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Kaiwhakatairanga - Marketing & Communications

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Passionate about marketing, communications, audience development and contemporary Māori performing arts? We’re on the hunt for our next Kaiwhakatairanga | Marketing and Communications all star! We are a warm and committed team who values whānau, hauora, learning and meaningful mahi.  We offer mentoring in areas of development, a collaborative working environment and are committed to the health and wellbeing of our kaimahi.  We’re keen to chat to people who are passionate about communications, audience development and contemporary Māori performing arts and open to growing into this role. 


The Offer
We are offering full time or potential part-time/job share employment (minimum 20 hours per week), depending on the candidate. 


Type: Fulltime, permanent employment position (negotiable)

Salary: $65,000 – $70,000 p.a. depending on experience (Pro-rata for part-time employment)

Please note: Due to the nature of theatrical work, some evening and weekend work may be required.


Position Summary

The position is responsible for the development, management and operation of innovative marketing and communications in line with Te Pou Theatre’s strategy and goals.


The Mahi

The Kaiwhakatairanga mahi will be engaging and varied including marketing, sales, design, website, communications and audience development. The role will work across the whole team, from productions to fundraising, helping to communicate and promote Te Pou Theatre and all the mahi we do.  The Kaiwhakatairanga role will need someone who is a clear and compassionate communicator, who thinks outside the box and is inspired by contemporary Māori performing arts.         


The mahi will include:

  • Marketing and advertising shows with Te Pou Theatre with a focus on growing our audiences and exceeding box office targets
  • Communications with our venue hirers, audiences and community groups
  • Kaimanaaki for hirers and community to Te Pou Theatre
  • Managing content across all channels including Website (wordpress), social media and print 
  • Overseeing marketing campaigns including the design of Te Pou communications with graphic design work required
  • Working with the kaihautū to deliver our marketing and communications strategy ‘Te Karanga’  
  • Ticketing oversight with Patronbase
  • Provide support across our team as needed. 


Ideally the Kaiwhakatairanga will bring: 

  • Competency with Te Reo Māori and an understanding of tikanga Māori
  • Strong communication, relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in marketing and communicating with the public
  • Experience with marketing content creation, graphic design social media, Mailchimp, Canva / Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office.  We also use PatronBase CRM and will provide training.
  • Experience using social media and digital platforms to promote events, including Meta analytics and Google Analytics 
  • Experience across a range of projects and working to tight deadlines with quick turnarounds
  • Strategic thinker that shows initiative and is self motivated, with enthusiasm to do the mahi!


How to apply:

To apply for the role, candidates must submit a cover letter covering your experience in relation to the role purpose and key accountabilities and why this position speaks to you, as well as a current CV. Applications should be submitted via email to: Amber Curreen, the Poutoko Whānau of Te Pou Theatre amber@tepoutheatre.nz by midnight Sunday 19 November 2023. 


The full job description is available here and below. 


Please send any questions and applications to Amber Curreen, the Poutoko Whānau of Te Pou Theatre amber@tepoutheatre.nz



Applications open: Monday 31 October 2023

Closes: Midnight, Sunday 19 November 2023

Interviews: Week of 20 November 2023

Start Date: 11 December 2023 or 15 January 2023 depending on candidate 

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Kaiwhakatairanga - Marketing & Comms