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Community & Communications Coordinator

TAPAC is seeking a Community & Communications Coordinator to join our small, enthusiastic team. We're looking for a proactive and confident relationship-builder with excellent communication skills and a passion for the performing arts. This is a wide-ranging role, requiring a range of skills – from scheduling and project coordination to storytelling and content creation.  As TAPAC’s key contact with our diverse range of community-based and professional performing arts groups, you will play a vital role in connecting with the community and creatively communicating everything that TAPAC has to offer. 

 Key Responsibilities:

  •  Managing community bookings for TAPAC’s four performing arts studios and theatre, including: handling contracts; setting up ticketing; monitoring bookings; rostering front of house staff and ushers; supporting and helping to build the creative skills and capabilities of a diverse range of groups
  • Marketing TAPAC, its education programmes and events, including: managing TAPAC’s website; creating online and offline marketing collateral and sharing it across a range of platforms; writing TAPAC’s newsletter, media releases and managing publicity for TAPAC co-productions.

 Job Requirements:

 The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  •  Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Passionate about people and the power of the performing arts to connect communities, build confidence and enrich peoples’ lives
  • Commitment to working within the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to working for equity that reflects the full diversity of the people of Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Excellent administration and project management skills, along with the ability to work under pressure to deadlines
  • The ability to creatively problem-solve
  • Collaborative work style
  • Process and systems oriented and the able to manage large volumes of information efficiently
  • The ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks 
  • Confident communicating in person, on the phone and via email
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Tech savvy and comfortable working across different online platforms
  • Previous digital marketing experience is an advantage (along with basic CMS knowledge, Facebook ads, Mailchimp, Adobe and Canva)
  • Basic knowledge of live theatre and previous experience in the performing arts industry is preferred, but not essential

 Hours of Work: This is a full-time role of 40 hours a week based at TAPAC in Western Springs. Some shift work may be required.

 How to apply

For a full job description, to apply, or seek further information, please contact our Executive Director Sarah Somerville at [email protected]

Please include your CV and a cover letter addressing your skills, knowledge and experience as it relates to the Community & Communications Coordinator’s requirements. Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 11 April 2022.

 Front of House Staff Needed

Are you great with people? Are you an efficient multi-tasker? Would you like casual work at a busy performing arts centre?

We are seeking cheerful and competent front of house staff to help look after our venue, including our reception, performing arts studios, café/bar and theatre box office.  

This part-time casual work is usually from 3pm till close in the evenings (9pm or later) on weekdays and weekend days and evenings.

We are seeking staff with:

• A pleasant and efficient manner with the ability to relate to people from all walks of life

• Good communication and listening skills

• Strong computer and word-processing skills

• The ability to remain calm under pressure and creatively solve problems

Experience in hospitality, retail or client facing administration is desirable, but not essential.

Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected]

 TAPAC will interview people and appoint casual staff as soon as possible. So get in quick if you’re keen.

Other Opportunities

TAPAC works with a diverse array of multi-talented creative performing arts creatives and technicians. From our administration and production team to our skilled technicians, professional tutors, bar and box office staff and volunteer ushers.

We are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions that become available, please send your CV to our Executive Director Sarah Somerville at [email protected]

If you are a performing arts tutor or industry professional wanting to explore teaching options, please send your CV to our Education Coordinator Terry Hooper at [email protected]

If you are a lighting, sound or stage technician wishing to be considered for contract positions, please email your CV to our Technical Manager Isaac at [email protected]