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Workshop Supervisor / Scenic Carpenter - Tāwhiri - Wellington

19 Feb 2023 15:28 | Anonymous

An exciting opportunity to lead the Tāwhiri Workshop, delivering set construction services to a range of national stage productions and events.

Tāwhiri is the creative force behind festivals and experiences in Wellington including the biennial Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Wellington Jazz Festival, and Lexus Song Quest. 

The Tāwhiri Workshop is a core pillar of Tāwhiri’s operations, providing set construction services for national stage productions and events alongside those produced within Tāwhiri’s programmes.

If you are looking for a theatre / events construction role with reasonable daytime working hours, flexibility, and the ability to use your leadership skills, we’d like to hear from you. 

We’re looking for an experienced person with carpentry skills and the ability to manage a small team to join our team as Workshop Supervisor / Scenic Carpenter.  You’ll be part of a fantastic team of capable and skilled people – in our latest survey for employees and contractors 100% of respondents said they felt respected at work and 100% said they would recommend Tāwhiri as a place to work. 

The purpose of this position is to lead the Tāwhiri workshop, overseeing onsite operations and managing the delivery of external and internal construction projects. The role aims to build on the success of the Tāwhiri Workshop by streamlining processing and contributing to long-term planning.  

Please note that due to the nature of our events, a flexible approach to working hours during Festival periods is essential. Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Manaakitanga: uplifting the mana of all people through care, nurture, and respectful relationships.
Tāne te Wānanga: the pursuit of excellence in all our endeavours.
Whanaungatanga: weaving together a team to create strength, trust and flexibility.
Kotahitanga: standing together with shared purpose and values. 

To Apply: Please email a copy of your CV and Cover letter to

Click here to see the job description: Tāwhiri_ Workshop Supervisor - Scenic Carpenter JD.pdf

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