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Director Marketing and Development

Job details

New Zealand Opera
4 Dec 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Marketing & Media


As New Zealand’s national opera company, we are working to transform the world of our audience through an experience of opera that connects, engages and empowers reflection on our human condition. We have a strong strategic vision and are excited to be able to provide the opportunity for an experienced individual to join our team as Director Marketing and Development and to contribute to the future of opera in Aotearoa.


The opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a dynamic Director of Marketing & Development, as part of the Senior Leadership team, responsible for leading and managing the development and implementation of marketing, communications and development strategies to promote all aspects of New Zealand Opera (NZ Opera) and its work to the world, ensuring those strategies deliver the Company’s Purpose, Vision, Values and Goals and enable NZ Opera to:


  • Increase and diversify audiences
  • Maximise all income streams
  • Increase visibility and brand awareness


We seek an individual with the following principal attributes and skills:


  • At least ten years marketing and/or development experience
  • Has an appreciation of arts and culture
  • Proven track record of increasing sales
  • Experience in leveraging strategic partnerships to increase marketing reach and revenue
  • Has well established working relationships with external media
  • Experience of Tessitura or other CRM system
  • Ability to take initiative and to think strategically and creatively
  • Commercially astute with experience and skills to increase revenue through commercial activities
  • Knowledge and experience of the fundraising environment in New Zealand
  • Proven track record of managing people and resources using strategies to ensure the development and retention of highly skilled staff
  • Ability to collaborate with others and promote cross team working
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively


If you are a highly motivated, passionate and collaborative individual with a desire to contribute to the artistic fabric of Aotearoa through opera, we would love to hear from you.  We provide a supportive and inclusive work environment that respects diversity located in Parnell, Auckland.


This is a full-time, 40 hour per week role based in our Auckland office and includes some weekend and evening work.


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Applications close on Sunday 4 December 2022.

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV along with a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role to Emma Broad, Executive Assistant at


Written by

New Zealand Opera

15 Nov 2022

Interests New Zealand Opera is the face of professional opera in Aotearoa. Our mission is to bring human stories, glorious music and the passion of opera to all.