18-28 OCT 2019


The 2019 Nelson Arts Festival saw shows come all the way from such far-flung places as Germany, Scotland, the USA and even Nelson!

With so much to choose from, we very much hope you all enjoyed the Festival and the many and varied works, as much as we enjoyed presenting them.

A huge THANK YOU to everybody who helped put this Festival together, our partners, our funders, our sponsors, our supporters, our crew, our volunteers, and of course you, our audience.

An opportunity to be part of the team.


We are on the lookout for a great team member who can take the lead on telling and selling our story.

Do you have a marketing background, communications know-how and get a buzz from convincing people that what we do is worth getting behind? If this describes you, we’d love to hear from you.

Please read the Job Description and, even if there are aspects of the role that are beyond your experience or qualifications, apply and tell us what you can bring to the Festival team. While not essential, festival experience would be an advantage.

This is a .75 FTE contract for the 2020 Nelson Arts Festival, with the majority of work being done from March to November.
Successful applicant(s) must be based in or be prepared to move to Nelson, and available to begin work by the beginning of March 2020.

To apply, send us your CV including referees, and a cover letter explaining what you could bring to the Festival, with initial thoughts on how you’d go about attracting support for and telling the story of the Festival.

Send your application to info@nelsonartsfestival.nz
Applications close at midday on Wednesday 11 December.

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