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Auckland Coordinator for NZCF Youth Events

Auckland Coordinator for NZCF Youth Events

30 Nov 2023

Are you passionate about enabling youth participation in the arts? Do you have project management skills and the ability to lead an experienced team of volunteers?

We're seeking an energetic coordinator to run both The Big Sing and The Kids Sing in Auckland.

  • The Big Sing Auckland regional festival: 18-20 June, Auckland Town Hall
  • The Kids Sing Auckland regional festival: 2-4 September, Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Big Sing  ColourThe Big Sing (TBS) is a highly successful, national group-singing competition for secondary school students. New Zealand’s largest choral event, The Big Sing is a major highlight of the secondary school music calendar. Each year, around 8,000 young people from around 250 school choirs take part in regional festivals nationwide, and the number continues to grow. Our Auckland festival runs over three days with up to 75 choirs taking part. Find out more about The Big Sing.

The Kids Sing  Colour


The Kids Sing (TKS) is a choral festival for Primary and Intermediate schools held in 8 regional centres and involving around 3,500 children nationwide. Our Auckland festival runs over two days and this year’s TKS involved over 1700 young singers from 37 choirs around the region. Read about The Kids Sing.

This combined TBS/TKS Coordinator role comes with an honorarium of $10,000. The position is supported by the NZCF Events Manager who has national oversight of The Big Sing and The Kids Sing.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Leading a local team of passionate volunteers
  • Promoting the festivals to Auckland schools that have not recently taken part
  • Liaising with the venues (Auckland Live and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell)
  • Communicating with participating schools regarding their performance needs
  • Devising a schedule for competitive sessions and gala concerts
  • Marketing the event to prospective audiences
  • Assisting NZCF National and/or NZCF Auckland with the preparation of local funding applications

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Is good at delegating and recognising the strengths of others in their team
  • Is adaptable and flexible, with a positive approach to problem-solving
  • Has some prior experience of events or project management
  • Has a good level of computer literacy, including competency with Word, Excel and Google Docs

Ready to take the lead? If this sounds like you, please contact the NZCF Events Manager Emma Billings to express your interest and to find out more about the role: emma.billings@nzcf.org.nz Ph. 021 171 8501 by 31 January.

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