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CMNZ is currently seeking a Development Manager to oversee all aspects of CMNZ’s fundraising strategy, including corporate sponsorship, community trust funding, local government grants and philanthropy.

The Development Manager is a member of the CMNZ Leadership Team and the position reports to the Chief Executive with one direct report.


About the role

In this role you will develop and build on existing relationships in order to secure sustainable income streams from:

Philanthropy – oversee annual appeals, work with major donors, and create opportunities for donor engagement

Grants – oversee a comprehensive schedule of grant applications from community trusts and foundations and local government

Sponsorship – develop existing corporate partnerships, identify and secure new corporate partners


About you

Candidates will have the following skills and attributes:

- Sound knowledge of best practice in corporate sponsorship, community trust and philanthropic fundraising

- Understanding of the Arts Sector

- Sound financial knowledge and experience in managing budgets

- Exceptional relationship management and interpersonal skills

- Outstanding written communication skills

- Sound understanding and familiarity with computer systems, databases and web technology

- Successful experience in managing and developing staff

- Proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts

- Works effectively in small teams and contributes to a positive team environment

- Achievement and result oriented


Applications close: 5pm Monday 29 January 2018

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To apply: please submit a cover letter and CV to Becky Holmes at



  •  Are you a dynamic, creative and savvy communicator?
  •  Do you have excellent writing skills and know what the media look for to make a great story?

CMNZ is seeking an outgoing, energetic and determined Publicity and Communications Executive to champion CMNZ’s wide range of activities including concerts, education and community outreach initiatives.


About the role

This is a new permanent part-time position - 0.8FTE. As a member of the Marketing Team and reporting to the Marketing Manager, key responsibilities include media liaison, publicity, public relations and communication.

In this crucial role you will:

 - With support from the Marketing Manager, develop, generate and monitor all publicity activities

 - Build and maintain excellent relationships with key media and stakeholders across the arts

 - Research and write press releases, media and marketing communication materials

 - Identify media angles, stories, photo & video opportunities

 - Monitor and collate reports on publicity and communications initiatives

 - Develop and maintain comprehensive media and stakeholder database

 - Assist with the development and execution of internal and external communications plans

 - Provide advice and assistance to staff and stakeholders on media opportunities and events


About you

 - Proactive, hands-on PR professional who demonstrates a strong track-record in building relationships across a business and with key stakeholders, including the media.

 - At least 2 years experience in publicity, communications or PR, ideally with existing relationships with NZ arts media.

 - Achievement and result oriented

 - Excellent presentation and communication skills (verbal, written) – must possess a strong ability to engage your audience.

 - Ability to work autonomously, organise, plan and manage time and PR processes efficiently

 - Excellent computer skills, plus the ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.

 - Genuine interest in the arts, some knowledge of classical music.

 - Social media savvy

 - Familiar with print media, digital media as well as current advertising and marketing trends.

 - Enthusiastic and flexible; able to adapt with versatility

 - Work effectively in small teams and contributes to a positive team environment


Applications close: 5pm Monday 29 January 2018

View Position Description 

To apply: please submit a cover letter and CV to Becky Holmes at


About CMNZ

Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ) is New Zealand's leading presenter of top quality chamber music concerts. Founded in 1950, CMNZ is one of the oldest national arts organisations with a touring programme and extensive community and education programme which extends across Aotearoa.

Our mission is to nurture the love and understanding of music, create remarkable experiences throughout Aotearoa, foster live music by solo performers and small ensembles, as well as encourage and support New Zealand performers and composers.

We have a moderate size staff which spans the country with a national office based in Wellington. You will be working with a group of highly dedicated, enthusiastic people, passionate about what they do and why they do it. It's the arts, there's plenty of character! 


Volunteer Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for new volunteers with a passion for chamber music and the arts. If you are interested in volunteering to help with our Chamber Music New Zealand concerts or the NZCT Chamber Music Contest, head over to our Volunteer Page to find out more and get in touch.

NZCT Chamber Music Contest Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to help with this year's Auckland District Rounds (7 - 11 June).  If you'd like to be part of this iconic youth event, head to our Seeking Auckland Volunteers page, and fill out the submission.