General Manager - Turner Centre Kerikeri

  • 28 Sep 2021 7:53 AM
    Message # 11125362

    Looking for a new exciting challenge? Passionate about arts and entertainment??

    The Turner Centre in Kerikeri is a not for profit facility, owned by the Centre At Kerikeri Limited – a Charitable Trust Company managed by a Board of Directors. The Centre is committed to fostering the well-being of our Far North communities through arts and entertainment and has just celebrated its 16th year in the community. Over this time, thousands of musicians, actors, performers, speakers, entertainers, and members of the local and wider community have enjoyed this very special facility in Kerikeri.

    We are now looking for a General Manager who can work with our Board to develop and implement the strategic plan for the next stage of the Centre’s journey and oversee the running of the day-to-day operations. This is a great opportunity for somebody from the business or event sector who is looking for a new challenge, or someone already working in a not-for-profit role who is looking for a change or a step up in their career.

    The Key areas of responsibility are

    • Management of the Centre – providing leadership and day to day management of the Centre, liaising with staff, contractors, volunteers and key stakeholders.
    • Financial Management – budget preparation, liaison with accountants on monthly reporting and variances against budget.
    • Revenue Generation through grant and trust funding.
    • HR management including staff resourcing, retention and recruitment in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
    • Health & Safety management.
    • Business development.
    • Building compliance and long term maintenance management.
    • Corporate and Business relationship management.
    • Oversee delivery of the marketing, PR and communications plan in conjunction with the Marketing and Sales Co-ordinator.
    • Centre performance and reporting

    Experience and Qualifications

    • A tertiary degree in management or similar.
    • Minimum five years managing a not for profit organisation or business in New Zealand.
    • Experience building and managing an efficient and functioning team.
    • Understanding of current Health & Safety requirements and policies, in an event based environment.
    • Previous experience with grant funding applications and accountability.
    • Financial and computer literacy.
    • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written.
    • Well organised and able to meet deadlines.
    • Adaptable and comfortable dealing with change.
    • Ability to use own initiative.
    • Ability to manage a range of priorities and projects.

    This is a full time 40 hour per week role but will need to be flexible due to the nature of the work. Applicants should have a passion for the arts and enjoy working in a vibrant and changeable environment, with a great team. An immediate start is available.

    If you are interested in applying for the role, please include a cover letter and current CV. Only applicants with the right to work and live in New Zealand should apply.

    Applications close on Wednesday October 13 but we encourage you to apply sooner if you are interested, as we will be reviewing applications as they are received and setting up interviews (via zoom or in person) earlier where possible.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Carol White on

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