Friday, July 27, 2012

NZ Book Council is seeking a new CEO

From the Council's newsletter:

Lead a leader in shaping and developing New Zealand’s exciting literature sector

Since 1972, the New Zealand Book Council’s passion has always been books – and writers and readers. Its mission is to be a leader in the life-long engagement of New Zealanders in reading, writing and ideas, and to promote and nurture New Zealand writers and writing.

The Book Council is seeking a new CEO to lead this highly respected organisation into a new dynamic era.

Reporting to the Chair and Board, the CEO leads a small team actively engaged in supporting the writing and publication of New Zealand books, promoting New Zealand literature within New Zealand and overseas, and working with schools, tertiary organisations and related institutions such as libraries, government ministries and agencies.
The New Zealand Book Council is recognised by Creative New Zealand as a Toi Totara Haemata, a leadership organisation within this country’s creative sector.

The council seeks a person steeped in understanding of the world of books, and literature especially from a New Zealand cultural heritage viewpoint. The successful candidate will have exceptional relationship building abilities and wide-ranging administrative and leadership skills – including financial management.
  • A full position description can be downloaded here or email us at the address below
  • Full background details about the New Zealand Book Council can be downloaded here or email us at the address below
  • Download the job advertisement in full here
To be considered for this prestigious position, please email your full curriculum vitae, with a covering letter, to by 5.00pm Friday 3 August.

The New Zealand Book Council, Level 4, Stephenson and Turner House, 156 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011. New Zealand. Phone: 04 801 5546 or visit our website:

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