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Head of Programming/ Tumu Hōtaka

Auckland Arts Festival Toi Ahurei Toi o Tamaki

Job details

Auckland Arts Festival
1 Apr 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts


Auckland Arts Festival is on the look-out for a super talented and industry-savvy individual to join the Senior Management team as Head of Programming/ Tumu Hōtaka.

Kei te kimi mātou o Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki i tētehi tuahangata, tuawahine rānei kia hono mai ki tō mātou tīma hei Tumu Hōtaka. Tirohia ngā taipitopito kōrero, ā, whakapā mai mehemea he pūkenga āu i roto i te ao whānui o nga toi.

Auckland Arts Festival/ Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki is a globally recognised celebration of art and culture taking place each March in New Zealand’s largest city.

Presented annually, the 18-day event celebrates people and culture, and showcases the cultural diversity and vibrant energy of Auckland. 

As Head of Programming, you’ll work closely with the Chief Executive, Artistic Director and Kaihautū Māori as well as the rest of the Festival team to plan the delivery of the annual festival programme both financially and logistically.  Drawing on industry networks, you’ll work with exceptional producers, artists and artistic organisations, locally and internationally to ensure projects are successfully delivered and their time with the festival is well supported.

Managing the Programme budgets and timeline, as well as identifying production requirements will be a substantial part of this exciting role that will lead to you being/becoming a proficient user of our festival scheduling software. This role leads a team of skilled industry programme staff on a day to day basis, so excellent management skills are required.

You’ll have experience working on the finance side of performing arts projects, be a clear and friendly communicator with great attention to detail. The ability to work well in a team while under pressure in a busy festival environment is a must.

The Head of Programming role is a full-time position, preferably commencing late April to early May 2022 but we can be flexible for the right person.

How to apply

Please email CV and covering letter to by Friday 1 April 2022 , 5pm. Only applicants with the right to work in NZ may apply.

Written by

Auckland Arts Festival

16 Mar 2022