Head of Engagement
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.
This is an exceptional opportunity to step into one of four newly defined second-tier leadership roles. The successful applicant will join the Director, two Academic Heads and the Head of Resources on the school’s new Strategic Lead Team (SLT), with responsibility to contribute to shared strategic and operational leadership that ensures the ongoing sustainable success of the school.
This role will lead the establishment, development, review and leveraging of strategic relationships between Toi and key external parties. Responsibilities include business development, funder relationship management, brand, marketing and communications, and student recruitment.
Success will be defined by reputational reach, profile, brand recognition, engagement and increased revenue generation.
We are seeking an experienced and accomplished professional with skills in business development and with highly developed people and communication skills. The successful candidate will bring a breadth of previous business success combined with an excellent ability to work with others. They will lead a small team of direct reports and work with the wider staff to ensure a balanced strategic approach to engagement is maintained across the school.
An understanding of government policy that opens doors for new business opportunities will be a key focus.
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.