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Performing Arts Education Go-Getter

Job details

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre
1 Sep 2017
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Education & Development, Performing Arts


  • Are you an organised, multitasking, entrepreneurial go-getter?
  • Do you thrive under pressure?
  • Do you want to make an impact in the performing arts education sector?

TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, is seeking a skilled Education Co-ordinator to join its small team located in Western Springs.

We're looking for someone who is smart, driven and energetic with high ownership and great attention to detail. This is a busy role creating and managing all of TAPAC’s performing arts education programmes. It utilises a broad skillset from arts education programming, overseeing programmes, managing tutors and students, marketing, administration and reporting.

We are seeking someone who thrives under pressure and wants to be part of a vibrant team in a fun, creative environment. This is a great opportunity to make your mark, and create an impact.

This action-packed role includes:

  • Getting stuck in, taking ownership of and managing all of TAPAC’s performing arts education, school holiday and outreach programmes from both a strategic and on a practical day to day basis
  • Researching, identifying opportunities and programming compelling performing arts education
  • Identifying and contracting skilled tutors to run courses that provide clear educational outcomes and maximise student uptake
  • Accurately and efficiently loading all classes online
  • In conjunction with TAPAC’s Marketing Co-ordinator, marketing all education programmes and events including writing engaging copy and organising marketing collateral
  • Overseeing and managing all enrolments, and ensuring timely billing and payment
  • Managing all students, particularly school aged children, and tutors involved in the education programmes including dealing effectively with any conflict
  • Maintaining the education database and contact list
  • Owning and driving the education calendar, classes and enrolment numbers
  • Responsibility for opening or closing the venue, or helping on the front desk as required
  • Attending and actively contributing to team meetings to achieve strategic goals
  • Providing monthly performance results against targets
  • Assisting the senior management team in achieving business goals, new initiatives and strategic partnership opportunities

You will fit in at TAPAC if you have:

  • Solid experience in a fast-paced role, managing multiple projects and people
  • A professional, effective and strategic approach to programming and managing education courses, ideally performing arts education, with proven success
  • A love of the performing arts with a good network of industry contacts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A high level of ownership and ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to excel as part of a team, collaborative and self-driven
  • Ability to connect with a broad range of people including young children and teenagers
  • A can-do attitude with a willingness to go beyond and do whatever needs doing
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong and fast computer skills, including in Excel
  • Experience in performing arts education is desirable, but not essential
  • A service mentality, you love helping others and the organisation succeed
  • A tertiary qualification in a related area

You are logical, efficient, flexible, organised, adaptive, and quick to make decisions. You want to be a successful player in the performing arts. But mostly you are results-driven, with a work ethic second to none and an ability to hit the ground running.

This is a full-time role of 40 hours a week.

Please send your application, including cover letter and curriculum vitae, to Applications for this position close at 4.00pm on Friday, 1 September.


How to apply

Please send your application, including cover letter and curriculum vitae, to

Written by

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

11 Aug 2017

TAPAC is a vibrant performing arts hub offering high-quality creative arts education and facilities to Auckland’s diverse creative communities.