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Communication and Partnership Accelerator

Job details

Toi Ora Live Art Trust
22 Oct 2021
Work type
Full time employment, Fixed Term
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Marketing & Media


Are you passionate about enriching people’s lives?  Do you have a background in communication, partnership development and the arts?

If you answered yes to at least two of the above, we want to hear from you!

Toi Ora Live Arts Trust (Toi Ora) is an arts organisation providing innovation and leadership in the field of creativity in mental health recovery. Our aim is to bridge the gap for people who come into contact with mental health and other support services, through the exploration of creativity as a proven means to enhance recovery and maintain well-being.  Our programme of workshops, classes, and exhibitions support people to develop their strengths and potential in the arts in a safe, non-institutional environment. 

We are seeking a proactive, values-driven, communication and partnership Accelerator with experience in internal and external communication, storytelling, the ability to develop lasting partnerships and funding experience.

About this role

Reporting to the Director, the Communication and Partnership Accelerator will be part of a small team enriching lives through creativity, connection, and community, and contributing to the de-stigmatisation of mental health to create positive social change.

Highly skilled in communication, passionate about the arts and able to develop partnerships and sourcing funding the Communication and Partnership Accelerator will be responsible for: 

  • Effective internal and external communications both in written and verbal communication to a diverse stakeholder group
  • Building and maintaining sector relationships to support the development of an effective outreach programme
  • Seeking funding to enhance Toi Ora’s sustainable and engaging programme of creativity
  • Enhancing the diverse creative programme

For a copy of a detailed Job Description, email

Toi Ora History 

Toi Ora began in a small factory space above a spectacles shop in Mount Eden. It was first registered under the Charitable Trusts Act (1957) on July 13, 1995. As Toi Ora evolved, a larger space was needed, leading to its move to another space above a mechanic’s workshop in Arch Hill. Finally, in August 2009, Toi Ora moved to its current location at 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, where a long-held dream of having its own gallery became a reality. As the Trust began to make a difference and have a positive impact within the wider community, more funding was granted. With more space and money for resources, Toi Ora has been able to provide an increasingly diverse programme of classes covering the arts spectrum, and over the years, new and exciting courses continue to be introduced.  

Toi Ora’s programme echoes the “five ways to well-being" model of mental health: connect, take notice, keep learning, be active, give. 


To enrich lives through creativity, connection and community


Inclusivity, Respect, Partnership, Integrity, Advocacy and Purposefulness. Toi Ora recognises the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with due regards for its articles and principals.

Trust’s Purpose 

Toi Ora’s purpose is to provide a participatory community to enable our beneficiaries to participate in the creative arts so that they can develop their strengths and potential in the arts in a safe, non-institutional and non-threatening environment and to make a positive contribution to the community.  We provide social, intellectual, artistic and creative pursuits that enrich people's lives, and contribute to the de-stigmatisation of mental health to create positive social change.

Toi Ora Live Art Trust (Toi Ora)


How to apply

How to apply

Please submit your expression of interest by sending a Cover Letter and CV to Susanne Ritzenhoff

In your cover letter tell us the relevant skills and experience you would bring to this organisation. Applications close Friday 22nd October 5pm 2021. 

Please direct all enquiries and/or applications to

Written by

Toi Ora Live Art Trust

6 Oct 2021

Enriching lives through creativity, connection and community