We're Hiring: Executive Producer

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Role: Executive Producer
Reporting to: Executive Director
Salary: $92,500 

He Angitūtanga: The Opportunity

Auckland Pride is seeking a visionary and motivated Executive Producer to lead the production aspects of the Auckland Pride Festival. This newly established role offers a unique opportunity to help shape the festival’s artistic vision, manage external producers, and build strong relationships with venue partners.

We invite passionate and dedicated individuals to apply for the role of Executive Producer at Auckland Pride. If you have a background in event production and a commitment to promoting identity, belonging, social justice, and arts advocacy, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.

Auckland Pride values diverse candidates and strives to create an accessible and supportive environment for career development and growth. While we are seeking an ideal candidate with a blend of the qualifications and experience outlined, we are eager to hear from anyone who shares our vision and enthusiasm for creating a vibrant and inclusive festival. 

Join us in shaping the future of Auckland Pride and making a meaningful impact in our communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of External Producers & Event Organisers: Oversee and support external producers for key programmes.
    Venue Partner Management: Manage relationships with venue partners, ensuring smooth event delivery.
  • Developing New Venue Partnerships: Assess current and negotiate new venue partnerships.
  • Resource Management and Production Efficiency: Optimise resource allocation and streamline production processes.
  • Community Engagement and Programme Development: Oversee the Auckland Pride March and other community events.
  • Festival Registration: Develop and manage the new Online & In-Person festival registration process to deliver an Auckland Pride Print Programme.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Proven Experience: 3 - 5 years in event production, with a track record of successfully managing large-scale festivals or similar events.
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Budget Management: Strong financial acumen with experience in developing and managing budgets, securing funding, and ensuring financial accountability.
  • Venue Management: Expertise in managing relationships with venue partners, including negotiating agreements, coordinating logistics, and ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Production Efficiency: Knowledge of best practices in production management, resource optimization, and risk mitigation to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Community Engagement: Experience in engaging with diverse communities, including Takatāpui, MVPFAFF, Queer Pasifika, and Rainbow Communities, ensuring their representation in event programming.
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi & Cultural Competency: A deep commitment to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi by fostering strong relationships with whanau, hapu, and iwi, and creating space for Maori to exercise their rights. Demonstrated understanding and application of tikanga Maori, including embedding whanaungatanga, manaakitanga, and rangatiratanga in all activities. Experience working with and supporting tangata whenua and tauiwi (non-Maori) in a manner that respects and uplifts Maori voices, histories, and aspirations.
  • Flexibility: Ability to adapt to evolving responsibilities and actively participate in all areas of the organisation as needed.
    Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with external producers, venue partners, and stakeholders.

Why Join Us?

At Auckland Pride, we celebrate and promote the diverse voices within our community. As the Executive Producer, you will play a key role in bringing our vision to life and fostering inclusivity and innovation. Be part of a small but effective team working from our central Karangahape office.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their relevant experience and vision for the role to [email protected]

Application Deadline: 5pm, Fri 28th June 2024

Read More: [Download the full job description here]

Auckland Pride is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities. We look forward to receiving your application!