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Tutor / Senior Tutor - Movement & Creative Practice

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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
20 Feb 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Education & Development


Toi Whakaari is New Zealand’s oldest drama school and is the leading educator of screen, stage and event professionals in the country.  Toi Whakaari aspires to be one of the great performing arts schools of the world while developing a teaching and working practice that is uniquely Aotearora.

The acting programme at Toi Whakaari is regarded as the leading trainer of actors in New Zealand. For 50 years, graduates of Toi Whakaari have had an outstanding record of success within the stage, screen and events industries in New Zealand and overseas.

An opportunity has become available for an appropriately qualified and experienced practitioner to join our Acting team as a Senior Tutor – Movement and Creative Practice (1 FTE) teaching the Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting) alongside a dedicated team of teachers, industry specialists and creative practitioners.

The successful candidate for Senior Tutor – Movement & Creative Practice will bring specialist movement craft and leadership to the Movement, Performance, and Creation training within the Acting programme. 

The role is focused on the first two years of actor training through specific movement training, supervision of actor’s integration and application of movement and spatial craft as part of the acting craft in immersive projects and movement performance support/direction on productions.

This role also provides leadership to develop the creative and creation research practice of each actor/artist through direct teaching and mentorship in Context and Practice, Performance Research, Independent Practice and Hui A Kura.

The successful applicant will be expected to direct performance projects and act as Co-Dean for the Year 3 Acting class.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • relevant industry experience,
  • a tertiary qualification.  
  • Exceptional communication and decision making skills,
  • artistic literacy and the ability to converse about creative practice in the performing arts is also required.  
  • An active interest in the New Zealand arts scene and a proven ability to develop talent in the sector is highly desirable. 
  • An interest in working across the school in Hui A Kura, within a tikanga marae framework and an understanding and appreciation of Te Ao Maori would be an advantage.

Flexibility around start dates will be considered for the right candidate.  Toi Whakaari prizes collaboration and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to work positively in group contexts. 

All Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.


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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School

16 Jan 2020

Toi Whakaari was New Zealand’s first drama school and is the leading educator of stage, screen and event professionals in the country. The kura aspires to be one of the great performing arts schools of the world while developing a teaching practice that is uniquely New Zealand.