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Mean Mahi - Events Coordinator

Job Title: Gizzy Local Events Coordinator

Reports to: Sarah Cleave

Key Relationships

Internal: Sarah Cleave, Tom Tutenberg, Mel Donhauser

External: Event organisers via email and Gizzy Local online community

Hours: 10-12 hours per week

Terms: Contractor / $25 - 28 per hour / Will need own laptop and phone.

What is Gizzy Local:

Walking into Gizzy Local on any given day you will find an assortment of passionate community advocates and creatives at work; creating, writing, dreaming and scheming.

Our homebase is charming, old and a bit worse for wear, but the people that occupy it appreciate her character - the walls are pink, the floors covered in an array of second hand carpets, and mismatched furniture abounds. This space serves as a pretty good reflection of the Gizzy Local operation as a whole - resourceful, responsive, inclusive and creative.

Our homebase serves as our office as well as a community space. We hold a diverse array of events that bring people together to create and connect, and also hire the space to community for their events. A lot of Gizzy Local exists online, on our social media platforms and website, where we share local stories as well as local event information.

Our Purpose:

To be an enabler of greater connection and understanding amongst our community through the sharing of uplifting and honest stories and local event information here in Te Tairāwhiti.

We hope that in shining a light on ourselves we’ll all be able to see each other and hear each other a little more easily, and get a sense of the wealth and wisdom, creativity, knowledge and diversity that exists among us.

The Role:

We are looking for someone to coordinate our community events calendar and promote local events to our wider community. The purpose of this role is to encourage our community to get out and about to enjoy and benefit from all the good stuff that’s on offer in Te Tairāwhiti.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collating Events information from various online sources

  • Uploading and managing event information to our website, social media and weekly newsletter

  • Building and maintaining relationships with community members and businesses running local events

  • Promoting events using social media stories, posts and reels

  • Liaison with our accounts staff regarding invoicing and payments


  • Confident and warm communicator via phone, email and messaging services

  • Comfortable using Social Media tools, Google Suite and Canva

  • Minimum basic understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, or a desire to learn.

We invite applicants that

  • are confident navigating social media platforms;

  • enjoy making new connections and helping people;

  • are warm and effective communicators;

  • have great time management skills;

  • are passionate about the importance of a vibrant community and;

  • enjoy both working in a team environment, as well as independently.

What we can offer you

  • A warm, fun, and welcoming work environment

  • A team of creative, passionate humans, who are working for our community, social justice and the whenua.

  • Flexible hours.

  • Ongoing training and development on the job

  • Potential for the role and responsibilities to evolve.

  • The Gizzy Local calendar is part of a Wix website, and over the course of your role with us, you will learn how to use Wix with on-site training. If you are interested please send an email introduction with a bit about yourself, and any skills, experience or attributes you believe you could bring to this role and Gizzy Local, to Sarah at


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