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General Manager

Job details

Auckland Theatre Awards
21 Dec 2018
Work type
Part time employment, Contract, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts


Nau mai, haere mai!


About the Auckland Theatre Awards

The Auckland Theatre Awards aims to celebrate and honour outstanding achievements within the Auckland theatre industry over the previous year. The event recognises success, champions the practitioners of Auckland’s vibrant theatre scene, and drives conversations around artistic and administrative practice.

Since the founding of the Awards in 2009, the city’s arts industry has undergone significant growth and change. Auckland has emerged as a powerhouse for creative industries and the theatre sector has deepened and matured along with this growth. As a result, the demands and expectations on the awards event have changed, and the event requires significant investment and development, in order to serve what is now a thriving industry. We’re now seeking  someone to shepherd the Auckland Theatre Awards through this exciting period of change!


About the role

The General Manager role is a new role, and will be reporting to a newly formed steering committee, comprised of representatives of Auckland’s theatre industry. In tandem with the steering committee, the General Manager will be responsible for undertaking the work required to form a new organisation to support and deliver the Auckland Theatre Awards, establish new funding streams and build new relationships with the wider theatre and arts community. The role also comprises the management of the awards themselves including managing the judging panel, care of the current sponsors & stakeholders, and management of all public facing communications with the theatre community and relevant stakeholders.

This role is not currently responsible for producing the 2019 Auckland Theatre Awards event, however, there is scope for this in the future if appropriate.



  • Work with the advisory committee to set up a legal structure and administrative systems for the organisation;

  • Act as the primary contact and coordinator for all awards correspondence and activities;

  • Recruit and administer the judges throughout the year;

  • Work with the advisory committee to identify and secure funding from sponsors and funding partners;

  • Keep sponsors and stakeholders informed and engaged;

  • Manage the overall budget and all income and expenditure;

  • Manage community building and communications including development of a new website and branding;

  • Investigate new funding streams; and

  • Work with the advisory committee to recruit a producer and director for the public awards event which will recommence in 2019.


Experience and skills required:

  • Experience in producing and/or arts administration, including budget management & financial management;

  • Strong knowledge of, and network within, the theatre industry in Tāmaki Makaurau;

  • Experience in written communications and marketing, including key social media platforms;

  • Experience in relationship management with sponsors, stakeholders or external partners;

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word & Excel, and experience with online platforms including Mailchimp and Survey Monkey.


The successful candidate for this role will be a strong and effective administrator and will have positive and proactive relationship management and communication skills. Crucially they will be passionate about the artists, arts organisations and theatre of Tāmaki Makaurau.


Contract: One year fixed term

Hours: Four hours per week - some weeks will be more, some weeks less

Location: Auckland

Remuneration: $30/hr

How to apply

For further information or to make an application please send your expression of interest and CV to aktheatreawards@gmail.com.

Written by

Auckland Theatre Awards

28 Nov 2018

The Auckland Theatre Awards is an annual event to celebrate the exceptional work of Tāmaki Makaurau's theatre community.