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Senior Communications Adviser

Senior Communications Adviser

Senior Communications Adviser

Creative New Zealand

Closing Date : 30 Jan 2019

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Do you want to be part of a lively organisation and make a positive impact on arts development in Aotearoa New Zealand?

At Creative New Zealand we believe that having access to great arts experiences is essential to New Zealanders' well-being. We support, develop, and advocate for the arts, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. 

It’s an exciting time as we’re advancing new strategies to support and develop ngā toi Māori (Māori arts) and Pacific arts, and introducing new initiatives that extend arts access to more New Zealanders.

In response to this, we want to take our communications to the next level – we want to be nimble, more visual, better utilise digital channels, and genuinely connect with the diverse communities we engage with through the channels/platforms they use.

We’re expanding our Communications team to reflect this direction, and are looking for three skilful, enthusiastic and innovative people to join our whānau:

  • Senior Communications Adviser
  • Communications Adviser – Māori focus
  • Communications Adviser – Pacific focus

The Senior Communications Adviser provides strategic and operational communications to advance our strategic direction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and plans for our communications and advocacy work, across a variety of initiatives, projects and audiences. This includes working on significant projects and investments, such as the Venice Art Biennale.

You'll join a busy and supportive team and be involved in projects ranging from regular funding rounds to high-profile awards and events.

This role is full-time, based in Wellington. We’re looking for a candidate who is:

  • highly experienced in developing and implementing communications strategies and plans
  • an exceptional communicator
  • media and stakeholder savvy
  • skilled at identifying and managing communications risks
  • an expert at building and maintaining strong relationships
  • a project and event management guru
  • experienced in using digital communication platforms, including social media
  • an epic multi-tasker, great at taking initiative and has a friendly, imaginative, can-do attitude
  • passionate about the arts and the benefits they bring

In return we offer a positive and collaborative working environment, a great work/life balance, professional development, and an enviable opportunity to work with and for New Zealand's vibrant arts sector every day.

If this sounds like you, apply on Seek today! For a full job description for any of these roles please visit our website: 

Applications close 10am on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Creative New Zealand (the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa) is the national arts development agency, supporting, promoting and advocating for the arts and artists in New Zealand.  We are funded by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board and directly from the Government through Vote: Arts, Culture and Heritage. 

Creative New Zealand is an equal opportunities employer and committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.


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