As Auckland Pride Festivals continue to expand, our organisation needs to do the same. The biggest area for growth is with our arts and creative communities, to ensure that we’re meeting their needs as we continue towards our goal of being home of the queer arts in Tāmaki Makaurau.
The Creative Director will have high-level responsibility of the creative elements across Auckland Pride’s Major Events and the Festival itself, through programming and directing the Gala, the creative production of the March and Party, along wider curation of the Festival - ensuring all artforms and rainbow demographics are represented within the Festival Programme.
The Creative Director will have a strong relationship with rainbow communities, queer artists, and key venues. They will work with queer artists in the Festival Programme and assist with creative production, advice, and guidance. They will also manage the artist(s) in Residence programme, working with and supporting the artist(s) throughout their residency.
Key goals for the role are to:
Strengthen Auckland Pride as the home of the queer arts in Tāmaki Makaurau
Produce, curate, direct, and deliver the Pride Gala
Creative production and programming for the Pride March and Party
Curate and oversee the Festival Programme, ensuring diverse representation
Strengthen existing and create new relationships with artists, venues, and stakeholders
We're looking for an experienced and passionate individual, with experience in Creative Direction and Production in the performing arts. They’ll have relationships with Aotearoa’s queer artists, venues, stakeholders, and key organisations. They’ll have experience with, in, or managing a program similar to an artist in residency program. They’ll also have experience in arts organisations, festivals, or other relevant transferable roles within the arts. We’re also looking for a strong practice of tikanga Māori and knowledge of Te Ao Māori worldviews, along with a deep understanding of the experiences and intersectionalities of rainbow communities, and an understanding of, and alignment with our kaupapa.
This role is a significant opportunity to influence and shape the future of Auckland Pride. As our second permanent role, it’s an exciting time to join our organisation. You will play a vital role in supporting the queer creative arts in Tāmaki Makaurau, and directing and producing two key creative events for our rainbow communities. Auckland Pride provides a flexible working environment with access to shared office space in Wynyard Quarter. We will provide opportunities for professional development and future opportunities to expand the capacity of the role to full time, and grow the initiatives you develop.