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Education Manager

Founded in 1946, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is the country’s national professional orchestra and one of the few touring orchestras in the world, performing in many cities and towns around New Zealand each year.

  • Premier arts organisation
  • Varied and busy role; a key member of the Artistic Planning team
  • Based in Wellington

Reporting to the Head of Artistic Planning, the Education Manager will play a pivotal role in planning, directing and delivering on the NZSO’s education programme.

This is both a strategic and operational role, where you will actively manage the planning, scheduling and delivery of all of the NZSO’s formal education activities including the National Youth Orchestra (NYO).  Key accountabilities include working closely with the Head of Artistic Planning on the development and implementation of the NZSO’s education strategy, policy and activities and working with other members of the administration team and with the musicians to budget, schedule and integrate the education activity into the NZSO’s artistic calendar.

It is an exciting time to join the NZSO as there is a lot on the agenda, with more focus on trying new activities and broadening our education events. We are therefore seeking a self-starter who is well connected with the formal education sector in New Zealand to bring creativity and fresh ideas and contribute to the great work the Artistic Planning team is already doing.  

Person Profile:

  • Formal education teaching background
  • At least 5 years experience in orchestral music education and/or outreach
  • A knowledge of classical music and orchestral repertoire is essential
  • Superior communication skills
  • Effective planning, project management and organisational abilities
  • Exceptional relationship management abilities with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Tertiary qualification in Music or Education is essential

For further information please review the attached job description.  To apply please complete the application form and send that together with a cover letter and your c.v. to

Applications close on Friday 21 September 2018.

Application Form

Position Description