General Manager – Festival of Colour Arts Festival, Wanaka



Press release:

With seven successful festivals under our belt, we are still fresh and stylish and punch well above our weight. We have established our track record with sell-out seasons of music, theatre and dance performances and deservedly known as the ‘best little arts festival in New Zealand’.

The Festival of Colour runs biennially and the next one is April 2nd to 7th 2019.

We also run an ideas festival Aspiring Conversations in the alternate year – the next one is April 6th to 8th 2018. More information on the festival can be found on our website

After managing five hugely successful Festivals of Colour and two standalone Aspiring Conversations weekends, our current GM is moving to a new job so we are seeking an exceptional person to fill her shoes. The position is based in Wanaka.

You must have proven event management experience, be able to establish and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships, and have demonstrated ability at fundraising. You must also have outstanding organisational skills and the ability to keep all the systems running effectively and efficiently, often under pressure.

If you have all of the above plus a strong commitment to, and understanding of, the local and regional community together with a fine sense of humour, we want to hear from you.

Job descriptions are available from

How to apply

To apply please send a letter of application along with your CV plus the names of two referees to

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