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23 Feb 2010
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Downstage Theatre is New Zealand's longest running professional theatre, and is an essential component of Wellington and NZs arts and cultural fabric. As a sector leader, Downstage is positioning itself at the forefront of contemporary arts practice, focusing on artistic product, consumer experience and measurable indirect benefits to the arts community through a variety of annual programmes.

The Manager, Finance and Systems works towards the long-term sustainability of Downstage through exemplary financial management, office administration and staff support services, and functions as a deputy to the Director.

Your role includes:
  • management of financial operations of the theatre
  • management of the office and administrative systems including IT
  • staff and partner support services including managing reporting to core funders
  • management of payroll and bookkeeping personnel
and requires a high level of computer skills, particularly in accounting software such as Quickbooks and MYOB, Microsoft Office and database management.

You will need:
  • strong financial skills and experience in building budgets, including monthly financial reports for a team of staff and the Downstage Theatre Trust Board
  • solid office administration and systems development experience, and
  • some knowledge of the NZ theatre/arts industry as well as demonstrated cultural respect and understanding of issues facing culturally diverse & disadvantaged communities.

Experience in a relevant position is a must, as is the commitment to working at a high level to tight deadlines in a small team environment.

Please send us a covering letter outlining why you wish to work with Downstage, and your CV by 5pm, Friday 5 March 2010 to:
Angela Green
Associate Producer 
04 802 6395