Cricket is New Zealand’s premier summer sport. With 150,000 people currently playing the game, it is one of the most widely played sports in the country.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) provides vision, direction and guidance to cricket at all levels of the game. Our purpose is to develop the best players, coaches and officials possible; to embrace the “New Zealand Way” of playing and administering the game; to cultivate and nurture engaged cricket fans, to promote a sustainable financial model, and to grow the best structures, people and processes to take the game forward.

NZC consists of around sixty employees, plus a number of seasonal contractors, based across the Lincoln High Performance Centre in Christchurch and the Auckland Support Services Office. We’re a passionate and enthusiastic team committed to living and breathing our core Values:

• Cricket First
• One Team
• Be The Best I Can Be
• Walk The Talk
• Raise The Bar
• Appreciate And Celebrate

New Zealand Cricket Vacancies

ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018 - Venue Operations Manager

New Zealand will be hosting the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in early 2018, a key event in the ICC calendar. The local organising committee will be working closely with New Zealand Cricket to deliver this event.

The Venue Operations Manager will be responsible for execution and delivery of all ICC operational event requirements, with a focus on venue facilities and services, including broadcast, media, logistics, overlay, IT, accreditation, catering and security, so that each match venue is set up and ready for match day. Reporting to the Tournament Director, you’ll be liaising with key host city stakeholders such as tourism bodies and local councils, as well as venue suppliers and contractors.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • Demonstrated experience delivering major event operations on an international and/or domestic stage
  • An understanding of the delivery of sporting fixtures within venue confines
  • The ability to work at all levels from strategic planning to operational delivery
  • Experience in managing complex projects including the use of structured project planning tools
  • The ability to manage allocated resources to achieve targeted goals
  • Exceptional stakeholder and relationship management skills

We’re looking for someone with a positive, team-focused attitude, who aligns to NZC’s organisational Values (Cricket First, One Team, Be The Best I Can Be, Walk The Talk, Raise The Bar, Appreciate and Celebrate).

This is a full-time, fixed term role ideally commencing on 9 January 2017, based at New Zealand Cricket’s offices in Grafton, Auckland.

Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to A position description is available below. Applications close on 7 December 2016.

Position Description

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