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Programme Manager

Young & Hungry Arts Trust

Job details

Young and Hungry Arts Trust
2 Oct 2020
Work type
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts


Are you passionate about supporting New Zealand’s youth development in the performing arts? 

Young and Hungry Arts Trust (Y&H) supports young and emerging creatives into the world of the performing arts.  We are looking for a motivated, organised and enthusiastic person to come onboard to manage the delivery of our core programmes, and manage the day to day running of  the Trust,  ensuring we continue to build on our proud tradition of providing unique performing arts experiences for young people.   

This is an exciting opportunity to further your interest in youth arts by becoming involved with one of New Zealand’s most innovative arts organisations.   

This fixed term position is for 2 days a week (15 hours), initially through to the end of December 2020 and then fulltime (40 hours) until the end of July 2021. If you are looking for a rewarding role with flexible working hours, please talk to us about this great opportunity. 

Some of the skills we are looking for include: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders 

  • Good knowledge of the arts sector (including the Wellington theatre scene) 

  • Strong networking and collaboration skills 

  • Excellent organisation and administration skills 

  • Knowledge of arts funding and donor management 

  • Experience in reporting to funding agencies 

  • Ability to contribute to profit and loss reports and budgets 

  • Ability to self-motivate and take ownership 


Young & Hungry - What we do 

Experienced | Professional | Accessible 

Young and Hungry Arts Trust (Y&H) supports young and emerging creatives into the world of the performing arts.  It might be sparking an interest in students, supporting young people to jump into theatre appreciation, going deep into the technical aspects of production or working with playwrights to showcase their work.  We have been delivering for nearly 30 years, and understand our role in the sector.  Our reach is both national, through our annual Y&H Schools Tour, and Wellington-based, through our Y&H Ambassadors programme.  Young and emerging creatives can access Y&H once, or use us as a pathway to a career in the sector. We also work closely with partners and others in the arts and education sectors to deliver an outstanding experience. 


Our Vision 

To nurture the development of tomorrow’s performing arts practitioners and audiences. 


Our Purpose 

To provide a safe and supportive environment where young and emerging creatives are empowered and encouraged to create, participate in and appreciate NZ theatre. 


Our Values 

Our Values describe the Y&H experience: 

Give it a go – we’re here to support you achieve your goals. 

Put your hand up – we’ll link you with the expertise you need. 

Be open – we’re here to give you new and lasting experiences. 

Share what you learn – let’s build a vibrant community. 

Leave a legacy – so that NZ plays are shared, scripted and enjoyed. 

How to apply

If this sounds like you and you would like further information, or a copy of the job description, please contact us or visit our website.


Application letters (with CV) can also be emailed to: 

Young and Hungry Arts Trust 

Att: Brendan Sweeney 

Written by

Young And Hungry Charitable Arts Trust

10 Sep 2020