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Be part of the team that reimagines opera in Aotearoa, telling the rich stories of our diverse cultures and identities


Whakarangatirahia te oranga ahurea o Aotearoa

Enriching the cultural life of Aotearoa

For 21 years New Zealand Opera has presented world-class main scale opera, touring productions, festival productions, concerts and other events to audiences of more than 730,000. We have developed many new opera artists and constantly bring back New Zealand singers who are now working at the highest levels on a global stage.  We also continue to pioneer extensive participation programmes for school children, young people and adults that have resulted in over 100,000 people engaging with opera in educational and meaningful ways. 

Now is an exciting time for us, as we lead opera in Aotearoa in a way that reimagines the art form, embraces the cultural and social identities of our diverse communities and ensures a vibrant and sustainable presence for New Zealand Opera. 

About the role

Reporting to the General Director, and supporting the Senior Leadership Team, this role requires a high level of EA support.  Responsibilities include booking travel arrangements, liaising with key stakeholders, managing meetings, taking minutes, and coordinating diaries. Due to the small nature of the company, you will also be our “go to” person for anything office related to help support the day to day running of the company.

About you

To be successful in this role, you are highly organised and motivated and are not afraid to speak up and use your initiative to problem solve and escalate issues. You would be described as professional, proactive, an excellent team player and someone who brings a positive energy and enthusiasm to a team. Your previous managers speak highly of your work ethic and ability to manage your time effectively. 

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • A minimum of 3 years Executive or Personal Assistant experience.  
  • Digitally savvy with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and using a CRM
  • Professional and confident when liaising and communicating with VIPs
  • An enthusiastic can-do attitude  
  • The ability to remain cool, calm and collected when things get busy
  • A “finisher”, you can juggle multiple tasks and complete them
  • Initiative, you get “stuck in” and lend a hand where needed
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise
  • A basic understanding and acknowledgement of the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Ao Māori and te reo Māori is a welcome advantage.

Based in Parnell, Auckland this is a great opportunity to join a small, passionate and collaborative team who value creativity and honour the arts and artists of our diverse communities.

If you are a team player with a can-do attitude, we’d love to hear from you.  Please get in touch by completing the application form along with your CV and cover letter today!

We embrace diversity and recognise and value Māori culture, identity and voice. We welcome Te Ao Māori into the very centre of the way we do things through the stories we tell, the communities we engage with, the audiences we attract and the artists we support. We honour the unique and rich cultural identity of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

He mārama pū ki a mātou, he whai tikanga hoki te ahurea me te tuakiri Māori. He mea rāhiri te ao Māori e mātou ki roto pū i o mātou mahi katoa. He mea whakamānawa e mātou i te rongomaiwhiti me te huahua o te ahurea tuakiri o Aotearoa.

Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai

Nurture the seed and it will blossom