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.
An exciting opportunity has become available at Toi Whakaari for the right person to join the Acting department as a Tutor, teaching the Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting) alongside a dedicated team of teachers, industry specialists and creative practitioners.
Our acting programme is the leading trainer of actors in New Zealand. For nearly 50 years, our graduates have had an outstanding record of success within the stage, screen and events industries in New Zealand and overseas.
As the Tutor – Craft & Creative Practice you will bring your experience and practice of acting and performance‐making to our Actor training programme. Your focus will be on the first two years of the actor’s craft training in Playhouse and helping the actor translate their performance skills into applied and immersive acting and cross‐school projects. You will also work to develop the creative practice of each actor through direct teaching and mentorship in Context and Practice, Independent Practice and Koiwi.
As the Craft & Creative Practice tutor you will be required to direct performance projects.
To be successful in this role you will need:
- relevant industry experience,
- as well as a tertiary qualification.
Our ideal candidates will have exceptional communication and decision making skills, artistic literacy and the ability to converse about creative practice in the performing arts. An active interest in the New Zealand arts scene and a proven ability to develop talent in the sector is also highly desirable.
Toi Whakaari prizes collaboration and as a successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate an ability to work positively in group contexts.
An interest in working within a tikanga marae framework and an understanding and appreciation of te ao Maori would also be an advantage.
Flexibility around start dates will be considered for the right candidates.
Why join our team?
- flexible working hours
- Generous annual leave entitlements
- professional development opportunities and;
- a vibrant working environment where no two weeks are the same
All Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.
Applications close on 14th January 2019.
How to apply
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