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Senior Communications Adviser Kaiārahi Matua Whakawhitiwhiti Kōrero

Job details

Creative New Zealand
13 Jun 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Marketing & Media


Wellington based

E aku nui, e aku rahi, kei aku raukura, aku piki kōtuku, aku hou amokura. Koutou, te mūrau a te tini. Koutou te wenerau a te mano. Ngā puna o te kī, ngā whakaniko i te kupu. Tēnā koutou katoa! He karere tēnei e pā ana ki tētahi tūnga ki Toi Aotearoa mō te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai ki roto i te ao Toi.

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Faka'alofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Håfa adai, Aloha mai e.

Do you believe in the power of arts and creativity to change lives?

Ko tā mātou mahi – The role

We’re looking for a skilful, enthusiastic and innovative communications professional to join our Creative New Zealand whānau and close-knit Communications team. We’re looking for someone who is positive, proactive, self-managing and wants to work for an agency dedicated to supporting, developing and advocating for the arts for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We’re open to applications from senior communications/PR practitioners or experienced and driven advisers looking to transition to a more senior role.

The Senior Communications Adviser provides strategic and operational communications to tell the story of the arts and their impact on our lives, as well as advance our strategic direction. The person in this position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and plans for our communications work, across a variety of initiatives, projects and audiences.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

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

  • highly experienced in developing and implementing communications strategies and plans
  • an exceptional communicator and storyteller
  • 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.

We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your unique world view would bring to our whānau.

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

Ngā tāpaetanga kei a mātou – What we offer

In addition to your salary and 4 weeks annual leave, we offer a wellbeing (hauora) allowance, wellbeing (hauora) days (4 per year), additional leave over the Christmas/New Year period, a range of insurances including full Southern Cross Health Insurance, and genuinely flexible working arrangements.

At Toi Aotearoa Creative New Zealand we’re committed to the wellbeing of our people, and we support the growth and development of our whānau in flexible, mana enhancing ways.

 Mō mātou o Toi Aotearoa – About our organisation

At Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa we believe that having access to great arts experiences is essential to New Zealanders’ wellbeing and our country’s unique identity. As the national arts development agency of Aotearoa New Zealand, we encourage, promote and support the arts for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

We’re undergoing an organisational programme called Te Kaupapa o Toi Aotearoa (the Creative New Zealand way) to ensure we have the organisational culture, competencies and practices that will enable us to meet our aspirations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and ensure we deliver public value for all New Zealanders. Te Kaupapa o Toi Aotearoa helps guide how and why we do this, considering the people and communities we serve, our vision, purpose, values, Te Waka Toi Pātaka (our Mātauranga Māori Framework) and the social context of our work within Aotearoa.

How to apply

Please apply here


Written by

Creative New Zealand

23 May 2022

Interests Creative New Zealand