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General Manager

Job details

Creative Bay of Plenty
1 May 2020
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin


About the business

Creative Bay of Plenty is a regional arts support agency, with our purpose to enable arts and culture to thrive in the Western Bay of Plenty. We achieve our purpose through delivery and leadership of Toi Moana and the CUSP framework (Connect, Upskill, Support, Promote)

Please refer to our website for further information on the organisation: 

About the role

The Bay of Plenty is one of New Zealand's most desirable and fastest growing regions. Recognised for its talented and creative people, being a region with heart and soul; great spaces, places and environments the Bay truly is full of opportunity.

To help influence the artistic and cultural future of the area, Creative Bay of Plenty are now actively seeking a suitably experienced, qualified, ambitious and talented General Manager.

This exciting opportunity will suit someone who is already able to demonstrate exceptional results in a similarly complex role working with multiple stakeholders, community groups and sponsors.

Due to the pivotal nature of this position you will also be expected to maintain and develop close working relationships with the Creative Bay of Plenty board of trustees; Creative New Zealand; Local and Regional councils, and a range of community art organisations.

Needless to say you will be considered an expert in your field and will possess exceptional relationship management capabilities, a well-developed and relevant network for arts and culture across NZ, and a demonstrated ability to think strategically and deliver to agreed plans and targets.

Alongside the attributes and experience listed above the recruitment process will also seek to establish:

  • Evidence of your ability to convey a vision in a compelling and intelligent manner
  • Your leadership proficiency in building high performing teams and inspiring staff, trustees, volunteers and other stakeholders
  • Details of relevant Art, Leadership and/or Management qualifications or considerable comparative experience in this area
  • Examples of how you have developed effective multi-level communication and feedback channels
  • Experience in the creation and implementation of successful business strategies delivering sustainable change and measurable benefits
  • Examples of your negotiation skills and success in securing appropriate and ongoing investment via funders, sponsorship and philanthropy

Your application (CV and cover letter) should include evidence of your successes to date for the criteria above and examples of the initiatives that you have developed and implemented to achieve specific results; and enhance artistic and cultural credibility. Further information on the Job Description can be found on our website under section 'Creative Korero'

Please send applications to

Interviews will be conducted via Zoom in the week commencing 11th of May.

Applications for this role close Friday 1 May at 5.00pm

How to apply

Email your CV and Cover Letter to:

Written by

Creative Bay of Plenty

9 Apr 2020