.govt.nz.  We look forward to hearing from you.

We want to make sure any accessibility requirements you may have are well supported, that the selection process is equitable for everyone, and that nothing gets in the way of us finding the right person for the job. Please let us know if there are any adjustments or support we can offer to make our process more accessible to you by emailing recruitment@creativenz.govt.nz

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm, 18 March 2024.  Note that applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.

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