Tironui Music TrustGeneral Manager

Our Vision:

Enriching lives with the gift of music.

Our Mission

To provide a fully funded and inspiring performance music programme to young New Zealanders with limited opportunity. To foster diligence, nurture confidence, celebrate aspiration and achievement. Together discovering the joy of music making with others.

Job Description: General Manager (Full Time Position)

The candidate will have management experience and share the vision/mission of the Trust.

Purpose of Position

Management and leadership of all the Trust’s activities to deliver the vision/mission of the Trust in a manner that is consistent with the Trust’s values and the Board’s Strategic Plan.

Principal General Manager Responsibilities


  • Management of Trust’s two Head Tutors and overall responsibility for its 15 – 20 contract tutors
  • develop and implement new policies as agreed with the Trust Board
  • ensure compliance with Trust policies and procedures
  • complete regulatory and other reports as required
  • promote a positive and collaborative culture within the TMT staff and tutors including providing support as needed to key artistic personnel.
  • open communication with the Chair on all relevant matters
  • ensure that TMT programme runs within budget
  • source new donors
  • Take responsibility for planning, budgeting and delivering out-of-school programmes (eg Holiday Programmes)
  • Be the key contact for all school principals- ensure regular and open communication addressing issues and opportunities early as they arise.


  • day to day administration of Trust accounts, non-teaching operations, documents and records including but not limited to:
  • day to day administration support required to staff, board and contractors
  • coding and payment of accounts
  • payment of wages and salaries
  • Xero record keeping
  • Police and other employment vetting and checks in line with best practise and current government requirements
  • Instrument asset management: organise instrument repair and maintenance as needed including collection and delivery of instruments to and from repairers
  • ensure up to date maintenance of instrument asset/student database records  and reports available to staff/board
  • make recommendations to the Board for any instrument or other capital purchases required.


  • management and reporting of the Trust’s financial affairs including:
  • liaison with accountant,
  • producing financial reports for Board,
  • preparation of annual budgets in collaboration with Head Tutors,
  • preparation of application and acquittals of all grants

Trust Communication:

  • represent the Trust in all major public interfaces
  • participate in identifying and cultivating corporate, individual and foundation sponsors
  • general correspondence
  • ensure that regular newsletters are prepared and distributed.
  • keep website relevant and up to date


  • provide board reports to Chairman prior to scheduled Board meetings
  • preparation of Charities Commission reports
  • taxation in association with our accountant
  • preparation of Annual Report
  • complete acquittal of any relevant grants

Other duties as required from time to time to support the effective running and success of the Trust programme.

Other Position Information

Direct Reports:

  • Head Tutors

Working relationships:

  • TMT Board
  • TMT Head Tutors
  • TMT tutors
  • school principals and key school staff
  • community contacts
  • key music organisations as directed by TMT Board

External Relationships:

  • accounting
  • legal
  • other music organisations
  • performance venues
  • schools
  • other community music organisations

Key Competencies Required:

  • ability and experience in managing people
  • excellent organisational skills
  • strategic thinking and planning
  • problem solving
  • high level of verbal and written communication
  • high level of budget management
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • competent user of MS Office suite
  • Xero – accounting
  • understanding of general legal issues
  • experience and/or understanding of working in less advantaged communities

Other Advantageous Life Experiences:

  • must have full clean driver’s license and access to own car
  • ability to work flexible hours
  • understands and values cultural diversity and equality
  • knowledge and experience of instrumental music and/or instrumental teaching

Other Requirements:

  • enthusiasm for education, music and young people
  • Hold and maintain a current NZ police vetting check
  • Read, uphold, and abide by our Values and our Code of Ethics
  • Uphold and abide by our Safeguarding and Health and Safety policies and practices

Other Information

The position holder is able to work from home or anywhere in Auckland, but will be expected to regularly attend TMT schools to support the programme, as well as all TMT  events.