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Performing Arts Director / Kaihautu Toi Whakaari

Job details

Rotorua Lakes Council
22 May 2022
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin, Performing Arts


Sir Howard Morrison Centre

We are looking for a Director to lead, develop and drive the Performing Arts Sector in Rotorua. 

This position is pivotal to the success of the performing arts in the Rotorua and the wider region. This is an exciting time to get involved in the project where as an enthusiastic talented leader you will be able to bring your theatre experience, ideas and know-how to the team to ensure the project delivers on its vision for the city and wider region.

The Sir Howard Morrison Centre is the focal point for the performing arts in Rotorua and is nearing completion of its redevelopment, it has been earthquake strengthened and will house two state of the art performing arts spaces, the Sir Owen Glenn theatre hosting 1000 seats and the current concert chamber to be developed into a black box 100 -300 seat flexible performance space able to meet a range of performance modes.

Rotorua embodies the spirit of manaakitanga and is the heart of Te Arawa. We aspire to be the centre for Maori culture and contemporary expression, and to use the performing arts to inspire the hearts and minds of our people and our visitors. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to make a real difference to both the performing arts community / sector and the Rotorua District.  We are looking for someone with experience in developing and delivering high quality, distinctive performing art programmes.  The successful candidate will have the ability to manage and promote what will be an outstanding community asset while developing strong industry and client relationships.  

Te Kaunihera o nga Roto o Rotorua (Rotorua Lakes Council) is committed to working in partnership with Te Arawa, our local iwi.   

If you have a sense of humour, good common sense, and passion for and commitment to the performing arts then you just might be the person we are looking for. 

Opportunities like this do not come along often, so if you're ready for the challenge, we'd love to hear from you!   Kia mataara!

Written by

Frances Sheriff Neonlogic Agency

3 May 2022