NZSQ Trust seeks a new manager

17 July 2014 / News

Manager, New Zealand String Quartet

  • Exciting arts management opportunity
  • Multi-faceted role
  • Manage our international touring programme

The New Zealand String Quartet is looking for a new manager to continue to build our reputation and profile in New Zealand and internationally. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in the ongoing success of one of New Zealand’s foremost performing arts groups.

Regularly touring throughout New Zealand, North America and Europe, the New Zealand String Quartet Trust has achieved a formidable reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading international ensembles. This role requires an experienced arts manager who supports our artistic priorities and brings confident leadership and an innovative approach. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, and working closely with the full time members of the quartet and one Administrator, you will be responsible for the operational and financial success of the Quartet’s operations. This includes managing the current season, and forward planning and management of future seasons, tours and major projects.

You will strengthen our fundraising and income-producing activities through building individual, corporate, and government support, and lead new initiatives for partnership and audience development. Another key element of the role is the smooth execution of all general office, human resource and financial operations in our central Wellington base. You will bring:

  • Five or more years’ experience in arts management, ideally with a professional touring ensemble
  • Dynamic leadership with a high level of energy and versatility
  • International experience, handling high-level contact with agents and publicists
  • Demonstrated success working with a Board in an arts organisation
  • Proven track record in fundraising
  • Experience in budgeting and fiscal management
  • A passion for the arts and dedication to high artistic standards

This role is full-time and permanent.

If this role interests you, please download the position description.

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to

For further information, in the first instance contact Jane Warwood on 021 706 708. The closing date for applications is 4pm, Wednesday 6 August.

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