Auckland Pride established the Creative Director role almost a year ago, with funding from Creative NZ. Since then, our first Creative Director has reinforced how critical the role is to the future of Auckland Pride, and has set solid foundations to integrate the role into our future.
The Creative Director will have high-level responsibility of the creative elements across Auckland Pride’s Major Events and the Festival itself, including the creation of new curated arts and culture programme in Pride, working with our Kaiwhakahaere Takatāpui to deliver Te Tīmatanga, and our team of Producers with our multiple Major Events and open-access programming.
The Creative Director will have a strong relationship with rainbow communities, artists, and arts organisations. They will be fundamental in delivering on the artistic outcomes for Auckland Pride, delivering the artist in residency program, strengthening community engagement, and achieving our strategic goals
Key goals for the role are:
Build an authentic and abundant home for creative arts, that nurtures talent and elevates excellence
Bring a more cohesive creative lens to all elements of the Festival, shaping the theme, curated programme, and major events
Strengthen artistic outcomes through key initiatives, relationships, and community engagement
We're looking for an experienced and passionate individual, with experience in Creative Direction and Production in the performing arts. They’ll have relationships with Aotearoa’s queer artists, venues, stakehodlers, and key organisations. They’ll have experience with, in, or managing a program similar to an artist in residency program. They will have an innovative eye, and sharp interpersonal skills. They’ll also have experience in arts organisations, festivals, or other relevant transferable roles within the arts. We’re also looking for a strong practice of tikanga Māori and knowledge of Te Ao Māori worldviews, along with a deep understanding of the experiences and intersectionalities of rainbow communities, and an understanding of, and alignment with our kaupapa.
This role is a significant opportunity to influence and shape the future of Auckland Pride. As our second permanent role, it’s an exciting time to join our organisation. You will play a vital role in supporting the queer creative arts in Tāmaki Makaurau, and providing creative direction for key events for our rainbow communities. Auckland Pride provides a flexible working environment with access to shared office space in Wynyard Quarter. We will provide opportunities for professional development and connection with key people and organisations across the arts and rainbow sectors