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Head of Operations

World of WearableArt

Job details

World of WearableArt
13 Jan 2023
Nelson / Tasman
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Performing Arts, Visual Arts


Unique and exciting opportunity for a talented individual
Support delivery of the world’s leading wearable art competition
Based in the extraordinary Nelson Tasman region
World of WearableArt (WOW) is seeking an exceptional person to lead a talented and professional team to support the delivery and growth of the annual wearable art competition and contribute to the wider strategic ambitions of the company.
At the heart of WOW is an internationally renowned wearable art competition which attracts entries from more than 40 countries around the globe each year.   The astonishing works of wearable art created by designers and then selected by the judges go on to take the stage in the annual WOW Awards Show which attracts an audience of more than 60,000 people. WOW also has the privilege to house and care for an incredible collection of past garments which are showcased through exhibitions, live events, and other activations. 
As Head of Operations, you will plan and deliver the business operations to support the delivery of the wearable art competition. Key accountabilities include business planning and monitoring, oversight of the people & culture practices, health and safety, technology, intellectual property, and facilities management. You will also provide commercial support for the development and execution of the company’s inspirational growth strategy.
The right person for this role will have proven experience in managing business operations including having oversight of the key areas of accountability for this role.  You will also have demonstrated commercial experience with an ability to negotiate a business deal.
  Personal attributes you will need to bring include being a strategic thinker, problem solver, highly analytical and a skilled communicator with the ability to navigate uncertainty with a resilient nature. 
This is a unique and challenging opportunity for a talented individual that is looking to be part of the next stage of the WOW journey.
For further enquires please contact Melisa Kappely ph 027 7340392 or
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27 Nov 2022