Company Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
Location Wellington, Wellington
Listed Tue 13 Mar, 2:16 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Toi Whakaari is New Zealand’s oldest drama school and is the leading educator of screen, stage and event professionals in the country. Toi Whakaari aspires to be one of the great performing arts schools of the world while developing a teaching and working practice that is uniquely New Zealand.

The Executive Assistant will support the Director in a wide range of administrative management assistance; including diary management, correspondence, guest arrangements and hosting, expenses reconciliation and budgetary forecasting. They will be the conduit between the Director and the Board of Trustees; and will prepare Board reports and undertake minutes at quarterly meetings. They will also support the Director and the Head of Engagement with Toi Whakaari’s innovative Ruku Ao leadership training programme, and other initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced and accomplished Executive Assistant who is able to work across a group of staff to support the administrative needs of the Director and the Strategic Lead Team in their strategic vision for Toi Whakaari. They will be a conduit for communication across the team and greater school.

The successful candidate will have a minimum five years experience as an Executive Assistant. They will be a strong communicator, with a proven ability to effectively manage diverse streams of work for a number of internal clients. They are able to take initiative and proactively manage competing expectations in an effective way. They are also competent with a wide range of computer programmes, including the Microsoft Office suite.

Toi Whakaari prizes collaboration and the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an ability to work positively in group contexts. An interest in youth and education is desirable, and an understanding and appreciation of te ao Maori would be an advantage.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.