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Job Listing Date
11 Jan 2019
Otago, Dunedin
Work Type
Full Time
CEO & General Management, CEO


Applications are invited for the position of Director / CEO for Arts Festival Dunedin. The 10-day Festival, held in early October, has been a biennial highlight of the arts calendar in Dunedin since 2000.  The eleventh Festival is due to be held from 9-18 October 2020.

Arts Festival Dunedin celebrates the excellent and the extraordinary in the performing, visual and related arts, and has attracted international and national artists of the highest calibre.  Local performers and artists are also well represented in every programme.  The Festival operates on a biennial budget of approximately $1million.

The Festival is currently run by a sole charge Director with responsibility for all programming, contracting, budgeting, sponsorship and business partnerships, funding, accounting and strategic development. Ideally, the candidate we seek will be able to deliver most of these roles. Additional Marketing, Production and Administrative staff are contracted for up to five months leading up to the Festival.

Candidates must have significant and proven experience in the performing arts industry. A detailed understanding of, and empathy with, the full spectrum of the performing arts, and contractual and budgetary knowledge are essential. A strong understanding of marketing and audience trends is also expected.

Specific enquiries may be directed to the Chair of Otago Festival of the Arts Trust, Trevor Kempton; email or ph 027 221 5208. Further information about Arts Festival Dunedin (legal entity; The Otago Festival of the Arts Trust) may be found by visiting the website;

Expressions of interest are welcome, and should be received at the Otago Festival of the Arts Trust, PO Box 5710 Dunedin or labelled Director Confidential not later than 5.00pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

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