As New Zealand's home of captioning and audio description Able makes media accessible for the Deaf, hard of hearing, blind and vision-impaired communities. They're looking for an interim chief executive for a fixed term of one year from January - December 2019, to cover parental leave. Able is a not-for-profit organisation funded to provide New Zealand television broadcasters with captioning and audio description services, along with clients across the country. Able's experienced team of 32 are an efficient and smooth-running team providing a high quality service. While day-to-day operations will need general oversight, the interim chief executive's role will be to implement new projects and keep moving Able forward in a time of fast-paced change in the media industry. If you're an experienced senior leader or chief executive with experience in the media or technology sectors looking for a new challenge, this could be the opportunity for you. This role requires leadership experience with skills in financial management, strategic planning, business development, communications and human resources. This is an external facing role requiring a keen networker who excels at engaging stakeholders, government relations and industry advocacy. This full-time role can offer some flexibility for the right candidate.
Directors, don't miss this wonderful opportunity from DEGNZ to learn how to get the most out of your actors during rehearsals. Taught by the fabulous Jennifer Ward-Lealand (pictured below), five selected participants will direct actors in short scenes under Ward-Lealand's guidance. Titled 'Deepening and Enriching the Actor's Performance', this one-day workshop will involve a strong emphasis on identifying craft to aid the rehearsal process and developing a language to confidently engage with actors. Successful applicants will have experience directing narrative short films and have a narrative feature film in active development. In addition, DEGNZ will offer up to seven directors a place in the workshop as an active observer. If you are based out of Auckland, you might be eligible for a travel allowance.