January 19, 2010


We are looking for a self motivated person to lead the planning for a new Wellington Dance Festival. This festival is to replace the Dance Your Socks Off festival, which ended in 2009. The position will be part time between March and July 2010, based at the DANZ office, Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 69 Abel Smith Street, Wellington. A description of the role is below.

Application deadline Thursday 11 February 2010

If you think you’re the ideal person please send your CV and cover letter to DANZ:
email danz@danz.org.nz or
post to DANZ, PO Box 9885, Wellington 6141

Please call DANZ Marketing & Admin Manager Celia Jenkins, phone 04 802 0531, if you have any questions about the role.

We look forward to hearing from you.

January 2010

Role Title:  Wellington Dance Festival Contract
Purpose of Role:
The contractor is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of a Wellington Dance Festival strategic plan and initial planning of the first festival.  This will include community consultation to develop a festival with the following vision:
A festival celebrating the diverse dance of Wellington – comprising opportunities to attend a wide range of dance events, both participation and performance, with curated links between the professional and community sectors.
It is envisaged that the first festival would be held in June or August 2011
Reports to:
Wellington Dance Festival Advisory Panel
Executive Director – DANZ (Dance Aotearoa New Zealand) – will provide line management and support
Wellington Dance Festival Advisory Panel
Wellington City Council (Grants, City Arts and Recreation Wellington)
Community dance organisations including Maori, Pacific and other ethnic groups
Public and private sector dance providers
Professional dance companies
Freelance contemporary dance community
Other regional festivals

Development of Strategic Plan
Background research
Recommendations for an organisational structure including governance
A festival business plan including marketing , programming, financial and funding
A long term plan (5 years)
Identifying potential partners

To develop funding applications over period of contract

To identify key stakeholders in a new Wellington Dance Festival (within and beyond the dance sector)

To identify and balance the need for direct provision and working in partnership with community organisations
Maintain an up-to-date Wellington Dance Festival database.
To identify new opportunities to increase community awareness of and participation in dance activities and events through a festival programme
Desired skills:
Strong written and oral communication skills
Self motivated
Knowledge of Wellington dance sector
Understanding of strategic planning process
Application deadline Thursday 11 February 2010
Interviews late February
Contract starts early/mid March
Contract ends July
This position is a part time fixed term contract working out of the DANZ office at Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 69 Abel Smith Street, Wellington.
Fixed fee $5,000 (plus GST if applicable)

Apply by sending your CV todanz@danz.org.nz or DANZ, PO Box 9885, Wellington 6141 
DANZ in Wellington  phone 04 801 9885  |  danz@danz.org.nz

DANZ is the national organisation for dance   www.danz.org.nz   

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