We’re Looking for the Next Generation of Arts Leaders

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16.05.2019

We’re Looking for the Next Generation of Arts Leaders

We’re looking for the next generation of talented writers, thinkers and editors to take the reins at The Pantograph Punch.

It's been nearly nine years since we started The Pantograph Punch, and as we approach its pre-teen metamorphosis, we’ve been chatting about what we hope it’ll be when it grows up — when it’s old enough to stay home unsupervised, when it’s old enough to drive, and when it’s old enough to vote.

For anyone who’s been watching at home, you’ll know we've been experimenting with different modes of existence over the past couple of years: we cut back on how much we were publishing in order to pay our writers more, we created section editors to cover visual arts, theatre and books, we appointed an Editor Kaupapa Māori in order to better support the incredible writers we work with, we established a kick-ass board of mana wahine, and we started developing partnerships with arts organisations we love (we now have partnerships with 15 companies across Aotearoa).

There were a lot of things that worked — and some things that didn’t — but we’re proud about what we’ve achieved so far, and we’re excited to announce the next step in our plan, which is to hand the reins over to some new blood. 

There are some changes already in the works: we’re sprucing up our website and we're moving from a section editor model to a staff writer one (we'll be announcing our writers early next month). But we also think it’s crucial that we don't stay too long in our roles, so we're excited to announce that we’re looking for a new Kaitohu (director), Kaiwāwāhi Ahurei (Editor – who’ll be co-editing alongside Hannah Newport-Watson) and Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori (Editor – Kaupapa Māori).

If you’re interested, please apply, or get in touch with us to chat about the roles. Send this around to editors, writers and creative thinkers who you think would thrive in a role like this. We’ve all grown tremendously during our time at The Pantograph Punch, and we hope to give others the opportunity to do the same. 

— Rosabel Tan, Lana Lopesi, Matariki Williams and The Pantograph Punch whanau


KAITOHU – DIRECTOR

This role is an opportunity for a driven, creative thinker and strategic problem-solver to help lead our organisation.

As Director, you'll be working with the team to ensure our long-term sustainability while maintaining our values, including upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

In addition to having an entrepreneurial flair, you'll have stakeholder management experience, a solid understanding of the arts sector in Aotearoa, and strong communication skills

Details

This is a 0.5 FTE role based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Download the full position description here.

How to apply

Email rosabel@pantograph-punch.com with a cover letter and CV. Applications close 5pm on Friday 24 May.


KAIWĀWĀHI AHUREI – EDITOR

We’re looking for someone with a bold vision to co-lead our publication.

You’ll be working alongside Hannah Newport-Watson to lead our editorial activities while maintaining our values, including upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

You should have at least two years editorial experience, broad knowledge of the arts in Aotearoa and strong communication skills. 

Details

This is a 0.3 FTE role (approx 1.5 days a week) based anywhere in Aotearoa. Download the full position description here.

How to apply

To apply, email rosabel@pantograph-punch.com with a cover letter and CV. Applications close 5pm on Friday 14 June.


KAIWĀWĀHI KAUPAPA MĀORI – EDITOR – KAUPAPA MĀORI

This is a contract role for an experienced editor with a strong understanding of tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori and Māori history.

Working alongside Hannah Newport-Watson and our other newly-appointed Editor, you’ll work with writers to guide the development of their pieces from a te ao Māori perspective.

Details

This is a contract role. Download the position description here. 

How to apply

To apply, email rosabel@pantograph-punch.com with a cover letter and CV. Applications close 5pm on Friday 14 June.


KAITUHI TŪTAHI – WRITER 

We’re looking for a staff writer to join our team. You’ll have an interest in the arts and will be writing between 10–12 pieces across the year.

Details

This is a contract role involving 10–12 pieces a year and an overall fee of $6,000.

Please note this role is on a three-year term.

How to apply

To apply, email rosabel@pantograph-punch.com with a cover letter, CV, three sample pitches and three samples of your writing. Applications close 5pm on Friday 14 June.

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