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Senior Leadership Team Assistant | Kaiāwhina Whakahaere

Q Theatre

Job details

Q Theatre
18 Jun 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


We are looking for an SLT Assistant to join our exciting and dynamic arts organisation full time.

Q Theatre is a registered charity and an independent performing arts venue in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland, New Zealand).

We are a vibrant participant in the regional and national arts community, funded primarily by the presenting arts companies that utilise our spaces, but also by Auckland Council, private philanthropists, and various trusts and foundations.  We are committed to creating a quality, sustainable home for the independent performing arts community that contributes to the fabric of Aotearoa’s culture and is dedicated to nurturing our finest arts practitioners. 

The core mission of Q is to reflect a broad range of creative ideas, stories, and cultural practices drawn from a rich mix of performing arts experiences.  We are committed to providing an enriching creative and hospitable environment for artists, producers, audiences, staff, and the wider community to enjoy, explore and connect with the professional performing arts of Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.


About the role:

You will be the glue that ensures Q’s executive team is kept aware of matters that require its individual or collective attention.  You will understand the need for timely and accurate information sharing, and you will value the opportunity to be exposed to the challenging range of issues that are encountered by Q’s executive team and its Board.  Because support for our Accounts staff is an important aspect of the role, you will be highly accurate and confident with financial data entry and you will have some exposure to financial and/or payroll systems.


The primary accountabilities of the role are:

  • Maintaining the efficient running of the CE’s office and ensuring an organised day-to-day administrative environment.
  • Providing administrative support to the senior leadership team of four.
  • Accurate input of financial data into our financial and payroll systems under the supervision of our Accounts Assistant.
  • Assisting our programming team where possible with their administrative needs.


About the workplace:

We have a friendly and flexible work environment in the CBD in an area that is exceptionally well served by public transport and other services.  Our administrative home is located within our beautiful purpose-built theatre, newly opened in 2011.  You will become part of the performing arts world with us.  The role is full-time, with some periods less busy and some more so.  The role is a permanent appointment.  We will negotiate remuneration with the successful candidate, but please bear in mind we are not a commercial organisation.

You will work alongside our executive management, and our diverse and talented team.  You will have the usual outside contact with various suppliers, contractors and industry specialists.


The ideal candidate:

We anticipate that you will bring a background that includes exposure to financial data in addition to excellent organising skills.  You will, ideally, have had exposure to and understand how the industry works: this might have been gained in any sector of the industry such as the performing arts, entertainment, events, screen production, or creative arts of other kinds.  You will possess excellent people skills and a calm and positive disposition.

We would love you to bring a passion for the performing arts, which is distinguished by its constantly evolving, innovative and embracing nature.

This is an exciting opportunity to help take an ambitious arts organisation to the next stage in its development.  We have a wonderful team of people here and we’re looking for someone to join us in the grand adventure we’re undertaking.  You will enjoy our collaborative and professional environment and contribute to our collective achievements.

How to apply

To apply please read through the detailed Job Description and send your application to by 5pm Friday 18 June.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of the role you can contact Greg Innes, during business hours on 021 279 0529.

Your application should include your CV and a covering letter outlining your aptitude and the experience that you feel will ensure your success in the role.  The contact details for two referees should be included.  Referees will not be contacted without prior discussion with you.

We will not wait until the closing date to interview suitable candidates – rather we will be organising interviews immediately on receipt of your application, so don’t delay.

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Q Theatre

1 Jun 2021

Q is an independent, multi-purpose performing arts venue at 305 Queen Street, in the heart of Auckland's Aotea Arts Precinct.