Our People


  • Anna Steele [Treasurer]
  • Ashleigh Areli
  • Bobby Mihi Howard [Chairperson]
  • Cian Elyse White
  • Ingrid Snyman [Deputy Chairperson]
  • Lani Eyles
  • Shaun Anastasi [Secretary]


  • Mary-Beth Acres  [Director]
  • Tania Heasman [Finance Manager]
  • Frances Berkers [Community Engagement Coordinator]
  • Maggie Covell [Admin and Support Staff]
  • Maui Riley [Children’s Arts Educator]
  • Tara Prieto [Casual Admin and Project Support]

For information about vacancies or upcoming internship opportunities please see our Careers Page.

Internship Programme 2018

May 2018 – Hana Seo – [Arts Administration 1 – Internship for Migrant Jobseekers]

July 2018 –  Glenys Courtney-Strachan[Public Programmes – Internship for Art and Design Students & Graduates]

November 2018 –  Fiona Frew [Public Programmes – Internship for Art and Design Students & Graduates]

We also wish to acknowledge the many volunteers who assist us at all levels in the running of The Arts Village, and have done so since we first opened in 2002.


Our huge thanks to the organisations who support our dream of making rotorua a vibrant, creative community where everyone who wants to participate in the arts, can.