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Chamber Music New Zealand Seeks New Chief Executive

Job details

Chamber Music New Zealand
23 Apr 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification


The Board of the Chamber Music New Zealand Trust is calling for applications for the position of Chief Executive of Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ).

CMNZ currently employs twelve people, based in Wellington, with three direct reports to the Chief Executive (Artistic Manager, Marketing Manager and Development Manager). In turn, the Chief Executive is accountable to the Trust Board and has overall responsibility for the integrity of financial and performance-based reporting to the Board; for guiding and implementing agreed strategic plans; and for CMNZ's financial sustainability.

Candidates will be expected to have strong empathy with the value of a vibrant music sector in New Zealand; to be alert to current opportunities and challenges facing that sector; and, as Chief Executive, to play a leadership role in exploring how CMNZ responds to them strategically, operationally and financially.

Specifically, candidates will be enthusiastic champions for "chamber music" in New Zealand; for building on the artistic achievements represented by the CMNZ brand; and for providing diverse and growing opportunities for audiences, performers and students to explore "music up close".

Applicants for this prestigious position are invited to demonstrate relevant capability and experience in strategy development, management (including financial oversight) and organisational and team leadership.

Candidates will require effective communication skills and be expected to play an active role in building relationships with CMNZ's external funding partners/sponsors/donors, including Creative New Zealand as CMNZ's principal funder. 

Applicants will also need to be comfortable in engaging with artists, other arts agencies and audiences.

The proposed term of the appointment is five years, with contractual provisions relating to renewal. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 April 2021.

How to apply

For further information and a copy of the Position Description please visit

To apply in confidence - please email your CV and covering letter together with a statement detailing your experience relevant to the position in line with the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description to

Written by

Chamber Music New Zealand

26 Mar 2021

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