Artistic Director

Job details

Christchurch Arts Festival
5 Feb 2010
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


Christchurch Arts Festival is one of New Zealand’s key cultural assets and a major national arts festival. It is seeking a passionate and dynamic Executive Director to take responsibility for management of the organisation and a creative and innovative Artistic Director to plan and arrange the artistic content for the 2011 and 2013 Christchurch Arts Festivals.  

The successful applicant will work closely with the Executive Director and with the Board of Trustees to stage a growing biennial arts festival that meets strategic objectives by providing an exciting and challenging event for Christchurch.  

The Artistic Director will be a leading arts programmer with extensive national and international arts networks and proven ability planning and negotiating a first-class arts programme.  They will have excellent relationship management and communication skills, as well as knowledge of the media and public relations.  

Key skills

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How to apply

To apply in strict confidence now, click below or email your CV to, or write to Sheffield, PO Box 5621, Wellesley St, Auckland, quoting reference number 45417.  Applications close on 5 February 2010. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email. 

For more information please phone Tim Kernahan on +64 3 353 4362 (DDI) or +64 21 611 397 (mobile).

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Christchurch Arts Festival

7 Jan 2010

Interests Christchurch Arts Festival A bi-ennial event Christchurch Arts Festival is New Zealand's largest regional festival and leading showcase of New Zealand arts and culture.