CubaDupa is nurtured under the umbrella of Wellington’s Creative Capital Arts Trust, a non-profit organisation looking out for the arts and artists alike, also housing the fabulous New Zealand Fringe Festival.

Creative Capital Arts Trust offers careers that span the entire arts festival ecosystem, from artist liaison, marketing, operations, production to administration.

CubaDupa also has annual open calls for artists to be a part of our programme. These have now closed for 2024. Outside of this annual call, we will post any other festival opportunities for artists below.

Keep an eye on this page for all opportunities and make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

If you have any queries relating to work or internships with us, please email [email protected].


Calling all Ukulele Players and Performance Groups!

Do you love playing the ukulele? Are you involved in a community or school ukulele group? Do you want to be a part of a brand new mass performance, debuting at CubaDupa 2024? Look no further! CubaDupa has become renowned for bringing musicians together to create mass music performances, with 2024 the year of the Uke-a-Dupa! What is Uke-a-Dupa, you ask?

Uke-a-Dupa is a mass celebration of the ukulele, created in collaboration with the New Zealand Ukulele Trust as a feature of CubaDupa 2024.  The performance will include up to fifty ukulele groups from across Te-Whanganui-a-Tara, performing all over Cuba Street, and coming together for a mass stage performance.

We want to brighten up Cuba Street with delightful ukulele performances, encouraging friends and families from all over the motu to dance, clap, and join in the fun! 

What you need to know: 

  • CubaDupa takes place on 23rd – 24th March, 2024.  The Uke-a-Dupa will take place on Sunday 24th March, from 12.30pm – 1.30pm.
  • The first part of the performance will include individual groups playing their own repertoire and songs, placed around the Cuba Street precinct. The audience will walk around the streets to experience each performance. We encourage you to dress up and make your contribution unique and memorable, for special prizes!
  • The second part of the performance will be a musical parade to a stage location for the finale mass performance.
  • The finale performance will include specially selected music and waiata so everyone can join in.  
  • This is a community project, and will therefore be unpaid. 

CubaDupa is partnering with the New Zealand Ukulele Trust Kiwileles for this project. This means we can support you with a selection of songs to learn for these performances. We will provide you with online resources including video instructions to help make your contribution as accessible as possible.

Applications are now closed.

If you have any other questions please email Abby at [email protected]

Kaupapa Māori Coordinator (Contract)

The Kaupapa Māori Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Kaupapa Māori programme for CCAT events and as an organisation, in consultation with the Kaupapa Māori Advisor, Festival Directors, and Mana Whenua and Mātāwaka Māori.

The Kaupapa Māori role supports the efficient and effective leadership, planning, communication and coordination between CCAT, CubaDupa, NZ Fringe, Mana Whenua, Mātāwaka and Māori artists.

In association with the Kaupapa Māori Advisor, you will also support the ongoing delivery of professional learning development (PLD) in Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga with our CCAT staff and interns.

The position will require an estimated 917 hours of work, commencing 4 December 2023 – 30 June 2024.

For any questions and to apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Kim Bailey: [email protected]

Click here for the Job Description. 

Kairuruku Ara Kūtoro | Accessibility Coordinator (Contract)

To work with Creative Capital Arts Trust (CCAT) and the Chief Executive, to increase accessibility of our festivals. They will help implement change, advise the team and build an Accessibility Policy for CCAT alongside Arts Access Aotearoa to ensure accessibility is embedded into our future work in Pōneke.

The role will also include liaising with the community and providing advocacy and information. This role is an office-based contract and includes collaborating with our wider team onsite.

The position will require 167 hours of work (schedule to be confirmed).

For any questions and to apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Kim Bailey: [email protected]

Click here for the Job Description. 

Kaiwhakataka Hui Aurei | Festival Administrator (Contract)

The administrator will support the senior management team during the busy festival season where CCAT produces CubaDupa and the NZ Fringe. Their key focus will be supporting the CEO.

The administrator will support the festival teams with administrative duties including; box office, reception, minute writing, reconciling artist payouts, the management of receipts and bills in Xero.

This position will usually be full-time Monday – Friday and will include some weekends and additional tasks during the festivals.

Experience in Xero is not required but a willingness to learn, ability to show initiative and have a positive attitude are essential.

For any questions and to apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Kim Bailey: [email protected]

Applications for this position have now closed.

Click here for the Job Description.