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Marketing & Partnerships Coordinator

Job details

The New Zealand Comedy Trust
7 Dec 2022
Work type
Fixed Term
Work classification
Management & Admin, Marketing & Media, Performing Arts


The NZ International Comedy Festival is a major annual event on the Aotearoa/New Zealand arts calendar. The 2023 Festival is scheduled to take place from 05 - 28 May in both Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland and Pōneke/Wellington. Next year the Festival turns the big 3-0 and we’re looking for a marketing and digital superstar to come on board as part of our dynamic and hardworking Festival Team.

The position of Marketing & Partnerships Coordinator is a six-month or twelve-month fixed term (with a possibility of extension) starting 16 January 2023. Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Marketing & Partnerships Manager to implement marketing and promotional plans to ensure the success of the Festival.
  • Liaising with performers, producers, sponsors, funders, suppliers and venues to build positive relationships.
  • Maximising revenue opportunities through digital Festival marketing channels.
  • Working on and implementing the Festival's digital strategy with the team.
  • Utilising brand specific copywriting skills to develop content for email newsletters, digital media posts, press releases and other.
  • Liaising with partners and other stakeholders to organise on-site sponsor hosting events and brand promotion activations.

We’re looking for an all-rounder who works well as part of a team, has great attention to detail and thrives under pressure.

A bit more about who we are:

The New Zealand Comedy Trust was established in 1995 to manage the annual NZ International Comedy Festival and foster the growth of comedy as a performing art in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Our vision: The Trust supports, inspires, connects, challenges, develops & encourages excellence in the Aotearoa/New Zealand comedy industry so that more people laugh – more often, for the benefits of Aotearoa’s hearts, minds & wallets.

How to apply

Please email a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Tim Blake at by Monday 06 December. Please include the reference Marketing & Partnerships Coordinator in the subject line. For further information or a full position description, please contact

Written by

New Zealand Comedy Trust & NZ International Comedy Festival

22 Nov 2022