Leadership Roles

Two new senior leadership roles at the Arts Centre.

  • Christchurch-based

  • Exciting Opportunities

  • Delivering Key Projects and Activities

The Arts Centre of Christchurch is one of the most significant clusters of heritage buildings in New Zealand.

Once the site of the University of Canterbury, the 2011 earthquakes saw 22 of the 23 buildings close. Work is now well progressed on a path to restore and transform the site as a centre for arts, culture and education for generations to come.

The site is progressively opening, with more buildings scheduled for completion and leasing during the next two years.

As a result, we are seeking two new senior leadership roles to support the vision and strategy of the Arts Centre, contributing to the leadership team and leading the delivery of key projects and activities.

Programmes & Partnerships Manager
Job Reference – 077404

The Programmes & Partnerships Manager will lead the team that is charged with the Arts Centre’s external focus and profile, bringing the vision to life through programmes, partnerships, business development, education and events.

This role will act as a bridge between the Arts Centre and practising artists, educators and cultural practitioners, and will turn the vision into reality.

Operations Manager
Job Reference – 316414

The Operations Manager will lead the team that is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day and long-term sustainable management of the Arts Centre site.

The role encompasses heritage and asset management, leasing and tenant management, repairs and maintenance, health and safety and the operation of venues including the Great Hall and Rutherford’s Den.


These are exciting opportunities to play leadership roles in a vital organisation at the heart of the community in Christchurch.

Candidates can download briefing information and apply online.

To apply by email, please attach your cover letter and CV and email Sheffield, quoting the reference number.

Applications close on 23 July 2017.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

For more information please phone Andrea Bankier on +64 3 353 4365 (DDI).