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Production and Facilities Manager. Creative Industries

Job details

Unitec Institute of Technology
21 Jun 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Digital & Technology, Management & Admin, Marketing & Media


Do you have expertise in the area of Production Management? Are you a creative thinker who is passionate about live productions, events, exhibitions, and screen activities?

The School of Creative Industries uses a combination of hands-on, real-world learning and theory that will enable our learners to prepare for a career in a range of different creative areas, including acting, art and design, contemporary dance, graphic design and animation, screen arts, photography, and visual arts.

The position

We are looking for a Production and Facilities Manager to join our School of Creative Industries team!

As our Production and Facilities Manager, you will oversee and manage our productions, events, and activities for the performing and screen arts, and design and contemporary arts programmes. You will work with academic and support teams to ensure that you manage public-facing and in-house productions and events, while being across all related budgets, resources, facilities in alignment with upholding the Unitec Health and Safety guidelines. 

The Production and Facilities Manager will support the leadership team with the management and delivery of production, event, facilities, and specific tasks and projects where necessary. You will effectively lead a team of allied and technical staff while supporting Creative Industries teaching teams to provide high-quality educational outcomes for the School of Creative Industries learners and our key partners.

Sounds interesting?

This is an exciting position for someone who wants to bring energy and experience to a lively, dynamic creative team that is focused on positive creative practice.


  • Demonstrable experience in the Creative Industries Sector as a Production Manager / Technical Manager or comparable role managing public facing productions, exhibitions, events, and screen activities where management of teams, multiple projects, deadlines, and budgets can be evidenced
  • Experienced with Health and Safety management, compliance, and legislation
  • A creative professional with a strong technical mind, including a passion for the technical requirements of live productions, events, exhibitions, and screen activities
  • Experienced people leader with a values-driven and solutions focused approach
  • Experience in scoping up and developing fit-for-purpose facilities in the Creative Industries sector


  • Experience across multiple creative practice disciplines
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in one or more discipline of the Creative Sector
  • Proven ability to connect with and contribute to the development and education of young people
  • Experience with managing and/or mentoring an inexperienced / student team

 Apply now

In exchange for all your hard work, you'll celebrate our students' success and achievements, be part of a great teaching team, receive a competitive salary, and contribution towards your professional association's fees.

Please refer to the attached position description for more details or feel free to contact Emma Byrt - Recruitment Business Partner on 09 892 7540.

The closing date for applications is 21 June 2020.

We don't always work towards fixed deadlines and may review applications as we receive them.  We encourage you to apply early.

Unitec New Zealand Limited is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a supportive and inclusive environment for all employees

Written by

Neon Logic Agency

25 May 2020