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Dance Education Manager/Artist

Closes: 10 am, Friday 1 February 2019

Do you have a passion for dance and helping young and senior people find a way to express themselves? And are you a fabulous and well-organised administrator? If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

At The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) we run a growing Youth and Community Engagement Programme (YEP! / CE) and we are looking for a highly motivated person to manage, coordinate and develop this programme over 30 hours per week.  The role is varied, working as part of a team, and includes connecting with dancers, schools, dance schools, teachers, students, parents, seniors and other community dancers.

In practical terms, the role requires you to :

  • Scope, schedule, market and deliver youth and community workshops
  • Administratively support NZDC initiatives and seasons and work collaboratively with the wider NZDC team
  • Communicate, book and confirm activities/requirements for workshops and performances with all stakeholders including the dancers
  • Take responsibility for youth and community engagement correspondence
  • Maintain records, reports, archives and filing for community and youth projects
  • Maintain the YEP! / CE database and systematically use the NZDC CRM
  • Invoice and monitor payments for all youth and community engagement activities and collaborative programmes with NZDC
  • Deliver NCEA and other school workshops as required
  • Write and reconcile related funding applications in a team

Essential requirements:

  • A background including considerable exposure and tertiary qualifications in the performing arts and / or education sectors
  • Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Social media basics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Methodical and process focused
  • Ability to converse with a range of people
  • Ability to work independently in a timely way
  • Ability to be flexible and respond as required
  • Experience in dance, performing arts and/or education

Preferred skills:

  • Mentoring experience.
  • Choreographic experience
  • Basic design skills
  • Database Management (experience with CIVI a plus)
  • Ideally, the successful candidate will have post graduate experience across a varied range of environments

This is an exciting opportunity to build on and continue to strengthen the foundations of The New Zealand Dance Company as it enters its seventh year of development. You will need to be an enthusiastic team player with excellent references, and you will enjoy a collaborative, energetic and professional environment.

For further information, including a detailed job description, please contact Caroline Bindon at  [email protected]

Please send your application to [email protected] by 10 am Friday 1 February with your CV, a covering letter detailing why you think you are a suitable candidate for this position and two referees that we can contact.  Please note that your covering letter will form part of the shortlisting process.


Relationship Manager

Are you interested in leading the fundraising development for a dynamic young arts organisation?

The New Zealand Dance Company seeks high-quality applicants with a minimum of 5 years’ experience for a full-time position as our Relationship Manager on a fixed term contract for 2019.

We are a vibrant young arts company funded by Creative New Zealand. We are committed to creating a sustainable, permanent, high-calibre dance company, with an Auckland home that contributes to the fabric of NZ culture and is dedicated to nurturing NZ’s finest contemporary dance practitioners.

Your primary role will be to successfully secure sponsorships, partnerships and donations to support the Company’s programme of activity, and to help maintain the relationships with each of our sponsors, partners, donors and funders.

You will work alongside Chief Executive/Artistic Director, Shona McCullagh and other staff and Board members to  secure sponsorships, partnerships and funding for the seasons and tours of The New Zealand Dance Company as well as all associated events, which may include special previews, fundraising galas and opening night events, and community and education outreach initiatives.

Key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Leading and taking overall responsibility for the Company’s fundraising events and philanthropy programme.
  • Managing a diverse set of relationships to create opportunities for productive engagement with existing and potential donors, sponsors, trusts and foundations.
  • Developing and implementing a qualified lead process so our limited resources are focussed on high-quality potential supporters.
  • Aligning our strategies and activity to maintain a fresh and effective profile with supporters and potential supporters.
  • Growing the Company’s revenue from donor, philanthropic and corporate sources.
  • Maintenance and development of the data that emerges from, and / or supports, our fundraising activities.
  • Attendance at networking events as necessary.

Essential skills required for the role include:

  • A minimum of five years relevant successful experience.
  • Proven relationship management skills.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of the arts fundraising landscape.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills – a confident communicator.
  • The ability to work closely with the management, artistic and other multi-disciplinary teams as required.
  • A systematic, methodical and organized working style with strong administrative skills.

We would love you to bring a passion for the performing arts.  You will likely have an undergraduate degree in PR, event management or marketing.  You will be an energetic, self-motivated and resilient personality. You will ideally have basic graphic design and / or presentation skills, and database management exposure at a practical level.

This is an exciting opportunity to help solidify the foundation of a young NZ arts company.  You will enjoy our collaborative and professional environment, and contribute to our collective achievements.

To apply please supply your CV and a covering letter detailing why you think you are a suitable candidate for this position and the details for at least two referees.  Referees will not be contacted without prior discussion with you.

Please send your application to Greg Innes at [email protected] by 5 pm Friday 15 February 2019. Please note that your covering letter will form part of the shortlisting process.

For further information please contact Greg Innes at [email protected]