The Wairarapa Arts Festival Trust (The Trust) is responsible for running the biennial 10 day Kokomai Creative Festival across the region. We bring a mix of high quality, local, national and international events to the Wairarapa for locals and visitors to enjoy. We are looking for someone to join our team to take on the key role of programming our Festival.
We are looking for someone with knowledge and networks in the creative arts scene to be responsible for developing our festival programme. You will be able to demonstrate a successful history in artistic direction of significant events, and the ability to build knowledge and appreciation of the arts across a diverse community. You’ll be responsible for, providing key advice to the Trust Board and working collaboratively across the team. Your ability to build relationships across key stakeholders and sponsors will be essential, with demonstrated success building and maintaining positive relationships with iwi and in building linkages with other creative organisations both nationally and across the Wairarapa.
This is a fixed term role starting in October 2018 and ending after the 2019 Festival. The role is critical to the festival’s success and we are in the fortunate position of being able to shape the role for the right person and their experience. The hours vary with the peaks and troughs of a festival season, so this position would suit someone looking for flexibility.
If you believe you have the skills outlined above, have a passion for the arts and an interest in building the creative scene in the Wairarapa – we would love to hear from you. For all questions and information in the first instance such as the role outline, please contact Jenny Gasson, General manager.
Applications close on 19 August 2018.