Position Vacancy:

Community Projects Coordinator

Part Time, 20-25 hours per week (Fixed Term Employee - 12 months) 

We are hiring for Community Projects Coordinator to coordinate the delivery of therapeutic neurological choirs in Canterbury by our busy and growing non-profit organisation. To schedule and implement delivery of weekly choir sessions, communicate with members and whānau, and process referrals. 

This is a community-focused role perfect for an organised individual with a passion for making a difference in our community. 

About the role:

The primary function of this role is to liaise with our therapists, members, potential new members, and other key stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of our choir activities in Canterbury. 

The role has a strong community focus, suited to someone with experience working with people from all walks of life.  The ideal candidate will also have a good understanding of the sector and our work, or that of similar arts/community organisations.

This job is an exciting opportunity for a project administrator with a passion for delivering meaningful community projects. You will report to an experienced operational manager alongside a small enthusiastic team of contractors and volunteers.

The position is currently a fixed term twelve month position due to funding, and set working hours will be negotiated with the right candidate. 

You don’t need to be a musician or have a musical background to work for Cantabrainers, but an appreciation for music and any creative interests of your own is a plus!

What you will be doing:
  • Administration: Establishing and carrying out choir administration tasks, including: developing communications, liaising with external contacts, keeping accurate records, and reporting on progress to our GM.

  • Development: Developing new relationships with other community organisations, particularly those based at our office at the Brain Tree.  

  • Outreach: Visiting other organisations, facilities, and groups within the Canterbury region - and sharing our work with others.

  • Planning & Evaluation: Creating and maintaining an activity schedule for our choir and new choir projects,  and submitting this to the GM for approval and grant funding. 

 What we are looking for:

  • Experience: Relevant experience (i.e. project management, community project delivery, disability sector, non-profit sector, or music and the creative arts.)

  • Qualifications: Ideally the candidate will hold a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, in a relevant field. 

  • Community-facing skills: Someone friendly & cheerful, who enjoys interacting with people and has an affinity for community. Enthusiasm for and/or skills in te reo Māori/te ao Māori would be a plus.

  • Administrative skills: A knack for organisation and managing a diverse workflow. Great written/verbal communication skills. Experience with Google for Work tools (esp. Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets) would be awesome. You will be trained in all systems as needed. 

How to apply:

This position is being advertised for a set period of time but will close as soon as the right candidate is found, so we do encourage submitting your application early to avoid disappointment. 

To apply please submit the following:

  • Cover Letter (max 1 page)

  • CV detailing relevant experience (max 2 pages)

  • Contact details for two professional referees

Questions and applications should be submitted to: 

MB Acres (General Manager) PH: 027 327 0291 E: cantabrainerschoir@gmail.com



About Cantabrainers Therapeutic Choir Charitable Trust:

The Cantabrainers Therapeutic Choir Charitable Trust (CTCCT) is a registered charitable organisation. It is focused on making a real difference to the lives of those with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions, utilising choral music and specialist therapy.

Our approach is research-based and includes participation in a therapeutic choir which meets weekly and is led by a registered Music Therapist and Speech Language Therapist. While the therapeutic benefits of music are at the centre of our work, participation also provides individual and whānau/family/carer support, improved advocacy, a sense of belonging and being valued, and outreach into the broader community. 

Once appointed, the successful candidate will be working closely with the rest of our team including our GM, therapists, trustees, and volunteers to help deliver and coordinate our valuable services.  

Some cool things about Cantabrainers:

  • Our choir is a family and incredibly supportive of one another. 

  • Our team behind the scenes is small, positive, and forward-focused with a great kete of skills and knowledge for our work. 

  • We are supported by AMAZING volunteers and community members - you meet so many people working here!

  • We are growing to meet the growing needs in our community. 


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