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LOGISTICS COORDINATOR – NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL
Tāwhiri is the creative force behind the New Zealand Festival, Wellington Jazz Festival, Lexus Song Quest, Made In Wellington, and Second Unit. We believe creativity is a powerful current that flows across borders and permeates transformative experiences between artists and audiences.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with the NZ in the Logistics Team. You will work alongside the Logistics Manager and with the wider Festival team, where appropriate, to help deliver a successful 2020 Festival. The Logistics team is responsible for the management and delivery of artist travel, accommodation, scheduling, manaakitanga and hospitality during the Festival.
**A full and clean drivers license and confidence driving passengers in cars and vans will be required and is essential in this role.**
We are looking for someone with a minimum of 18 months administration, logistics, producing and/or arts administration experience.
The role is part of the Programming team at the Festival and all team members must be cool under pressure, love variety and up for the challenges and rewards of working in a Festival context.
The key capabilities of the role are:
Team work -contribute to the team by working closely, constructively, creatively and confidently as a member of the programming team and work closely with the Logistics Manager in order to successfully coordinate the artists and companies who are contracted to perform at the 2020 Festival.
Logistics and Planning - a head for logistics and will be required to assist in the coordination of a large amount of information related to artists during the Festival. This includes managing their schedules, travel, accommodation, rehearsal, performance, ground transport and any other relevant requirements for artists. Excellent problem-solving skills are essential to this role.
Relationship - demonstrate emotional intelligence in order to relate to a wide range of people and personalities. Experience working within education, community or accessible contexts is desirable. Working closely with artists requires a positive attitude, diplomacy and discretion at all times.
Administration - the ability to multitask under pressure, coordinate a large amount of information, and meet deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail is important.
Hospitality / manaakitanga – you will be one of the main contacts for artists on the ground at the Festival, respectfully assisting with their requirements including greeting at the airport, driving artists and providing them with essential information for their stay.
Professionalism -remaining level-headed and juggling competing priorities in this deadline-driven role is important.
Please see our website for the full Job Description – www.festival.co.nz