Manager Hannah Playhouse - JOB OPENING

Manager Hannah Playhouse - Job opening

Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō Working together for Wellington's future.

Creative Capital

Wellington City Council's Creative Capital business unit is responsible for the delivery of the Council's vision for the arts and event sector, Aho Tini 2030, the new Arts and Culture Strategy.

This strategy sees the reshaping and expansion of activity alongside the existing delivery of a programme of events, public activities, and initiatives. This will shortly include the management of the Hannah Playhouse as a home for development of professional performing arts in the city.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to provide a range of opportunities for the Wellington performing arts sector to access the Hannah Playhouse facility as a home for development of new works, practice and artists so they can be developed and or presented.

This role is for an initial fixed term 3-year contract and the Creative Capital team are excited about the opportunity this will bring to the right candidate. You'll have an in-depth understanding of the Arts sector in Pōneke whilst having the ability to manage the budget. We're looking for someone who fosters robust and trusted relationships in the Community to create a great space for development.

As the Manager, you will:
  • Manage the bookings, contracts and payments for the hiring of the venue
  • Actively build and maintain positive and productive working relationships with internal (direct team and Council) and external customer/stakeholders.
  • Manage the venue, curate the program of activity and manage its operational budget
We're looking for someone with:
  • Demonstrated experience venue management and customer service
  • Exceptional stakeholder relationship management skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the arts funding environment
Why Hannah Playhouse?

Flexibility - Everyone's work/life balance needs are different. We offer a flexible working programme built on four types of flexibility where you can identify a choice that meets both yours and the Council's needs.

Learning and Development - We're committed to investing in your professional growth, helping you unlock your potential through a range of programmes and learning opportunities including Study Leave / WCC Development Fund.

Career Development -  we take your development plan and career aspirations seriously, and will help you to achieve your goals with dedicated conversation time

Health and Wellbeing Initiatives - too many to list here, but you could try a Fleet e-bike and get discounted gym membership at one of our facilities!

Discounted Holiday Programmes for Children of Council staff!

All applications for this role must be submitted online and will be treated in strict confidence.

If you would like more information or have a confidential chat before applying, you are welcome to contact Stephen Blackburn on [email protected]

Please note: We will be contacting candidates prior to the close date of this advertisement. We expect that interviews will commence swiftly after closing. 

Applications close on 7 September 2022.