Full-Time Chief Executive Officer
Christchurch, New Zealand Based
Strategic & Operational Leadership
New Zealand’s Largest and Most Successful Theatre Company
The Court Theatre is New Zealand’s largest theatre company with a vision “to provoke stirring reactions through great theatre experiences that question and celebrate our humanity”. Founded in 1971 The Court Theatre sustains a full-time staff and an ensemble acting company and is administered by The Court Theatre Trust.
The Court Theatre Trust Board is seeking an outstanding and talented individual to lead the theatre with passion, invention and dedication. You will provide strategic and operational leadership for the organisation, ensuring financial stability and creating an environment in which the company’s artistic remit can flourish. Reporting to the Trust Board, and supported by an experienced, capable and enthusiastic team (6 direct reports), the Chief Executive Officer will further develop The Court’s reputation and profile within the local and regional communities as well as nationally and internationally through the development and implementation of an integrated artistic vision and business strategy.
An inspirational leader, you will have a demonstrated track record of influencing stakeholders and getting things done. You will be able to deliver excellent productions, strong partnerships, fiscal security and long-term success and thrive by working in close and dynamic proximity with the creative process. You will be confident and persuasive, with proven ability to inspire and motivate others – artists, staff, audience, donors and other stakeholders. Proven experience of working in a senior position in a theatre or creative arts environment is preferable. You will also bring expertise in successful fundraising campaigns, sponsorship and relationship management and be known for your ability to connect meaningfully with multiple stakeholders and influence decision–makers. Experience in reporting to a board would also be advantageous.
To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to email@example.com quoting 285042AJ. Applications close on 27 May 2018.
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For more information please phone Andrea Bankier on +64 274 478 102.