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Director: Strategy and Corporate Services

Job details

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
14 May 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Music


The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) has set its ambition to be Aotearoa New Zealand’s most loved entertainment brand.

We are seeking a leadership cohort who will inspire and drive the Orchestra’s pathway to that goal.

A key leadership role will be the Director: Strategy and Corporate Services.

This role will encompass the following deliverables:

  • Working closely with the CEO to develop the NZSO’s strategy and oversee implementation of the strategy
  • Assisting the CEO with key stakeholder relationships
  • Overseeing progress on the crucially important National Centre for Music – and other vital projects
  • Leading the Orchestra’s bicultural journey
  • Overseeing the Business Services and Finance functions within the Orchestra
  • Responsibility for the quality and delivery of the NZSO’s accountability documents
  • Oversight of the NZSO’s Human Resources function
  • Oversight of the NZSO’s commercial projects and partnerships.

The ideal candidate will have proven strategic expertise and a successful work history experience within central and local government – and in the commercial sector.  Leadership experience and expertise are essential, including proven ability to lead teams and foster an achieving and inclusive workplace culture.  A background in law and finance is important.  As well, an understanding of te ao Māori is vitally important – as is the ability to manage complex projects.

How to apply

Please send your CV and application to Bernadine Lynch: by 5pm, 14 May 2021.

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3 May 2021

Interests The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is this country’s only full-time, full-strength, professional symphony orchestra. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, we’ve been delighting audiences with memorable concerts and recordings since 1946.