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Leading Commercial and Community Sponsorship

Job details

Auckland Council
12 May 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Other


  • Managing partnership and sponsorship opportunities
  • Creating and maintaining strong collaborative relationships
  • Help to grow events, arts and culture programmes and activities for our communities

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

The Arts, Community and Events (ACE) department contributes to the wellbeing and vibrancy of Auckland, endeavouring to ensure that all Aucklanders are actively engaged and participating in community life. Our vision is to enable connected, creative communities. We work closely with Aucklanders to provide services, programmes, events and facilities that strengthen and connect communities and create a sense of belonging and pride. 

There is an exciting opportunity for a Commercial and Community Sponsorship Manager to join ACE working with the Arts and Culture and Events teams. Your role will be to identify, secure, activate and maintain strategic partnerships and sponsorship opportunities for our wide range of regional festivals and event programmes, such as Music and Movies in Parks, Auckland Heritage Festival, Matariki Festival and much more.

You will effectively manage relationships across the portfolio, so that key outcomes are achieved for all parties and relationships are strengthened to sustain ongoing partnerships.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will have outstanding interpersonal skills enabling you to confidently connect with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will have proven sponsorship/partnership experience and some understanding of the diverse communities of Auckland. You have event management, marketing or sales expertise and ideally some knowledge of the Auckland events industry, arts and culture sector, private sector sponsorship trends and funding agencies. Politically and commercially savvy, you will be outcomes focussed, a big picture thinker and someone who can take the initiative.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

We are at the forefront of Auckland’s community festivals and events and this is a great opportunity to carve a name for yourself in a progressive, forward thinking team. You will be part of a wider council team of passionate professionals and a department of diverse yet connected units that are customer and community focused with a strong operational culture.  

You will be able to work autonomously, creating and developing your portfolio whilst working alongside your events and arts and culture colleagues to align and activate partnerships, with support from council’s Strategic Partnerships team. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, you will have flexibility and the exciting prospect of attending and working at our weekend events during our peak seasons.

If this sounds like your next career move, tell us why you’re interested in this opportunity and apply via the link. If you are Auckland Council staff, apply internally via Tupu. For more information on the role, you can also contact Melissa Richmond (Melissa.Richmond@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz). 

If you would like a copy of the job description, please email careers@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Applications close Sunday 12 May.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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1 May 2019