Isaac Theatre Royal - CEO Vacancy

Chief Executive Officer
  • Christchurch Based

  • Strategic & Operational Leadership

  • One of NZ’s Premier Venues for the Performing Arts

The Isaac Theatre Royal is an iconic theatrical venue that has played host to spectacular and diverse shows and spellbound audiences for more than a century and is recognised as being one of New Zealand’s premier venues for the performing arts.

The Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation is seeking an outstanding and talented individual to lead the organisation with passion and dedication, into the next stage of its development, building upon its achievements since reopening in 2014.  The Chief Executive, reporting to the Chair and Foundation Board, will provide strategic and operational leadership for the organisation.  Supported by an experienced and capable team the CEO will further develop the Theatre’s reputation and profile within the local community, nationally and internationally, as a premium venue in the heart of Christchurch’s city centre.

You will have a demonstrated track record of influencing stakeholders, delivering on objectives and strategic goals, and possess high levels of vision, motivation and resilience.  You will be confident and persuasive, with a proven ability to inspire and motivate others.  Previous experience of working in a senior position in a theatre or creative arts/entertainment environment is preferable. You will also bring expertise in sponsorship and relationship management and be known for your ability to connect meaningfully with multiple stakeholders and influence decision-makers. Experience in reporting to a board would also be advantageous.

This represents a unique opportunity to lead the continued success of an Iconic Theatrical venue.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to Error! Bookmark not quoting 615011evanz.  Applications close on 23 September 2018.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Mike Stenhouse on +64 274 428 348.