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Executive Director

Job details

Basement Theatre
12 Nov 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Performing Arts


Ina te mahi, he rangatira 

2020 has been truly unimaginable — yet what we know of our people is that we are resilient, creative, brave and strong. As Basement Theatre enters a new chapter (and as we acknowledge and farewell the lovely Elise), we are looking for someone to lead, inspire and navigate this next chapter with the support of the Basement whānau.  

We are looking for someone who embodies fearlessness with heart and grace, and who understands manaakitanga and whanaungatanga in all their layers — someone who will open themselves to being held accountable by our community, but who is unafraid to reshape, reimagine and stand up. You will need to have and hold ‘Executive Director’ experience/skills, have an instinct towards positive risk-taking, and have a strategic vision that will guide Basement along new pathways, ensuring our communities can thrive.

This is a full-time role based in Tāmaki Makaurau, with an annual salary of $90-110k, depending on experience.


How to apply

Describe your ten-year vision for Basement Theatre and the path to achieving that vision. 

Your submission can be in any form you like, whether written, visual, video, or other. 

Applications will be assessed by a panel of Basement whānau that include staff and community members (this list will be made publicly available once this is confirmed). Those who are shortlisted will be invited to design their own interview process. 

Please submit your applications to

If you’re a details person, feel free to email us for any docs that would help you with your application! For any questions, contact Rosabel Tan at or text 027 460 9226.

Submissions close 5pm on Thursday 12 November, 2020.

Please note. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently only accepting applications from New Zealand Citizens, New Zealand Residents who are either residing in Aotearoa or overseas, or applicants who hold a valid work visa and are currently living in Aotearoa.


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Basement Theatre

22 Oct 2020

Basement Theatre is Auckland’s culture-defining powerhouse - home to an artistic mixtape of theatre makers, dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, comedians and everyone in between.