• Wellington CBD
  • Charitable Trust
  • Permanent Role 

Tāwhiri is the creative force behind festivals and experiences in Wellington including:

Wellington Jazz Festival
An annual jazz festival, 5 – 9 June 2019 & June 2020

Second Unit
An interactive theatre experience, 12 – 30 June 2019 & June 2020

New Zealand Festival 
A biennial multi-arts festival, 21 Feb - 15 Mar 2020

Lexus Song Quest
A biennial emerging opera singing competition, May - August 2020

OUR VALUES: Te Kaupapa o Tāwhiri

Manākitanga: uplifting the mana of all people through care, nurture and respectful relationships.

Pūkengatanga: 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.



We are looking for an accounting technician or accounting graduate with some experience, who would enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic role within a creative organisation. 

The Role includes:

  • Managing Accounts Payable & Receivable processes
  • Prepare monthly balance and bank reconciliations
  • Handle Month End Processes on MYOB Exonet
  • Fixed Asset register
  • IRD PAYE & GST returns
  • Payroll preparation
  • Prepare Sales reports
  • Assist with preparation on month end P & L and Balance sheet
  • Manage Budget system

 To be considered for this role you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in accounting and proven experience in accounting roles
  • Have knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Access database, Power BI, and intermediate/advanced Microsoft excel skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication and willingness to assist others
  • Ability to problem solve and come up with solutions
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and can work to deadlines
  • Must hold a NZ Passport or valid working visa


If you enjoy working in a fast pace environment meeting interesting people and possess a can-do attitude please submit your cover letter and CV to Suzy Cain, Team Experience and Executive Coordinator at Suzy.cain@festival.co.nz.

Applications close 5pm Friday 10 May 2019.

Please note that due to the nature of our events and festivals, a flexible approach to working hours during event periods is essential.