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Programme Manager

Job details

Silo Theatre
15 May 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Performing Arts


The Programme Manager plays an integral role in the coordination and delivery of Silo’s artistic programme, events and community engagement initiatives, subject to:

– the direction of the Executive Director and Artistic Director; and
– a commitment to the Silo vision, mission and values.

The primary focus is the coordination and delivery of Silo Theatre’s artistic, public and auxiliary programmes, ensuring our programmes are delivered to the highest standards and our primary programmes objectives met. The role also supports special projects and general administration as required.

The Programme Manager will be an organisational wizz, a self-motivated and confident leader with the ability to demonstrate brilliant initiative with care and a capacity to think critically and strategically. Excellent attention to detail with the capacity to remain one-step ahead, follow through and multi-task as part of a collaborative team is fundamental. Ability to work unsupervised and stay on top of and meet deadlines will ensure achievement in this role. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be flexible, adaptable and resilient. This is a busy role providing essential management and operational consistency across a dynamic small team.

We are looking for a candidate who is dedicated, passionate about the performing arts and can embody our commitment to:

- Honouring Te Tiriti — an appreciation and respect for te ao Māori
- Being inclusive of our many communities in Aotearoa — including having an understanding and appreciation of the many ways of knowing, seeing and doing things by our Moana Oceania and migrant communities, our queer communities, our disabilities communities, and beyond.

For a full Position Description including Key Responsibilities see Silo's website here

Selection Criteria

– Demonstrated experience producing/programming live performing arts / theatre
– Evidence of excellent relationship management skills with a range of stakeholders
– Excellent communicator (both verbal and written)
– Digitally savvy with experience using MS Office, mailchimp, surveymonkey and other online platforms, including ticketing systems
– Budgets management experience
– Experience in audience development
– A team player with a strong work ethic, who is highly organised, with the ability to multitask
– Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to problem solve, follow-through and meet deadlines while working as part of a small team, as well as independently
– A clear connection to and value for arts and culture in Aotearoa with a sound understanding of the performing arts/ entertainment/ theatre sector (beneficial)
– Current full NZ drivers license (beneficial)

To succeed in this role, you will bring

– In keeping with Silo core values extension and courage, you will demonstrate a drive to always improve - pursuing development for yourself and your work, finding ways to contribute to increased success of the company
– A collaborative can-do attitude
– Bold thinking and innovative practice – with the ability to problem solve
– Achievement-oriented drive, open to taking on new challenges
– Excellent time-management skills, meeting all critical deadlines with the capacity to work as part of a team or independently and unsupervised

This permanent full time position. We are hoping for the right candidate to start as soon as possible.
Remuneration will be based on the candidate's skills and experience.

The role is based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Please note that due to COVID-19 we are only seeking applications from New Zealand Citizens or Residents who are either living in Aotearoa or who can return from overseas by the start date for the role. Please note candidates will need to adhere to Silo Theatre’s current Covid-19 Vaccination Policy (click here).

Silo Theatre is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. You don’t need to have experience in every aspect of the position - we are equally interested in hearing from high potential individuals who are passionate about the art form, about Silo Theatre and a willingness to learn.

About Silo

Silo Theatre is a leading producer of contemporary theatre in Aotearoa.

We curate an annual season of local and international work that champions new forms of storytelling in order to speak directly to the world around us. We work with the most exceptional theatre practitioners in Aotearoa at every stage of their career, providing the space for them to extend their practice and create their most courageous work. Our focus is on voices that are urgent and are not heard often enough.

In Tāmaki Makaurau, in Aotearoa and sometimes overseas, we provide exceptional experiences for a variety of audiences, with the hope that they walk away transformed, uplifted, and with a greater sense of connection to themselves and our collective cultural identity.

We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi as this nation's founding document, and the rightful place of Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand. Furthermore, as an organisation that calls central Tāmaki Makaurau home, we acknowledge and recognise Mana Whenua o Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei and, in addition to this, we honour the diversity of our many communities in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Silo Theatre operates as a charitable trust with a governing board of trustees. The organisation is artist-led with an executive management team comprising of the Artistic Director and Executive Director.

How to apply

To apply for this role, applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria, as well as a current CV to Chloe Weavers, Executive Director:

Applications close on Sunday 15 May 2022, 5pm.

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Silo Theatre

28 Apr 2022

About Silo Silo Theatre is a leading producer of contemporary theatre in Aotearoa.