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Job details

Taki Rua Productions
27 Nov 2019
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts



The Kaiwhakahaere Pūtea manages the funding, sponsorship, grant, equity, and in-contra arrangements and related applications to support the productions and operations of Taki Rua Productions Society Incorporated (Taki Rua). Through this work, the Kaiwhakahaere Pūtea upholds and advances the values of Taki Rua and extends its strength and effectiveness as the leading Māori theatre and performing arts production company. The Kaiwhakahaere Pūtea reports to the Kaiwhakahaere Matua.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below.


  • Source sponsorship and grants in equity and contra to support production budget requirements and aid in reporting requirements.
  • Provide research on potential funding pathways and revenue streams.
  • Clearly communicate with the Kaiwhakahaere Matua and Kahukura by keeping them fully informed of sponsorship developments.

Grant Applications

  • Manage all grant applications for Taki Rua.
  • Compile and format grant applications.
  • Keep records of all applications and amounts received.
  • Report to Kaiwhakahaere Matua for each application.
  • Acquit all grants accurately and efficiently.
  • Provide funding report to all funders post production.

Sponsorship Applications

  • Compile and format sponsorship applications.
  • Ensure that sponsors are serviced efficiently and effectively
  • Conduct reviews as required to ensure that sponsor servicing costs do not outweigh benefits
  • Advise Kahukura and Kaiwhakahaere Matua on amounts received and purpose of grant
  • Provide funding report to all sponsors post production.


  • Prepare a weekly grants and sponsorship activity report for weekly staff meetings.
  • Prepare monthly funding activity reports to be inputted into the Kahukura reports to Ngā Kaiurungi.
  • Collate key funder accountability materials and reports within the stated timeframe including Creative New Zealand Manager’s Reports and Wellington City Council Activity Reports.
  • Enter all Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council funding requirements and deadlines into relevant calendars.
  • Provide fortnightly updates on Stakeholder activities.
  • Ensure that the Kaiwhakahaere Matua is made aware of any issues arising from the production activity that might impact on our ongoing relationship with stakeholders.
  • Develop processes to ensure that all information required to increase sponsorship activity is available within the specified time frame.
  • Obtain documents/current letters of support to be attached to sponsor applications.
  • Collate key funder accountability materials and reports within the stated timeframe.


  • Advance and uphold Ngā Uara o Taki Rua:
    • Manaakitanga: engagements and relationships with all persons and groups are based on mutual trust, honesty, respect and reciprocity.
    • Whanaungatanga: the importance of collaboration and mutual support in accordance with the dynamic of whanaungatanga is acknowledged in our internal and external relationships.
    • Pūkengatanga: we aspire towards excellence in all of our dealings with others in order to create high quality outcomes in all areas.
    • Kotahitanga: by working together we will enhance the mana and support the aspirations of Taki Rua and advance the interests of Māori theatre in Aotearoa.
    • Kaitiakitanga: Taki Rua has responsibilities as kaitiaki in relation to the origins and past work of Taki Rua, the members of Taki Rua and the wider Māori theatre community, and the kōrero and mātauranga of the iwi and hapū of Aotearoa that is shared and expressed through Te Whare Tapere.
  • Uphold the usage of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori in all Taki Rua processes and productions to maintain the intention that Taki Rua continues to celebrate, embrace and promote mātauranga Māori.


  • Committed to kaupapa
  • Experienced in stake holder relationships, sponsorship and funding
  • Good networks and relationships
  • Fundraising
  • Good collaborator and communicator
  • IT skills
  • Excellent time manager
  • Delivery focused
How to apply

To apply please email a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter expressing your interest in the role to Ash at . A shortlist will be selected to interview and the role will commence on or after Monday January 13. The selected applicant will gain training on the position in the first 2 weeks of the role.

For any questions contact Ash at

Written by

Taki Rua Productions

7 Nov 2019

NEW ZEALAND'S FOREMOST MĀORI THEATRE COMPANY. Taki Rua produce, commission and develop theatre with a distinctively Māori voice. We collaborate with the brightest voices in our industry, touring productions both locally and internationally.