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

Executive Assistant


Now is an exciting time for us, with our newly appointed General Director – Brad Cohen, 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.

To help us on this journey we’re looking for a proactive & dynamic Executive Assistant to join our busy arts organisation, supporting our General Director.

  • Part time, flexible hours to suit your lifestyle
  • Be part of a passionate, collaborative and creative team
  • Immediate start

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you.

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Marketing Manager


Opera brings joy. It inspires and builds hapori by connecting people from all walks of life.  This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced Marketing Manager who loves to create and deliver campaigns that inspire and engage audiences and communities across Aotearoa. 

No day is ever the same, so you’ll need a solid understanding of the campaign process; from creative conception, audience segmentation, content creation, copy writing and media planning to campaign delivery, analytics and reporting across digital and traditional channels. 

We value our loyal supporters and are reinventing opera to reach and engage new audiences.  This role also ensures our website, email and social communications reflect this with an engaging and innovative communication strategy. 

You’ll lead one direct report along with our agency partners and will have exceptional relationship skills for liaising with internal stakeholders and external artists and crew.  As a sincere Te Tiriti partner; this role also requires a good understanding of te reo Māori and appreciation of our bi-cultural journey. 

We work with high profile artists from New Zealand and across the globe to bring our campaigns to life – often during rehearsals when timings are tight and demands are heightened.  A collaborative, considerate and professional attitude is a must in our industry as you juggle multiple projects under pressure and work with many different artistic teams.

To thrive in this position you’ll have: 

  • Minimum five years marketing, campaign and brand experience
  • Exceptional budget management 
  • Expert in Microsoft Office and creative communication platforms: Canva, Wordpress, Adobe, Meta, Google, Wordfly (email marketing)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Creative thinker and copywriter with a good eye for design
  • Confident and professional communication style
  • Brilliant multi-tasker who is able to work in a fast-paced work environment

If you’re after a fresh challenge that’s both stimulating and rewarding and you’d like to be part of an organization committed to the arts flourishing in Aotearoa, then we’d love to hear from you.

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