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Kaiwhakahaere Matua : General Manager

Massive Theatre Company

Job details

Massive Company
27 Sep 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


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The growth of emerging performing artists is our vision.  We are looking for someone who has a passion for youth and the arts, and an understanding and respect for all cultures to be our Manager. 


Massive is looking for a new leader to work alongside the creative director and producer as the General Manager.  We are a Kahikatea funded organisation with a mission to develop resilient arts practitioners and original authentic productions.  Our primary focus is work with diverse youth in Auckland and Northland. 

The General Manager is involved in growing and implementing our strategy, long term planning and budgeting, applying for funding, and managing the people and the organisational business.

We are looking for someone who has a warm and empathetic approach to all aspects of their work.  The role requires a broad range of skills.  The ideal candidate will be well versed with the performing arts, love working with a range of people, be super organised, and have a strong desire to achieve the company vision by working closely with the Artistic Director on programming and planning, and the board with strategy.   Cultural competency is essential.  Familiarity with producing events would be a considerable advantage. 

Massive has a three year strategy and programme outline in place. 

The Kaiwhakahaere Matua reports to the Board of Trustees


Duties and Responsibilities


Planning and Strategy

  • Working with the board and the Artistic Director to implement the current three year strategy
  • Refine and detail the planning for 2021-2022
  • Review and update the business plan annually

Stakeholder Relations

  • Responsible for key funder stakeholder relationships
  • Responsible for all accountability funding reports
  • Responsible for relationships with venue partners

Funding and Financial Management

  • Responsible for funding applications and strategy
  • Refine and manage the annual budgets
  • Manage the day to day finances

Project Management & Communications

  • Manage the producer, admin and marketing support roles, and have overall responsibility for the logistics and budgets of the workshop activities (alongside the Artisitic Director)
  • Manage the logistics and budgets for the productions (1-2 per annum), alongside the Producers

Further information on Massive :

Massive is in its 29th year of operating.  Our key role in the theatre sector is the development of diverse performing arts practitioners.  We deliver annual programmes of free performance workshops for 14-24 years, we develop directors in a bespoke year long course.  We create an annual theatre production with emerging artists, and every second year present original theatre created with professional performers.  Our workshop programme is delivered in Auckland and Northland.  Our shows are presented in Auckland and Whangarei, and tour nationally and internationally.  We are a team of 3.5, working out of central Auckland offices. 

How to apply

Please email Amanda with any enquiries.  We welcome any dialogue prior to application if that is desired.

To apply please send a covering letter and your cv to amanda@massivecompany.co.nz by 27 September.

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Massive Company

6 Sep 2019