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Tutors in Acting: Fixed-term for 2018

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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
28 Feb 2018
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Education & Development, Performing Arts, Screen & Sound


We are looking for two half-time tutors to join the Acting department for a fixed-term (2018), teaching the Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting) alongside a dedicated team of teachers, industry specialists and creative practitioners.

Toi Whakaari is New Zealand’s oldest drama school and is the leading educator of screen, stage and event professionals in the country. Toi Whakaari aspires to be one of the great performing arts schools of the world while developing a teaching and working practice that is uniquely New Zealand.

The acting programme at Toi Whakaari is regarded as the leading trainer of actors in New Zealand. For nearly 50 years, graduates of Toi Whakaari have had an outstanding record of success within the stage, screen and events industries in New Zealand and overseas.

Tutor (Craft Training & Mentorship)

This role will lead and teach the regular training class Playhouse for first and second year actors. The role will also contribute to the mentorship of actors across year levels with a particular focus on third year, working towards the Term 3 event – Festival of Work in Development (FoWiD). This role requires an interest in education and building the artistic voice of others. Having specialist training in voice and/or movement would be an advantage.

Tutor (Screen & Industry Focus)

This role will contribute to the screen and audition practice within Toi’s actor training. The role will also lead the curation and organisation of industry-relevant activity within Acting and foster strong relationships between actors-in-training and the industry. This role requires currency of industry practice and a particular interest in voice will be an advantage.


To be successful in these roles you will need relevant industry experience, as well as a tertiary qualification. Exceptional communication and decision making skills, artistic literacy and the ability to converse about creative practice in the performing arts are also required. An active interest in the New Zealand arts scene and a proven ability to develop talent in the sector is highly desirable. Flexibility around start dates will be considered for the right candidates.

Toi Whakaari prizes collaboration and the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an ability to work positively in group contexts.

An understanding and appreciation of te ao Māori would be an advantage.

How to apply

For more information, or to request a full position description, please email hr@toiwhakaari.ac.nz.

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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School

9 Feb 2018

Toi Whakaari was New Zealand’s first drama school and is the leading educagtor of stage, screen and event professionals in the country. The kura aspires to be one of the great performing arts schools of the world while developing a teaching practice that is uniquely New Zealand.