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Kaiwhakahaere Whakaari - Producer

Job details

Te Pou Theatre Trust
8 Oct 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts


Kaiwhakahaere Whakaari - producer
Full time
Salary indication $65,000 - $70,000 p.a 

Te Pou is a kaupapa Māori performing arts venue for all, located at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson.  We create theatre productions, develop performing artists and producers, and we are in the middle of developing a new performing arts venue for use by the wider performing arts sector and community groups. 

We are looking for a performing arts producer to join our team.  You will be responsible for producing new theatre works that take innovative Māori Theatre to audiences in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau and you’ll also produce a series of workshops that offer opportunities to the Auckland theatre sector to develop their performing arts practice.

We’re looking for an experienced Producer to hit the ground running, so you’ll need the following;

  • Minimum 2 years’ producing/programming experience in the development and delivery of live performing arts event

  • Evidence of excellent relationship management skills with a range of stakeholders

  • Excellent communicator (both verbal and written) and Advanced MS Office user

  • Experienced in development and management of budgets in performing arts

  • Experience in marketing and audience development for performing arts events

  • Experience with Kaupapa Māori arts projects 

  • Comfort with Te Reo Māori

  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

You’ll be an ideas and people person and consistently produce creative ways of supporting kaupapa Māori. You’ll be professionally engaged with the arts community with existing industry relationships; you’ll know artists and designers to call when collaborating on projects. We’re looking for someone who’s committed, collaborative, takes a hands-on approach and also has a sense of humour!

Our kaupapa/Purpose:  Our kaupapa is to provide mana uplifting experiences and storytelling through tikanga Māori led, collective approaches to performing arts 

He Tānga Manawa / Our Values:

  • Manaakitanga Encouraging people’s mana is at the core of everything we do.

  • Whakawhanaungatanga We actively encourage and promote the connections and collective values of whānau within all our relationships.

  • Doing it right We are professional and make sure we use the right systems, and that we plan, prioritise – and stop when we need to

  • Keep it light We take time, make time, find time to stay connected to ngā puna and ngā tangata which feed us – and remind others who we work with how important this is

  • Courageous Ingenuity

  • Tohungatanga

  • Ūkaipō

See the full Kaiwhakahaere Whakaari job description here.



How to apply

We understand the nature of producing and are interested in hearing from producers who are available over the full contract or those who may be available for shorter periods over specific projects.  We are also interested in hearing from producers who would prefer to work part-time and outsource aspects of the role ie. Marketing or Tour Management.  We're a team of hard-working creatives and professionals who enjoy each other's success. If you have the skills, experience and attitude we need... we would love to hear from you.

To apply please email a covering letter telling us a little about yourself and why you would like to work with us, and email it along with your cv to

Important Dates:
Closing Date: 8 October 2021
Interview: Week of 18 October 2021

If you have any questions please feel free to email us. 


Written by

Te Pou Theatre

9 Sep 2021