Visiting Artist-Theatrical Director (A274-17CA)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 17 Sep 2017

This opportunity offers artists a place to work closely with staff and students within the School and have sufficient time to develop their own work.

Position overview

Massey University, in conjunction with Palmerston North City Council and Palmerston North Community Arts Council (Square Edge), invites applications to join the School of English & Media Studies as Visiting Artist – Theatrical Director for a 12-week term during the period 13 November 2017 to 18 March 2018. Note this period encompasses two distinct parts, cast selection and commencement of rehearsals prior to Christmas and continued rehearsals and production in the New Year leading up to the production.

The successful candidate’s main focus over this period will be direction of the Manawatu Summer Shakespeare Festival (own choice of play) which culminates in public performances in the Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North in early March 2018.

Performers and production team are drawn both from Massey students and staff as well as members of the Manawatu community.

The Visiting Artist will also have the opportunity to:
• Develop and progress his/her own work;
• Work with distance (extramural) students at contact courses held during the contract period;
• Work closely with staff and students within the School;
• Provide workshops/presentations for the Manawatu Community.

The Visiting Artist will receive a salary of NZ$10,000 and rent-free use of a downtown flat.

For more information, and the link to the application form, please visit:

or contact Anne Meredith:

Applications close 17 September 2017

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