Location Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre
Address 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington
Type Full time permanent
Position Title Pouhāpai Ahurea (People-Centred Operational Leader)
Department Member of Tira Mana Kōkiri, a three-person co-leadership rōpū led by our Tumuaki (Director).
Salary Range $95,000 - $105,000 per annum.
Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa: NZ Drama School is recruiting for this newly created role. It is one of three new co-leadership roles, designed to consolidate and transform this exciting organisation.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa. E mihi ana ki te mana whenua o tēnei takiwā, Te Āti Awa Taranaki whānui, tēnā koutou. Ki te whare whakaruruhau o Te Whaea e manaaki nei i ngā tauira, kaimahi, waihoki ngā kaitoi o Aotearoa, tēnā koe. Ka mihi ake ki a tātou katoa e hapāi nei i ngā mahi a te rēhia, tēnā tātou katoa!
Toi Whakaari is the foremost provider of tertiary training in the performing arts in Aotearoa, nurturing performers and arts practitioners since 1970. The kura is the leading educator of stage, screen and event professionals in the country and offers training in acting, costume construction, set and props construction, performing arts management and design for stage and screen. The kura aspires to be one of the great performing arts schools of the world while developing a teaching practice that is grounded in tīkanga Māori.
As we move into the next 50 years, the school is undergoing a period of consolidation and significant transformation in response to significant change. Key to this is our new approach to collective strategic and operational co-leadership. Toi Whakaari staff and students make up a diverse team of thinkers and practitioners in their fields. Together we work in the ever-challenging environment that is arts education and sector opportunities for students. Whether it is the challenge of the impact of external trends, funding, time or a combination of all three, a strategic approach to how we plan and work collectively has never been more important.
Our Purpose Hei whakanui I o tatou ao - We reveal and connect Aotearoa story makers
Toi Whakaari are now seeking a Pouhāpai Ahurea for full time permanent employment.
The Pouhāpai Ahurea is one of the three Toi Whakaari co-leadership roles, collectively forming Tira Mana Kōkiri, the leadership rōpū. Working with the Tumuaki/Director (who also holds the role of Poutūhono) and Pou Kōkiri Mātauranga you will ensure the school’s purpose, strategic and annual plan frameworks are at the centre of all strategic and operational leadership, with a focus on ensuring a high functioning and viable operation.
The focus of this role is to lead the ongoing development and delivery of learning programmes – to ensure Toi Whakaari is responsive to the evolving needs, values and expectations of prospective students, students, employers. This will require a high degree of collaboration with the other members of Tira Mana Kōkiri and staff, with a shared focus on ensuring an increasingly viable and relevant model. A high functioning values-based culture is a key responsibility, as is working with others to ensure cultural safety and wellbeing.
The Pouhāpai Ahurea will:
To Be Successful in the Role:
Experience of working at a strategic level - to prioritise, operationalise and ensure the success of projects and initiatives.
Excellent people and communication skills
Awareness of the principles of best practice human and facilities management
Demonstrated financial acumen and ability to set and manage budgets
Experience in relevant level of working in at least one of the key functional roles outlined
Well-developed written and oral communication skills
Experience of working with Māori in a relevant context
- A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
Ability to work within a shared leadership team culture and lead effective decision-making in that context
Experience in a tertiary education/education setting
A working knowledge of NZQA requirements and the Tertiary Education Commission
An ability to foresee and proactively mitigate human dynamics issues
What we can offer:
How to apply
To apply, please email your curriculum vitae and cover letter expressing your interest in the role to Ash at email@example.com before 11pm on Tuesday 6 December.
A shortlist will be selected to interview. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 13 December, Wednesday 14 December and Thursday 15 December 2022.
Applicants for this position are required to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
For any questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org