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Kaiwhakahaere Whakaari - Producer

Job details

Te Pou Theatre
11 Jan 2021
Work type
Work classification
Performing Arts


Te Pou Theatre is a kaupapa Māori performing arts venue for all, located at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.  We create theatre productions, develop performing artists and producers, and we are in the middle of developing a new performing arts venue for use by the wider performing arts sector and community groups.

We are looking for a producer to join our team in 2021 to take a leadership role in producing innovative Māori Theatre for audiences in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau.  The shows include a bilingual schools show touring to Northland and a cheeky new audience immersion show Rascists Annonymous. You would co-produce Kūpapa a new work by Nicola Kawana and our annual Kōanga Festival as well as delivering a series of workshops that offer opportunities to the Auckland theatre sector to develop their performing arts practice.

See the full Kaiwhakahaere Whakaari job description here.

We’re looking for a Producer to hit the ground running, so you’ll need the following;

  • Minimum 2 years’ producing/programming experience in the development and delivery of live performing arts events
  • Evidence of excellent relationship management skills with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent communicator (both verbal and written) and Advanced MS Office user
  • Experience with mailchimp and surveymonkey
  • Experience in development and management of budgets in performing arts
  • Experience in marketing and audience development for performing arts events
  • Experience with Kaupapa Māori arts projects
  • Experience with wix, indesign and project management software 
  • Comfort with Te Reo Māori
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

You’ll be an ideas and people person and consistently produce creative ways of supporting kaupapa Māori arts. You’ll be professionally engaged with the arts community with existing industry relationships; you’ll know artists and designers to call when collaborating on projects. We’re looking for someone who’s committed, collaborative, takes a hands-on approach and also has a sense of humour.


How to apply

This position is ideally fulltime, fixed term Contract 15 February 2021– 30 October 2021 (37 weeks)

We understand the nature of contract producing and are interested in hearing from producers who are available over the full contract or those who may be available March – July or July – October. We are also interested in hearing from producers who would prefer to work part-time and outsource aspects of the role ie. Marketing or Tour Management.  We're a team of hard-working creatives and professionals who enjoy each other's success. If you have the skills, experience and attitude we need... we would love to hear from you.

To apply please email a covering letter telling us a little about yourself and why you would like to work with us, and email it along with your cv to Kaihautū Taha Whānau, Amber Curreen, before 11 January 2021. 

Important Dates:
Closing Date: 11 January 2021
Interview: Week of 25 January 2021
Contract Start date: 15 February 2021
Contract End Date: 30 October 2021 

If you have any questions please feel free to email Amber at any time before the closing date. 

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Te Pou Theatre

14 Dec 2020