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People and Culture Advisor - Royal New Zealand Ballet


The Royal New Zealand Ballet

  • Join a leading, national arts organisation
  • Supportive, dynamic environment with opportunity to learn & grow
  • A genuine opportunity to influence our organisation with your ideas

Unique chance to join our small and lively People and Culture team and make a genuine impact on Aotearoa New Zealand’s cultural community.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is a company of dynamic dancers from diverse backgrounds and presents a repertoire of classic and contemporary works across Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.   

We’re currently on the search for a full time People and Culture Advisor, based in our Wellington home the St James, reporting into the Director of People and Culture.

In this role you will work with the Director of People and Culture and EA/HR Administrator to ensure HR services are delivered across the organisation to the highest possible standard. This position provides operational HR guidance, advice and support, which is in line with our values and supports the achievement of the RNZB Strategic Plan.

Who and what are we looking for?

  • Around 3 to 5 years’ experience in a generalist Human Resources role
  • Exceptional relationship building skills, able to quickly build productive relationships across a range of jobs from entry level to Director
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the broad range of HR practices and processes
  • Sound knowledge of NZ employment law and recent legislation changes and the ability to apply experience and judgment to assess business implications and act on them
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Ability to review systems, processes and policy, using data and your own experience to improve the way we operate
  • Takes initiative and able to work independently
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and confident decision-making
  • A genuine interest in the arts/ballet.

What we offer

  • Ticket perks to our performances
  • Flexible working environment
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Investment in your personal career development and training
  • Being part of a globally recognised arts organisation, making a significant impact on Aotearoa New Zealand’s cultural community.

Come and join us: To find out more and apply, please visit 

Applications close 2 June 2023

Employment Type:  Full-time

Capability Level:  Advises

Domains of Knowledge: Policy and Process Design. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Analytics and Data Science. Attraction, Recruitment and Selection. Employment Relations. Industrial Relations. Health, Safety and Wellbeing. Remuneration and Rewards. Learning and Development. Employee Engagement and Experience. Workforce Planning. HR Systems and Technology. Leading the HR Function

This employer recognises the value of Professional Accreditation with HRNZ. 

Find out more about Professional Accreditation and The Path - the Capability Framework for HR Professionals