Position: Kaihautū Toi - Artistic Director, closing Dec 2

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Posted By: Suzanne Little
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 22 Nov 2022
Kaihautū Toi - Artistic Director (Theta)
Applications close Friday 2 December 2022

To apply: CV and covering letter outlining your background and interest in this role via www.ph.co.nz.
Contact: Vanessa Barker +64 3 474 9717 or vanessa.barker@ph.co.nz.

About THETA - visit www.theta.org.nz

About the Position:
using applied theatre to empower rangatahi (youth) and other groups to tackle issues of concern and take charge of their well-being inspire you?

Are you looking for the challenge of growing a proven rangatahi well-being programme, and to develop new programmes?

Theatre in Health Education Trust (THETA) works nationally, specialising in delivering applied
heatre-based programmes on well-being issues to rangatahi in mainstream schools and alternative
in Aotearoa. THETA has been expanding its operations to include programmes for a variety
community groups and organisations.

Our interactive programmes use applied theatre practices including forum theatre, educational drama,
structured role-play and decision-making activities to engage participants in the safe exploration of
issues relevant to their lives.

have an exciting and rewarding opportunity to support the Trust’s work by managing and growing
successful rangatahi well-being programme as well as developing new programmes that promote
-being and foster new perspectives and understandings.

this role, you will:
  • Devise and deliver the existing Sexwise programme in line with Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health guidelines and current best practice.
  • Identify and secure funding for new programmes through applications to funding bodies and liaison with community groups and other current and potential stakeholders.
  • Devise and deliver new programmes in accordance with the needs of the stakeholder/clients while upholding the principles and mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. https://waitangitribunal.govt.nz/treaty-of-waitangi/meaning-of-the-treaty/
  • You will devise, direct, and supervise interactive applied theatre programmes and work in ways that respect and accommodate gender and cultural diversity. You will be able to tailor programmes to fit the needs of specific communities and groups, Māori and Pacific, rural and more.
  • You will liaise with the THETA Board on the strategic direction of the organisation, and with the THETA Manager/Coordinator in the production of reports to the Board and stakeholder organisations.
  • You will be responsible for budget creation and administrative oversight of the programmes.
The ideal candidate will have 5 years+ experience in devising and delivering applied theatre programmes that work to foster new perspectives, promote self-determination and inspire participants. This is a mostly autonomous role, so it is imperative that you are entrepreneurial and have a high energy level with drive and enthusiasm. Supporting touring programmes will involve some travel.

is a full time, permanent role based in Dunedin. If you think you possess the passion to add value
this key role, and the work THETA undertakes, we would love to hear from you.