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Director Toi Whakaari; NZ Drama School

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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
19 Apr 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Education & Development


  • High profile position
  • Influence the future
  • Wellington Location

Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa: New Zealand Drama School (Toi Whakaari) www.toiwhakaari.ac.nz  is New Zealand’s longest running drama school and is the leading educator of performance practice professionals in the country. Toi Whakaari is focused on being one of the great performing arts schools of the world. At its core is a developing teaching and working practice that is uniquely New Zealand.

This is a rare opportunity to lead New Zealand’s foremost national drama school. Reporting to the Board, you will play an influential role in shaping the strategy of Toi Whakaari to ensure it remains relevant, self-sustaining and at the leading edge of the evolving world of performing arts.

With Toi Whakaari fast approaching its 50th birthday (2020) this is an exciting time to lead the school. The decisions you and the strategic leadership team make will reinforce the purpose of Toi Whakaari and the impact it has on students, the performing arts sector and the wider community for generations to come.

You will have a strong background and profile in relevant art, screen or performance practices, evidenced by a demonstrable track record of achievement. You will also offer experience managing multi-disciplinary teams within a results-oriented environment, leading through times of change, and a proven track record of building the capacity of others.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Anticipate or be swift to respond to critical events that offer opportunities for, or threaten the goals of the organisation
  • Understand your various audiences’ needs and wants, and how to respond to them
  • Identify and build networks with people, groups or entities that are strategically important to the organisation
  • Translate abstract ideas into concrete frameworks or solutions that are readily understood and applied by others

A relevant qualification, an understanding and appreciation of te ao Māori, and a proven commitment to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are prerequisites.

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​Applications Close Friday 19 April at 5pm




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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School

5 Apr 2019

Toi Whakaari was New Zealand’s first drama school and is the leading educator 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.