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Communications & Operations Manager

Job details

Footnote New Zealand Dance
26 Jun 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


Footnote New Zealand Dance is seeking a talented Communications and Operations Manager to work alongside our General Manager and Artistic Manager. 

Footnote New Zealand Dance is well-known for creating and commissioning bold new work by New Zealand artists. The Company extensively tours performances nationally and internationally, delivers innovative educational programmes, and engages in industry collaborations and sector development projects that reach many thousands of people across Aotearoa every year. Footnote provides a safe space for practitioners to take artistic risks and is proud of its commitment to advance contemporary dance in New Zealand and inspire diverse audiences through this work. 

If you enjoy being part of a small tight knit team that contributes to the behind-the-scenes of the performing arts sector then this is a rare opportunity to join New Zealand’s longest standing contemporary dance company. 

The role is divided into four key areas:

  • Communications/Marketing

  • Funding

  • Operations/Administration

  • Financial Administration 

A passion for contemporary dance as an artform is desirable along with some experience in the wider arts sector. Key tasks and responsibilities include: writing copy and managing marketing campaigns for upcoming performances, preparing funding applications, updating website and social media, day to day financial administration, ticketing and booking systems management and providing support to the Footnote Dance Trust Board.

To be successful in this role you will need to have excellent writing skills, the ability to be adaptable whilst working to deadlines, experience of working within set budgets, have great relationship building and fundraising skills and be willing to travel with the company from time to time. 

Footnote New Zealand Dance is core-funded by Creative New Zealand, with additional support from Wellington City Council, a variety of Trusts, Foundations and our incredible individual supporters network.

We are looking for someone with energy and drive, who is agile and solutions focused, with a supportive and collaborative approach to working relationships.

Footnote is committed to upholding the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and values diversity: the organisation aims to ensure our practices and activities are fair, equitable, and non-discriminatory. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Sunday 26 June 2022

CONTACT US IN CONFIDENCE:  Brian Wood, General Manager 

How to apply

TO APPLY:  Please email your CV and a cover letter to Brian Wood, General Manager 

Written by

Footnote New Zealand Dance

10 Jun 2022

Founded in 1985, Footnote is the longest-running contemporary dance company in Aotearoa New Zealand and a national arts organisation based in Wellington.