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Event Director WOMAD New Zealand

WNZCT: WOMAD New Zealand is seeking a dynamic Event Director to implement and oversee the production of a successful national event to the scale and quality that has made WOMAD one of the longest-running festivals in Aotearoa.

WOMAD is an award-winning three-day music festival delivering a multi-faceted programme over eight stages. The festival has up to 17,000 on-site per day and includes a 5000 capacity campsite.

The successful candidate will need at least five years’ experience working within a large-scale event environment.

They must deliver multiple strands of large scale event management, from Financials, Health and Safety, Stakeholder and team management to overarching processes and procedures, all the critical performance indicators that go into being a successful Event Director.

This role requires stamina, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work with a small team that delivers on big visions.

This position is .7 of an FTE and requires the successful candidate to be able to work from New Plymouth, Taranaki, regularly. Reporting to the WOMAD NZ Charitable Trust Board and CEO of Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (TAFT)

For a detailed job description, please email

 Applications close on 20th May, 5 pm.

NB: All applicants are treated with the strictest confidence; however, you will be only contacted if we shortlist your application for an interview.

Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.