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Project Manager, Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture | Fixed Term until July 2024

Job details

Creative New Zealand
19 Aug 2022
Auckland, Wellington
Work type
Full time employment, Contract, Fixed Term
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin, Toi Maori




Project Manager, Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture | Fixed Term until July 2024


  • Te tautoko i ngā toi
  • Te Tautoko i ō tāngata
  • Te Whanganui a Tara or Tāmaki Makaurau

E ngā mātā waka o te motu, e ngā karangatanga maha, te iti me te rahi  tēnā koutou katoa.  He panui tēnei e pā ana ki ētahi tunga hou i Toi Aotearoa mō te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai i roto i te ao Toi.


The Māori Strategy & Partnerships Team at Toi Aotearoa is seeking an experienced Project Manager from the arts sector to plan and prepare Aotearoa NZ’s participation in the Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture in 2024 in Hawai’i.


The Pacific Arts Festival focuses international attention on the rich and diverse cultural heritages of the Pacific and the need to nurture them. The Festival is held every four years and usually runs for 10 days. The next festival is being hosted in June 2024 by Hawai’i.  In the past, each Festival has attracted over 2000 indigenous artists and practitioners from more than 20 Pacific Island countries.


Working closely with the Senior Advisor of the Māori Strategy & Partnerships Team and reporting to the teams Senior Manager, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing logistics and support for the Aotearoa New Zealand delegation to travel and participate in the Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture in Hawai’i. You will also work with a creative team to design and develop new initiatives that are in line with the objectives of the Festival and the outcomes of both CNZ’s national Māori arts Strategy Te Hā o ngā toi Māori and the Regional Cultural Strategy for the Pacific 2022-2023, for delivery.


Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • Leadership through the value of manaakitanga
  • A track record of managing and delivering large, complex events or projects to a high standard
  • Knowledge and experience of the Ngā Toi Māori sector
  • Proficiency in te reo and tikanga Māori
  • Excellent financial management skills including developing and managing budgets, financial analysis, financial reporting and establishing control systems for financial management.
  • Excellent relationship management skills


Ngā tāpaetanga kei a mātou:  What we offer


We offer a positive, supportive, collaborative, and flexible working environment with Māori staff and colleagues who are passionate and caring, as well as an enviable opportunity to work with and for Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique arts sector and ringatoi every day.


We are committed to the hauora of our people, and we support the growth and development of our whānau in flexible, mana enhancing ways. So in addition to fair remuneration and annual leave, we offer Wellbeing Days (4 per year), additional leave over the Christmas/New Year period, Southern Cross Health Insurance, Life Insurance, a Hauora Allowance and genuinely flexible working arrangements.


Applications close 10am, Monday 22 August 2022

Position description: 

Further enquiries:



How to apply

Wellington apply here

Auckland apply here

Written by

Creative New Zealand

3 Aug 2022

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