Creative Producer – Live | Kaiwhakahaere - Whakaaturanga Mataora

Capital E

Manage the development and delivery of Capital E’s leading Live performance programme including all National Theatre for Children and festival activity. This is a great opportunity to join a close-knit team to make a vital contribution to creative lives of children and young people.

This role manages all aspects of the Capital E Live offer, overseeing the production of an artistically robust, innovative programme for the National Theatre for Children and other activities such as the biennial Festival, working in close collaboration with partners and stakeholders. 

Capital E is part of Experience Wellington that provides the city with world-class museums, cutting-edge contemporary art, the region’s only publicly accessible space science experience and the only facility in New Zealand dedicated to tamariki and their creativity. Our visitor experiences include: Capital E, SpacePlace at Carter Observatory, City Gallery Wellington, Nairn Street Cottage, Wellington Museum and the Cable Car Museum. We also support the operation of the New Zealand Cricket Museum.
The successful applicant will:

  • Possess in-depth experience of producing performing arts by, for and with children and young people
  • Have sound knowledge and proven experience in one or more of the performing arts
  • Demonstrate a high level of contract and project management experience
  • Proven skills in initiating and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, and experience in acquitting and reporting to funders and partners

Some of this role’s accountabilities:

  • To manage all aspects of Capital E live ensuring that all activities align with our vision, stakeholder expectations and future audience priorities.
  • To manage a cohesive, responsive Live team who strive for excellence and are innovative, forward thinking, collaborative and committed to providing excellent experiences for children and young people.
  • To work collaboratively across Capital E and Experience Wellington to develop and deliver vibrant cross-disciplinary programmes for, with and by children and young people.
  • To position Capital E’s performance programmes as leaders in the performing arts sector, and to build sector capability via special projects and initiatives engaging audiences, creative practitioners and performers.

We are looking for a person who brings deep experience and broad knowledge around producing and managing performing arts programmes for, with and by children and young people, as well as energy, creativity and resourcefulness. If you possess these attributes and relish working in a fast-paced, high energy creative environment, please get in touch.

You will need to submit your CV, a cover letter and complete our online application form to apply. For more information, please visit the job page on the Experience Wellington website.

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Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 11 April 2021

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