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Planning and Operations Manager


Job details

Theatre in Health Education Trust (THETA)
5 Jun 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Education & Development


For 30 years, the Theatre in Health Education Trust (THETA) has delivered innovative and highly effective health education programmes to the rangatahi/youth of Aotearoa New Zealand through the experiential medium of theatre. THETA employs Applied Theatre methodologies including Theatre-in-Education, Process Drama, Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre.

This role will support the delivery of interactive theatre-based programmes to engage people actively in issues that are otherwise difficult to discuss or understand.

THETA attracts contracts from a number of government and non-government organisations. This role supports THETA’s ability to ensure that its key health promotion programmes remain free to those who will benefit from them most.

The Planning and Operations Manager Position is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to further THETA’s work while providing the high-level planning and administrative services required in a role like this. Working alongside the Artistic and Programmed Director you will be the linchpin for THETA in a number of critical areas, including but not limited to:

  • Forging and maintaining strong relationships with funders and sponsors, including putting together grant applications;

  • Managing the Board’s financial reporting, fund management and record-keeping functions, including producing budgets ;

  • Co-ordinating all travel and accommodation for our touring groups of Performer-Facilitators;

  • Supporting the annual audition and selection process of our Performer-Facilitators;

  • Co-ordinating the registration and booking process for schools and groups;

  • Preparing quality correspondence and reports for and on behalf of the Trust Board;

  • Implementing the growth strategy for the Trust;

  • Understanding Māori and Pasifika practices and protocols.

This role requires intrinsic motivation, high energy and enthusiasm.  You will be a switched on and savvy manager with exceptional interpersonal skills. Not only this, but you will also have previous fundraising and/or accounting experience, with the ability to respond quickly and effectively to emerging demands.

There is an expectation that you will be contactable after hours for any urgent matters that may arise. 

How to apply

To apply for this position provide your current CV and covering letter outlining your background and interest in this role. We only accept applications www.ph.co.nz.

For further information about this role please contact Lisa Sintmaartensdyk at Polson Higgs on 03 474 9708 or lisa.sint@ph.co.nz. The successful applicant may be offered support for relocation. To be advised during the selection process.

Written by

Polson Higgs

18 May 2020