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Innovation Coordinator

Advertiser: Creative HQ LimitedMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Aug 2019
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Full Time
Consulting & Strategy, Strategy & Planning

Are you questioning where to start building your career to make a difference? Look around you now. You’re looking at big grey firms, stuffy consultants, or stifling bureaucracies. They offer good pay, free fruit, and you'll probably be on the social committee ... but you know you'll slowly die on the inside.

Come work for Creative HQ. We need you to be one of our Innovation Coordinators.


Creative HQ is NZ’s leading provider of highly structured innovation and collaboration programmes – we deliver inclusive and effective innovation outcomes for startups, corporates and government.

We are looking for experienced and inspired people to help us deliver innovation programmes for NZ’s largest organisations, GovTech programmes with a range of government agencies, and business accelerators for the startups we work with.

Your open mind and willingness to try it all makes you an excellent Innovation Coordinator. If you have been or are looking at working for large agencies that promise the world in exchange for your soul ... and you are looking for more purpose and impact in your life – give us a yell, we want to hear from you.

As an Innovation Coordinator you would be experiencing, training in and running projects across Creative HQ's business areas. All of our team work become adept at a range of things, playing to their strengths, such as:   

  • Working on delivering design sprints with a diverse set of clients in the public and private sector in New Zealand and offshore
  • Running events with startups, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators
  • Working with real customers to identify opportunities for solutions and technologies to resolve social issues 
  • Learning the back end in operations, HR, sales and marketing, supporting Creative HQ's team 

You get an inspiring and flexible place to be each day. We'll buy you a nice computer, pay for your phone data and expect you to learn to work (and clean) the coffee machine. You choose where you sit, we work when and where we need to, and all of the team have side projects alongside their day job - building motorbikes, running startups and social enterprise, raising kids, brewing things etc.     

You will be uniquely amazing. This role is about being up for anything. You’ll be an excellent communicator with a sharp mind and a warm heart. You'll be open to mucking in to set up for the daily grind or stepping forward and putting your hand up to try a new way of working. You’ll be keen for learnings and opportunities to throw yourself at. 

We hire people with the right attitude, mindset, team fit and alignment with our purpose. Your skillset will be excellent and growing, open for improvement, and could be in anything. Engineering, art, psych, law, design, business or science - whatever your flavour, we want your open mind and fresh perspective. 

The Creative HQ whānau are a distinct and diverse bunch of highly talented people, who back each other every day. We are a high-performing team that aims for excellence. We care about the people as well as the product, and about the environment and purpose we immerse ourselves in. We do what we do by being transformative and daring in how we work, staying connected to our community and always learning and stretching our minds.

Be part of a purpose-driven organisation that believes in solving the world’s problems through collaborative, inclusive and disciplined innovation initiatives.


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