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Manager, Investment Services

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Creative New Zealand
26 Aug 2019
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Full time employment
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Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, is the national arts development organisation. We support, develop and advocate for the arts for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Manager of our Investment Services and Arts Practice Director team, based in our Wellington office. The Investment Services team is responsible for providing exceptional client service in the delivery of Creative New Zealand’s investments in arts infrastructure through the Toi Tōtara Haemata, the Toi Uru Kahikatea programmes, and the Creative Communities Scheme. The Arts Practice Director team is responsible for providing high quality advice, research, information, and analysis relating to the arts in order to inform funding decisions, policy, and relationship management.

In this role, your focus will be:

To lead the Investment Services team through planning, application, decision  making, contracting, monitoring, relationship management, performance management, and reporting  on Creative New Zealand’s Tōtara programme, Kahikatea programme, and the Creative Communities scheme.

To lead the Arts Practice Directors team in order to deliver high-quality information and advice into Creative New Zealand’s work and to the arts sector, stakeholders and the public.

To manage key relationships in the arts sector, stakeholders, and other funders of the arts.

To ensure the teams’ work makes a significant contribution to a dynamic and resilient New Zealand arts sector, valued in Aotearoa and internationally.

To ensure the teams work closely with others across Creative New Zealand and the arts sector.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience in leading the delivery of both strategic and operational outcomes
  • Experience in managing teams to support a vibrant creative culture and deliver results
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing sophisticated processes through to completion with an unrelenting strategic focus as well as efficiency and consistency
  • Awareness of and respect for tikanga Māori
  • Experience in working across teams to deliver shared results
  • A track record of high level management of key relationships and a focus on kanohi kitea
  • Energy, drive and enthusiasm

Ideally, you will have a broad knowledge and/ or interest in New Zealand arts.

This role is based in Wellington. Travel will be required as needed to the Creative New Zealand office in Auckland as well as across New Zealand to meet with clients and stakeholders.

In return, we offer a positive and collaborative working environment in our new new office in Te Aro. We strive to provide a great work /life balance, professional development and an enviable opportunity to work with and for New Zealand’s vibrant arts sector every day.


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15 Aug 2019

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