Sunday, November 3, 2013

Opportunity knocks at the NZ Society of Authors

The NZSA is looking for a new executive director. So if you are looking for a challenge. . . The organisation has been dysfunctional for several years but wouldn’t be hard to fix, as there is a surprisingly deep reservoir of goodwill from the rest of the sector.  
You get to travel around the country, meet famous people, and make a difference to a small but, in the context of New Zealand’s literary/publishing world, important organisation. Apart from that, it’s a simple matter of  herding cats. Here is the ad:
Executive Director
NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)
Work type: Arts Administration
Contractor: 30-40 hours (negotiable)
Location: Negotiable
Base Salary : $55 - $65,000 (negotiable)
Brief job description:
The NZ Society of Authors is seeking a highly motivated and capable person to help lead it into a second successful 80 years of service to writers.
We are seeking excellence in:
Knowledge of the NZ literary scene
Arts management
Communication and media skills
Liaison, lobbying and fundraising
Research, report-writing and the creation of business plans
You will report to the NZSA president and board and oversee an operations manager responsible for administration. 
You will need to be highly innovative and collaborative as the NZSA refocuses on how best to continue serving its more than 1200 members throughout the country.
Closing date: 5pm Friday, November 22
To receive a copy of the full job description please contact:
So here are the Silhouettes in 1958 with “Get a Job”:

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