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This is an exciting opportunity to work on the 2022 Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, a biennial multi-arts festival in Wellington, starting late October 2021 to April 2022.

The Logistics Manager will contribute to the Festival as the holder of the artist liaison function.You will work closely with the Programming team to bring together all arrangements for logistical planning, scheduling, flights, accommodation, ground transport, per diems and hosting for all artists and companies involved in the Festival, and manage a small team of artist liaison assistants.

Please note that during Festival delivery time work on weekends and evenings is required. The role is Wellington based, in our Cuba St office.

The key capabilities of the role are:

Logistics & Planning

You are required to accurately coordinate a large amount of information regarding travel, accommodation, rehearsal, performance, ground transport, publicity and any other relevant requirements, including working with the whole Festival team on contingency planning around Covid-19 restrictions.

Teamwork & Collaboration

In a high pressure environment we rely on respectful relationships with each other! You will contribute to the team by working closely, constructively, creatively and confidently, and be an active and effective communicator.

Administration & Finance

Accuracy is key. You will be scheduling all aspects of artist, company and staff logistics and meeting deadlines while maintaining excellent written and oral communication. The Logistics Manager is also responsible for raising purchase orders and managing budgeted costs relating to flights, accommodation, ground transport, per diems and hosting.

Staff Management

During Festival you will be responsible for managing a Coordinator and a team of up to three Logistics Assistants (drivers).

Relationship & Hosting

You can relate to a wide range of people and personalities, maintain positive professional relationships with all while representing the Festival in the best possible manner. You are mindful and responsive to artist wellbeing, cultural and/or spiritual requirements of the artist.


Working on our festivals and events can be high-pressure but exciting. Being able to remain level-headed and juggle competing priorities in this deadline-driven role is critical. During the Festival period and lead up, work hours will vary day-to-day and can be long: it is essential that the Logistics Manager is flexible and available to work whatever days and hours are required.


Logistics Manager job description.pdf

To apply, please provide a CV outlining your relevant experience as well as a one-page cover letter which describes how your qualities, skills and experience meet the capabilities of the role. For any queries or to submit your application please email Deanne Rutherford

Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 26 September 2021.