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CURRENT ROLES

FESTIVAL MANAGER

We’re looking for an experienced events manager to work with our team to deliver a high quality, engaging and internationally relevant, Techweek Festival of Events.

Overview

Following the success of the nationwide Techweek’17 event, we’re now planning for an even bigger and better Techweek festival in 2018 to inspire NZ’s bright minds and tackle global challenges with local ingenuity. Key to this, is appointment of a Festival Manager.

The purpose of this new role is to develop and raise the profile of Techweek and to deliver a high quality, engaging, sustainable and internationally relevant, Techweek Festival of Events.

This is a diverse role with the following key objectives:

  1. Strategic and tactical development of the Techweek Festival
  2. Event programme design and curation
  3. Strategic partnerships development and management
  4. Coordinate and connect event organisers, venues, etc.

This is a great opportunity for someone who builds strong relationships, is a natural leader, passionate about creating engaging event experiences and who would thrive on the challenge of building a festival programme that attracts strong local and international profile.

Techweek (techweek.co.nz) is delivered by NZTech. Techweek’s vision for New Zealand is to be globally recognised as a place where world-leading ideas are incubated. Techweek’s purpose is to amplify New Zealand innovation that is good for the world. Techweek empowers New Zealand innovators to thrive both locally and globally; connecting, inspiring and building capability. We do this through a storytelling platform and a nation-wide week of events.

Key Responsibilities

The Festival Manager is part of the Techweek Management Team and is responsible for:

  • Festival Programme Development
  • Techweek Management of headline events
  • Community Engagement
  • Management of city partner relationships
  • Lead the recruitment of events, venues, exhibitors and sponsors
  • Approval of events into the programme including quality control of website event listings
  • Track progress against plans, deliverables, KPI’s and targets.
  • Administer and track the Techweek ’18 festival budget

Success Factors

For this key role the ideal candidate will have:

  • Collaborative in their approach to working
  • At least five year’s experience managing large-scale events, including programme design, planning and management
  • Experience in liaising with sponsors and other stakeholders
  • Experience in building and engaging with community groups, ideal.
  • An understanding of legal health and safety requirements associated with public events.
  • Knowledge of the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Zealand and an understanding of their needs.
  • Experience working with virtual project teams preferred (but not essential).
  • Exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to engage and influence
  • Collaborative in their approach to working
  • Able to manage a complex range of stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent planning and communications skills.

The small print

  • This is a full time contract role through to end June 2018, based in central Auckland.
  • You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.
  • You must be able to travel within New Zealand as required.
  • You must be able to attend events and other off-site functions outside of normal business hours, as required.
  • You must hold a valid driver’s license.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: jackie.clark@nztech.org.nz by Tuesday 22nd August.  All applications will be treated in confidence.

A copy of the full job description is available here.

 

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PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

We’re looking for an extraordinary Project Administrator to support the Techweek’18 project team, keep systems updated and things on track.

Overview

Following the success of the nationwide Techweek’17 event, we’re now planning for an even bigger and better Techweek festival in 2018 to inspire NZ’s bright minds and tackle global challenges with local ingenuity.

We’re looking for an extraordinary Project Administrator to support the Techweek’18 project team, keep systems updated and things on track.

This role would suit someone who:

  1. Is passionate about NZ ‘tech’, projects, people and events.
  2. Wants to be part of a team delivering something awesome for New Zealand.
  3. Wants an opportunity to demonstrate their strong administration skills and tech savviness.
  4. Is versatile, proactive and energetic.

Techweek is delivered by NZTech. Techweek exists to help build and promote the New Zealand technology and innovation ecosystem, both here in New Zealand and internationally, in order to help grow New Zealand’s innovative digital and hi-tech exports.

Key Responsibilities

This is a versatile and busy role with the key responsibilities being:

  • Support the Techweek’18 project team by providing project coordination and administration functions.
  • Track project progress, update project tasks, timelines and reports.
  • Provide administrative support to the National Techweek Director and Techweek Operations Manager including organising meetings, arranging venues, catering and travel, typing up meeting minutes, arranging couriers, printing etc.
  • Draft and format meeting papers, presentations and documents.
  • Maintain project documentation and information systems, including CRM, website and project management software.
  • Monitor and action calls and emails for Techweek.
  • Event management support.
  • Some social media and community support.
  • Other administration and coordination tasks associated with the delivery of a major project.

Success Factors

The ideal candidate is someone who has at least two years experience in a similar role, ideally with some event organisation or support experience.

You will have:

  • Experience working with project management tools and methodologies
  • A track record in delivering
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A collaborative working approach and sound relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Some experience working with virtual project teams
  • Some experience with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Slack
  • Advanced computer skills

You will be:

  • An active member of the New Zealand technology ecosystem
  • Proactive and self-managing
  • Highly organised and process-oriented
  • Professional in your interactions with others

The small print

  • This is a full time contract role through to end June 2018, based in central Auckland.
  • You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.
  • You must be able to attend events and other off-site functions outside of normal business hours, as required.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: jackie.clark@nztech.org.nz by Tuesday 15th August.  All applications will be treated in confidence.

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